THIS IS THE SAME INFO SARAH POSTED! No new update has been released. She just left me in charge for the weekend, and well, I'm out making duplicate posts.
Just reposting as a blog post 1) cause I'm lazy, 2) there's a bug in the forum code that is keeping 'stickied' threads from being stickied, and 3) blog posts have better SEO.
A software update is available for the HTC Hero.
You can initiate the update from the Settings, About Phone, System updates, Firmware update.
Feature Updates and Enhancements
HTC Hero Software Enhancement SW 1.56.651.2 provides feature updates and enhancements to address the following: • Improvement to camera picture quality • DST (Daylight Savings Time) issue addressed • Unable to receive SMS due to full memory • Memory leak when Bluetooth is in connecting state • 3.5mm mono when not using headset with mic • Dialer application causing excess battery draw
Important note: Dedicated Mute/Speaker buttons have been added to the Talk screen
Verification of updates: To verify you have the updated build after the update: 1. Press Menu, Tap Settings 2. Flick Up, Tap About Phone 3. Scroll up and check Software version: After update 1.56.651.2