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Has rooting changed your mind about getting the EVO?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zeux6, May 17, 2010.

  1. zeux6

    zeux6 Member
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    Ever since I rooted my phone to Fresh 2.0D and learned how to do the Live Wallpapers hack as well, I have enjoyed my phone so much that I am changing my mind about getting the EVO. I am one of those geeks that has to have all the newest toys but since I've rooted and installed a custom rom I find myself comparing my phone to the EVO and slowly realizing that my phone can be just as good. It really was the tethering thing that changed my mind. I think I will get the EVO once someone has learned to root it and do amazing things with it but until then, I am keeping the Hero. I truly love this phone.:D

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  2. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ Android Expert

    Glad you love the Hero...however, if you are "one of those geeks that has to have the newest toys" ...plan on getting the EVO soon, as I imagine it won't take the DEVs long, after it is released, to figure out how to root it. :rolleyes::D
  3. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    I'm still gonna get the EVO but I'm waiting until I can upgrade in Oct
  4. salpiche

    salpiche Well-Known Member

    Yep, it has not! I can do a lot of the same things on my hero as I could on an EVO, yet the hardware is so much better, thus waiting till August to upgrade to the EVO.
  5. apollomaker

    apollomaker Well-Known Member

    Like you, I won't even consider an EVO unless it can be rooted. That is why I went with an Android phone to begin with. Also, Sprint has some catching up to do in my opinion. How they are gaming the Hero owners to bolster attention to the EVO is shoddy marketing. The EVO, or maybe something else, is a wait-and-see for me. The rollout of the 4G service and available plan costs will be another factor. Lots of factors in play that make me just fill up the popcorn bowl, sit back for a while, and see how it plays out.

  6. cajunjacket

    cajunjacket Newbie

    In answer to the OP: No .... BUT

    I'm not getting the EVO because of its size. I was able to hold it and use it for a minute yesterday, and I am so glad I didn't pre-order. The EVO is WAY too big for my purposes. I will just wait for another year or so when they come out with a phone that is the size of the Sprint Hero.

    Also, after hearing how Froyo (2.2) is speeding up things (450% faster), I know that I won't have to upgrade my Hero for a while because, unlike Windoze OS's, it seems like Android OS's are becoming less and less resource intensive. Yes, I know we don't even have 2.1 yet, but the devs will probably get a version of Froyo ported over to the Hero in the near future considering they have had 2.1 for a while now.
  7. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    I think it will all depend on what FROYO is supposed to implement. There are rumors of flash implementation which our Hero cannot support full Flash 10.1 - perhaps we'll get a dumbed down version of it or maybe we won't get it at all. Either way, I'm satisfied with my rooted Hero running 2.1 right now with no issues whatsoever.
  8. xbrokdikdogx

    xbrokdikdogx Android Enthusiast

    I will probably pass on the Evo for right now. The hero does pretty much everything I want it to so there is no reason for me to be an early adopter. When I first heard of the Evo I really couldn't wait to get one, but as more time goes by the less I want one right now. The nail in the coffin was Sprint charging mandatory $10 a month more when I doubt I will have 4g anywhere near me. In fact the idea of paying even more just to use an Evo makes me consider $25 a month for Virgin Mobile even more. I am pretty sure I will switch to that next month and cancel Sprint. I'm sure the Hero will make a wonderful PMP, much better than the ipod touch.

    By the way, JIT is available on the Hero now, if you are rooted. JIT is what gives froyo the major boost in performance and it can be turned on when not using Sense. It doesn't work well with Sense or the HTC apps and widgets that use Sense.
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  9. cajunjacket

    cajunjacket Newbie

    Excellent. Thanks for the info.
  10. Droidone

    Droidone Android Enthusiast

    I was thinking about doing a poll today regarding the delays of 2.1 and who is turned off by the Evo due to it. I think there is a good amount of people in the forums that are left with a bad taste. I am clueless on what I will decide. I don't personally want the evo but I want the speed and the access to 3d games that are coming out. I have a pre and hero and could easily sell both and buy the evo full retail but I really want to see how htc will handle froyo b4 I drop that kind of money.

    the hero with 2.1 rooted is virtually the same exact software. The hardware is what's gonna kill the hero. I personally think the evo is way too big and some people will realize that once they see it in person. Videos of it can be deceiving. The hero is the perfect size for me.
  11. Igal

    Igal Lurker

    Sound great.
    I just bought the here a few days ago. I'm not a tech, but I would like to root it because I need to install Hebrew in it. So far I have not been able to find any simple, easily understandable (for novices) instructions on how to do that. Can you please help?
  12. Droidone

    Droidone Android Enthusiast

    I am not a tech either when it comes to the android. This is what I used and I have done it many times without any issues. If your using windows on your pc, this will work. Follow it step by step and don't skip anything.

    [GUIDE] How To Root The Sprint CDMA Hero (Windows) - xda-developers

    I am not responsible for any issues but thought I would guide you to what worked for me. Do at your own risk.
  13. Igal

    Igal Lurker

    That's great, thanks. Just what I needed. Much appreciated.

    And no, my lawyers will not come after you if anything goes wrong. (only if it goes TERRIBLY wrong...:D)

    One more question: I was plenty of Rom versions out there. How do you tell the difference? For the Hebrew, I understand that they all would work, so I'm just wondering about different experiences with different ROM's.
  14. cajunjacket

    cajunjacket Newbie

    I like Fresh Kitchen because you can customize it.
  15. redandblack1287

    redandblack1287 Well-Known Member

    The latest leak of 2.1 made me decide to wait until my upgrade in November before I do anything, instead of paying full price over the summer like I was going to. It works SO WELL
  16. thomasanderson

    thomasanderson Well-Known Member

    Which is exactly why Sprint is delaying the release of the real 2.1.
  17. Although I do like 2.1 on my Hero, its gone that day the Evo is released. Advantages of the Evo are way too big

    4.3 inch screen vs 3.2 is a huge difference
    Higher resolution display
    1ghz processor and 1GB of RAM
    8MP camera
    WIFI hotspot

    Those are pretty major upgrades over the Hero.
  18. I will get the EVO but I'll wait until I'm can upgrade. I can't see paying full price for it right now. But the added processing power and bigger screen are enough to make the change for me. I'm sure the devs will port Froyo to the Hero as well but I'm sure some of it will be lost to Hero users because we just won't have the power needed. I'm very happy running Fresh Rom 2.1.1 from flipz. It's much faster than in the past and will keep me satisfied until I can upgrade.
  19. T Mac

    T Mac Well-Known Member

    Goodbye Hero on June 4th. It's too slow and lags too much. Software won't fix hardware issues. The evo will run all the latest and greatest software with no problems even before rooting.

    Sent from my HERO200 using Tapatalk
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  20. Igal

    Igal Lurker

  21. Its going to be $449. Most Sprint stores are giving $110-$125 credit for Heros. So you would only be paying $315-$325 or so. Almost what you would be before the $100 rebate on the upgrade/new price. Works for me.
  22. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    I believe the specs listed 1 GB of ROM and 512 MB of RAM.
  23. Igal

    Igal Lurker

    It's $199 at Radio Shack. They take pre-orders and the phone is available on June 4th.
  24. methoderik

    methoderik Member

    Yeah really liking fresh 2.1.2 a lot. I think I am going to wait for my upgrade in October for the Evo. It should be rooted and have tether on it by then.
  25. dominicanyor

    dominicanyor Android Enthusiast

    can i do the live wallpapers with the 2.1???

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