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Root Modaco Custom ROM 3.2 but still Firmware 1.5?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by htcherolover, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. htcherolover

    htcherolover Active Member
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    Hey guys, so I flashed my phone and installed the Modaco Custom Rom 3.2. But when I go to the about phone, it still says that it is firmware version 1.5. Is this normal?
     

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  2. wuthton

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    Modaco is built on 1.5.

    If you want to try a 2.1 Rom there are several listed here:

    Hero, G2 Touch Android Development - xda-developers

    Villain 3.4 (not 4.0) is generally regarded as one of the best. But be warned the battery consumption on all the 2.1 roms is awful.
     
  3. htcherolover

    htcherolover Active Member
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    Oh, so what exactly is the point in going to the Modaco's ROM? Everybody seems to be doing it. If Hero is already 1.5, what's the point of it?
     
  4. jimeller

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    actually, the battery consumption has been greatly improved and is on par with modaco ROM. I'm currently running villain 3.4 and it runs brilliantly. gonna install 4.0 after nprussel has done the speed fix..
     
  5. wuthton

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    Primarily to reduce lag.
     
  6. bluenova

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    To reduce lag and to gain root access.
     
  7. daveybaby

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    Faster than stock ROM.
    Stable.
    Well supported.
    Its a known quantity, lots of people use it, so hopefully no nasty surprises.
    Has a bunch of the best root specific apps already built in (e.g. apps2sd, titanium backup, wireless tethering)
    Can add optional stuff, e.g. wavesecure, extra languages.
    Includes updated HTC widgets.

    The various 2.1 roms out there are more experimental, can be less stable, some features may not work 100%, possibly worse battery life etc. Personally i'm gonna wait for a modaco 2.1 build based on the official 2.1 ROM. Horses for courses innit.
     
  8. htcherolover

    htcherolover Active Member
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    Oh thanks guys! So I have the modaco 3.2 rom installed but I dont have app2date fo rsome reason =/ I have tethering and titanium backup. Is that normal? Also what dos titanium backup do?
     
  9. wuthton

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    You need to partition your SD card to use apps2sd.

    There is a clue in the name for Titanium backup.
     
  10. htcherolover

    htcherolover Active Member
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    Any tutorials on how to partition for app2sd?
     
  11. wuthton

    wuthton Well-Known Member
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    Just use Amon Ra's recovery image. If you don't have Amon Ra then use the search function on here, Modaco and XDA.
     
  12. jUsT2eXy

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    How to partition is explained in my guide. You can find this at the top of the page. Or click here

    Just scroll down to the bottom to STEP 9
     
  13. daveybaby

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    I followed the info in this post. Worked fine for me.
     
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