May 17th, 2009

Haykuro from XDA-Devs has somehow gotten his hands on the firmware for the upcoming and unannounced HTC Hero, ported it over to the T-Mobile G1 and put together a little video showing off some new features that are Android bound. It didn’t have any sound so I voiced over it:

I don’t how he got the Hero firmware let alone how he ported it to the G1, but color me impressed. The firmware version is still listed as 1.5 which we all know is cupcake, so this is likely cupcake customized for the HTC Hero. At the beginning of the video you notice a little “HTC Sync” option. Anyone want some Push Email? Thought so…

Near the end of the video you can see the Model, firmware, build and all that good stuff and I did a little data-entry to save you the trouble:

Model Number: HTC Hero
Firmware version: 1.5
Baseband version: 62.505.20.17H_2.22.19.261
Kernel version: 2.6.27-00392-g8312bafDan@Lab709 )
Build number: 20090506 Hero_Generic_WWE #
Software version: 1.0.0.A6288

I haven’t had the pleasure of playing with Cupcake yet so I’m not sure which of the nitty gritty detials can be credited to a Cupcake upgrade vs. Hero build, but hopefully some commenters can weigh in on this. Haykuro also provided some screenshots:

The Music Player was my favorite part but the new Calendar and Browser Windows look pretty darn slick as well. Based on the XDA Dev thread, Haykuro is only 17 years old and if you’re hoping to get the files so you can put them on your own G1, you’ll be disappointed – for legal reasons he won’t be releasing the build. So we’ll just continue to drool.

[Via XDA-Devs]

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