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Root Telus Hero - Failing at Downgrading with goldcard

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  1. Fat Jonny

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    So like everybody else I decided to try and root to install a custom 2.1 rom on my Telus HTC Hero running firmware 1.5 (build 2.73.661.46 CL#74632 release-keys), but I'm failing miserably! I'm following the goldcard method to downgrade before rooting but every time I create a gold card it fails. I remove the card and either insert it into the phone or PC and both tell me it's unrecognised and needs formatting.

    I've tried 4 different micro SD cards (stock 2GB, class 4 4GB, class 4 8GB, generic 2GB) all with the same result. Is this because I'm running Windows Vista or Windows 7 (I get the same result on two different laptops)? If I install XP will I have more luck? Or do I just need to keep spending yet more cash on unneeded micro SD cards? Or just keep trying with the same cards over and over agian? Failing that, I'll buy a prepared goldcard if anybody has a spare one lying around?

    Any suggestions welcome... :(
     

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    Is it a GSM or CDMA HTC HERO?
     
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    I know it sounds stupid and im going to look like an idiot for admitting this, but are you 100% sure your clicking on physical disks when loading the disk because i tried 4 times on 4 different cards and when i was going out to the shop i was on my phone and reading that someone else had done this and were clicking logical disks instead of physical disks and i came home and first try, Bam it worked perfectly
     
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    It's GSM, with a removable sim card. I've already unlocked it from Telus.

    YES! I think I was clicking logical disks... that didn't even cross my mind! I'll try it when I get home from work....!
     
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    Hehe, hopefully you were ;) and it will all work when you try again
     
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    OK, I can create the goldcard OK, but I get this when running the downgrade tool:

    RUU_Hero_HTC_WWE_1.76.405.1_R3_WWE_release_signed_NoDriver

    [​IMG]

    Gonna try this one right now:

    RUU_Hero_HTC_WWE_2.73.405.5_WWE_release_signed_NoDriver.exe
     
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    Woo-hoo....

    Downgraded, on to custom ROM installation!

    Thanks for the tip! I think you saved me another 2 or 3 micro SD card purchases before I gave up!

    [​IMG]
     
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    aha no problems, glad it worked! what rom you on?
     
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    Yay! All done. Writing this on Villain 3.4!
     
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