Nope, second part of the update is still not available. I think the date trick will work only for the first part, as it basically forces Hero to check for available updates (it has 2 week interval set). But once the first part is installed, you can manually force the check by selecting an option in the menu. To be sure, I just set the date as you suggested (having the first part already installed) and no updates have been detected. So, EU region will have to wait till monday IMHO.