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Difference in points between custom and official ROM

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mhmohamadi, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. mhmohamadi

    mhmohamadi Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Everyone root
    everyone update to custom rom
    but uptill now i dont get what are the differences ? in points ?
    Speed ? interface? apps that come with custom ROM ?

  2. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Android Expert

    Totally depends on what ROM you install. Rooting in general (without using a custom ROM) give you access to parts of the phone that you didn't have before. You can use apps like ShotMe (for screenshots) which you can't without Root access.

    As for the ROM's, MoDaCo's ROM is built for speed, and is much quicker than the stock ROM, but there are also AOSP ROM's which are stock android without any of the HTC enhancements. It all depends on what you want from the phone.
  3. mhmohamadi

    mhmohamadi Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i just have few questions
    1- So root is a step and then modaco rom is another right?

    2- and after what u said, if i installed custom modaco ROM, i wont feel any difference on the screen? i mean no remarkable difference except SPEED right?

    3- My hero has :
    1.5 firmware
    2.73.405.5 Build number
    is it easy and no problem to root or install custom rom? or there are specific ROMS to install? i mean like the iPhone, it can be bricked and stuff like that?

    4- where can i find the easiest guide to ROOT and install the ROM ?
  4. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Android Expert

    1. yes that is correct
    2. Speed increase is the main differance you will notice, otherwise it will "look" the same as a standard ROM
    3. Rooting is fairly safe and simple process, as long as you follow the instructions carefully
    4. Rooting guide is here
  5. mhmohamadi

    mhmohamadi Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So ?
    is it worth it to ROOT and CUSTOM ROM ?
    what do u advice me to do ? not to root or custom rom ?
    to Root but no custom rom ? to do both ?
    and a simple guide to CUSTOM ROM ?
  6. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Android Expert

    To be honest it's a personal choice, If you do a little research and find out what benifits can be gained (somewhere like xda-developers is a good place to start). If you are heppy with the phone as it is then there is no need to root or use a custom ROM. Most users don't see the benifit, so it's not worth the trouble.
  7. mhmohamadi

    mhmohamadi Newbie
    Thread Starter

    so there is trouble
  8. Slug

    Slug Check six!
    VIP Member

    I've said it before and I'll say it again..... if you're going to install a MoDaCo ROM then you should carefully read the notes/instructions here before going any further.
  9. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast

    'Trouble' in the sense that you have to do something which may be seen a long-winding, boring, tedious process for little benefit (my opinion).
  10. Heroic

    Heroic Newbie

    I rooted and flashed the MCR 3.1 last night and in 40 minutes I was finished and rocking!
  11. mhmohamadi

    mhmohamadi Newbie
    Thread Starter

    please tell me quickly and in points
    what did u find different ? thx

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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