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  1. corps

    corps New Member This Topic's Starter

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    hey i recently heard that they have released the eclair update for the htc hero. i was wondering though, if i do the update will it erase everything on my phone? even the apps? will i still be able to redownload the apps i bought through the marketplace?>
     

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  2. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member

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    Yes. They are stored on your Google account.

    I root and usually upgrade to the latest ROM which comes out about once every 2 weeks forcing me to wipe everything and flash it.

    If you want, you can get Titanium Backup which backs up apps for you.
     
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    Titanium Backup requires root. MyBackup would be the one for unrooted phones.
     
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    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member

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    My bad. Thank you. Yeah it was included with my rom and recommended for app backup. I never use it, just redownload it all from the market as all my apps are saved on my gmail account.

    Sent from my Liquid using Tapatalk
     
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    corps New Member This Topic's Starter

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    sorry for the noob question, but what does root exactly mean or do?
     
  6. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member

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    Root is like the equivalent of jailbreaking (or rom upgrades on WinMo). It gives you administrator privileges on your phone. Opens up a whole new world (though voids your warranty, there is a way to unroot however).

    As a result of root, you potentially can:
    -Remove manufacturer/carrier bloatware
    -Install custom ROMs (or upgrade to a later version of Android if there are developers working on it. Some ROMs even allow you to move apps to sd card)
    -Theme your phone however you want
    -Enable wi-fi tethering either using Barnacle WiFi Tether or android-wifi-tether - Project Hosting on Google Code


    And many many more other things you can do.

    You can check out more info here:
    CDMA Hero:
    HTC Sprint Hero How To's | The Unlockr
    HTC Hero CDMA - xda-developers

    GSM Hero:
    HTC Hero/G2 How To's | The Unlockr
    HTC Hero: G2 Touch - xda-developers
    HTC Hero - Hero.MoDaCo.com - Android @ MoDaCo
     

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