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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 Android Enthusiast
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  2. Darth Pooh

    Darth Pooh Newbie

    Rebooting now...
  3. Aldo Junior Ao2

    Aldo Junior Ao2 Android Enthusiast
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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

    Darth Pooh Newbie

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

    Aldo Junior Ao2 Android Enthusiast
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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

    Darth Pooh Newbie

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

    Aldo Junior Ao2 Android Enthusiast
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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

    Aldo Junior Ao2 Android Enthusiast
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    Flashed and running Modaco rom. Yippee i feel like it is christmas.
  9. 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

    Aldo Junior Ao2 Android Enthusiast
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    Your assumption is correct. you will see new icons though and go ahead play with some of them.
  11. koolhand79

    koolhand79 Well-Known Member

    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

    BrianDigital Newbie

    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

    Aldo Junior Ao2 Android Enthusiast
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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

    HurricaneDC Lurker

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

    SDscorch Android Enthusiast

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

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

    dagnasty Lurker

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

    dagnasty Lurker

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

    rockcrawler Well-Known Member

    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

    dagnasty Lurker

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

    a2k Lurker

    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.

  21. Spunkzz

    Spunkzz Newbie

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

    SDscorch Android Enthusiast

  23. Aldo Junior Ao2

    Aldo Junior Ao2 Android Enthusiast
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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.


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

    noonanjs Newbie

    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

    pking Well-Known Member

    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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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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