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  1. Muniz

    Muniz Member This Topic's Starter

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    what in the world is this fresh 1.1 or gumbo crap i read in every other forum? not gonna lie i have no clue about this stuff. i have a sprint htc hero. what is it? how do i install it? do i need anything to install it?? i have nooooooooooooooo clue so if some one can explain this for me that would be awesome. :)
     

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  2. Griever

    Griever Well-Known Member

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    A little research has led me to find that gumbo and fresh are custom roms for your phone, there might be a few modders that can fill you in more, i tend not to touch them with a 30ft barge pole :D:D
     
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    Muniz Member This Topic's Starter

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    i dont get it. is it like the jailbreak for ipod?:confused:
     
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    Just so you know, this should really be in the sprint forum.
    Sprint HTC Hero - Android Forums

    But no, it's more than jailbreakking. I don't own an iPhone but, as I understand it, jailbreaking just means being able to run apps/code not approved by apple. Those things you mentioned are custom ROMs, which is basically where you totaly rewrite over the phone's memory to put a modified version of the phone's firmware on.
     
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    dan330 Well-Known Member

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    hi..

    you need to do a lot more reading before you start down this road... for your peace of mind..

    It is easy.. but it can be confusing.. if you dont read and then read some more..

    jailbreaking = rooting in hero (you have to do before you can do any with ROMs and many other things)

    custom ROMs are things you can load to improve performance and make your Hero a little more responsive.

    go here and read..
    [STICKY WIKI] - [PLEASE READ] - All Current Guides - xda-developers

    good luck
     
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    Muniz Member This Topic's Starter

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    so i have to root it b4 i do anything?
     
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    Yes. Step 1 would be rooting your phone. This will in turn allow you to do a multitude of things you would not normally be able to do with your stock phone (flashing a new ROM on your phone, removing applications like sprint Nascar, updating the kernel, etc...).

    Honestly people act like rooting and putting a new ROM/kernel, etc.. on your phone is this big long ordeal. It's actually really simple and rooting using pre-kitchen, putting a new ROM on my phone (Fresh 1.1), and updating the kernel to Gumbo Kernel took a total of maybe 25 minutes for me. Most of that time was downloading and putting the files on my SD card to install. If you want step by step instructions they are posted all over this forum and on XDA but I'd be happy to re-post them here for you. Rooting and flashing your ROM is completely worth it in my opinion just for performance enhancements alone.
     
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    Muniz Member This Topic's Starter

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    that would be amazing if u can give me a link of a good step by step forum
     
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    Below is what I have done on my phone. There are number of different ways to do all of this and a number of different ROMs and updates you can apply. You just have to search for them. Hope this helps.

    1) Root Your phone:

    First and foremost this forum has a great tutorial stuck to the top written by ccapasso. After you have read the FAQs of that post I suggest you skip the "Manually rooting your phone:" section and go straight down to the "One-Click/Auto root your phone:" section and start from there. Do all 8 steps in that section including doing a nandroid backup as described in step 8. Here's the post:
    http://androidforums.com/sprint-htc-hero/38911-guide-root-rom-faq-tutorial.html

    *IMPORTANT*
    The pre-kitchen has a bug in it. You HAVE to download and replace the pre-kitchen exe with this one in order to root your phone. More info.

    Should take you 5-10 minutes. Make sure USB debugging is on and make sure when you run the diagnostic check you get all green check marks before you root.

    2) Install New Rom:
    You can use whatever ROM you want. I suggest Fresh 1.1 for newbies. It's simple and keeps all your current data and apps on your phone. Read this first: Why flash ROM to Fresh 1.1

    Then download the actual ROM from here to your PC.

    Follow the "Installing Fresh 1.1" directions from the link I posted in Step 1 (here it is again). Again, ccapasso has done a great job giving step by step instructions. ccapasso doesn't explain this but note that you can also reboot into recovery by using the pre-kitchen (tools and tweaks-->reboot/shutdown-->recovery) which makes life easier.

    3) Update Kernel:
    I recommend creating a nandroid backup before doing this.

    The new custom ROM will improve performance on your phone. Now to improve performance further you can tweak your Kernel. Note that some ROMs like modaco already have a highly tweaked kernel so you may not see as big of a performance boost there compared to if you are using a ROM like fresh 1.1. Just like you installed the ROM you will do the same for the Kernel. Place the Kernel update file on your SD Card, reboot your phone into recover (RA) mode, and install the .zip update.

    I used the less aggressive Gumbo Kernel update on my phone given that the more aggressive was a bit much for me. you can find that .zip file here.

    For the regular Gumbo Kernel update you can download that one here.

    4) Install setCPU for CPU performance enhancement:
    Not necessary but I recommend this. Search the marketplace for this app. Cost is $.99. Once installed, make sure you select the hero as your phone. Settings are up to you but I would suggest leaving it set to "performance".

    5) Enjoy a faster phone.
     
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    Muniz Member This Topic's Starter

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    thank you but wen i try to root my hero it says can not find path part??
     
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    -Close any copies of the kitchen that you have open
    -Download this to your pre-kitchen location, REPLACING the exe that was already there
    -That should fix it.

    Find more info here.
     

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