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Root Instant Root.apk problem when attempting to root

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mrobbo, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. mrobbo

    mrobbo Active Member
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    Hi all,

    I am trying to route my HTC Hero (locked to Orange UK).

    Following jUsT2eXy's instructions :-

    1)Download it.
    2)Save it to your SD Card ROOT (not in any folders)
    3)Open up a file manager on your phone (Download ASTRO File Manager from the marketplace..if you don't have a file manager..)
    4)Find the 'InstantRoot.apk' file.
    5)Run it.
    6)It will say it's been successful

    Ok, so on step 4, I am opening ASTRO, clicking InstantRoot, clicking Open App Manager (other displayed option is Browse file), clicking Install (then Install again).

    It then displays 'Application installed'. However, I get a notification stating 'Install Root failed / Root access was not acquired'. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

    More info if required :-

    Firmware = 1.5

    Baseband version = 63.18.55.06JU_6.35.08.29

    Kernel version = 2.6.27-430d1aea
    htc-kernel@and18-2 #959

    Build number = 2.73.61.66 CL#82177 release-keys

    Software version = 1.0.0.A6288
     

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  2. mrobbo

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    Any ideas, anyone? I got the phone on the understanding that I could easily root/install a custom ROM but I can't even root!
     
  3. vjprakashbe

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  4. mrobbo

    mrobbo Active Member
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  5. aidan257

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    mrobbo, howd you get on with this?
    I also tried the instantroot.apk method & i don't think its done anything. I just seem to have an app installed on my phone.
    Downloaded droidwall to my phone after instantrooting it & it opens but i keep getting errors. I also tried Overclockwidget which appeared to do nothing so i don't think it worked.
    I have a sim free HTC Hero (bought sim free from factory)
     
  6. mrobbo

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    What did it say when you ran instantroot.apk?

    The issue I had when I was getting an error with instantroot.apk was with the ROM I had at the time - 2.73.61.66 - which I downgraded to 2.73.61.5 here :-

    HTC Hero - ROM Upgrade for HTC Hero (Orange)

    Please note these are Orange ROMs, you say yours is sim free.

    After doing this, instantroot.apk ran perfectly.

    I hope some of this helps.
     
  7. aidan257

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    It had completed & it was apparently rooted. But i apps that work on rooted Heros crashed like Doidwall.
     
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