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11/Jan 2.0 - MoDaCo Custom ROM for Sprint CDMA Hero (Browse All)

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  1. paulobrien

    paulobrien Member This Topic's Starter

    Sep 4, 2009
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    I'm pleased to present my MoDaCo Custom Hero ROM for the CDMA Hero! No wipe is required for this ROM.

    You can now create a customised ROM containing only the parts you required - click here to read more about the MoDaCo Custom Custom ROM online kitchen!

    MCR now optionally includes Wavesecure in ROM, allowing you to lock / locate / wipe your device remotely in the event of loss and be notified if the SIM is changed. The application cannot be uninstalled by a thief and we are actively working with Wavesecure to ensure that in a forthcoming release, your settings will survive a hard reset!

    This ROM is based on the updated 'MR' ROM release series (together with my own optimisations) for the best possible performance! The ROM is packaged as a core version with optional add on packs.

    Included in the 'core'

    - Built with my new MCR build process which reduces size and boost speed of the ROM
    - Rooted with 'adb remount' permission and superuser APK
    - A2SD included (fully automatic - thanks cyanogen!) - create a EXT2 partition as your second partition to use. dalvik-cache remains on device.
    - Added Jbed Java
    - Added Dropbear SSH running by default, check 'About' screen for password (port 2222). You can now remove this by running /system/bin/removedropbear.sh
    - Added Notes app from Dragon
    - Added Spare Parts (run it and switch the 2 animation types to 'fast' for an even better experience!)
    - Added WiFi Status indicator, with kind permission of Andrew Schwimmer
    - Added busybox 1.15.3 with Droid Explorer support
    - Added nano 2.09 - text editor for use in shell mode
    - Added parted and sqlite tools
    - Added terminfo and settings to boot.img to allow nano etc. use
    - Added files required for Debian linux including loxley's updated bootdeb script
    - Added all 4 available HTC widgets
    - Moved Quickoffice to data partition to allow easy uninstall
    - Moved Google Maps and Google Voice Search to data partition to allow easy update
    - Deleted 'Learn More' application
    - Silenced boot sound (it's still there and can be reactivated with a file edit)
    - You can now check your MoDaCo Custom ROM (MCR) version from the about menu

    Included in main 'enhanced' add on pack

    - Added Business Card Scanner
    - Added 'Plurk' client
    - Added WAP browser

    Other optional add on packs (apply as normal update zips)

    - 'WaveSecure' add on pack (puts Wavesecure in ROM - it is no longer in core)
    - 'Boot Sounds' add on pack (restores boot sounds)
    - 'Hebrew Fonts' add on pack (installs hebrew fonts)

    Recommended applications (available from the market)

    - More Locale for setting non english Locales


    11/Jan 2.0 - MoDaCo Custom ROM for Sprint CDMA Hero - Android @ MoDaCo


    Please note that first boot may take a little while, especially if you have a lot of apps on your A2SD partition. Be patient! If you want a real clean start or you have issues with your existing A2SD installed apps when you boot, you need to wipe your EXT2 partition on SD too by executing 'adb shell rm -r /system/sd/app', 'adb shell rm -r /system/sd/app-private' and 'adb shell reboot' ;)

    The ROM is in an update.zip format for installation via the custom recovery image.

    For the complete newbies, these are the steps you need to take with a 'virgin' Hero:

    - Download and install (via rooting) the patched recovery image (step by step guide to follow)
    - Download this custom ROM, and copy it to your SD card
    - Enter the recovery image (if you're not in it already) by powering on while pressing 'home'
    - Select 'nandroid backup' from the menu to do a backup
    - If you copied the custom rom as update.zip, select 'apply sdcard:update.zip', else select the option below.
    - all done

    Feedback / feature requests welcome! :) This ROM is posted in multiple places - although I try to provide support everywhere the ROM is posted, of course you will receive the quickest response at MoDaCo.

    Finally, if you like the MoDaCo Custom ROMs, consider supporting MoDaCo by visiting the subscriptions page and upgrading your account.


  2. cvam1985

    cvam1985 Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2009
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    Paul thanks for your hard work, I'm excited to try this ROM.

    The numbering system has me a bit confused though. Is this still Android 1.5 or is it 2.0?

    Also can anyone who has tried this vs Fresh 1.1 offer some comparison thoughts? Thanks again - you devs rock :D
  3. rswheaton

    rswheaton Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2009
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    First of all... Thank You for all the work that you have put into this ROM!!!

    If I am currently running Fresh ROM 1.1 and would like to go install MoDaCo Custom ROM how do I begin? Can someone post the steps on how I can load a new ROM?
  4. BSki

    BSki Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
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    Just flashed this over Fresh 1.1 and WOW is it fast. I was happy with Fresh, but this is just screaming.

    Not sure if my Fresh just needed to be re-flashed, but this is the fastest I have seen.
  5. paulobrien

    paulobrien Member This Topic's Starter

    Sep 4, 2009
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  6. JAW2004

    JAW2004 Member

    Jan 6, 2011
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    Does this have camera support? This is based on 2.2, correct?

  7. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Nov 30, 2009
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    This is an old ROM from last Jan 2010


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