HTC Hero users in the UK can look forward to an update for their phones to Android 2.1.
The over-the-air update is set to be available imminently. Your handset will notify you of when it’s ready to download.
You can update via wi-fi or 3G, but HTC recommends an unlimited data plan if you choose to upgrade via the latter method.
HTC also notes: “Please back up your data first, and you have to upgrade your phone with the first FOTA [Firmware Over The Air] package to be able to get the Android 2.1 FOTA upgrade.”
To ensure you’re running Android 2.1 post-patch, you can check the firmware version via the home screen menu, in Settings-About Phone-Firmware Version. It should be 2.1 (obviously).