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What will happen when GSM Hero 2.1 releases with regards to rooted phones?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mgillespie, May 20, 2010.

  1. mgillespie

    mgillespie Well-Known Member
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    Will people smarter than me be able to create an exact replica of the HTC rom that suitable for flashing onto phones that boot the recovery image, so it retains the recovery image? (and thus keeping open the possibility of moving a any future homebrew 2.2 images etc).

    Will people smarter than me be able to extract the radio firmware for updating?

    Whilst i'm reasonably happy with the current hacked firmwares, they are all quite buggy in places, and would love to pickup something that is IDENTICAL to stock, aside from giving me root and the ability to change again in the future...

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  2. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Yes and yes (assuming it's a different radio) :)

    The root/flashing friendly version of 2.1 will appear the same day as it's released for real. If it's not leaked beforehand that is.
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  3. islandmixed

    islandmixed Well-Known Member

    Good question....i have to agree cause although ive not had any huge issues with sence 2.2 i would still rather have the official 2.1 update etc...but apart from that having the phone rooted after this, i dont see why i would wanna keep my phone rooted...?? is their a need as i also find alot of the custom roms to be buggy. hmmm thats a hard one for me
  4. mgillespie

    mgillespie Well-Known Member
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    Because I suspect HTC will stop supporting Hero at 2.1

    However there will be unofficial 2.2 builds using a mix of Android 2.2 and Sense 2.1 and I don't want to lock myself out of getting them at a later date because I installed a unrootable 2.1 official update!
  5. nomnompie

    nomnompie Well-Known Member

    Same here... with all this talk of android 2.2 there's no way I am un-rooting my phone. :D

    Too many awesome devs doing too many awesome things every day.

    Kind of like building your own racecar, if it aint the stock motor/tranny/etc it's going to have to be tuned up, but it is going to be faster, better, and more awesome than your friends..:D
  6. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    The reason all the 2.1 ROMs are buggy is because devs need stuff from the official release (the kernel: hardware drivers) to get things working properly. So not only will be see an improvement in custom ROMs with the actual 2.1 release, but devs can start to improve upon the official ROM.

    Modaco 3.2, for instance, is based on the official 1.5 ROM but is much better than stock.

    Like I said, there will be versions of the official ROM suitable for flashing out straight away. There really is no need to lose your ability to root.
  7. mgillespie

    mgillespie Well-Known Member
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    Anyone know why there isn't an official UNMODIFIED repack of the latest HTC 1.5 offficial ROM?

    Means that people that don't want to unroot, but want to put their phones performance back to original have a lifeline...
  8. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

  9. mgillespie

    mgillespie Well-Known Member
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  10. Jaffa

    Jaffa Android Expert

    What ever you do, If your rooted, dont put an official 2.1 RUU directly on your phone, you will lose root access, and it may take a while efore you get it back.

    Wait for Modaco's
  11. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Yeah apparently some people have found out too late that nobody knows how to root the sprint 2.1 release. Unlucky.

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