March 13th, 2011, 04:30 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device(s): hTC Hero (GSM) - Orange Romania
Carrier: Not Provided
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you know when your phone is rooted when you can perform system apk's uninstalls, such as message apk if you want to use something else (i.e go sms). or much easy, you know when you've rooted your phone when you can install an apk that needs rooted phones to work, such as titanium backup.
the thing about rooted phones is that you can do a lot more things with your phone, you can install any android rom you like, from the devs that does this things (Best look at villainrom roms). as poultrom said, you can set your hero's cpu power up to 710 or, if you are one of the lucky ones, 740 mHZ. I have my phone set at 690 and it works fine.
You can also change your phone's font.
You can backup almost everything, from apks (user and system apks) to system preferences.
Heck, you can do anything you like. Just think about it, htc's roms are just a 'barrier' for the first time user to not **** up their phone. if you know you are up to the challenge to root your phone, do it. but if you don't even know how to uninstall a PC program, do not perform anything on your phone, because you risk to brick it and htc will not give you a damn thing back, because it will be your fault.
i'm a happy user of an rooted hero for 1 year now.
Under the Hood:
hTC Her0 runing VillainROM FroyD v1.6.2 (based on froyo 2.2) 'superduper speed xD'
Baseband: 63.18.55.06OU_6.35.15.01 (based on official 2.1)
I never had/liked the Iphone. Apple can kiss my Hero's butt now!
Last edited by 1ceb0x; March 13th, 2011 at 04:33 AM.