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Root MoDaCo 2.9 or wait for HTC official eclair update?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vjprakashbe, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. vjprakashbe

    vjprakashbe Well-Known Member
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    I am enjoying with my HERO for last one week. My current ROM is 2.73.720.5.

    At this stage, please suggest me whether I need to go for MoDaCo 2.9 custom ROM or just patiently wait for HTC eclair update? OR another suggestion please...

    Cheers,
    -Jp
     

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  2. globalm

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    Modaco 2.9 is excellent and solves a number of issues with standard ROMs. I would not go back. Only issue I have found is some kind of incompatibility with Sprite Backup which the Sprite guys are looking at. It causes SMS (only) not to be restorable.
     
  3. afonja

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    Why don't you use nandroid backup?
     
  4. globalm

    globalm Active Member
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    Didn't say I didn't :D

    Nandroid is not so good if you have lost one item and others have 'moved on'. More of a 'total disaster' recovery thing I believe.

    I take a Nandroid backup every time I change ROM, Radio or Recovery but a Sprite backup is just the thing for recovering that accidently deleted wallpaper, file or (once it's working correctly) SMS.

    Cheers
     
  5. quantumrand

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    I have to recommend MoDaCo 2.9 as well. At the soonest, I'd expect an Android 2.0 update by Dec 11th, but it's probably still unlikely. Plus there's no guaranty that HTC will even include all of the features of 2.0.

    I've upgraded to MCR 2.9, and I've already made use of several features it brings. For example, it now comes with Google Voice Search as well as the speech packages previously left out of the official ROMs.

    Besides, if HTC's Eclair update comes out and looks worth while, you can always flash back to the official version.
     
  6. SFA_AOK

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    Is it worth the update from MCR 2.8? I'm tempted so I can also apply the latest radio...
     
  7. trick202

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    Since I last tried MCR, I have updated to Windows 7.

    Now, when I plug the phone in to the lappy, it doesn't recognise it at all. No way to mount the SD at all.

    Is this known?

    Can I use a card reader to get the update.zip onto the card?
     
  8. Slug

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    Ditto, but once I discovered how to use the Vista HTCSync drivers I've had no problems.

    Sure, that's how I do it when at work as we can't install unauthorised software.
     
  9. trick202

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    Noice one bravva!

    Cheers slug
     
  10. mwilson1987

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    This is probably a stupid question but I'm a bit of a novice - does installing the modaco rom result in invalidation of the phones warranty?
     
  11. lekky

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    Yep
     
  12. JoeC

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    You know, I've tried a couple of times to do this to my Hero, making the gold card and all that. The process always fails when the bootloader tries to load the new ROM at the very last step, yielding a message indicating version issue. However, the phone happily reverts everything back to the way it was.

    *sigh*
     
  13. quantumrand

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    Maybe you can try this method: http://androidforums.com/htc-hero/19660-guide-installing-modaco-custom-rom.html

    I'm assuming you have an unlocked Hero, probably running the 2.73.405.5 ROM? I was running that exact same setup when I made the guide, so I'm certain it will work.

    Also, make sure your Custom ROM isn't corrupt or incomplete.
     
  14. JoeC

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    Thanks, I'll try it. Yep, that is the version I have, completely unlocked.
     
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