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HTC Hero updated to Android 2.1 OS, only for Sprint users

HTC Hero (Sprint) users have finally got good news, as HCT Hero operating system is updated. Earlier it was Android 1.5 operating system, now Sprint updated HTC Hero with Android 2.1 Éclair OS. Remember, this update is only for US and that too for Sprint users. With Android 2.1 OS, you can find some significant changes in your HTC Hero especially in user interface. After a long wait, finally HTC Hero users got the OS update they want. HTC Hero users, who want to update their handset, can get detailed update information here.

Top features in new updated Android 2.1 OS

  • Complete operating system upgradation to Android 2.1 Eclair from Android 1.5.
  • New sense user interface.
  • Improved corporate email support.
  • Minor software bugs got fixed.

HTC Hero can be updated through a computer download. All you have to do is get this update pack from Sprint site. Then you can update your HTC Hero to Android 2.1 OS by following the instruction given by Sprint. Another important point you have to keep in mind is this upgradation will delete all the previous date in your phone including applications, text messages and your picture messages. Make sure you backed up all the important information of your phone, as new upgradation will revert your mobile settings back to the default factory settings.

Updating your HTC Hero OS to Android 2.1

  • First, save all your important data like contacts and saved text messages.
  • Make sure that your mobile phone is fully charged
  • Check the working status of your USB cable connector.
  • Stop all other applications running on your PC.
  • Download HTC Hero Upgradation software.
  • Run the software updater and follow the instructions.

Don’t disconnect the connector cable during the update. Also don’t run any other applications or don’t let your system to go into hibernation mode. Don’t try to press any of your mobile buttons during the update process. Track your update from start to end for a smooth finish. On a successful competition of update, you will see the message, “Congratulations! Your ROM update has been completed. Your Android phone is now ready for use.; click Finish to exit”

HTC Hero Android 2.1 update is only available for HTC Sprint users in US. While the HTC Hero users in Europe and other countries have to wait some more time for their turn to get the new update.