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Can't do proper root / downgrade or put in custom rom

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Okay, I am at a loss here.

I am not a very advanced android user, but I have in the past sucessfuly rooted/downgraded and flashed custom roms on other android phones.

I recently bought a T-Mobile UK G2 Touch (HTC Hero), which, to the best of my knowledge, is a brand new unit. It runs 2.1 out of the box and has the following information:

HERO CVT SHIP S-ON

HBOOT-1.76.0007 (HERO10000)

MICROP-010f

TOUCH PANEL-SYN0104

RADIO-6.35.13.09

I was able to root the device, but I don't think it has actually helped any bit. I am not allowed to use 'flash_update' from the terminal (though I can push files) and if I try shell and su / adb root from a PC, I am given error messages or that there is no permission to do this.

I tried flashrec to no avail (it downloads an image and then tells me it has no permission to do anything)

I tried the Goldcard method and to my surprise, using either a generic HTC RUU or a previous T-Mobile UK RUU, the update fails.

I tried to update the current ROM (T-Mob UK) 3.31.110.1

to either 2.73.405.5 WWE or 273.110.26 T-Mob and both 'fail' and i am then restarted back to Android.

I am at a complete loss. What could possibly be the reason here? The phone does work perfectly mind.

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Okay, I am at a loss here.

I am not a very advanced android user, but I have in the past sucessfuly rooted/downgraded and flashed custom roms on other android phones.

I recently bought a T-Mobile UK G2 Touch (HTC Hero), which, to the best of my knowledge, is a brand new unit. It runs 2.1 out of the box and has the following information:

HERO CVT SHIP S-ON

HBOOT-1.76.0007 (HERO10000)

MICROP-010f

TOUCH PANEL-SYN0104

RADIO-6.35.13.09

I was able to root the device, but I don't think it has actually helped any bit. I am not allowed to use 'flash_update' from the terminal (though I can push files) and if I try shell and su / adb root from a PC, I am given error messages or that there is no permission to do this.

I tried flashrec to no avail (it downloads an image and then tells me it has no permission to do anything)

I tried the Goldcard method and to my surprise, using either a generic HTC RUU or a previous T-Mobile UK RUU, the update fails.

I tried to update the current ROM (T-Mob UK) 3.31.110.1

to either 2.73.405.5 WWE or 273.110.26 T-Mob and both 'fail' and i am then restarted back to Android.

I am at a complete loss. What could possibly be the reason here? The phone does work perfectly mind.

Actually, I had the same problem after my phone was repaired. What worked (to my suprise actually) was the following:

- root with universalroot (i believe...)

- install RomManager by Clockworkmod

- Start Rommanager and install AmonRa recovery rom with Rommanager.

- Boot into recovery and flash away

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Actually, I had the same problem after my phone was repaired. What worked (to my suprise actually) was the following:

- root with universalroot (i believe...)

- install RomManager by Clockworkmod

- Start Rommanager and install AmonRa recovery rom with Rommanager.

- Boot into recovery and flash away

This worked perfectly! Never thought it was so easy! Why have these long and complicated guides then, if all we need is to simply install RomManager?????

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