My Hero will be here soon. Couple of questions


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  1. shilent

    shilent Member This Topic's Starter

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    My Pre seems to be dying so I decided to get a new phone. As much as I would like to get the Evo or Epic 4G, IMO they're too big and doesn't feel like I'm holding a phone. So I decided to get the Hero. Looks great, feels great in the hand, and I love the UI! I believe it's called Sense? The only problem I have with the Hero is the speed, it's a little sluggish.

    After doing lots of reading in these and other forums, I found it possible to root which allows overclocking. I'm willing to do this IF I can keep the stock UI.

    So what I would like is to be able to overclock, and have Wifi tethering while keeping everything else as is. Is this possible? On my Pre I'm able to just replace the kernel and keep everything else the same. Is this possible on the Hero?
     

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    androidtp Well-Known Member

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    yup..you're able to flash a custom rom while keeping your sense ui..preferably fresh's roms. his are the best in the sense category IMOP

    just read up on the custom roms you can flash. it's easy once you get to your recovery screens
     
  3. MahaloCat

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    I am Kinda in the same boat....have downoaded the Soft One Click Root app so I can bounce back and forth. To increase the CPU Speed you need an uncapped kernal - Not sure if you can do this with Stock UI or not....see my post below - Soft Root - Well...no reason to see it...no one has answered the question... :D

    You can Run your wireless tether and a few other rooted apps though.
     
  4. Lobo89

    Lobo89 Well-Known Member

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    I believe so. You would just need one of the overclock apps (e.g. OCWidget, SetCPU) and Wireless Tether. These are available in the markert. I don't know whether you can flash one of the uncapped kernels without changing from stock Sense; if not the upper limit on overclocking is 691.
     
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    Lobo89 Well-Known Member

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    You can increase the CPU speed to 691 on the stock kernel.
     
  6. shilent

    shilent Member This Topic's Starter

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    Alright so let me get this straight, after rooting my Hero, I'll be able to overclock to 691 using OCWidget or SetCPU on the stock kernel?
     
  7. KitsapAndroid

    KitsapAndroid Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but I believe you are better off to get a kernel that was truly designed for overclocking. Check out HTC Hero CDMA - xda-developers if you haven't already. It's super informative and the folks there are very helpful.
     
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    I think the folks HERE are very helpful, lol
     
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    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

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    I agree, let's keep the love here, LOL ;)


     
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    MahaloCat Well-Known Member

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    SetCPU Max I can Bump mine to (in a soft root/ stock) is 528
    Help
     
  11. deedub

    deedub Well-Known Member

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    Negative.

    You will need to install another kernel which will allow overclocking.
     
  12. deedub

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    See above response.
     
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    I've also upgraded to Fresh 2.4.0 and want to overclock. Can someone give me (or point me to) very clear step-by-step instructions on how to "flash a kernel"? Any kernel in particular that works well with Fresh 2.4.0? Thanks for the help!!
     
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    Here are kernels I would recommend the stable kernels instead of the brainfuct kernels. Im using the 9/14 so I dont know how good the newer ones are.

    [Kernel] UncappedKernel (CFS/BFS versions) [2.6.29.6][10/03/2010] - xda-developers

    To Flash Just save kernel to computer, connect phone via usb, open memory card and drag and drop zip file to memory card, disconnect phone, boot into recovery, wipe davlik and battery stats and flash from zip the kernel and reboot.

    First boot might take awhile so hold tight but thats it.
     
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    These kernels are for Froyo roms, don't believe he should try with fresh
     
  16. Lobo89

    Lobo89 Well-Known Member

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    This is incorrect. The stock kernel can be overclocked to 691.
     

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