Force Update your HTC Hero (GSM)

If you still haven’t received your update your HTC Hero (GSM version) for Andriod Eclair(2.1) from the stock Cupcake(1.5). Eventually the Andriod 2.1 update has been rolled out in the Taiwan, US, Asia and Europe. The update is over the air. Here is a trick I learned on how to force update it if you haven’t gotten the prompt yet. The trick is to adjust the date to a future date, maybe 1 month or 2 months further. This will force the phone to check automatically on HTC servers, within a few seconds you should get the prompt. There are a couple of updates, a firmware update and the Andriod Eclair 2.1 update. Download the first update and then the 2nd. Here are some shots I took while updating. Took me about an hour

BTW my HTC Hero was bought from Hong Kong so it’s default local is in cantonese after the update.

App Inventor for Andriod

Wow been awhile since my last blog post.

Saw this vid and looking forward to using it. Currently App Inventor is on beta and not ready for public. You can sign up and you would be notified soon by the App Inventor Team on its availability. In the meantime check out this vid.