Android Market instead of SlideMe

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  1. ftbonz

    ftbonz Member

    I have an unlocked Hero on AT&T in the US, but the phone is the SEA version and had SlideMe - is there any way of getting Android Market on the phone instead???
    Thanks in advance

  2. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Replacing the ROM with a generic HTC WWE (World Wide English) release will do it.... I think. However you'll probably have to boot a custom recovery image and flash the ROM from that via an as I've a feeling that the existing SEA ROM will prevent you simply running the HTC update utility. What's the current build number of your device?
  3. ftbonz

    ftbonz Member

    Slug - my build number is 2.73.728.5 146733 CL#1267. Are there links that I can find to do the procedures you mentioned above? Hopefully ones that will talk me through the process so I don't mess up the phone
    Thanks for your help
  4. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    I think I'm going prematurely senile.... I can't remember if x.728.x is 'flashable' or not. I think it is.... Trying won't hurt it though, even if it has the 'fixed' bootloader.

    Installing the patched recovery image

    Available ROMs (choose one of the HTC Generic 2.73.405.x builds)

    You can't permanently damage or kill the handset doing this, trust me. ;) Especially as the recovery image allows you to backup the entire device before installing the new ROM, so if you're not happy with it you'll be able to restore to exactly how it was prior to the update.
  5. ftbonz

    ftbonz Member

    Thanks for your help - unfortunately I can't even make the command prompt to work to get the thing started, everytime I try it, the prompt says "cannot find the path specified" - obviously I will have to find an IT guy or someone with more skills than me to even start the process....
  6. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    You have to run the command from the directory/folder it's in, unless you add the folder to your %PATH% environment variable.
  7. wuthton

    wuthton Well-Known Member

    It is dead easy once you know how.

    From the above I assume that you have downloaded adb and opened the command prompt. It my guess that you have not opened the prompt in the correct directory.

    If you have downloaded adb to say downloads in my documents you will just need the "cd" command (change directory), your command should read something like:

    cd/my documents/downloads/

    You can also use the dir command which will lost your directories, then use the cd command to select one from the list.
    cd/my documents

    Then just copy and paste Paul's commands.

    Hope this helps.
  8. megan1234

    megan1234 New Member

    hello and i apologize for jumping in on the conversation but i think it maybe similar to what im trying to do
    my friend purchased a craig 7" android netbook for her 10 yr thinking that the android market would be easily accesible for apps.i did find the SlideME Marketplace on the netbook it isnt responding apparently because the site is down. As far as i understand that is the android marketplace for the netbook. but ofcourse it doesnt work. i was wondering if an update was necessary to use it. so i went to the but it just keeps stating that the update failed. what can i do this poor kid cant use his christmas gift .................... i am unable to figure out how to download even the most common apps for the netbook. i am thinking its just not possible. while doing research i saw some things about rooting. I am just a little confused, if a different os can be rooted to be used as an android phone is it then possible to root the netbook so it acts like a tablet? and if so how? also would it just be easier to return and the netbook and just pick up a tablet?
    is it possible to change the rom on the netbook without ruining the netbook?
    also while researching the issue i found people on yahoo answers with the same issue is this because of where it was manufactured or because it is a cheap netbook?
    What would be the easiest solution?

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