Need help w/ CyanogenMod-6 for Hero CDMA

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  1. jcj77d

    jcj77d Well-Known Member
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    im wanting to install CyanogenMod-6 on my htc hero, which im currently running sprint 2.1 (.5) RUU, rooted & custom recovery, but ive never installed a custom ROM before, & the instructions on installing CM6 are vague to me.

    so can somebody PLEASE tell me how to install this ROM, step by step, for a 1st timer, like exactly what i need to do to get this on my phone & fully functional, along w/ the google apps.

    when i mean step by step, i dont mean whats listed on xda or his site

    Thanks in advanced.
     

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  2. cirehawk

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    If you are already rooted, getting a custom ROM installed is easy.

    1) Download the ROM you want to flash (in this case CM6).
    2) Move ROM to the root partition (or directory if you're more comfortable with that term) of your SD card.
    3) Turn off the Hero.
    4) Boot into recovery (hold down and continue to hold the "home" key while powering on the hero).
    5) Once in recovery mode, select backup/restore option and do a nandroid backup of your current setup.
    6) Once backup is complete, select option to flash zip file.
    7) Select the CM6 rom and follow the prompts.
    8) Once rom has been flashed, select reboot option.

    That's it. Be mindful though that it can take a while (10-15 minutes in some cases) for the ROM to boot up initially, so don't be alarmed.
     
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  3. JB in AZ

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    Excellent! The only thing I would add to this is to make a nandroid backup before flashing the new ROM. This is done from the recovery mode.
     
  4. chawski

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    also, make sure you move the entire zip file to your root folder and not the individual folders in the zip file. i did this my first time and thank goodness for nandroid or i woulda been up the creek
     
  5. cirehawk

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    Oops! What was I thinking? JB is absolutely right. Definately make a nandroid backup of your current setup BEFORE flashing your new ROM. I'll edit my previous post to reflect this.
     
  6. jcj77d

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    ok i got it on my phone, but i dont have a voicemail app, like the sprint version, a kinda visual voicemail.
    that & my voicemails are going to my txt msg:thinking:, & after i installed cm6, i got an email stating that i have a nexus one:thinking:

    any ideas
     
  7. andygu3

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  8. jcj77d

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  9. andygu3

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    yep, like any other apk
     
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  10. jcj77d

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    now i cant get my email to setup on cm6, it tells me :setup could not finish, unable to open connection to server.

    im trying to setup my hotmail account
     
  11. chawski

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    Edit -wrong thread, sorry
     
  12. smokescreen

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    So mine is freshly rooted and backed up, but what's the "root" portion of my sdcard? I searched the card and couldn't find anything called "root".
     
  13. rse411

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    Agreed. Step 2 is the only thing im unsure about. Do i leave the whole file still zipped up?

    and where do I put it on my SD card?
     
  14. cirehawk

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    Root portion in this case means the top level directory of your sd card, as opposed to a sub-directory (or folder).
     
  15. cirehawk

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    Yes, leave the file zipped up. If you unzip it, it will not work. Place the file in the top level directory of the sd card.
     
  16. smokescreen

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    so effectively what you are saying is just drag and drop it into the sd card and force restart via that zipped file? What about the Android addon zip that cyanogenmod 6 offers on the xda page? Is that one similarly placed on the sd card and opened later?

    "

    Latest version: 6.0.0-Heroc-RC1 - 08/15/2010
    Download: http://darchroms.pocketdevelopers.co...RC1-signed.zip
    MD5Sum: 6d8fa858a57fb59203e9e97de44de46b

    Google Addon: MDPI-20100814
    Mirror: http://mirror.kanged.net/gapps/gapps...816-signed.zip

    "

    As I understand it, drag and drop the ROM, and the Addon, boot in recovery and utilize that zip when prompted?
     
  17. jcj77d

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    is there a way to get the HTC HERO SENCE look to work on this cm6 rom, mainly just the clock & weather "look".

    also, where can i find dif cm6 themes.

    oh, does this rom support full flash, or do i need to install flash 10.1, & if so, were do i install it at?
     
  18. chawski

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    google "Fancy widget" to find the clock/weather. it looks exactly the same, but not on the market anymore. I use Beautiful widgets for my clock. i feel like the sense-like clock really boggs down the system. Beautiful Widgets seems to run faster for me. Unfortunately, there are no "Sense skins" for this, but if you want sense, Fresh is a rom that is built on sense
     
  19. smokescreen

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    So I've got the cyanogen 6 loaded and runnig. Still not sure how to utilize the google addon zip that I've got on my sdcard... Ideas?
     
  20. Linoleum

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    Disclaimer, I'm a beginner. But you've got to boot to recovery and flash the google addon zip file. The same way you flashed the CM6.
     
  21. andygu3

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    +1 to this
     
  22. chawski

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    not sure i understand what you mean "how to utilize them", but i might have an idea...

    Boot into recovery
    Hit Home (not sure what the option is, but i know you want whatever "home" takes you to
    not sure what the exact working is but select the item to allow you to load a .zip file
    Click the google addon from your list of stuff on sd, select "yes"
    it will install it in a few seconds

    all the google programs will now be in your app list when you hit the center app button in your dock

    *edit - wow, 2 people beat me to it in the time it took me to type that haha
     
  23. killtheaquitted

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    Since this is a newb cm6 thread, I am going to glomb on with my newb question. I rooted/flashed and everything is working A++ except I can't get facebook to sync with my contacts. I know it is a small detail but I really liked having everyone's picture next to their contact name. Is this a glitch or can they not be synced? More weirdness is that every contact has a "note" that just consists of a long string of code. Any ideas?
     
  24. andygu3

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    As far as I know you can't sync facebook pictures, HTC sense thing (I could be wrong)

    Again HTC sense for the long code, just edit and delete
     
  25. smokescreen

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    Well all's done and done, and other than that lag when you are turning on the phone from sleep, it's pretty effin' awesome! I honestly think the directions given on this thread aught to be the directions posted on all the business about this. Dead serious here. If folks want to get to rooting these devices (and they would if they know how badass the result) they could really use some "in english" directions.

    Thanks a bunch to all of you! Now to look into the overclocking/underclocking business!
     
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