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  1. douglaslem88

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    I took my Hero to Sprint because I was having picture mail and sound issues. They told me to wait for the 2.1 update that is coming 4-9. If I believe this, I'd better un root my phone. I have read about problems with unrooting. Does anyone have any reliable instructions as to how to put my hero back to factory settings?
     

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    why unroot? within hours of the official release, there will be several custom ROMs to choose from. not to mention, there is still a possibility that we won't be able to root after the 2.1 update is released.

    however, if you REALLY want to unroot. Download the RUU program (either from geekfor.me or search for it on XDA.

    run the RUU program (on your computer) follows the prompts..

    YES, there is a possibility that it it can brick your phone. The risk of that happening is low, but is still there. of course, that is a risk you took when rooting to begin with.
     
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    I guess I don't understand. Can I still update to 2.1 when it comes out? I am having bluetooth and picture mail issues. Is there any fix for those problems? When I rooted to Fresh 1.1 is that a ROM and is the 2.1 update a ROM? Sorry for the newbie questions.
     
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    Fresh 1.1 is a ROM... right now there's Fresh 2.0d which is based off a Sprint leak of Android 2.1 that is coming soon. Once the official release happens, there will be several new ROMs (a new fresh and many many others). you would just upgrade to them at that time.

    Will 2.1 fix your Bluetooth and picture issues.. maybe... then again maybe not... what problem are you having?
     
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    oh yeah... as far as the guys at your sprint store saying the update is coming 4-9.. unless they show you an official email from Sprint.,.. then don't believe it..
     
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    I know, I don't believe the Sprint guy about 4-9. I was just thinking I might have to un root to get the upgrade. My phone's bluetooth randomly disconnects and then reconnects to my Audi S-6 system. My daughter's rooted Hero won't download picture mail. Sprint said the picture mail is a known issue and will be fixed in the next update.

    Please have patience with me. I am old and not really technical. It took me hours to manually root our phones.
     
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    Here is the simplest way to put this. The process of rooting gives you complete administrative rights over your phone. In the linux world the "root" account has complete system access (like admin in the windows world), hence the term "rooting" your phone. However, by itself the process of rooting does not change anything on your phone. You are still running the default Sprint ROM. Once rooted though, you are free to flash any ROM you'd like. Fresh 1.1 is a ROM. It is a modified version of the original Sprint ROM, which is based on Android 1.5. There are many other Android 1.5 based ROMs as well (Pancake was one).

    Now there are ROMs available that are based on Android 2.1. The first ones to appear were based on a Verizon version and hacked to work on Sprint. However, one of the XDA developers got his hands on a leaked 2.1 ROM from Sprint. There are a few different ROMS out that are based on it. I am currently running Damages 2.05 ROM and am quite happy with it. There is also Fresh 2.0d (since you already run Fresh 1.1) and I have heard good things about it as well.

    I hope that gives you a little more understanding about how this works. Now to specifically answer your questions about bluetooth. BT never quite worked right for me on the original Sprint ROM or the custom ROM's based on it. My problem was that when I would pair the phone with my BT system in my car, I could make calls okay but if someone called me and I answered, the BT connection would drop. Kinda sucked. Since I have been running Android 2.1 based ROMs, my BT has worked flawlessly.
     
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    No worries. Easy answer is for now, just hold off on un-rooting. I suggest waiting until the official release comes out. When it does, the 2.1 ROM's out there that have minimal issues right now, should be able to be 100%.

    I have heard about the picture mail thing, although I have no problem using handcent with mine.

    As for bluetooth, I don't use it, but I believe it is working 100% in Fresh 2.0d.

    I also (no offense) find it funny you took your rooted phone into a Sprint store. Especially if you are running Fresh 1.1. If they saw it, they more than likely would have known it was rooted.

    I understand what you are saying about not being very technical, but you could always try and Flash the new Fresh 2.0d. Make sure if you do, that you read up on it and how to do it before attempting.
     
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    if you do download the ruu be careful! Make sure its the ruu your phone came with stock, either 1.26 or 1.5. I am one of the lucky ones who bricked their phone reverting back.. I'm considering rooting again tho, but figure ill wait to see what the official 2.1 brings. But like others said, you can always just flash to an updated 2.1 from the devs when its released.
     
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    Thanks maybe I will try Fresh 2.0 and see if it fixes my bluetooth issue. So, I download the 2.0 and copy on my SD card, wipe and install, right?
     
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    Basically yes. Make sure you do a data wipe. If using apps2sd from another ROM you may have to wipe EXT as well. Once you wipe, then you flash the zip you downloaded and placed on your SD card. You'll of course have to re-setup your screens, etc (unless you use an app that backs up this info).
     
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    Thanks to all for your help
     
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    trust me... if you rooted manually, even if it took hours, and you're on the internet enough to know to look for a forum like this... you're not old.
     
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    How did it brick your phone reverting back? Did you use the wrong RUU, or is it just possible that when you RUU it can brick no matter if you use the right file and everything? :thinking:
     
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    There is an error 110 that can make you think your phone is completely bricked when using the RUU. I ran into this same problem, but after searching came across a fix and it worked for me.

    Fix can be found here in the second post 110 Error RUU 1.56 Fix - 100% unroot too! - xda-developers if you got the 110 error when running the RUU program.

    One thing that isn't mentioned in the instructions is, after doing fastboot oem boot I had to unplug my phone from my pc and recheck usb debugging in Settings > Applications > Development then plug my phone back into my pc.
     
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    The Fresh 2.0d works so well for me that I have no intentions of putting the "Official" Android 2.1 update on the phone.

    I'll just wait until Fresh releases a custom ROM that is built from the official 2.1 build.

    Yes, the Fresh 2.0d ROM is THAT good.

    -Mike
     
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    WOW this has been solved!? Had you been getting this error?? And did it work for you? I might re root! :D
     
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    Feel old. I flashed 2.0 after wiping. I rebooted but my phone seems to be stuck on the HTC screen. It's been about 15 minutes. Did I do something wrong?
     
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    Did you try wiping dalvik as well?

    Did you have apps2sd enabled? If so, you must wipe EXT as well.
     
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    don't know if i have those, how do i find out. what do i do with the phone now? I just took the battery out
     
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    You'll want to boot back into recovery again, and wipe dalvik same as you wiped data. Then re-flash and see if that works.

    If you ever enabled apps2sd you would know it, as you would have had to partition your SD card to support it.
     
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    i booted to recovery, how do i wipe dalvik
     
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    got an error, says run wipe dalvik via adb. how do i do that
     
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    According to what I've read, it still wipes regardless of that error. However, as I understand it you can do the following from adb to wipe dalvik:

    adb remount
    adb shell
    # cd /system/sd/dalvik-cache
    # rm *
     
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    I got this error when running RUU yes. What is in that post fixed my phone, went all the way back to unrooted. Then I rooted again and took it back to unrooted 3 more times just to make sure I was comfortable. It worked for me each time going from root to unroot and getting error 110 from the RUU program each time.
     
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