HTC Hero update to Android 2.1 OTA in UK

June 16, 2010
HTC Hero via MobileBurn

HTC Hero via MobileBurn

Pretty much just what this one says in the title. After a while of waiting, the HTC Hero in the UK it set to recieve official OTA update to Android 2.1 – a welcome step for many Hero adopters.

This news comes via the official HTC website, who encourage those that are going to receive the update to use a Wi-Fi hot-spot if they do not have an unlimited data plan. The update should be available right now and you might have already recieved a notification update on the phone. If you have, click it to begin the process. Exciting!

So, if you own a Hero and you’re in the UK, check it out now to see if you can get some of that new tasty Android goodness.


  • Ravi

    I did not receive any notification what so ever. They have been telling this for like ages.

  • Chris

    Just checked there site nothing new about update

  • santouras

    this is NOT the 2.1 update but rather a smaller update in readiness for 2.1

  • amclel

    I got mine last night, all working good

  • HERO owner

    As santouras says, when I got the news yesterday I also notis that it was not the 2.1 as someone was saying.

  • Marlon

    Anything about the update yet ? or the first part ? I’m in the Caribbean and using a Turbo Sim in my Orange HTC Hero.Works fine. I’m wondering if I”ll get the OTA update.

  • Android

    How to you know it was updated? Did the ROM number change?

  • Marlon

    got the 1st update on htc hero locked to orange. just change the date to next year.

  • Martyn Lesbirel

    @Marlon that worked for me too ! Thanks. At last Orange are moving on this.

  • daveg

    So unhappy with HTC. Have called them several times about getting 2.1 update. HTC branded Hero. Can’t get updated unless I book it in for a bogus repair and post the phone to them. Why won’t they put the Rom update on the web or an ftp site. I can’t be without my phone for a week. Terrible typical Taiwanese focus on a product marketing spec sheet and stuff the customer experience. Samsung Galaxy S or S/E X10 or evenwindows 7 phone here I come.

  • Adrian

    I’m on Three in the UK but haven’t heard anything about this. Where/How to I get it?

  • salfordjc

    l am on a branded 3 hero got my 2.1 part 1 update OTA on saturday 28th aug
    check software version in settings to be sure
    didnt have to backup anything all settings were preserved
    cant wait for part 2