How To Install Kodi on Anroid Devices

Kodi is a great media player software that you can use in your Android device. You can use it for many purposes. One simple solution which a lot of users do these days is to use their old Android device as a media center to stream stuff from the network attached storage.

What is  Network Attached Storage?

A network attached storage device is a Large amount of Storage which is directly connected to your Network and then you can use the files from it on any device connected to the same network.

Some people like to connect the NAS to the Internet so that they can access data over the Internet throughout the world.

Kodi on Smart TV.

Here is a simple and useful guide on kodi on smart tv which you can use. This makes your smart tv super powerful and you can stream tons of content online.…

Telus finally gets round to rolling out HTC Hero Éclair update

All of those HTC Hero owners that have been enjoying the Android 2.1 firmware update for months now should spare a thought for those on the Telus network, who have only just now been given the upgrade. New features include Flash support 4.0, Google Maps Navigation, Voice-dialler, Multi-Touch navigation, People Group Widgets.

Youtube Bug on My Phone.

Hey everybody! Anyone else noticed that the youtube player doesn’t play the newer videos lately?
Well I did, and contacted the HTC support, and got the following reply:

Dear Tamás ×××××,

Thank you for contacting HTC.

In regards to your email, Due to a change in the way that YouTube delivers their video to external players, the player on your phone requires an update to be able to connect to and play videos from YouTube. For your HTC Hero, this update will be an Over-The-Air update and is scheduled to be released at the end of March. When your phone receives an update, we will notify you via our website and on various social media networks including Twitter and Facebook

To send a reply to this message or let me know I have successfully answered your question log in to our ContactUs site using your email address and your ticket number.

So yes, there is going to be another update by the end of March

HTC Phone warranty Issue.

When I sent in my original HTC
phone for warranty repairs, only the touch screen was defective. Its USB port was still working
which was why

– I was able to continue to charge that phone.
– the HTC technician was able to charge it as well in order for him to troubleshoot the touch screen issue.

After the HTC technician replaced the touch screen, he claimed that its USB port was not working
and that he wanted to charge me $198. This charge and claim from HTC about the USB are invalid on
several accounts:

  1. Its USB connector was working fine when I sent it. that was how I was able to charge the phone.
    It looks like when the HTC technician replaced the motherboard damaged the USB while he
    replaced the motherboard. Or he was just looking for ways to cover the warranty repairs.
  2. USB is part of the phone, so even if it stopped working, it is covered under warranty.
    I asked HTC to provide proof about its USB port claim. It took HTC three weeks to send me a picture of a USB port,
    which does NOT validate its claim. I then asked HTC to send me back my original HTC phone to exchange for my replacement. The HTC representative declined to do that and still wants to charge me $198, citing HTC policy

not to return the original phones.

Note that

– Before I sent in my original phone, the HTC representative did NOT tell me that it could not return my original phone.
– by government laws/regulations of commerce, the customers have the right to decline repair charges
and receive their original products back. They take precedence over HTC’s so-called policy about
– not being able to return the original phones to exchange for the replacement phones and
– insisting on charging an extortion fee for an invalid repair that the customers do not agree with.

However, HTC insisted on keeping my original phone and wanted to charge $198
Therefore, HTC is acting like a bunch of gangster and thugs by keeping their
original phone for the extortion and ransom amounts of $198.

The bottom line: Do not buy HTC phones if you do not want defective products and services…

Three finally rolling out Android 2.1 update for HTC Hero users

Two down, one to go. Both T-Mobile and Orange have received the Android 2.1 update for the HTC Hero handsets, however, Three users are still waiting. They were targeting a “Mid to late July” timeframe however the company has now confirmed that it has been delayed.

Brendan Arndt from Three said that the software has been submitted to Google to get the “final go-ahead” and that “we’re not clear on the timescales for this yet.” He blamed the fact that Three operates within a smaller team than some of their bigger rivals and a number of recent high profile launches including the iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S has stretched the team.

