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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bnycastro, Dec 31, 2009.

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    Hi just got my 1st android device (HTC Hero) I got it in Taiwan so it has EN & CN. I tried installing compact QWERTY the install went well but I still cannot use compact QWERTY so I wanted to flash with a WWE ROM

    I have rooted the device, did a backup, and can enter recovery mode.
    I have also done MoDaCo unlocked SPL here
    I also downloaded some untouched ROMs here but when I run the EXE I get a USB connection error.

    Is my device now hard SPL (ala in WM where I can flash any ROM)? What step am I missing?

    Thanks for any help and guidance. Happy new year! and...

    DROID!
     

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    You have flashed a custom recovery image to the handset, yes?

    Just as well... you don't want those. Instead d/l the HTC Generic 2.73.405.38 ROM that Paul @MoDaCo repackaged as an update.zip. Copy it to your SD card, reboot into the recovery image, and select the relevant menu item to apply the update.
     
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    Yes I was able to flash custom recovery it shows cyanogen on the bottom. I wanted to be able to flash to a shipped ROM just in case before trying cooked ones
     
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    The problem with using an RUU update is that it will unroot your handset and, in the case of the latest updates, make re-rooting much more difficult. That's why I advised using the repackaged 2.73.405.38 - it is identical to the stock ROM except that it doesn't use the RUU method so you won't lose root or your custom recovery image
     
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    understood. if I want to flash radio it can also be done via cyanogen flash recovery? it should be run zip from sdcard as well right?
     
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    Yup, you're correct.
     
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    Thanks! I have finished flashing to WWE generic leaked ROM :)
     
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