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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Blue1k, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Blue1k

    Blue1k Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Ok,

    I still have never been able to root a phone. Maybe it is me but I am starting to lose my mind with this.

    I have been trying all evening to figure out why my Telus Hero won't root.

    I followed these instructions to a T:

    [GUIDE 16/11/09] Get started rooting Telus HERO130! (No need for QMAT!) - xda-developers

    I was able to perform all the steps but when I ran ADB SHELL at the end to check if root was accessed I got $ instead of #!!
    Arggh!

    I even tried to install Market enabler to double check to see if root was active but it denied me access, confirming non-root status.

    I could used some help here. I don't have enough experience with rooting and android to solve this myself.

    Big thanks in advance!
     


  2. Blue1k

    Blue1k Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Ok in case anyone else uses the guide on xda (listed above) I just found out you HAVE to install a custom ROM in order to have root. Would have been nice to have had that mentioned in the instructions.:mad:
     

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