If you happen to be an HTC Hero owner on Cellular South, today is your lucky day – an update to Android 2.1 is now available for you to download. Unfortunately, it’s not the easy an over-the-air update - you’ll have to download it yourself and wipe all your data (factory reset) – but, in my opinion, it still beats running Cupcake. The update includes the following features:

  • Picture and video messaging capabilities [Pics feature required]
  • Android Market™ with access to latest 2.1 apps
  • Turn-by-Turn Google Navigation
  • Preloaded Facebook™ app with
    enhanced Facebook sync
  • Preloaded YouTube™ app
  • Enhanced Bluetooth support
  • Voice Dialing
  • Improved Phone Search
  • Improved alarm/bedside clock
  • Multiple Gmail account support
  • Improved Battery Meter
  • VPN support
  • Enhanced ActiveSync support for Microsoft Exchange
  • Additional Gestures: Pinch home screen to see thumbnails of all 7 hero screens, dial contact by drawing letters of contact name
  • Enhanced Device Setup Wizard

All the instructions can be found in few videos on Cellular South’s website. Basically, before you begin the update process, they recommend downloading HTC Sync, and having your battery be at least half way charged. In addition, if you want to save all of your data, they recommend downloading the free version of MyBackup on the Market.

Source:  Cellular South via Android Central

  • Thorn

    About time they released it...

  • Simon Belmont

    Wait a minute. So, the Cellular South version of the HTC Hero gets voice dialing, but us Sprint HTC Hero owners do not?

    Maybe they do not mean over a Bluetooth headset though. Still, that would suck.

  • Thorn

    Has anyone rooted a CellSouth HTC Hero? I'm curious. Being 2.1 it doesnt seem to have Apps installed to SD card feature...which I would really like.