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Old July 29th, 2009, 08:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone.

Just got a Hero and need some help if possible, while I play with this great phone.

1. How do you save and run apps from the memory card ?
2. Is there a simple way to kill apps, as they seem to clog up.
3. Can the device be rooted?

Any help would be great, thanks in advance.

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Hey everyone.

Just got a Hero and need some help if possible, while I play with this great phone.

1. How do you save and run apps from the memory card ?
2. Is there a simple way to kill apps, as they seem to clog up.
3. Can the device be rooted?

Any help would be great, thanks in advance.
Sorry i was thinking Magic ..and not HERO ... here are the files for HERO >>> http://www.getyourdroidon.com/wiki/index.php5?title=--HERO_BUILDS--

I am not sure about the guide ... have you try a search for it ... on the site ?

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You can't run apps from the memory card without rooting it? Then where are they stored and how much space is there? I thought ROM was the OS and could only be changed through firmware upgrades, while RAM was temporary and wiped or overwritten frequently. Is space - or lack of space - for apps a significant concern?

This is all news to me!

(BTW, that link is for the Magic - is it compatible with the Hero?)
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You can't run apps from the memory card without rooting it? Then where are they stored and how much space is there? I thought ROM was the OS and could only be changed through firmware upgrades, while RAM was temporary and wiped or overwritten frequently. Is space - or lack of space - for apps a significant concern?

This is all news to me!

(BTW, that link is for the Magic - is it compatible with the Hero?)

To do what I said before .. you need to root ... That is why i gave you the link ... it you check the page ... all the way at the bottom of the center column are the files you need for a Hero

Maybe someone else can point you to a link for a guide ... Also check the XDA-developers site ...
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I had a look at the Wiki, but no sign of the rooting process for the Hero. Lots of Hero Roms.
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I'm a bit scared of things like rooting my phone TBH, I don't want to brick it even if that is unlikely. I put an open OS on my MP3 player once (Rockbox on an iRiver player) and although it worked, I was constantly afraid of breaking it. Mind you, Rockbox was pretty rough back then (and may still be, I don't know).

On that getyourdroidon.com wiki, I've no idea what the heck all those entries are and which I would want, if any. Not newbie friendly!
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Agreed.

I want the root to allow some tethering. Thats about all I need, but it seems like a bit of a minefield, and no solid instructions on the Hero root yet.
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Agreed.

I want the root to allow some tethering. Thats about all I need, but it seems like a bit of a minefield, and no solid instructions on the Hero root yet.
you dont have to root to tether ... use PDANET ... and there is another app ...

Do a TAG search on this site for "tether"
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Have PDA net on iPhone and its good. Only problem with the Android one is that its USB. Shame, but I Think its the safer and best move. Thanks
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Have PDA net on iPhone and its good. Only problem with the Android one is that its USB. Shame, but I Think its the safer and best move. Thanks
Once the security leaks in BT are fixed ... it will probably be able to tether via BT
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