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Old December 22nd, 2012, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
CrazyCruzan
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Default app Market NOT available any longer after resetting HTC Hero

Hello,

I am giving an old HTC Hero to our 10yr old son and wanted to set it up as a WiFi and music player device. There is no phone service to the phone now. The previous carrier was C-Spire (previously known as Cellular South). I believe it is a CDMA device. Firmware is 2.1-update1.

I reset it to the original factory settings because I wanted him to have it with no previously loaded apps. The only app that I was wanting to reload was Pandora but when I tried to the access the app Market gave this URL and did not load the app Market page at all

https://www.google.com/intl/%locale%/mobile/android/market-tos.html

I KNOW that I was able to access the app Market beforehand so I'm perplexed why it is not working any longer.

Also, the micro-SD card is missing, unfortunately. Do you think this has any bearing on this issue? I have ordered one and it will be here on Monday.

Finally, I've heard some things about ROOTING and was wondering if that is something that will be beneficial for this phone, in terms of being able to load apps and what not. Is that the ANDROID equivalent of jail-breaking?

TIA for your help!
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