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Thanks for the updated radio, Paul.

Have you applied this yet and can you comment on if reception is improved at all? On t-mobile UK with a unbranded white Hero.

Thanks!

I have repackaged the HTC generic, Orange UK and T-Mobile UK ROMs in update.zip (for use with the modified recovery image) for your pleasure. :D

The version details and links are below, note that the files include boot and system images only, I have elected not to include recovery, radio etc. I have however posted the radio seperately.

If your device has a ROM revision not listed here, please post a nandroid backup so I can create an update.zip! Many thanks to those who have already contributed backups so far.

Generally speaking these shouldn't require a wipe, but I can't guarantee that. Also, note these are completely stock and unrooted - you'll need to root afterwards if required.

Enjoy! :angry:

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HTC Generic 1.76.405.6 - download
Orange UK 1.76.61.3 - download
T-Mobile UK 1.76.110.6 - download

Radios

63.18.55.06_6.35.04.25 - download
63.18.55.06_6.35.05.15 - download


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Thanks Paul, you have been most helpful. I really appreciate it.

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Added leaked HTC Generic 1.79.482.3 - I don't recommend using my rootpack on this version, I will post a rooted update.zip shortly.

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So then Paul, now you have posted the new ROM - I want to install this on my hero....

can you tell me which instructions I need to follow?

Does the new ROM include the Radio update? and if not, how do I then install the Radio update as well?

Rich

Edited by Funkyfin2000, 26 August 2009 - 09:51 AM.

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Wait for the rooted version! :D

Install the radio update from the top of this post (it's not included in the main update.zip)...

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Hello everyone. My first post to this forum and would like to thank Paul for some excellent info.

I'm new to the world of smartphones and the HTC Hero in particular. I have a G2 Touch (for approximately three weeks) and have successfully rooted it and unbranded it following the info within this forum. Many thx!

I'm with T-mobile and the signal is poor to say the least! Hence this post - the radio updates are of interest to me. Now do I need a specific version for T-Mobile or all radio updates generic? I'm assuming the latter, in which case, what is the procedure for updating please?

Thx again to Paul and all contributors

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Ok Paul will wait for the rooted version you will be posting shortly. Can you provide instructions with that to install.

How do you go about installing the radio file then?? Copy to the SD card presumably?

I echo the guy above, really appreciate your help and input to us other users who are learning..

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1.79.482.3 rooted and tweaked Check out here as the MoDaCo Custom ROM! :D

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OK, to those wanting to know how to add the radio image to their phone, it is the same procedure as the rooting i.e.

FYI I used the 63.18.55.06_6.35.05.15 download

1. copy the radio zip file to your sdcard and rename as update.zip
2. reboot your phone using the home+power button sequence or the adb method (your choice)
3. the phone will list an option to install the update.zip file, select

The phone works out that it is a radio image and installs as appropriate

Time will tell if it has made any difference for me...

Simples :D

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OK, to those wanting to know how to add the radio image to their phone, it is the same procedure as the rooting i.e.

FYI I used the 63.18.55.06_6.35.05.15 download

1. copy the radio zip file to your sdcard and rename as update.zip
2. reboot your phone using the home+power button sequence or the adb method (your choice)
3. the phone will list an option to install the update.zip file, select

The phone works out that it is a radio image and installs as appropriate

Time will tell if it has made any difference for me...

Simples :D

Hi,
What is that 1.79.482.3 version? Where does it come from?
Regards

EDIT: sorry here is the analysis

Edited by Lox-, 26 August 2009 - 12:23 PM.

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I'd recommend avoiding the latest HTC generic until the fast ROM Paul played with is released. This one has quite a few problems:

* Facebook / People sync is broken, it won't download photos or show updates.
* Peculiar SD card glitch (possibly related to above)
* Paid apps not showing in Market

Gone back to the stock T-Mobile for now, waiting for the new fast one. :-)

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So does the new radio give better reception? What are everyone's thoughts?

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So does the new radio give better reception? What are everyone's thoughts?



Yeah seems to be a little better, it's interesting where i live the reception is not great for orange, and ive been getting the no service message quite a lot (almost led me to send the phone back) but it seems better ish with the new radio update on!

Shall keep an eye and let you know :D

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Yeah seems to be a little better, it's interesting where i live the reception is not great for orange, and ive been getting the no service message quite a lot (almost led me to send the phone back) but it seems better ish with the new radio update on!

Shall keep an eye and let you know :D


I will keep an eye on this thread to see what peoples thoughts are! I really want to get my signal a little better, but won't do the upgrade unless it proves to be useful. Out of interest, I presume this can be done and it doesn't affect the ROM i.e. still have an unrooted phone? Or not? It's a work phone so I am a little wary of flashing things!

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I will keep an eye on this thread to see what peoples thoughts are! I really want to get my signal a little better, but won't do the upgrade unless it proves to be useful. Out of interest, I presume this can be done and it doesn't affect the ROM i.e. still have an unrooted phone? Or not? It's a work phone so I am a little wary of flashing things!

I wouldn't worry about doing it mate, its not very complicated!

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Well I installed the radio update earlier today hoping to get better T-Mobile reception. Unfortunately, this hasn't happened - still crap. I would like to know if there are any release notes for the radip updates so I/we can find out exactly what is being fixed.

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No harm in doing this update. Does not affect the ROM, works on unrooted and does not make the signal any worse (no reports so far).

worth a punt IMO!

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No harm in doing this update. Does not affect the ROM, works on unrooted and does not make the signal any worse (no reports so far).

worth a punt IMO!


Might give it a go tomorrow then.....

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I'm trying to update to the newest radio (63.18.55.06_6.35.05.15). Doing this straight after having updated to Modaco Custom Hero ROM 1.1. After second boot, I've now been looking at the "Formatting CACHE:..." message on the CyanogenMod system recovery screen for 10 minutes... Is that normal?

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Just hit the trackball - it's actually done, and is waiting for your command! :D

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