Sprint Makes Hero Android 2.1 Update Official

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Finally Sprint has released (almost) the the much delayed Android 2.1 update for the Sprint HTC Hero.  The software has a very tiny change log given how significant the update actually is, stating the following changes:

This update includes:
– Upgraded operating system to Android 2.1 Eclair
– Enhancements to sense user interface (UI)
– Enhanced corporate email support
– Variety of minor bug fixes

What’s frustrating is the absence of any download links.  Sprint has officially confirmed the upgrade to Android 2.1 on the site but failed to actually provide a download yet.  I’m sure they have some reason for doing this, but it’s beyond my knowledge.  Why not have everything ready before they post the upgrade notice.

UPDATE: Download link is now available on the HTC Support Site.

Keep checking the page for the actual download link and be sure to let us know if you see it.

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I was an IT consultant for 20 years and ran my own web design and development company for an additional 3 years. I have been involved with technology from birth. OK, that maybe an exaggeration, but it sure is a long time. I'm also an avid Home Theater geek and self appointed installer for friends and relatives. My first serious modding of Smart-Phones started with my T-Mobile WING and now Android devices. I'm also a bit of a photographer, although Android has kind of taken over my life and photography has taken a back seat.

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  • JWhistler

    In typical Sprint fashion, they tell you that the release is now official and available…only, it’s not available!

  • JWhistler

    In typical Sprint fashion, they tell you that the release is now official and available…only, it’s not available!

  • JWhistler

    In typical Sprint fashion, they tell you that the release is now official and available…only, it’s not available!

  • Geekgrrle

    Instructions for the download are on sprints site… Link to download the Rom is non-existent.

    Sprint HAS NOT release it yet.

  • Geekgrrle

    Instructions for the download are on sprints site… Link to download the Rom is non-existent.

    Sprint HAS NOT release it yet.

  • Geekgrrle

    Instructions for the download are on sprints site… Link to download the Rom is non-existent.

    Sprint HAS NOT release it yet.

  • Kalium

    The update can be acquired from HTC: http://www.htc.com/us/support/hero-sprint/downloads/

  • Kalium

    The update can be acquired from HTC: http://www.htc.com/us/support/hero-sprint/downloads/

  • Kalium

    The update can be acquired from HTC: http://www.htc.com/us/support/hero-sprint/downloads/

  • http://www.androidspin.com/author/simonnwalker/ Simon Walker

    The Post has been updated.
    Thanks

  • http://www.androidspin.com/author/simonnwalker/ Simon Walker

    The Post has been updated.
    Thanks

  • http://www.androidspin.com/author/simonnwalker/ Simon Walker

    The Post has been updated.
    Thanks

  • Kalium

    Sprint has it on their own download page now too: http://shop.sprint.com/en/software_downloads/pda_smartphone/htc_hero.shtml

  • Kalium

    Sprint has it on their own download page now too: http://shop.sprint.com/en/software_downloads/pda_smartphone/htc_hero.shtml

  • Kalium

    Sprint has it on their own download page now too: http://shop.sprint.com/en/software_downloads/pda_smartphone/htc_hero.shtml

  • zillion

    does anyone konw if the official has any changes over the leaked version that came out last week?

  • zillion

    does anyone konw if the official has any changes over the leaked version that came out last week?

  • zillion

    does anyone konw if the official has any changes over the leaked version that came out last week?

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