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ok... i'm calling "uncle" -- someone who is smart about this tell us what we need to

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SDscorch, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. SDscorch

    SDscorch Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    there's GOTTA be someone on here willing to help us out - i've PM'd w/ other newbies on here and we just need a little direction

    i really want the 2.1 update - i'm psyched and i want to do this

    but.. i'm also kinda nervous

    i've read this - the part where he says "...you won't be able to install it. Ever."

    okay, THAT sorta freaks me out

    i think i would opt for the second option on that page - so i downloaded their zip file.. but there's no exe so i'm kinda like.. ??

    so i went ahead and tried to do some reasearch on my own - found this and i'm ready to do all that if i need to

    i just want to do this the right way, in such a way that if i screw it up i don't REALLY hose myself for ever - and i don't need a lot of bells and whistles

    can somebody just point us in the right direction??


  2. SDscorch

    SDscorch Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    well.. i'm done waiting - i just went and did it

    living dangerously!heh!
  3. etbrandt

    etbrandt Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    The second file on that page is a zip that you flash from recovery. It requires root.

    Can't see what the second link is as XDA is still down right now.
  4. SDscorch

    SDscorch Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    it was the sticky page on how to root a sprint hero

    i'll get around to rooting a 2.1 ph later

    the sun is setting on 1.5 - not much use in learning that
  5. mjz773

    mjz773 Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2009
    If you need help rooting it let me know, and I can help you with it, I have Damage control's 2.05 and it is Cool as hell.

    I was really worrying about rooting and flashing but its alot easier than you think, PM if you need help, its worth it.
  6. bbv203

    bbv203 Well-Known Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    C.O. DC Power Installer and Satellite Technician
    East Bay, CA
    Why not just root now? There's no guarantee that we will be able to obtain root on the official 2.1 release. The current 2.1 customs are as complete, if not more complete, than the buggy 1.5 that came on the phone. I've tried most of them and have been on Fresh 2.0d since the moment it came out, with ZERO problems.
  7. SDscorch

    SDscorch Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    yepyep! i did it!

  8. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2010
    welcome... :)

    Glad you where able to get it done.
    Not to hard.. it does sound harder than it is.. :p
  9. zombdroid

    zombdroid Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Search for Brains
    Raccoon City

    I am so happy I finally rooted. I just did not want to risk screwing up the phone, but if you can follow simple instructions you won't fail. I rooted and put the DamageControl 2.06 on both mine and my wife's Hero.
  10. dieseldog74

    dieseldog74 New Member

    Mar 6, 2010
    I've searched and searched but I'm having a different problem while rooting. When I get to step "flash_image recovery recovery-RA-heroc-v1.5.2.img" I get the scrolling out of memory error. I then went back and tried the v1.2.3.img it seemed to go through, but when I try to boot to recovery, it hangs on the HTC logo and I have to pull my battery. I don't even know if I'm rooted, but I followed all the steps up till #18... I've stopped here because I don't know what to do now... sucks
  11. Lozer_Kid

    Lozer_Kid Well-Known Member

    Any one knows any videos or easy to follow directions to root a Sprint Hero phone on Mac computers? Seriously, am I the only Mac user around here!? o_O...

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