Rooting htc hero


  1. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Well-Known Member

  2. LKNDY81

    LKNDY81 Well-Known Member

    I used z4root. However i originally tried to do it from the unlockr
    .Com and it had me download an ruu however it kept saying usb connection error. Any other ruu ideas..?
  3. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Like I mentioned it will take you longer to find the source of your issue rather than you flashing the RUU .5. .6 or .7 back on and then rooting again with Z4Root, IMO


  4. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Well-Known Member

    z4Root can take Several times to actually Work.
    Try UnRooting using z4Root is that option showing up on your z4root app?
  5. LKNDY81

    LKNDY81 Well-Known Member

    Yes that option is available
  6. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Then unroot your phone and let us know what happens, as mentioned before I think your trying to fix something that is a lost cause to me, I would simply load the RUU again from fresh and then root again.


  7. LKNDY81

    LKNDY81 Well-Known Member

    Ok. When i unroot it goes back to giving me the option to temp. Root or permanent root. But i still have SU unlocked so maybe im not rooted correctly. Can you give.me a link to an RUU and rooting instructions. please and thank you.
  8. andygu3

    andygu3 Well-Known Member

  9. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    I will say it again, if I were you I would simply restore my phone to original and root again, you would have resolved your issue days ago when I mentioned it instead of still try to figure out where you went wrong. I is too hard t know where you went wrong the first time, make your life easy and flash the RUU back and then when ready to root again we will walk you through it


  10. Heaterz16

    Heaterz16 Well-Known Member

    +1
  11. LKNDY81

    LKNDY81 Well-Known Member

    Thnx to all. One last question before I begin. I noticed in the link it said sprint I'm on Alltel will that cause problems?
  12. Heaterz16

    Heaterz16 Well-Known Member

  13. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Here you go,
    Alltel Targeted 2.1 MR

    1.Download file
    2.unzip to computer
    3.install htc sync (only if you don't already have it)
    4.connect hero to computer
    5.run RUU


    Incase you cannot flash it because your USB won't read, you can try flashing it this way


    1. Download rom.zip from here rom.zip - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download
    2. Rename rom.zip to HERCIMG.zip
    3. Place HERCIMG.zip on root of sd card
    4. Power off hero
    5. Hold volume down and power on hero, let hboot load
    6. Follow the promts to apply the update


  14. LKNDY81

    LKNDY81 Well-Known Member

    ok, i am going to do this tommorow. However its not that i don't trust what you guys are telling me (because obviously youns know what your talking about.) But anyway DonB when i click on the link it tells me no info about what i am downloading all it says is
    HTC Hero™ (ADR6250AL)

    Alltel Targeted 2.1 MR

    then it says download.zip. Now will you please specify what exactly i am downloading.
  15. LKNDY81

    LKNDY81 Well-Known Member

    Also if this is a 2.1 RUU how will this help? because i need to go to 1.5. (I think from what ive heard and read) also Heaterz16 I haven't forgot about you. Ive read into the link you gave me... and i scrolled and read through it and it came to some of the same instructions DonB just gave me. Are both of youns looking at the same thing, just DonB simplified it???
  16. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    It is the 2.1 RUU for Alltel


  17. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Yes I simplified it for you, and no you do want to go to 2.1 not 1.5, you can root from 2.1 with no issues once you get your RUU back


  18. atm beaner

    atm beaner Member

    so I rooted my HTC hero yesterday using information from www.theunlockr.com. i decided to go with the super one click method, and i also installed a custom rom as well. the Hero is now fast as ever, and no more junk Sprintware. the only Sprintware left was the Navigation program.

    did you guys noticed that the marketplace isn't the same anymore? i was trying to add ESPN sportscenter to it like I had on my unrooted Hero, and noticed i wasn't able to downloaded it anymore. do we not have access to all the programs anymore because our phones are rooted?
  19. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Well-Known Member

    New Market....I don't like it...

    Try it again....you should still have access...
    What Rom are you running?
  20. andygu3

    andygu3 Well-Known Member

    A rooted phone will still have access to all market apps plus rooted only applications;)
  21. LKNDY81

    LKNDY81 Well-Known Member

    I lost intrest in rooting after all my problems. however now im trying to catch back up to where i was. After i go back to 2.1 by using the RUU what do i do then?
  22. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Once you are back to 2.1, then download Z4Root, and save it on your SD card, then download an app call app installer, that will allow you to install the Z4Root, once you have done that then let us know, we will guide you from there


  23. LKNDY81

    LKNDY81 Well-Known Member

    Don. I thank you for all of the help you have provided. Im not dumb either. But like my phone has mental ******ation. i downloaded the RUU and did everything as you said; renamed it, put it on root, hold down volume button, and then it said operation aborted everytime. So then i just skipped that step cause i factory reset my phone and i downloaded z4root. I then put it on my sd card on the ROOT of it. I downloaded 2 different app installers, and it never shows up to be installed. NOTHING WORKS!!! a while back however i downloaded z4root of the market (when it was still on their) and when i factory reset my phone i saved it to the sd card so i wouldn't lose it. So i have z4 root downloaded of the market. Can we work with that?
  24. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Yes you can, but you still need to install the Z4Root app, so if the Z4Root is already on your SD card, simply go to the market and download the app called App Installer,then install that, then open that app and once open it will find all the APK's apps on your phone, once you see the Z4Root simply install it, report back


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