The HTC Hero Android 2.1 update is due in two parts, the first was a preparatory update for the main course, the full Éclair update. The company has said that this will hit by the end of the month, although here in Europe we’re still waiting.
Hopefully, though there’s not to long to wait now as the “second package” of the update is now rolling out in South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia). The update has already been release in Taiwan and seems to be spreading. Can’t be too long now before it hits Europe!
Update – HTC Hero Android 2.1 Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) update (Second Package)
In our commitment to providing you with the best user experience, we are pushing out a new firmware update to your HTC Hero. Your phone will receive a notification of this update when it is made available. Simply press OK to accept the update via a data connection such as Wi-Fi or GPRS/3G. After installing the update, you can confirm a successful update by confirming the Firmware version (From the Home Screen go to MENU> Settings> About Phone> Firmware version). The new Firmware version will be 2.1.
Update Information: Android 2.1 Platform Upgrade
Note：Please back up your data first, and you have to upgrade your phone with the first FOTA package to be able to get the Android 2.1 FOTA upgrade. We recommend using a free Wi-Fi hotspot or an unlimited data plan to apply this update. If not, standard data connection charges may apply. For any questions, please contact us via http://www.htc.com/www/CA_Hotline.aspx