South East Asian GSM HTC Hero users, there will be a new update for HTC Hero coming and it will be done over the air (FOTA – Firmware Over The Air). HTC Hero has revealed in their official website that update will come and users are recommended to backup their data before updating this new firmware. Most probably the Eclair OS comes along with it.
Here’s the screenshot of the new update being announced at http://www.htc.com/sea/support.aspx.
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 Build number (From the Home Screen go to MENU> Settings> About Phone> Build number). The new Build number after the update will be 2.73.707.91 (Singapore) & 2.73.728.91 (Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia)
Update Information: Firmware over-the-air (FOTA) client update & YouTube player Update.
Note：Please back up your data first before upgrading your phone. 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
Looks like a good thing after all the users of HTC Hero are waiting for a new update.