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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cantthinkofone, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. cantthinkofone

    Thread Starter

    hi all iv just bought a month old sim free htc hero t-mobile branded
    the first thing i did was to unlock it with a code at the cost of
     



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  2. cantthinkofone

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  3. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member

    Hello cantthinkofone,

    If you use T-Mobile as a network provider there is no need to change your software, as the one you have is latest(just has a few T-Mobile backgrounds :))

    Rooted phones with custom ROM is more for experienced users(I don't have one) so if you call yourself an "idiot" - don't bother...

    Yes, Android 1.5 is the latest available for HTC Hero

    Regards
     
  4. cantthinkofone

    Thread Starter

    hi thanks , ok im not an idiot but wanted an idiots guide so i dont end up with a bricked phone lol

    im not on t-mobile either im on o2 hence getting it un-locked
    and as for the rom everyone is saying its amazing compared to any other rom from htc or network provider or not

    does anyone know when android 2.0 will be released iv read where skipping 1.6 or not

    thankyou
     
  5. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member

  6. cantthinkofone

    Thread Starter

    hi thanks again
    as for the rom surely id be better of with at least the newest htc original rom rather than the t-mobile one as network providers do limit and remove certain things also add in all there shit ???
     
  7. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member

    To be honest - have no idea)))
     
  8. Slug

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    Afaik neither T-mobile or Orange cripple/gimp the software compared to the generic HTC releases. All you'll gain will be removal of the carrier splash during boot and replacement of any specific bookmarks with the equally useless stock ones. ;)
     
  9. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Honestly, if you are worried about bricking your phone i would advise don't install a custom rom. Like Slug said the carrier roms don't really add any crap to the phone.
     
  10. cantthinkofone

    Thread Starter

    so why does a lot of people install custom roms ?
    why do people develop them if there is no point ??
    i dont understand
     
  11. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member

    There is a point, but if you don't understand it and satisfied with your current ROM - don't do it.

    As I said before - it's for more experienced users... And if you want to become one of them - google for it, there are a lot of info on that.
     
  12. cantthinkofone

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  13. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member

    It's totally up to you which directions to follow, depends which is more understandable to you.

    I cannot help you at this point, as my Hero is not rooted.
     
  14. Slug

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    My own reasons:
    (a) to get into the file system and better understand how Android is put together
    (b) to tinker with the interface
    (c) to help the dev by testing

    Because they can. :)
     

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