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[VIDEO] HTC Hero rooted with Fresh 1.1 ROM, Custom Lock screen and Nexus Boot

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by myke66, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. myke66

    myke66 Newbie
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  2. doeboy

    doeboy Newbie

    Where did ya get that background img from? Thanks
  3. myke66

    myke66 Newbie
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  4. dangerousd

    dangerousd Lurker

    What's the name of the file manager app you're using in the video?
  5. Greent4

    Greent4 Lurker

    i would love to have that phone tab
    looks sexy yet fast
  6. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast

    @ Dangerous - That file explorer is called ES File Explorer, it comes already included in the Fresh 1.1 Custom Rom, I haven't seen it anywhere else.

    @Green - that phone tab is a new customization from the developer of Fresh Rom 1.1. It's highlights are blue - sweet. and they are currently working to port that "blue" flavor across all selections within the Rom.

    The Fresh Roms are so sweet and fast, plus excellent battery life and they removed all the Sprint Bloatware.

    you should give it a try... Download: Fresh ROM 1.1 – happy new year! Geek For Me – Android CDMA Sprint Hero
  7. DanDroid

    DanDroid Well-Known Member

    Ok so I took the leap and rooted and installed the Fresh 1.1 ROM, everything is great but I would like install Sprint TV and NFL Live apps. I've Googled, and searched on XDA, can't seem to find'em. Any help?
  8. myke66

    myke66 Newbie
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    DFRESH Android Enthusiast

    That looks very nice! I rooted my phone but haven't put a ROM yet on it..

    so Fresh 1.1 ROM is the one?
  10. myke66

    myke66 Newbie
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    Its probably the fastest. I really liked the sleek changes to the UI as well. Haven't had any issues with it so far. Plus working with the kitchen is really nice too.
  11. DanDroid

    DanDroid Well-Known Member

  12. BSki

    BSki Well-Known Member

    Just got this installed and I really like the UI changes. I dig the event bar. Although I would think bluetooth would be red when not connected and blue when connected, but I guess I could hack that change if I wanted.

    Only thing speed wise I really notice is that the phone wakes up the instant I press menu. At times with stock rom there would be a 1-3 second delay before the screen would light up to unlock.

    Other than that, everything seems the same. Scolling through apps, etc.

    Apps do seems to launch a little faster.
  13. Shawn_Diggidy

    Shawn_Diggidy Newbie

    I agree with BSki. The biggest thing I notice is on wake everything seems nearly instantaneous. On the stock rom just waking up the phone to check a text would take a few seconds, with fresh 1.1 everything moves MUCH quicker interface-wise.
  14. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast

    +1 to your preference of a Blue=connected Bluetooth thought. I completely agree, plus red in my mind means "needs attention" as in bluetooth is on but not connected.

    Anyway, I am glad you guys are enjoying this Rom so much, I have been pushing it in every thread possible, the dev is really cool and responsive to questions and problems, the Roms have been SWEET to date and I think the more and more support these roms get, the better they will become.

    Props to the devs, Flipz and Freshyill!!
  15. DFRESH

    DFRESH Android Enthusiast

    Nice, I think I'm going to upload the fresh ROM today.

    Questions though, when adding the new ROM. What exactly will I lose?

    Apps? contact list and what else?

    And have you had any troubles with Pre-Kitchen 0.1??
  16. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast


    Each Rom is different. Some require what's called a clean install and others do not. Clean install requires wiping device first.

    Developers list things like this in their summaries about the speciric roms. From my experience, fresh Rom has always installed on what I aalready have with zero data loss; however you should still perform a backup. Read flipz notes on the Rom page for 1.1 and it should say. Note you will lose most Sprint software... purposefully. Flipz site is geekforme.com or something. Google search "fresh Rom 1.1" and find the page with that in the address.
  17. DFRESH

    DFRESH Android Enthusiast

  18. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast

  19. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast

    by the way, the clean install still requires root first. You root, then boot into recovery (holding volume down button or Home button simultaneously with end button) select wipe data, reboot in recovery, select choose zip, select rom zip and install.
  20. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast

  21. myke66

    myke66 Newbie
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    Nice to see a lot of people are trying out the Fresh ROM. Its overall a lot faster. Apps will be able to run faster aswell. I noticed it particularly with 3D apps running at a faster framerate. As for anyne have trouble with rooting. Just follow the steps exactly and it will work. STart over if it doesnt.
  22. DFRESH

    DFRESH Android Enthusiast

    Looks like I'm going to do it all over again, thanks you guys. You all are great help!
  23. DFRESH

    DFRESH Android Enthusiast

    Followed all the steps and all I get is the THC screen and stays there.........

    my hero doesn't go into recovery mode...WHY?
  24. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast

    You're missing something. Try again, use a different guide. Therevis some mistake you are making. You followed instructions for debugging mode right?

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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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