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Root Huzzah! 2.1 on my newly-rooted Hero

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by premiump, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. premiump

    premiump Well-Known Member
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    First off, major thanks to Just2sexy for the excellent rooting guide! Good stuff mate :D

    After reading the news that the official 2.1 update had been pushed back yet again to June, my patience finally failed and I decided to root my Hero this afternoon. With a little help from the forum and using Just2sexy's guide, it was fairly straightforward (though I did manage to install a 1.5 ROM first ... lol).

    Really pleased with it so far, using ROM Villain 5.2, and I'm starting to re-install my apps.

    To celebrate, I drove home using turn-by-turn Google Navigation (with voice) .. and when I got home I was presented with Streetview!

    SIMPLY OUTSTANDING! :D:D:D

    Can't believe I left it so long to root.
     

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  2. Jaffa

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    Congratz, theres a few of us done it in the last 24hrs, Im runing Vilian too, its excellent
     
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  3. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
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    Wooh. So many people have completed the process in the past 24 hours. crazy!
    Time to have a Rooting and Rom party I think haha.

    glad you got it working my friend. Nothing like having a nice fact rom and installing all those great apps we have (especially 2.1 games and apps)..

    wooh.
     
  4. premiump

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    I think the combination of the official update pushed back to June coupled with turn-by-turn Navigation going live in the UK yesterday has pushed many over the edge. It did with me :D

    It doesn't hurt that your guide is straightforward either ;)
     
  5. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
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    When I first started trying to root and install a custom rom (boy, feels like years ago now lol:p )

    I was really confused. There were so many guides with conflicting instructions. There were no clear cut guides.

    So I tried and tried, failed, tried again lol.. got there in the end and decided to make a guide that anyone can try and succeed with. :cool:

    Good to see it working & in action. Was thinking about making a youtube video.. but we shall see
     
  6. peloquin

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    yeah as soon as I read that the "official release" has been put back I decided to root & toot

    Pel
     
  7. jim_h

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    I hate you all!!!! <jealous>:p
     
  8. enzydroid

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    Yeah, I'm heading that way myself. BUT, do I just go ahead and "root and custom rom" now, or do I wait for my 16GB sdcard to arrive and do it all in one hit (taking advantage of apps2sd in the process)?
     
  9. Jaffa

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    Root now, you can add apps2sd later...ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT
     
  10. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
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    Apps2sd will automatically occur when the phone is restarted and there is a memory card inserted.

    So when you get your new card, just use titanium backup to backup the apps and restore them on your new sd. will take less than 5-10mins. :eek:
     
  11. synthesetic

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    I just switched to Sprint with an HTC Hero from AT&T With an iPhone after 1 year (I have crap credit, so I was afraid I needed a deposit with sprint to get service.. turns out I didn't!). Anyway, as an added bonus I got the phone for $49.99 with my contract. I've had it for 4 days now and I made the decision to root it and load the Fresh 2.0d Rom w/ Android 2.1. I also did the root switch apps to SD. I then installed the upgrade for the Google Nexus One live wallpapers, which coincidentally Google shot me an e-mail congratulating me on activating my phone. I'm not sure if it is the ROM, or Android 2.1, or both.. but the phone is a totally different machine. The stock HTC 1.5 OS is not too bad, but the UI is noticeably more "jerky", it hesitates at first when entering a menu and trying to scroll immediately. I have ADHD and I'm an IT Professional, and avid Linux Fan / Server Admin / Developer, so I tend to beat the hell out of an OS. The iPhone OS you can tell was developed specifically for what it does. I was happy with my new Hero's versatility at first with 1.5, but when I upgraded to 2.1 last night I immediately forgot what an iPhone was.

    Anyway, just to add my "Root" story that tons have added recently.
     
  12. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
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    Hey great story. Hero is awesome! Android is the best!

    just a heads up this is the GSM Hero forum

    The Sprint / US Hero general forum is here

    The Sprint / US Hero rooting forum is here
     
  13. chimoy2008

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    After 5 hours and 2 sd card (its hard to own a 3uk hero) i'm finally a happpy rooted individual. Job well done to this guide. Never thought i could root it.
     
  14. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
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    lol I hear ya. I hated 3 when I had an 18 month contract with them. I never got any signal lol.

    Glad to hear your rooted :)

    Go and enjoy all the great apps that need roto access now. wooh
     
  15. Caspa

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    Yeah, I took the plunge after hearing about the update being pushed back to June...

    Really impressed with Villain 5.2, its easily as fast as the most recent stock and dare I say it, Modaco 3.2?!

    Cant wait to see what 5.3 is like!
     
  16. PaulWilks

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    I use Villain 5.2 too. Brilliant ROM, and such a massive step up from the previous 3.4 version (though I know its from a different build). I'm also looking forward to 5.3, brilliant, brilliant work.
     
  17. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
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    5.3 should be out 2night. :) Live wallpapers & JIT .. what more could you want..
     
  18. Caspa

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    Isnt JIT just for donators?
     
  19. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
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    yep :cool:
     
  20. Jaffa

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    Donators as in code or money?
     
  21. PaulWilks

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    What is JIT? What's a typical donation?

    :)
     
  22. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
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    JITstands for &#8220;just in time&#8221; compilation, and allows software to run faster by &#8220;compiling bytecode into native machine code at runtime which substantially increases performance&#8221;

    Wikipedia it for further info. Link here

    Any amount is considered a donation and yes it is money donate not code donate...

    So even
     
  23. aidan257

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    excuse me? theres gonna be Villain 5.3 :D where can i find out about this/download?

    Are there gonna be any speed increases?

    Already love Villain 5.22 i'd give 5.3 a wurl.
     
  24. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
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    All information will be here on his main site

    &

    Information will also be here over @ his thread on @ XDA

    &

    Follow his twitter to see when exactly it will be out (latest info)

    Taken from his twitter today

    Also read his developer blog here

     
  25. aidan257

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    Thankies, I may keep 5.22 for now as i've only just flashed it (but i might change my mind if theres a huge difference) :) Absolutely loving having my Hero rooted. Don't have to wait for HTC to pull their fingers out now :D
     
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