To be fair he apologized and said that “2.1 Hero update hasn’t gone through testing and approvals as quickly or as smoothly as we’d have wanted.” We also now know that the update will be over-the-air (OTA) and will land in a single package as opposed to the previous updates that came with a preparatory update before the full Android 2.1 download. There’s still no timeline for release but Arndt promised to reveal further information as soon as he has it. Fingers crossed it at least lands in August

Android 2.1 Update Guide.

It’s taken a while, but Three UK finally started to roll out the Android 2.1 update to HTC Hero owners from last night. The update is all in one package as previously promised. If you can’t see it yet, just use the old age trick of setting your phone clock a few months into the future and you should get the update pop-up.

OTA Update Bugs.

I set my clock forward and found a Major bug with this OTA update.
It tells you the size of the file (67M is £5 on pay as you go) and advises you to use wifi, but.. it won’t let you exit the update messages to turn wifi on!
I exited out of the update (pressed cancel) to turn wifi on. It’s now over an hour later and the update hasn’t restarted. There’s no way to manually restart it from the Hero and threes website is next to useless for phone information (unless you’re an iPhone user of course).
I’m a mac user so downloading the file from HTCs website is pointless.
If you’re waiting for the update, turn your wifi on now and leave it on until the update arrives.

T-Mobile Android Update.

I’m on T-Mobile and got sick of waiting for the update so I gold carded mine. So now I’m running the official HTC 2.1 ROM.

My phone told me on Saturday that there was an update available … approx 5mb in size.

I have no idea what it is but accepted it anyway. It downloaded OK, installed OK and my phone rebooted OK.. all appears to work as normal.

Any idea what this was and what it included?

My phone now says:

Firmware version …. 2.1-update1
Kernal version … 2.6.29-063c4d24
Build number … 3.32.405.2 CL191507

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Three confirms HTC Hero Éclair update delayed; OTA delivery in single package planned

Two down, one to go. Both T-Mobile and Orange have received the Android 2.1 update for the HTC Hero handsets, however, Three users are still waiting. They were targeting a “Mid to late July” timeframe however the company has now confirmed that it has been delayed.

Brendan Arndt from Three said that the software has been submitted to Google to get the “final go-ahead” and that “we’re not clear on the timescales for this yet.” He blamed the fact that Three operates within a smaller team than some of their bigger rivals and a number of recent high profile launches including the iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S has stretched the team.

To be fair he apologized and said that “2.1 Hero update hasn’t gone through testing and approvals as quickly or as smoothly as we’d have wanted.” We also now know that the update will be over-the-air (OTA) and will land in a single package as opposed to the previous updates that came with a preparatory update before the full Android 2.1 download. There’s still no timeline for release but Arndt promised to reveal further information as soon as he has it. Fingers crossed it at least lands in August.

3UK Customer Support System.

In the past, I have had excellent customer services from 3UK as I have always gone into the shop, which is what I shall be doing from now on, but I found your phone technical team lacked basic knowledge and bear in mind you called me… if you didn’t have an answer, you should have either looked it up online or not bothered at all.

My question below is this: “Just wondering if there is any news on when you will be releasing the Android 2.1 software update for the HTC Hero?”

Now when I get a call the technical representative tells me 2.1 isn’t a version and that currently there is either 3.5 or 3.7 on offer only… sorry but there are no releases of Android 3.7 available, I believe 2.2 is the highest current release. I was also told its a PC based update and not OTA (Over the air), as far as I’m aware its OTA only. I explained the release is either known as Eclair or Froyo… still no dice.

So after explaining this, I get to put on hold for 5 minutes, then called back and told again that I am wrong, but that if I want to I can return my phone for repair… Well my phone isn’t broken, it is just running on an older version of Android, so that doesn’t help, I suggested that I speak to someone else…. and I get cut off.

I understand that not all phone representatives have individual knowledge of different handsets and their software but Android software versions are pretty basic knowledge I would think.

I will be going into the Westwood cross 3UK shop to discuss this but I thought I would let you know I have answered my own question with a simple Google search, it might be worth your technical team reading this, as I understand it the HTC Hero was a popular phone and as I have gathered from comments online a lot of people are eagerly awaiting this software release.…