Custom HTC HERO Rom 1.5 super FAST.


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  1. mcmonkiez

    mcmonkiez Well-Known Member


    go to settings>about phone>you should have
    firmware version 1.5
    baseband ver mine is 63.18.55.06u_6.35.04.25 (this is Radio version original shipped from ORange and i never updated this)
    Kernel Ver: 2.6.27-44690c1a
    Build number: 1.99.99.9 146733 HERO ROM (this is applied using ModaCo Custom rom and he is calling this 1.5 )
    Software Ver: 1.0.0A6288


    if you have not update anything i think you should be on build number 1.76 ????

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  2. mcmonkiez

    mcmonkiez Well-Known Member

    you should be able to upgrade it as its not the final release and whatever come out it will be final and super seeded what ever release in the past.

    and I dont know when Orange will update HTC hero firmware maybe this month or may be in couple of months. i have no idea and not going to wait for them as my phone is working so fast and i'm not even thinking if they going to release it or not lol
  3. mcmonkiez

    mcmonkiez Well-Known Member


    have you look at the Spare Parts app ? you can even more optimise how fast you want to open the windows and switching back n forth.
  4. mcmonkiez

    mcmonkiez Well-Known Member

    I have also just installed CoPilot live and no lag there too.

    man what a update
  5. thehand

    thehand Member

    Just flashed to the custom rom, and its quite good :D
  6. Ohh man you cant all say its good and easy, its tempting me to do it now! lol


    the thing that puts me of is that I've installed lots of Apps, some of them paid. When i flash this new rom, wont it all be gone? Or is there a backup tool that will stick everything back and re-add all the apps I had installed? Or do i have to do it manually?
  7. rdelfin

    rdelfin Well-Known Member

    I think (and correct me if I'm wrong) there seems to be a confusion going on with the 1.5 version number.

    All Hero Devices come with Android Operating System version 1.5 = cupcake android release.

    On top of this "cupcake", we have Hero's Sense interface which all Heroes are provided with, and that's the 1.0 version. It is this what I think where the upgrade is.

    So, the phone will still have Android OS Cupcake (1.5), but with a newer Sense (from 1.0 to 1.5).

    I might be wrong, but that's how I think this goes.
  8. mcmonkiez

    mcmonkiez Well-Known Member



    download an application from Backup for root users .

    that will backup your all the apps once ur wipe out and update the new rom just install the same app again and restore it from ur SD card as all the backup sits on ur sd card.
  9. 3rd-Geer

    3rd-Geer Well-Known Member

    I just posted a new thread...THIS JUST F-CKED ME royally.

    So, I'm still trying to screw with this "quick one click" update and it doesn't seem to be the case. I've been screwing with this phone for about 30 minutes and to be completely honest the process did seem SUPER easy and was very specific and straight to the point.

    My problem is that after the last step when adding the ROM, it tells you to install update.zip and after that simply select reboot. Well.....after selecting reboot it did just that.....rebooted me and brought me straight to a DEAD BLACK SCREEN. The screen wouldn't allow me to exit out or shut down at all.

    Now I have a paper weight.....that allows me to only ROOT.

    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!
  10. rdelfin

    rdelfin Well-Known Member

    3rd-Geer, I was feeling very tempted and adventurous to proceed, but something was holding me back, I wasn't 100% sure, there was something making me feel uneasy about proceeding, a gut feeling if you will. I feel for what happened to you, however I also have a hunch you'll be able to find a quick solution to solve whatever is causing the issue with your device.
  11. padstar

    padstar Member

    3rd-Geer, you could try browsing the xda-developer forums or MoDaCo forums for an answer. 1.5 is Paul MoDaCo's ROM so he may be able to assist you in recovering your phone. If you did a nandroid backup from the recovery screen then you should be able to recover to your phone last good working state. Failing that you could try a wipe to factory in the same recovery screen.

    Hope it works out for you.
  12. brittas

    brittas Well-Known Member

    Can someone please clear this update issue up for me??

    I've got a brand new G2 turning up from Tmobile tomorrow. Will this have the latest ROM on or will I need to install it when Tmobile release the update?
  13. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    There's no way of telling until you actually get it. Go to "Settings - About phone" and check "Build number"; 1.xx.xxx.xxx is the 'old' ROM and 2.xx.xxx.xxx is the updated one.

    /Al
  14. brittas

    brittas Well-Known Member

    Thanks mate.

    Why are people calling it the 1.5 then if the new ROM is 2.xxxxx
  15. mcmonkiez

    mcmonkiez Well-Known Member

    what exactly you did?

    step by step info if you would tell us we might able bring back ?
  16. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    'Cos it's v1.5 of the custom ROM.

    /Al
  17. thehand

    thehand Member

    Is it possible to make google officials updates with HTC hero Rooted?
  18. 3rd-Geer

    3rd-Geer Well-Known Member

    OK FOLKS my hero is no longer a zero. After getting some help from another user here, I actually got it to work.

    If you get the black screen of death, just pull out the battery and put it back in. Power up to the Root, and then go through a wipe again and then install the zip package. Took me about 4 or so more times to get it but I finally did get it to work.

    NOW THE CONFIRMATION.......THIS DAMN THING IS FAST AS HELL!

    It's like night and day, seriously. It's like a completely different phone. The only annoying thing is all programs and shortcutz etc are gone and there are no defaults available if you try to use the factory settings to set up their standard layouts. I had to go from memory and remember exactly how my set up was. Though, this was a tiny fee for an amazing upgrade.
  19. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    Another thing that everyone should be aware of :::
    Only do new Flash or update with a fully charged battery .!!!
    running out of power during this is a very likely or surely phone DEATH !! :eek:
  20. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    And folks, for the sake of your own (and others) sanity, PLEASE read the instructions posted @MoDaCo before proceeding. There are a couple of gotchas that can cause major headaches if you don't.

    /Al
  21. brittas

    brittas Well-Known Member

    Sorry for more stupid questions, but............

    If I was to leave mine as it comes from Tmobile (un-rooted etc), will I eventually get this update and the speed that goes with it?
  22. chippez

    chippez Member

    Hi can you tell me if that rom 1.5 has the portuguese language pack...
  23. ripkord

    ripkord Well-Known Member

    maybe - but knowing t-mobile it will be ages yet, as nike advises,

    JUST DO IT!! :)
  24. jgtthd

    jgtthd Member

    just installed the madoco (sorry if that's wrong spelling) update to my htc hero and WOW, it flies now. incredible difference and a bit suprised that htc didn't ship like this.
    the phone is now AS fast if not FASTER then my wife's iphone 3GS.
    i used the unlocrk system, took me 20 mins maybe and i am not super techy so all you "newbies" out there who want to do it but are worried don't be. the step by step info is super easy to follow and its 110% worth it, it's like havign a new phone.
    back everything up first though as it does wipe your info but again VERY VERY worth it the speed differnce is night and day from the out of the box rom.
    DO IT!!!!
    any questions PM me.
  25. jgtthd

    jgtthd Member

    also i would instal the extended version of the new rom some fun apps are included.
    and don't worry about paid app, when you go into the maket/my downloads they are all there marked "purchased" so you just download them again witout charge. did this with mine inc copilot, no problem reinstalling and not charged again.

    again it's so worth it this upgrade is AWESOME

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