Root or Unlock my HERO?


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  1. gate7nico

    gate7nico Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi.

    Ive been looking and searching for an hour about an answer to my question but havnt got much...

    I have a Hero locked to orange and Im fine with that, till now... cause I have to go to Sweden for the whole summer and it would be to expensive to use my OrangeHero over there (roaming).

    I dont know whether to unlock it, or root it, to use a swedish sim.

    Whats the difference?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanx!
     

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  2. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Well-Known Member

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    Rooting & unlocking = 2 different things

    What Is Rooting?

    Rooting is the process by which you regain administrative access to your phone. It opens up otherwise impossible options to your phone.

    Why Root?

    Full control over your system
    Ability to install 3rd party applications, themes etc
    Backup your phone
    Relocate your phones caches thus allowing you to save phone memory = Faster Phone
    Install applications to your SD CARD thus allowing you to save phone memory = = Faster Phone

    OkOk That Sounds Great...But What Are The Downsides huh?!1?11?

    You will lose the ability to receive over the air updates. (Not a big deal)
    Void warranty (But you can un-root you phone so this is not a problem)
    3rd Party App may maliciously control your phone (Not likely)

    These are just some reasons. Please your a search engine with the term 'android root' and you can read up on other reasons.


    Unlocking a phone = To use the phone on different networks.

    Unlocking is what you want to do. But if the normal unlocking methods don't work you will have to root the phone and install a custom ROM to bypass the Orange unlocking...

    Read these threads. It applies to you

    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-hero/14833-how-unlock-your-htc-hero-orange-uk.html

    http://androidforums.com/htc-hero/9661-fixed-help-unlock-htc-hero-orange-failed.html
     
  3. gate7nico

    gate7nico Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have to say that Im amazed with the quick and awsome answer I got from you jUsT2eXy.

    A BIG THANK YOU!
     

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