New user and some questions

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  1. slaguru

    slaguru Member

    Hey everyone.

    Just got a Hero and need some help if possible, while I play with this great phone.

    1. How do you save and run apps from the memory card ?
    2. Is there a simple way to kill apps, as they seem to clog up.
    3. Can the device be rooted?

    Any help would be great, thanks in advance.

  2. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    Sorry i was thinking Magic ..and not HERO ... here are the files for HERO >>>

    I am not sure about the guide ... have you try a search for it ... on the site ?

  3. Quboid

    Quboid Well-Known Member

    You can't run apps from the memory card without rooting it? Then where are they stored and how much space is there? I thought ROM was the OS and could only be changed through firmware upgrades, while RAM was temporary and wiped or overwritten frequently. Is space - or lack of space - for apps a significant concern?

    This is all news to me!

    (BTW, that link is for the Magic - is it compatible with the Hero?)
  4. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    To do what I said before .. you need to root ... That is why i gave you the link ... it you check the page ... all the way at the bottom of the center column are the files you need for a Hero

    Maybe someone else can point you to a link for a guide ... Also check the XDA-developers site ...
  5. slaguru

    slaguru Member

    I had a look at the Wiki, but no sign of the rooting process for the Hero. Lots of Hero Roms.
  6. Quboid

    Quboid Well-Known Member

    I'm a bit scared of things like rooting my phone TBH, I don't want to brick it even if that is unlikely. I put an open OS on my MP3 player once (Rockbox on an iRiver player) and although it worked, I was constantly afraid of breaking it. Mind you, Rockbox was pretty rough back then (and may still be, I don't know).

    On that wiki, I've no idea what the heck all those entries are and which I would want, if any. Not newbie friendly!
  7. slaguru

    slaguru Member


    I want the root to allow some tethering. Thats about all I need, but it seems like a bit of a minefield, and no solid instructions on the Hero root yet.
  8. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    you dont have to root to tether ... use PDANET ... and there is another app ...

    Do a TAG search on this site for "tether"
  9. slaguru

    slaguru Member

    Have PDA net on iPhone and its good. Only problem with the Android one is that its USB. Shame, but I Think its the safer and best move. Thanks
  10. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    Once the security leaks in BT are fixed ... it will probably be able to tether via BT

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