Upgrade Time!


  1. steam374

    steam374 Well-Known Member

    So I have an HTC hero and its getting really outdated, So i was thinking its time for an upgrade but my only problem is i'm not sure what phone to get....
    I want a phone that has a little bit of everything for example... Being able to text quickly, Gaming once and a while, Listen to music, Taking video, And overall a phone that is quick at hopping from one thing to the next.
    So are their any suggestions on what phone to get?

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  2. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Well ponder this, I was golfing yesterday and I was playing with my buddies HTC EVO because he has no clue how to use it, does not even have a PC, lol anyways playing around with the phone, I found that my rooted Hero was much faster than the EVO, so try a new Rom, you may want to give that a try first.


  3. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

    Wait for the evo3D or the nexus S. If you NEED to upgrade right now, both the EVO and the EVO Shift are a great upgrade from the hero. I went with the Shift because I didn't like the size of the OG EVO, and the battery life is way better on the Shift.

    I don't disagree with DonB, but stock there is no comparison between the Hero and either of the EVOs. Rooted, the EVOs simply blow the hero out of the water. Personally, though, I would try and wait for one of the newer models, because you will be stuck with it for 2 years, so you might as well have the most up to date phone you can get.
  4. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    +1 and yes I agree with the stock Evo being much better than the Hero, but I simply would wait until the 3D Evo comes out simply because of the processor, in the meantime I would try a new ROM


  5. steam374

    steam374 Well-Known Member

    Alright thanks I think ill wait a while.
  6. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Since you are rooted, I would try flashing a new Rom, for kicks and grins, the new GB from AOSP, is pretty amazing and will hold you over until your next upgrade ;)


  7. MadBrown

    MadBrown Well-Known Member

    Truth. I love the Gingerbread ROM from AOSP. It's almost like I have a new phone. Very fast and a great interface. This should hold me until October.
  8. andygu3

    andygu3 Well-Known Member

    Not possible;) but the Hero is much faster rooted and running GB.

    Further more, your argument doesn't hold water, "the guy doesn't know how to use it". Just clearing cache, wiping phone logs, clearing texts.......... I'm sure would speed any android phone up:D
  9. steam374

    steam374 Well-Known Member

    Ok so you guys are saying i should use an aosp rom? Ok sounds good but which one would you recommend for being the most snappy and such and also the most stable?
  10. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    I agree about him not knowing how to use it, as he didn't even know how to text, has not even sent an email yet, has no clue, LOL but kidding aside, the phone was brand new, he had just got it hours before. and when I was downloading him some apps, my market was much faster than is when I did the test. No biggie it is his phone, LOL :D :p


  11. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

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  12. steam374

    steam374 Well-Known Member

    And i flash everything listed on that post? Is there any specific order i have to do it in?
  13. steam374

    steam374 Well-Known Member

    Hey so i flashed the ROM and i gotta say thank you for the tip! This ROM is extremely fast compared to my Fresh hero 2.40 ROM, But my only problem is I don't have any contacts /: I tried restoring them with HTC sync but the option for that in the notification bar does not show up so any help would be very very much appreciated.
  14. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Your contacts should be in Gmail, if you did not store your contacts with Gmail, then do another Nandroid backup, then restore your fresh back up, then create a back up of your contacts, then save on your SD card as a CSV file, then restore your GB back up, then restore your contacts, I would after that store all your contacts in Gmail, this way you will always have them for safe keeping.


  15. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Well-Known Member

    Not to mention your rooted Sprint HTC Hero will get better battery life than a Sprint HTC EVO 4G. That big screen really does chew the battery up fast.

    I would recommend the original poster wait for the Sprint HTC EVO 3D if he wants something REALLY next generation. That will be available in the Summer.
  16. steam374

    steam374 Well-Known Member

    Ok so i have a backup of my contacts on my sd card that i made with titanium backup so can i just rename the extension to CSV and itll all be good?

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  17. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Well-Known Member

    If you want to export your contacts to your microSD card then you can just go into your Contacts or People app and press the Menu button. There is an option to export you contacts in there.

    I never backed up my contact storage using Titanium Backup. Haha.
  18. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Same here, I would simply go into People and create your back up from there


  19. steam374

    steam374 Well-Known Member

    Says its an Md5 mismatch ): but its whatever i just re-flashed the rom
  20. Lozer_Kid

    Lozer_Kid Well-Known Member

    Wait for the HTC EVO 3D just a couple of more months...
  21. andygu3

    andygu3 Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately I got tired of waiting for the next great phone, it's never ending with technology. Oh well:)
  22. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ VIP Member VIP Member

    The EVO is a fabulous phone. I would have been happy with it for 2 years if need be. The only reason I don't have it anymore is the poor signal strength I had with Sprint at our new house. Had to move to Verizon...paying ALOT more $. I wish I still had the EVO. I really miss it! :( Sigh. That was the best phone I have ever had. When it was released, I was one who stated, "too big, why pay the extra $10/mo" (now a moot point)
  23. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    You could of got Sprint to give you an airave ;)


  24. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Well-Known Member

    That is very true. One buys a new handset and it is already obsolete shortly thereafter. :(

    Next year we will see quad-core handsets. That will render the dual-core Sprint HTC EVO 3D obsolete as well. Owning the leading edge of technology is an expensive proposition. Haha. :D
  25. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ VIP Member VIP Member

    DonB...Don't want to take this too far OT, but yeah, we had an Airave...helped alot for a while, until I/we started having some very weird issues...Two out of three times, callers to our phones would not hear it ring in their ear when they called us (while we were home using the Airave), but our phones would ring...we would answer, and they wouldn't hear us...but we could hear them. Makes it very hard to carry on a conversation. :p I spent literally HOURS on the phone with Sprint over a 10 day period, with no resolution. The issue was so bad, that they agreed to waive our early termination fees on all 4 of our accounts. We had been with Sprint for 12 years. Oh well.

    Back on topic, I believe the best plan is to get the best handset you can afford, and keep it about a year. Then sell it, before it gets too devalued, and then upgrade with the money. :)
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