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MoDaCo Custom Hero ROM for the CDMA Hero

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Aldo Junior Ao2, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Aldo Junior Ao2

    Aldo Junior Ao2 Well-Known Member
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  2. Darth Pooh

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    Rebooting now...
     
  3. Aldo Junior Ao2

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    Awesome guy also i have not seen you in awhile maybe you dont remember me but i remember you having a pic of darth vader helmet with poohs face.
     
  4. Darth Pooh

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    I musta done something wrong, cause it is just booting into my current setup I have. Hmmmm... interesting.
     
  5. Aldo Junior Ao2

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    Keep trying cus i am dying to know how much better this rom is then the stock one. It has to be better
     
  6. Darth Pooh

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    Well after removing the shit apps from Sprint (except Nav), it runs tons better.
     
  7. Aldo Junior Ao2

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    Yeah that was the first thing i did i removed all the ugly looking sprint apps and others that dont need to be there. But we all know that customs roms are the way to go.
     
  8. Aldo Junior Ao2

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    Flashed and running Modaco rom. Yippee i feel like it is christmas.
     
  9. justpastfinish

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    I'm assuming because it says no wipe required, it looks like your old setup... but I've never flashed a Modaco android rom... first android phone...

    anyways, I'm booting up now... we'll see what happens...
     
  10. Aldo Junior Ao2

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    Your assumption is correct. you will see new icons though and go ahead play with some of them.
     
  11. koolhand79

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    Cant wait to try this out, but can someone point me in the direction to do the nandroid backup it reccomends u do.

    Nevermind. Got it figured out. Away i go, taking the plunge
     
  12. BrianDigital

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    wish i could try but since theres no love for 64 bit support in the android scene guess I'll not doing anything with my android:(
     
  13. Aldo Junior Ao2

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    When you reboot into recovery mode you will see the nandroid backpup. Also after rooting flash a recovery image, alot of people forget that step and root and go i did it.
     
  14. HurricaneDC

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    What are the benefits of this ROM? Does it make the phone faster?
     
  15. SDscorch

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    and.. are you going back to stock android UI?

    or is sense there when you're all done??
     
  16. dagnasty

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    I rooted, installed the recovery image, and installed the Modaco ROM just fine running Win7 64
     
  17. dagnasty

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    My install must be weird, because I just got vanilla android. Dont mind me
     
  18. rockcrawler

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    Please do not give out false information.

    The Modoco ROM contains everything that you have now, plus some added programs and tweaks. When you first boot, you will hardly even tell anything happened until you do some digging around.
     
  19. dagnasty

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    Weird, I guess my install is borked. Just got vanilla android with no Sense. I have amended my previous post
     
  20. a2k

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    OK, gang, here it comes, the dumb question...

    Has anyone created a step by step guide for this? If so, I've missed it would you please be kind enough to point me to it.

    Thanks!
     
  21. Spunkzz

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    can someone post on their findings if this is any faster or stable than the original ROM?
     
  22. SDscorch

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  23. Aldo Junior Ao2

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    There are no dumb answer i was working and mesa sorry. No you do not go back to stock android you stay with Sense UI. Madaco is using the sprint rom just added some tweaks and you are not wiping the phone so no lost in pictures text it looks the same as you left but it is not. There is a easy step by step but i forgot where it is. Its over by xda.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=581577

    This is what i used to root and flash recovery image
     
  24. noonanjs

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    Could someone who is currently running this rom post there findings about it. The things I am wondering about are:
    1. Is it a faster more stabe rom
    2. Does it get rid of the HTC supplied messaging app?
    3. Does it dramatically improve battery life?
    4. Does it fix all previously known bugs, for instance dropping mobile internet connection status for no reason?
     
  25. pking

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    I'm not running this personally, but I can answer your questions:

    Time will tell. It shouldn't be any less stable as it doesn't replace the current software, just adds to it. Though there's no technical reason for it to be considerably faster, lots of users are reporting simply rooting the phone and removing some bloatware makes for a significant speedup. This still could be the 'this is so damn cool!!111zomg!!' placebo effect, but my rooted phone does seem a lot faster and more stable.

    Nope, it's still there with all of it's flaws. Since this is a binary app included by HTC (ie we don't have source code to recompile it), someone will either have to a) write a custom Messaging app that integrates with Sense properly (unlikely), or b) wait for HTC to release it's fixes, then incorporate them into the custom ROMs (more likely)

    Probably a no to both of these - again since it's not replacing any software, only augmenting it. It's still the same Hero with all it's quirks, just made better by rooted software and more open software choices. What probably will increase your battery life is removing some of the stock Sprint / HTC applications you don't use that are always running in the background. Fewer processes = less CPU cycles used = longer battery times.
     
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