Tag Archives: HTC

Sprint Hero 2.1 Update has been officially released

19 May

That’s right, it is finally out.  Now the question stands, will it be as great as many of us have hoped?  Though Sprint has been holding out on us for months to “fix bugs”, flipz from geekfor.me has already picked out many bugs in the new RUU that he used for his custom build of the rom.  So, here is a question for those of you who have already upgraded to flipz version, will you take the risk of upgrading to the official signed upgrade, where no root may exist for quite a while?  Those of you who bought an iPod 3g when they first came out, remember how long it took before anyone could get the jailbreak untethered.  Personally, I’m not going to upgrade to the official until it is ripped apart by the modding community.

As many of you have probably noticed though, the version number (2.27.651.5)  for the official release on the Sprint website, is the same as the leaked version, that flipz already has in his new fresh rom 2.1.1.  So if you already have the 2.1.1 from flipz, dont update.  But if you haven’t rooted, and dont feel like it for some personal reason, then grab the update, and tell us what you think.

This update includes the following:

• Upgraded OS to Android 2.1 Éclair
• Enhancements to Sense UI
• Enhanced corporate email support
• Includes a variety of minor bug fixes (many more are fixed, and will probably be fixed my flipz way before Sprint or Google get to it)

So Sprint and Google, why is that these few people can make and update your messed up roms, with no training from Sprint or Google, and no paycheck?  And it takes you months to do anything?  Something better be coming in the near future that will blow us all away.

Nicholas Petty – Author and founder of ImOnFire

One more update for Sprint Hero 2.1

14 May

As many of you already know, the Samsung Moment 2.1 update has been released this morning.  Bring it into your nearest Sprint Store or Radio Shack and they’ll update it free of charge.  The Hero 2.1 though, is still being held, now because of a disagreement of  between Sprint and Android, Sprint wanting to update via USB, and Android wanting to update OTA (over-the-air).  So it will be postponed until one of them budges.  But hey, at least we know now that its out and ready.  I’ll update once I know a little more.

Next Gen iPhone

20 Apr
Image by GIZMODO

picture by gizmodo.com; click for more photos

How lucky does one have to be to be handed the newest [unreleased] iPhone while just sitting in a bar? I say pretty damn lucky!! But then again, how lucky do you have to be to lose that iPhone and then find it again?!?  This happened to [Gray Powell], a software engineer working with apple on the development of the baseband firmware (what allows your phone to communicate with its network). While out enjoying himself at a local bar, he just so happen to set down his cleverly disguised Next-Gen iPhone on the bar stool next to him… This guy must of been pretty trashed to set his phone down on a bar stool? Maybe the bar in front of you, but the bar stool next to you? Really?

Yes, I know it was a simple mistake, that anyone could of done, but when you are in possession of what is going to be the next biggest thing in the world, that know one knows about! One should be a little more cautious as to where this device is at, at all times. Even if it was disguised as just a normal iPhone, that doesn’t mean someone won’t steal it in a heart beat, especially in a dark bar!

From what I can conclude, the device is back in Apples hands, after a trip through the hands of everyone over at GIZMODO.  Know one knows for sure what has happened to [Gray Powell], hopefully Apple has only warned him.  But with a leak as big as this, know one can know for sure.

The post from GIZMODO shows the specs as follows:

-Front Facing Camera (possibly for video phone?)

-Camera Flash

-Certainly Better Resolution Screen

-Micro-sim

-and an all new exterior casing

Almost seems as though Apple is trying to match the soon-to-be-released HTC Evo?  Or maybe it is the other way around?

written by Nick Petty dapallox1(at)gmail(dot)com

source: gizmodo.com

edit: it seems as though apple has not yet received there device back; there has recently been some proof of this really being Apples device, and not some knock off. check it out on gizmodo.com

HTC Evo early pics and videos coming soon!

17 Apr

After talking with my Sprint Rep about the new HTC Evo, he mentioned to me that he will be getting one early to train everyone on.  So we are agreeing to make a video and take some pictures of it as a short demostration for I’m On Fire.  So keep checking back or take the time to subscribe via RSS or Twitter, and see what the world is in for with this new, one of kind phone.

Android 2.1 Sprint Hero Update

14 Apr

Just a few minutes ago, my Sprint Rep came in to talk to us about a few things. In the process I asked him about the 2.1 update. He told me that Sprint doesn’t really ever tell him anything, but from what has heard around the office and from HTC, it us supposed to be May 1st. Now honestly, I feel that to be a more reliable date then all of the others we’ve heard. Mainly because all these previous rumors we’ve heard are supposed to be right around the corner from the date of the announcement. He also told me that they haven’t been worry with it too much because of the soon to be released Evo. So in the mean time, those of you who can’t wait any longer, check out the release from Fresh, and flash it. I have, and absolutely love it!