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Rooting HTC Hero GSM (Telus Version)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nosit1, May 18, 2010.

  1. nosit1

    nosit1 Lurker
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    So I just got a Telus version of the HTC Hero. Coming from an iPhone, I've been through some of the 'root/jailbreak' scenes, so most things are familiar. However, making the transition to the Anrdoid OS, there's many things I'm not understanding. Currently the Hero is running 1.5 (can that be updated). I tried running Instant Root and it failed. So I tried the Gold Card method (Eh, not too bad) and no luck with that. I'm not sure where to start, since the guides mentioned in the stickies for root don't work for me. I'm just a confused newbie with the Android customization scene. Any help would be appreciated.

    Info:
    Model Number: HTC Hero
    Firmware Version 1.5
    Baseband Version: 63.18.55.06DAU_6.35.08.20
    Kernel Version: 2.6.27-0078c992htc-kernel@and18-2 #851
    Build number 2.73.661.49 CL#74632 release keys
    Software version 1.0.0.A6288

    Am I stuck here forever...?
     



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  2. nosit1

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    I'm going to re-do my GoldCard again and see if maybe I screwed my digits up or something. Seems like jumping through hoops to get it to work.
     
  3. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
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    The goldcard method is definitely the route you need to go down. There are a few links to guides in this topic.
     
  4. nosit1

    nosit1 Lurker
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    So, no matter what, I'll be able to go down, it's just a matter of fact of getting it right.
     
  5. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
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    Yeah, there's no firmware out there at the moment that can't be rooted/placed. :)

    Whether or not the official 2.1 firmware can be (whenever it actually gets released) is another matter...
     
  6. nosit1

    nosit1 Lurker
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    I remade my GoldCard and followed different instructions word for word (including where it said to have HTC Sync on the phone connecting and different RUU) and it worked! Flashed the bootloader (right?) and it's flashed so now I'm installing a ROM!
     
  7. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
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    Cool :) Which ROM have you gone with?
     
  8. nosit1

    nosit1 Lurker
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    I went with EzHero 0.6.1, but I'm not digging it. Think I'll change it.
     
  9. mindfloss

    mindfloss Member

    i went with slidevillain...pretty sweet!
     

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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