Life after Sprint for HTC Hero?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CanDMan, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. CanDMan

    CanDMan Well-Known Member
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    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone knows of any uses for a Hero that is no longer on the sprint network. I imagine that rooting can make certain functions of the device usable, does anyone know of any interesting uses for this? Can the gps still be used? any ROMs that will give it interesting uses?
     

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  2. kaalatittar

    kaalatittar Well-Known Member
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    potential Uses if no WiFi:
    iPod Touch
    Offline games

    Wifi based uses:
    mini tablet
    music streaming device
    browsing
    maps / GPS ( but obviously limited )

    KT
     
  3. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Well-Known Member
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    You can also use it to make Phone calls.
    Works Excellent -

    Used my Google Voice Number and GoVoip!
     
  4. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Well-Known Member
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    The above two posts pretty much covered everything I was going to say. I still use my Sprint HTC Hero as a Wi-Fi enabled Internet device.

    It just sits on Wi-Fi with Airplane Mode enabled and everything works just fine. If you want Bluetooth to work while you are on Airplane Mode, give a CyanogenMod ROM a try as the stock ROM does not support this.
     
  5. CanDMan

    CanDMan Well-Known Member
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    Nice ...I think voip would be an interesting second use ...I also got to wondering if there were any apps that would let me call in and activate the camera for security monitoring ...anyone aware of anything like that?
     
  6. mustang5o

    mustang5o Well-Known Member
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    Thought I'd try this but I can't find GoVoip. Do you have a link?
     
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