New Hero question

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  1. jhawk234

    jhawk234 Member
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    I am purchasing an sprint hero this weekend, and i have a few questions:
    1. I am planning to root with the flashrec method. is this the easiest and most effective?
    2. I do not want to mess anything up, just install a 2.1 rom. will the flashrec method work for this?
    , thanks
     

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  2. jersey221

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    try using pre kitchen from what people say its pretty easy...
     
  3. jhawk234

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    ok, but ive heard that it has some problems. I am worried that the recovery image will not install. Do you know of this happening to anyone?
     
  4. jersey221

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    i've heard problems about it but i've also heard that its easy...

    using flash-rec didnt work for me when i got mine so i just rooted manually...
     
  5. stinky

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    Root manually, you will learn more that way.
     
  6. ccapasso

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  7. Lukehluke

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    If you want 2.1 then the Hero will be getting it soon anywho.
     
  8. jhawk234

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    ok. i will try it manually. but i just want to know if there is any chance that i will mess up my phone. what is the failiure rate of rooting it like this?
     
  9. umrico

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    pre kitchen didnt work for me. manually did. As for messing up, its cut and paste commands. if you can do that, your golden ;) I felt the same way you did...it was cake though.
     
  10. ejpyle

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    I had the same fear of messing it up but the manual method is REALLY easy. As long as you type "what u see" there is no way you can go wrong...

    I am not BIG on ROM's especially considering the fact that the 2.1 update is going to be coming out. I just removed some apps and am loving this thing even more.
     
  11. umrico

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    dont even type! just copy and paste from the "code" boxes. Leaves you less room for error :)
     
  12. mysticmead

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    agreed, copy/paste and follow the guide that is at the top of the forum. it works perfectly. pre-kitchen also works too. as long as you have all the drivers installed and configured correctly BEFORE trying to use it. if you don't you'll spend hours chasing the error and gettig it resolved when you can copy/paste the manual root method and be done in 15 minutes.
     
  13. jhawk234

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    ok. thats what i will do. thank you
     
  14. uminchu

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    I tried the Pre-Kitchen method, but that didn't work well for me, so I did it manually. Even still, I had a few issues getting the recovery ROM to flash. I'm actually glad that it worked out that way, because I learned so much more and gained a much better understanding of the process, plus I got to know what a helpful community is out there that helped me with my roadblocks. If you enjoy learning about the tech you're customizing, then I'd recommend rooting manually the first time.
     
  15. showbo

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    What will he/she learn more by rooting manually? How to copy and paste into the cmd line?

    Just use the Fresh pre-kitchmen method. VERY SIMPLISTIC and you will be done in no time at all.

    Don't bother the manual way.


    Oscar
     
  16. uminchu

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    Strictly IMO, based on my own experiences, I learned about Linux syntax, how to manually push files, how to flash and update a recovery image (the hard way), I learned about boot options, screens, and multiple ways to get to them, I learned how to wipe data, how to backup and restore, and I now have a much better understanding of what is taking place behind the scenes when I automate those processes via a kitchen. Flashing ROMs, and installing tweaks, mods and updates haven't always gone like clockwork for me; when I run into the occasional glitch or roadblock, I know how and where to go looking for problems, and I have a better comfort level in being familiar with what I see when I get there.
     
  17. chfields

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    I used pre kitchen and it worked fine.......just follow the instructions and you'll be good......
     
  18. showbo

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    And I am happy for how you figured out everything.

    I on the other hand, used pre-kitchen after manual failed, and it worked like a charm. I STILL know how to install tweaks, updates, flash different roms. And looking for different problems, as you said, that is what the forums and search button is for.

    So where do we go from here? You think you know more than me because you failed to root pre-kitchen and then finally got it to work manually?

    Look, some people might not have as much time as you, and need it done quick and easy.

    For those people, use pre-kitchen.

    No hard feelings here in this post, just remember, your way, NOR MY way is the best way.

    But Pre-kitchen can be agreed upon the easiest, safest method.


    Oscar
     
  19. showbo

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    Oh, and if anyone disagrees with me on the pre-kitchen is the easiest, or fails to root via the pre-kitchen, and then finally gets it done hours later via either method, you probably shouldn't have been messing with your phone to begin with.

    Just like I learned in the Marines, failure to follow SIMPLE instructions can get people hurt or killed.

    In our phones case, bricked. :)
     
  20. uminchu

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    If I gave you the impression that I think I'm smarter or better than you or that you're automatically wrong because I have a different opinion or experience, that was not my intent at all. Your post implied that the only thing to be learned by manually rooting was how to cut & paste; I offered examples of other things that I myself learned.

    I agree with you 100% that it's up to each individual to decide for themselves based on the answers they get to their questions, and that what's best for one may not be right for another. I think it's fine that you and I have had different experiences with the same tasks, so others see that they have choices.

    Peace, ok?
     
  21. ccapasso

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    Not a necessary or helpful reply. I am not going to start an argument or debate about this, just making a point.

    For many people, auto-root doesn't work, plain and simple. You can spend time trying to get the correct drivers, etc installed or you can follow the manual way. It doesn't take "Hours" as you have stated, I'm sure plenty can attest to this.

    Every person is different, and for some doing it manually is better and for others doing it auto is better, it just depends.

    While everyone is entitled to their opinions, thoughts and comments, please try to be respectful and post something helpful. Stating that people that can't do it using auto-root shouldn't even be doing it, is not necessary, helpful or of any relevance.

    Again, I'm not going to argue or fight about this, it is just simple, common courtesy.

    Thanks :)
     
  22. showbo

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    So, from what you say, if they fail both ways, they should continue to keep trying until they get it or, something else happens?

    IMO your post is not helpful either. If you cannot follow simple instructions, then don't root. Again, IMO.
     
  23. showbo

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    Of course, peace. And apologies for hijacking thread. Just follow the instructions, and either way you should be good.


    Oscar
     
  24. jhawk234

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    this may be a little off topic, but once I root my phone and flash a custom 2.1 image, how do I return to the official sprint 2.1 when it is released?
     
  25. andy22

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    you wont need to go back to sprints update as there will be at least 3 sprint 2.1 based roms within a few hours of the release. the custom roms have been performing better than stock. root. flash. enjoy.
     
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