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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Absocold, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Absocold

    Absocold New Member
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    Hey all, Just used the insurance on my Moment (thankfully, that thing was a POS), and they told me that they couldnt replace it with the same phone. They told me that I was going to get a HTC 6277. Imagine my suprise when I found that that is the HTC Hero! I was debating between the two phones when I got the Moment, but the keyboard sold me on the Moment. I guess now I will get to repent for my sins, eh?

    Anyway, just wanted to stop by and see what tips you pros might have for me. Its a Sprint phone, so that means CDMA? So no rooting for me? Please, someone slap me with a large trout if I'm wrong.
     

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  2. Xyro

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    Well, let's just say it's lucky I have no large trout to hand ;)

    The Sprint Hero can definitely be rooted.

    By the way, we have a separate Sprint Hero Section for all CDMA Heroes, so I've moved your post there. Check out the Rooting Guide stickied at the top of the Sprint Hero rooting sub-section :)

    And that's an important distinction to make; don't try any rooting guides designed for GSM/European Heroes with your CDMA phone, or you'll brick it.

    Welcome to the forum :)
     
  3. llchromell

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    Welcome to the forum, im somewhat new to the hero as well (1 month old) and i have absolutely loved it. now i just rooted it last night and while the task is daunting at 1st, its actually quite easy with the one click method.

    heres a few threads that helped me. . .

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=694572

    make sure ur phone has a .5 and not a .6 like stated on that thread or else u will have to add an extra step or 2

    if u have a .6 then the RUU u will need is about 3 quarters down that page, once u get that done. . .happy rooting
     
  4. LBPHeretic

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    The Universal One-Click method actually works with a .6 Android 2.1 build as well. All other methods would require a downgrade to the .5 Android 2.1 build though.

    I hope you enjoy your new Sprint HTC Hero. I have received lots of help in these forums and I do not doubt for a second that you will too.
     
  5. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member
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    the Hero CDMA has a lot you can do with it..
    rooting
    and so many ROMS
    and a working Froyo 2.2

    just make sure you dont cross data with a GSM version.. VERY BAD IF YOU GET YOUR HANDS ON A GSM RADIO.
     
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