Sprint Hero HAS BEEN ROOTED@!


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    Nice. Grats Sprint Hero owners. Enjoy that new found freedom.
     
  3. ssgmun32

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    Is there a risk of bricking the phone by rooting?
     
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    The XDA'ers don't seem to have had any luck getting new firmware installed, but have successfully made backup images on the SD card - guess that's a step in the right direction.

    It's early and young, will be fun to see how this plays out

    The exploit is a race-condition bug in the linux kernel:

    "Multiple race conditions in fs/pipe.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32-rc6 allow local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or gain privileges by attempting to open an anonymous pipe via a /proc/*/fd/ pathname. "

    Seems like it was pretty easy to get root once this was found - great for our phones but really bad for my computers! patch please!
     
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    Sweet!!!


    @Edaze: Why no more Hero?
     
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    very nice....now they just need to finish it
     
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    I had some dust under the glass, I was going to have to replace it anyway, so I waited until the Moment came out and just swapped the two. The biggest issue I had with the Hero was lag dialing the wrong person and of course I wanted a real keyboard. I'd stated since before either came out that I wanted to see both.
     
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    Ahh, a HW keyboard type. When i had the Apache that phone pretty much turned me off to HW keyboards, especially having the Touch(Vogue) right after. I personally could not own another device with a HW keyboard. To each his own though. :)

    In terms of software, and overall 'snappiness' does the Moment do better than the Hero? Cause i think once the root is complete and we can ditch the Sprint bloatware the Hero will become a much better device.
     
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    My wife got her moment yesterday and I helped her get familiar with it last night. She really likes it, and it seems pretty good so far. But personally, I like my Hero better. Both of us had the Samsung Instinct previously. She wanted the phyysical keyboard, but I have gotten used to a virtual keyboard and prefer it (especially since I don't care for the extra size with slide out kb's). I have a little dust under my screen, but I'm waiting a bit to get a replacement to make sure they have fixed the problem. Other issues in my case are small enough that I can wait to see if the updates fix them. I really like the feel of the HTC SenseUI additions, while I have seen others comment that they like stock Android better. Bottom line is, they both are nice phones and it comes down to preference (in most cases).

    BTW, I saw the Droid yesterday. It is a heavy phone, almost like it's mostly metal. It's kind of boxy and edgy in my opinion, so I'm not big on it aesthetically. Spec wise, it's impressive, but we'll have to see how that translates in real world usage.
     
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    Its definitely snappier and I went as far as to give it the appearance of Sense UI with 7 screens, Flip Clock weather widget, Pure grid calendar. No twitter widget though. Twitdroid works well enough.
     
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    Based on an hour or so playing with my wife's Moment, it's possible that it is a HAIR snappier. But hardly anything that I would really notice. The accelerometer seems to be a touch quicker. However, I was surprised to see that there is keyboard lag even with her HW keyboard. I'll post any other impressions as I get more familiar with hers.
     
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    How did you make those modifications? My wife might like them on hers.
     
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    A few paid apps get this done nicely.

    Open Home - Full
    Open Home Skin - HTC Hero
    Beautiful Widgets
    Pure Grid Calendar
     
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    Cool. I'm assuming they are in Market?
     
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    That is surprising. I dont think i have ever heard of lag from a HW keyboard. :eek:
     
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    All in market.

    There is some from time to time, not a real issue in my opinion though.
     
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    I feel the same about my SW Keyboard. especially with the Haptic feedback off. it can usually keep up with me. Luckily for me i had almost the exact same keyboard on my previous phone (Sprint Diamond runnin the Mighty Groovy ROM).
     
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    Seems like a good amount of linux knowledge is needed, hopefully my backup hero comes in today I wanna try this xD
     
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    Ok, noobie ?. In layman terms, whats does rooting mean? Benefits?
     
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    Thanks Negrito! I was just going to post that. Appreciate it!

    Its getting exciting, now I cant wait till someone starts cooking some ROMS!
     
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    No worries bro, just spreding the knowledge. ;)

    I havent got mine rooted quite yet, but has anyone tried to delete some of the Sprint Crap... i mean Apps. :rolleyes:
     
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    WOW! Exciting stuff, now if someone will do me a favor of posting the "For Dummies" version. :D
     

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