Jun 17th, 2010

Yesterday, we reported on the rollout of an OTA firmware update for the HTC Hero that we thought could be a prerequisite to an eventual Android 2.1. “Soon” was all we could assume, but that’s now a very accurate assumption seeing as its coming straight from the horse’s mouth: the HTC Hero will updated to Android 2.1 by the end of this month.

htc-hero-2“Android Éclair update for HTC Hero will be released by the end of June. The upgrade will come in two parts, the first of which will roll out from this week and will be detected when the Hero next automatically checks for software updates. The second part of the update will follow towards the end of the month. As the second part of the upgrade will wipe all data on the handset, Hero users should ensure any important data has been backed up before proceeding with the installation. Due to the size of the update, wherever possible, we would advise using a WiFi connection for this download to avoid additional data charges.”

The update will wipe your phone clean of any data that’s not on the SD card, so take proper measures in backing up anything you need. We’ll be refreshing HTC’s support site ever half-second until that darned update shows up, so sit tight and we’ll inform you when the time comes.

[via Android Community]

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