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Sprint HTC Hero: 2.1 Android Update – New Release Date

For those of you that are still interested, it looks like we finally have a solid release date for the HTC Hero update to Android 2.1. After all the delays though – are you still bothered about this?

As reported from Examiner, a fresh image leak from Best Buy has revealed that the update will be landing on May 7th – which is this Friday. You can read details from the image here to see for yourself.

You also should be aware that the 2.1 update won’t be available OTA. You’ll instead have to download it from the HTC website, but that shouldn’t be a problem for most of you.

No official word from Sprint or HTC yet, but this looks like the real thing guys. Let us know your thoughts on this. Any of you still desperate for the 2.1 update?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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dave
dave

It is not coming May 7th. Confirmed by Sprint Admin here: http://community.sprint.com/baw/message/166610#16

The very last post in the thread. Please kill the rumor mill.

jjprophet
jjprophet

like i give a shit what a best buy email says..i need to hear it from HTC or Sprint to believe it..actually i'll believe it when its installed on my phone. Just in time for android 2.2! woo hoo!!

Epcallahan
Epcallahan

U suck co hock and that is why you can't wait for the update. What is it going to do that it doesn't do now? You're going to phucking whine anyway. Quit being a bish and get over it.

Epcallahan
Epcallahan

U suck co hock and that is why you can't wait for the update. What is it going to do that it doesn't do now? You're going to phucking whine anyway. Quit being a bish and get over it.

sveet
sveet

got tired of waiting. did the root/flash custom rom. best decision ever.

john
john

its bs if u read the whole email it states on the bottom that its for the unlocked htc phones only not sprint they failed to show the updated email

greg
greg

look everyone we may as well wait on the HTC Evo which is a month later

acehero
acehero

I hope all of the people on here and everywhere else that are threatening to leave sprint due to no update get hit with a huge discconect fee. It will come out when it comes out and not before. So suck it up and wait or root your phone.

diord
diord

It’s not sprint that releases the update its HTC they have o take it and make sure its works right for each phone. And you can switch to Verizon but the eris is still waiting for the update from HTC too.

Epcallahan
Epcallahan

This is the only thing that will keep me with Sprint. No upgrade on Friday, and I'm outta here!!! Hello Verizon Wireless…

Epcallahan
Epcallahan

This is the only thing that will keep me with Sprint. No upgrade on Friday, and I'm outta here!!! Hello Verizon Wireless…

jason
jason

At this point, we've all been conditioned to roll our eyes at "solid release dates."

jason
jason

At this point, we've all been conditioned to roll our eyes at "solid release dates."

octagoncow
octagoncow

And I’m sure I will be the person to constantly look for the update on Friday :P. Oh well. At least I’m being positive.

Smirnoff
Smirnoff

I can't say it's all bs… Sprint has great service, for me anyway. Since I have heard about this update I've been waiting like crazy, and every blog just set me up for the let down. If it comes on fri, great, if not, oh well. This news didn't come from sprint or htc anyway. Not say'n this site is not right, just say'n it's not sprint or htc site.

Smirnoff
Smirnoff

I can't say it's all bs… Sprint has great service, for me anyway. Since I have heard about this update I've been waiting like crazy, and every blog just set me up for the let down. If it comes on fri, great, if not, oh well. This news didn't come from sprint or htc anyway. Not say'n this site is not right, just say'n it's not sprint or htc site.

jacko
jacko

its all bs…get rid of sprint

John
John

is it the truth? honestly, who the hell knows

Bellium
Bellium

HAH. im not getting my hopes up this time.

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