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Need help putting the Vanilla Lock screen on the Hero

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Eazail70x7, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert
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  2. caliboy99

    caliboy99 Member

    I just flashed Fresh 2.1.2 on my hero and was thinking about doing this as well. The fixes to vanilla lockscreen is mentioned in the installation notes here Download: Fresh Rom 2.1.2 Geek For Me – Android CDMA Sprint Hero it say something like you must flash the zip file as an update.zip in recovery.

    Now i am new to flashing... but it sounds like there is a way to update the rom (ie: fresh 2.1.2) with one of these fixes. But there is no directions about this so i have not clue at this point.
  3. caliboy99

    caliboy99 Member

    Ok i got the update on my phone here is what you do:
    Just in case you dont like the new lockscreen i would suggest making a nandroid backup Frist.

    Pick/download the update you want to install.
    Put in on your sdcard.
    Power off phone.
    Boot to recovery (hold down home then power button).
    Scroll down to "Flash zip from sdcard".
    Select the update zip then home key to confirm.
    Once its complete reboot and your done... the reboot will be a long one so be patient.
  4. Bat~man

    Bat~man Well-Known Member

    So I guess the only way is to install a custom ROM?

    I would like a better lockscreen, but I do like having the option to have different wallpapers for lock and homescreen, as well as the music player showing up in my lockscreen.

    My real issue is I HATE the way you can unlock the phone by pressing menu twice...I am ALWAYS unlocking it in my pocket and pressing shit, calling people, even tried to d/l something from the market.

    I used the swipe the dots but that is a pain in the ass...
  5. caliboy99

    caliboy99 Member

    Well fixes you dl from the two links above are just "Updates" to roms.
  6. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert
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    The hero I am trying to put the Vanilla lock screen on is not running fresh but rather DamageControl's 2.08. It has the regular HTC lock screen. Is it even possible to put the vanilla lock screen on it?
  7. ccapasso

    ccapasso Android Expert

    If the ROM is deoxed, then it may be possible. I don't believe version .08 is, but I think .09 is.
  8. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Hmm, didn't know .09 was out. Would you mind providing a link?
  9. ccapasso

    ccapasso Android Expert

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  10. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert
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    After reading the comments, I'm not sure I want to go through it cause it seems like its gonna be a little bit of a hassle. Some are reporting issues and feel that 2.09.1 isn't much better than 2.08.

    I do want to know if you can theme on 2.08 though... Probably not because it hasn't been deoxed?
  11. ccapasso

    ccapasso Android Expert

    You could do some theming, but as far as lockscreen and many other edits, it can't be done until the ROM is deoxded.
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  12. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert
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    I hate to bother you again, but would you mind linking me to where I can theme DamageControl 2.08? All the themes I saw required flashing brand new roms. Thanks for your help
  13. ccapasso

    ccapasso Android Expert

    I don't have the link to that one. It was in the thread that I have already linked. It was updated from 2.08 to 2.09.1. If someone has the old download link, that may work for you. I don't have it.

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