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Rooting the Hero

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by niksbin, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. niksbin

    niksbin Member
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    Hi Everyone,

    Can someone briefly explain the steps on how to root the Hero, so I can put apps on the device?

    Thanks.

    Sincerely,
    Nikhil
     

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  2. The_Master

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    Ditto, working on rooting the Sprint Hero right now. If anyone has any input, that would be great. I've never rooted an Android device before and it looks like a lot of the tutorials are for the GSM Orange Rom..
     
  3. Edaze55

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    Have not heard of anyone rooting the CDMA Hero as of use. So you, like the rest of us, have to wait.

    You want to use Market to add apps. After you find the ones you one, the rest is done for you.
     
  4. hunt577

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    May I ask what rooting will do for the device? Does it give you access to more apps or something?
     
  5. Edaze55

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    In a word. Yes.

    Rooting allows you to do a number of things otherwise not allowed. Some are simple things like adding themes, others allow tethering and allowing whitelists for apps.
     
  6. Groovehog

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    bumpity...

    I know this is possible, anyone try it out yet?
     
  7. Edaze55

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    Possible? Most likely. Has anyone figured it out? Not that I know of. Believe me, these forums will be alive when someone does come through with that information.
     
  8. ChrisPlague

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    and were all counting on you! :D
     
  9. Edaze55

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    LOL Me? Why me?
     
  10. Groovehog

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    Looking forward to it. I wanna open this baby up! :D
     
  11. Wams

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    that will be sweet.......just like i rooted my pre when i had it!!!! skys the limit. I hope there is a TON more hidden stuff in the hero that can be discovered!!!!
     
  12. Destructo21

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    I agree can't wait to this is done.
     
  13. pr0n

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    Master,

    Would a ROM dump from our stock Hero help at all? Over at Xda Devs they have a dump that you can look through.

    Sprint/CDMA Hero RUU 1.29.651.1 Release Software - xda-developers

    That is a start. Also they said that HTC has not released the kernel yet (which is directly against the GPL).

    I've been looking into this also, and it seems that if you can boot off of a rooted kernel (which can be created when htc finally releases theirs), then the rest just kind of falls into place, am i right?
     
  14. romeosidvicious

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    All they have to release is their modifications to the kernel. They could release as diffs in PDF format or ship a printed copy and be in compliance. It appears that they are not at this time in compliance however if they did not modify the kernel but rather used binary blobs as drivers and a stock Android kernel then they are required to release nothing. I don't know what, if anything, HTC modified in the GPL code or the Apache licensed code and it could be that they didn't actually modify those sources.
     
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