I really want to love my HERO but.....

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 5280droid, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. 5280droid

    5280droid Well-Known Member
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    went to sprint store and they updated to 2.1........6
    Now I want to smash it.
    Looking to root as a last resort however......have been reading that you cant root if the update ends in 6. and people seem to have problems with usb drivers or something like that if you are on a windows 7 machine.

    Can someone clarify if rooting is still an option for me.

    Thanks guys.......
     

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  2. Joehunni

    Joehunni Well-Known Member
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    If you did the recent software update then you patched up your ability to root. You would have to reflash the stock ruu to undo that update, then you can root.

    Sent from my HERO200 using Tapatalk
     
  3. 5280droid

    5280droid Well-Known Member
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    I downloaded the 2.1 stock ruu on my laptop....htc sync is installed as well..
    cant seem to find what to do next.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  4. ronbien

    ronbien Well-Known Member
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  5. 5280droid

    5280droid Well-Known Member
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    WOW....still cant find directions on how to run the 2.1 ruu on the thread you listed above. It seems like I should already know how to run the ruu.......
     
  6. ronbien

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    Post #2 gives you a link to the .5 version of 2.1.

    Make sure your computer can see your device, just like to initial directions to root, and then just run the .exe on your computer. Your computer must be able to see your phone through the USB cable, however, before it can "update" it.

    Here are some steps taken from the rooting instructions. Installing HTC SYNC should get you the correct drivers if you don't have them installed already.

    Step 6: Make sure USB Debugging is ON (checked) on your Hero. Go to Settings > Applications > Development > and make sure it is checked.

    Step 7: Plug your phone into the computer via USB, Make sure that the connection type in the Notification Pull-Down Bar is "Charge Only", not "Disk Drive" or else this won't work.
    If your computer asks you to restart after the new drivers were installed, do that now.

    Then run the .5 EXE file.
    Good Luck!
    Post back with questions, someone will help. I will be away from the computer for a while.
     
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  7. 5280droid

    5280droid Well-Known Member
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    thanks for the instructions....followed exactly...

    ran the 2.1 ruu exe ....asked me if I wanted to switch from 2.1.....6 to 2.1.....5

    I said yes...then it was waiting on boot loader ...then got error
    " error 171 usb connection error"

    Damn !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Any ideas ???
     
  8. 5280droid

    5280droid Well-Known Member
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    ROOTED....finally. Thanks for all of your help.

    Now to get a custom rom on this girl.

    any suggestions?
     
  9. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Well-Known Member
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    Fresh 2.0d if u could still find it somewhere, a lol old but it works the best for me out of the other roms
     
  10. Rcecarbldr

    Rcecarbldr Well-Known Member
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    Start with Fresh 2.1.2. I just rooted mine a week ago and started with this. Then I Flashed the Wireless Tether fix and OC Kernal and this thing is night and day better than Stock. I actually like it again. :)
     
  11. 5280droid

    5280droid Well-Known Member
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    Ok...back to enjoying my Hero without wanting to stomp on it. Am using the recovery image that came with unrevoked. Works great.

    Again...thanks guys for your help.
     
  12. beard6

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    You said you wanted to stomp on it before you rooted. Is that because of all the 2.1 bugs? If so, are you implying that by rooting it, it took all the bugs out? I am hesitant to update to 2.1 because I am aware of all the bugs with it.
     
  13. 5280droid

    5280droid Well-Known Member
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    No..its still buggy. But not as bad. Still have dial lag.....still waiting 10-15 seconds when pressing a contact or a number from call history. Conferenced 2 calls last night because of dial lag by mistake. I'll put on a different ROM soon. I hear Fresh is pretty good. Or wait for Cyanogen to put out something tasty.
     
  14. aaronspurling

    aaronspurling New Member
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    i keep getting the 171 error too and my htc sync is up to date
     
  15. 5280droid

    5280droid Well-Known Member
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    I ran ADB from the sdk under tools .....after I did that...the 171 error went away.
     
  16. aaronspurling

    aaronspurling New Member
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    thanks! i went to go run it again and my battery is too low lol so i have to wait. ill let you know how it turns out!
     
  17. aaronspurling

    aaronspurling New Member
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    no luck still =(
    my build number is
    2.27.651.6

    im trying to put
    RUU_Hero_C_Sprint_2.27.651.5_R_signed_release
    as i was told that i could and it would allow me to downgrade to
    RUU_Hero_C_Sprint_1.29.651.1_signed_release

    im running windows 7 64 bit
    and have the latest htc sync and my phone syncs with it just fine
     
  18. mysticmead

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    not sure who told you that you could downgrade to 1.29.651.1 after you had been upgraded to 2.27.651.6 but you can't. the boot image was changed when going to 2.1 via the official updates. You can go back to 2.27.651.5 but that's as far back as you'll be able to go.
     
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