1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

[Warning] Sprint Official 2.1 RUU

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ccapasso, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. ccapasso

    ccapasso Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Just a heads up. It looks like even though 2.1 was rooted for the Hero, Sprint has now made a patch. Not only is there an OTA update that breaks the root, but apparently Sprint is pulling a sneaky one; They went and updated the RUU on the download page, but did not change the name of it. The old RUU for 2.1 was version 2.27.651.5. When downloaded the new RUU from Sprint is 2.27.651.6, which root is patched.

    nevergonnauseth likes this.
  2. chinkster

    chinkster Android Enthusiast

    i am rooted with fresh 2.1.2 already. how do i disable updates? dont want to wake up one morning and find out my phone has been updated.
  3. ccapasso

    ccapasso Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    You came from 1.5 right? I think you should be ok. If for whatever reason you got prompted for a System Update, just don't do it :).
  4. NotSure

    NotSure Newbie

    That is sneaky, I downloaded the .5 version earlier today, when I looked back now I saw the file is .6
  5. chinkster

    chinkster Android Enthusiast

    ya i came from 1.5. where would one find the original official 2.1 .5 update from now that sprint has put .6 up on their website?
  6. ccapasso

    ccapasso Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    There is a link I found over on xda, don't have it handy at this very second. You shouldn't need it anyways as you are already rooted :)
  7. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice


    FWIW, the OTA update is rumored to patch serious security risks with 2.1. It appears as though closing root was a result.
  8. simkin101

    simkin101 Lurker

    I've got the .5 loaded on my Hero. I just went into SETTINGS-->About-->System updates-->HTC Update and noticed that there is a setting to turn off auto-updates. It seems that this will make the OTA (over the air) update stop.

    Just thought I'd give you a heads up!
    krozetp likes this.
  9. thefley

    thefley Android Enthusiast

    thanks for the post, I was planing on rooting this week and I saw the update and checked this site first, I am glad I did and I turned off the auto update. and I still have the .5 2.1

    now where to start rooting?????????
  10. ccapasso

    ccapasso Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    thefley likes this.
  11. thefley

    thefley Android Enthusiast

    you all are the best!!! thx
  12. shamrock11

    shamrock11 Newbie

    I rooted, but my phone messed up in the process so I figured out how to unroot with the new OTA update. Now, I'm having the same problems before I rooted, LAG! The reason I unrooted is because after flashing Fresh 2.1.2, my phone still lagged and the startup took 10x longer. I HATED THE DANCING ROBOT AND COULD NOT FLASH ANOTHER BOOT IMAGE. My question is, is there a way to go back to the old RUU and root again? Also, is there a way to flash the Nexus One boot logo/image after I root? If so, please tell me how to do it. Thank you.
  13. msierra519

    msierra519 Android Enthusiast

    what version are you currently running? if you updated to the new sprint release with the root patch then you cant root.
  14. coolwhiz

    coolwhiz Lurker

    I just got a new Sprint phone, its set of auto-update and as I see now, it runs 2.27.651.6

    Does this mean that I can never root my phone and I will be stuck with 2.1 Android? One reason I want to root is to install Froyo. I am new to Android but I am a java dev. with some knowledge of the SDK.

    Any help appreciated.
  15. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ Android Expert

    You should be able to root, if you run the ruu the original Sprint 2.1 release, that should be available if you search this forum or xda...

    Here--> post #127 http://androidforums.com/sprint-htc...tc-hero-2-1-update-now-5-19-sprint-com-3.html
    coolwhiz likes this.
  16. Cstevens

    Cstevens Lurker

    Well bummer Deal I just checked my software version and its the 2.27.651.6

    So you can flash backwards to a older/different version of 2.1? Is that what im understanding your saying?

    Really want to root my phone. Or will someone most likely get around this patch?
  17. ccapasso

    ccapasso Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    This has been fixed now, sort of. You can run the old 2.1 RUU (the .5 version) and then you can root your phone. Read the 2.1 thread for more info/links.

HTC Hero Forum

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.

July 2009
Release Date

Share This Page