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how can i nandroid my (sprint) htc hero with google before rooting?

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  1. natorade93

    natorade93 Well-Known Member
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    im rooting my cdma htc hero with google from sprint and one thing people say to do is nandroid. i read that you do this after rooting and before updating roms, but i have to ruu before i can root because my build number is 2.27.651.6 and has to be .5 so this will clear it off... anyway to backup device before i do this? anything other than nandroid? or a way to do it before rooting?
     

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  2. deedub

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    You have to root your Hero first before you can do a Nandroid.
     
  3. KitsapAndroid

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    You can download mybackup pro from the market and back up your phone that way. It's not as efficient as a Nandroid, but it is a good non-root back-up. Personally, I would just take note of what you have installed, then run the RUU and root with a fresh phone. A new ROM will wipe the phone like the RUU anyway. Plus it's a good chance to weed out what apps you actually use and don't use anymore. That's my .02. :)
     
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    KitsapAndroid...(or anyone else familiar with this app) Have you used Mybackup Pro? If so, would you be willing to make a new thread with details on how this works, for the benefit of the community? I bet there are lots of folks who hesitate to root due to not wanting to re-do everyhting they have on their phone. This would be a big help to many. If so, put it in the "All Things Root" sub forum. Maybe title it something like: "How to back up your Sprint Hero before rooting" This would allow for others with alternate methods of backing up to post with their ideas as well. :)
     
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  6. natorade93

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    i appreciate all the answers everyone... at the time of begining the root i was up till 6am and i had no answers yet and ended up going ahead and clearing the phone, :( so unfortunately i dont have an answer to the backup questions.. but thank you for answering and if i need that in the future i will definitely check those out
     
  7. KitsapAndroid

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    JB in AZ, I've used it, but that was a fair amount of time ago. Once I rooted I went to Titanium and never looked back. I'm happy to help out people and suggest the app as a good source for a non-root backup, but I don't think I would be qualified to make a guide to using it. I like the idea though, so perhaps if I get a chance while at work today, I will DL it from the market again and mess around with it for a while. If it happens I will post something to help out. :)
     
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  8. natorade93

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    i actually flashed back to .5 first, so i guess some extra steps, but either way i was successfull!!!! but thanks a very lot :D
     
  9. LBPHeretic

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    Did you end up using the Universal One-Click method of rooting or some other method? How did it go?

    I am just interested in seeing how the rooting process goes for other people that are still new to it. I appreciate the "Thanks" that you gave me.
     
  10. natorade93

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    no problem for the thanks, and no i rooted using the links in this....

    http://androidforums.com/sprint-her...g-guide-updated-7-10pm-est-aug-30-2010-a.html
     
  11. lukychmz

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    I rooted my phone while it was on .6 and I could never get to the option of making a nand backup. When i pressed home and power all I would get is a red triangle with an exclamation mark

    So I downgraded to .5 did the exact same thing as I did before and it worked right away and tbh I have no idea why:p
     
  12. LBPHeretic

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    Did you root it using the Universal One-Click method? That method, as far as I know, is the only that lets you root your Spring HTC Hero when its on the .6 build of Android 2.1.

    If you tried to root it using any other method, including the long method, when it was on the .6 build of Android 2.1, it probably would result in the error you got. You would definitely have to flash it back to the .5 build of Android 2.1.
     
  13. lukychmz

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    Yeah I did the long method first then did the one click method on .6, I guess something got screwed up. But the downgrade was simple enough and now Im loving Cyanogen :)


     
  14. Linoleum

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    Weird, mine is doing the same as above. I RUU'd back to .6 while getting the dust cleaned at sprint... now I've Universal 1 clicked and rooted, but now I can't get to recovery to nand.
    Anyone have any other recommendations?
     
  15. andygu3

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    If you use the 1 click versus long method, 1 click you will have to flash a recovery first before you can do a nandroid. Regaw's long method has recovery already in his steps.

    Download rom manager and flash CM or RA recovery, then you can nandroid your stock rom
     
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  16. Linoleum

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    That is EXACTLY what worked for me last night. Thank you.

    Can you tell me in layman's terms what 'flashing a recovery' actually means? Out of all the new things to learn about rooting, its just not making sense to me. I suppose if I took the time to manually root, some of these steps would be quite clear! Ignorance is bliss... kinda.
     
  17. LBPHeretic

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    I think of the recovery image as sort of like the BIOS for your PC. Even if your PC does not have Windows or any operating system on it, you can do basic functions with it within the BIOS, like changing settings and whatnot. :)

    Flashing a recovery image basically changes the "BIOS" for your Sprint HTC Hero. The recovery image is what lets you do the lower level things like flashing the actual ROM and doing Nandroid backups so that you can achieve the higher level things within Android. I might not be using the best terminology here, but that is how I think of it anyway. It works for me. ;)
     
  18. Linoleum

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    That is a really great analogy. Thanks again!
     
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