1. spatel9114's Avatar
    So I just got my Hero after returning my Palm Pre. I love it so far, but I've been reading about all this new Android 2.0 stuff, and mine is 1.5. So, can I do a firmware upgrade when 2.0 comes out via the settings menu or do I have to get an all new phone to get the upgrade? Also, there is a 1.6 version out too, can I get that update on my phone? When I go to firmware update, it says I am running the latest version.

    Thanks for the help guys, love the site so far and am definitely loving Google and Android!
    10-22-2009 09:47 PM
  2. Gambit#WP's Avatar
    All the Sprint Heros ship with 1.5. Updates will have to be made avaialble by HTC. For what it's worth, I heard a rumor there may be a 1.6 update around the end of October.
    10-23-2009 11:29 AM
  3. ERDude's Avatar
    Heard the same rumor from a Sprint Tech Support guy. It's a wait and see game, hopefully they do it OTA or they'll be leaving us Mac guys out of the upgrade game.
    10-23-2009 12:54 PM
  4. spatel9114's Avatar
    So is there a way I can download it without having to use OTA?
    10-24-2009 10:55 AM
  5. highwayman1224's Avatar
    Why is that ERDude? I own a mac as well, & would like to know why we wouldn't be able to download an update off htc's site when it's available.
    10-24-2009 11:02 AM
  6. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Because updates are released in the form of executables not dmg's.
    10-24-2009 12:33 PM
  7. highwayman1224's Avatar
    Um, ok lol. I have no idea what that means cause i'm not too knowledgeable on all this stuff. I'll take your word for it though.
    10-24-2009 01:22 PM
  8. ERDude's Avatar
    Executables are PC program files

    And DMG's are Mac program files.
    10-24-2009 01:47 PM
  9. highwayman1224's Avatar
    I love my mac, was tired of all the virus stuff on pc, but it sucks a lot of things aren't compatible with them. Oh well, that's life.
    10-24-2009 02:59 PM
  10. doublebullout's Avatar
    Just use Boot Camp on your Mac and install Windows. No reason why you can't run Windows on a Mac when you need to.
    10-24-2009 03:16 PM
  11. Cory Streater's Avatar
    I'm trying Parallels right now (works well) and am looking forward to the upcoming release of VMWare 3.0. Both provide fairly seamless access to Windows.
    10-24-2009 03:26 PM
  12. ERDude's Avatar
    Luckily Sprint will update your phone for you if you take into a service center.
    10-24-2009 07:13 PM
  13. highwayman1224's Avatar
    Cool, ER, that's good to know. Do they charge you to do that?
    10-24-2009 08:57 PM
  14. ERDude's Avatar
    Cool, ER, that's good to know. Do they charge you to do that?
    Nope, it's all free.

    And for the record I refuse to put windows on my Mac, not worth the risks.
    10-24-2009 09:28 PM