HTC Hero new update available

It looks like the HTC Hero is going to get a new system software update. The system upgrade has version 3.36.405.1 and is 6.41MB in size. The phone can be updated Over-The-Air but you have to use free WiFi hotspot or an unlimited data plan.

The HTC Hero is one of the first phones of the company which has been launched in 2009 and that time it ran Android 1.5 Cupcake. But as Google began to develop its platform more actively, this phone was one from those which periodically received the updates. As proof of my words I have to recall the cases when the HTC Hero was updated to Android 2.1, then to Android 2.2 and lately there were rumors it would be updated to Gingerbread.

 

 

Anyway, the HTC Hero is equipped with many useful features and without any updates it is  good in performance, though 528 MHz processor is now too fast nowadays, but other features the phone sports are quite well: 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 288 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 5 MP with resolution 2592×1944 pixels and autofocus, standard 1350mAh battery providing up to 3 hours of talk time and 750 hours of stand-by mode in 3G network.

So I can only advice you to check out whether the update is available for your phone, and if you risk and upgrade your handset, let us know what new features it brings or does it work in general.

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  • Simon C

    I upgraded my phone and it seems to have done very little – maybe set things up for a future software push similar to last time?? After the update I’m still running Firmware: 2.1-update1, software number: 3.26.405.1, Browser version: WebKit 3.1. I’m just hoping that this stops my phone from periodically eating my battery.

    • Boukjan

      It seems te be the same for me. (in sweden)

    • Boukjan

      It seems te be the same for me. (in sweden)

    • http://whatsgolden.myopenid.com/ whatsgolden

      Apparently it’s an update to Peep, and could also be a bug fix in the market.

    • http://whatsgolden.myopenid.com/ whatsgolden

      Apparently it’s an update to Peep, and could also be a bug fix in the market.

  • Simon C

    I upgraded my phone and it seems to have done very little – maybe set things up for a future software push similar to last time?? After the update I’m still running Firmware: 2.1-update1, software number: 3.26.405.1, Browser version: WebKit 3.1. I’m just hoping that this stops my phone from periodically eating my battery.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaruga Miro Kurtz

    This is bullsht. Hero never recived android 2.2 update!!!nn(and this ota update is for android 2.1!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaruga Miro Kurtz

    This is bullsht. Hero never recived android 2.2 update!!!nn(and this ota update is for android 2.1!)

  • Libbuvargheese

    While doing this OTA update in my htc hero ,during installation my phone stucks and display hero at the time of restart,now it also not sets factory settings automatically.plz cananyone help me in solving this problem ,write me in email- libbuvargheese@gmail.com. libu

  • Libbuvargheese

    While doing this OTA update in my htc hero ,during installation my phone stucks and display hero at the time of restart,now it also not sets factory settings automatically.plz cananyone help me in solving this problem ,write me in email- libbuvargheese@gmail.com. libu

  • Sovran81

    Hi.nToday I Updating my Hero too with new software 3.36.405.1 with 6MB .nAfter This, just I reading in some Italian Forum about the new update, and some people writing that after install the update, it’s coming another update of 87MB (maybe new Rom?) , but I serching manually and handy says : ” Your telephone have been the new update”nI don’t no!!!!!!nSomepeople can tell me wath it is?nTanks

  • Sovran81

    Hi.nToday I Updating my Hero too with new software 3.36.405.1 with 6MB .nAfter This, just I reading in some Italian Forum about the new update, and some people writing that after install the update, it’s coming another update of 87MB (maybe new Rom?) , but I serching manually and handy says : ” Your telephone have been the new update”nI don’t no!!!!!!nSomepeople can tell me wath it is?nTanks

  • http://www.fantasy-bingo.co.uk Alex_eliades

    I have an Orange UK handset that is unlocked and I now live in Cyprus. I received the notifcation that there was an update a few days back (March 14 or 15) and I clicked to download and update OTA as I did it before and it really helped me. This time I decided to do it over WiFi but it was just trying to download for a long time but nothing, and then I noticed the whole Internet in the company I work for went down. The adsl modem was reset and I thought I would try again. The minute I clicked to download the OTA update it took down the Internet again. I couldnt believe this so I thought I would use the OTA update via the mobile network since I have 3GB per month allowance. Again it said it was downloading but the status bar wasnt moving and then there was no way to stop it from attempting to download… even rebooting it still shows download notification. The only way I got it to stop attempting to download was to go into:nMENU > SETTINGS > APPLICATIONS > MANAGE APPLICATIONS and then delete the cache of Download Manager. Problem resolved but cannot update… could it be that me being in Cyprus and I am trying to update a UK firmware??? Dont know but weird experience.nnAnyway from what I have read I am not interested in this update so will ignore but I will be interested in 2.1 update 2 when it is released… hopefully then I will have or be able to get Google Maps Navigation from the Market.

  • http://www.fantasy-bingo.co.uk Alex_eliades

    I have an Orange UK handset that is unlocked and I now live in Cyprus. I received the notifcation that there was an update a few days back (March 14 or 15) and I clicked to download and update OTA as I did it before and it really helped me. This time I decided to do it over WiFi but it was just trying to download for a long time but nothing, and then I noticed the whole Internet in the company I work for went down. The adsl modem was reset and I thought I would try again. The minute I clicked to download the OTA update it took down the Internet again. I couldnt believe this so I thought I would use the OTA update via the mobile network since I have 3GB per month allowance. Again it said it was downloading but the status bar wasnt moving and then there was no way to stop it from attempting to download… even rebooting it still shows download notification. The only way I got it to stop attempting to download was to go into:nMENU > SETTINGS > APPLICATIONS > MANAGE APPLICATIONS and then delete the cache of Download Manager. Problem resolved but cannot update… could it be that me being in Cyprus and I am trying to update a UK firmware??? Dont know but weird experience.nnAnyway from what I have read I am not interested in this update so will ignore but I will be interested in 2.1 update 2 when it is released… hopefully then I will have or be able to get Google Maps Navigation from the Market.

  • PT

    I don’t get it. It’s now August. I have sprint, unlimited data. Have been checking for months. no update available. Still running 2.1. I don’t get it…

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