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This is my step-by-step guide to rooting the HTC Hero. It combines guides by Paul, theunlockr.com and xda to give you the complete guide.

It explains why you should root, and also gives you a list of cool stuff you can do like splash screen once you've rooted.

It also requires no adb for goldcarding so you don't have to download the sdk!

You can find the guide at www.roothtchero.co.uk
Or this as a backup :)


Please give me feedback and suggestions on how to improve it and I hope this will help n00bs! ;)
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Edited by 42turkeys, 21 May 2010 - 09:04 PM.

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good job. but ...

as far as i know, the goldcard method is essential for downgrading and there is no mention of it.
no mention of radios either.

you could say a few words about wavesecure and give a link to the update.zip

keep up the good work :)

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good job. but ...

as far as i know, the goldcard method is essential for downgrading and there is no mention of it.
no mention of radios either.

you could say a few words about wavesecure and give a link to the update.zip

keep up the good work :)

Goldcard only needed if you want to trick it into thinking that it's a generic device and you only need that on a T-Mobile one to downgrade.
And that is mentioned here ;)
I shall add the latest radio update but not wavesecure as that's related to MCR not general rooting and you have to pay for it!

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Just added radio update & nexus one boot animation.
COMING SOON - Change Splash Screen

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Just rooted a friend' of mine Hero with these steps (although no need to downgrade), worked like a charm. Thank you.

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Just added radio update & nexus one boot animation.
COMING SOON - Change Splash Screen


Just flashed my hero whit your tutorial, great job!

Waiting to know how to change the splash screen!

Thanks!

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Just flashed my hero whit your tutorial, great job!

Waiting to know how to change the splash screen!

Will add that tonight hopefully but if you want to do it now then flash Paul's unlocked SPL and then there's a tutorial on theunlockr.com which will tell you how to do it!

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Will add that tonight hopefully but if you want to do it now then flash Paul's unlocked SPL and then there's a tutorial on theunlockr.com which will tell you how to do it!


Thanks for your attetion, I don't mind waiting, i'm happy with my behero rom right now, so I'll wait to do that little tricks.

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Thanks for your attetion, I don't mind waiting, i'm happy with my behero rom right now, so I'll wait to do that little tricks.



Ok, I admit I'm a newbie but I really want to give this ago. My problem is that I'm getting an Error 171 usb connection error when I come the very last step in the Gold Card procedure: " Double click the RUU exe you downloaded while the phone is plugged in with the GoldCard in it and follow the on screen procedure. This should have installed the old generic Hero rom on your phone" :)

I've use the Official HTC RUU to downgrade to 2.73.405.5 here ftp://xda:[email protected]/Hero...ed_NoDriver.exe

I have also tried: ;)

RUU_Hero_HTC_WWE_1.76.405.1_R3_WWE_release_signed_NoDriver
RUU_Hero_HTC_WWE_2.73.405.5_WWE_release_signed_NoDriver
RUU_Hero_T-Mobile_UK_2.73.110.26_R_release_signed_NoDriver

Can anyone shed some light on this and show me the way to get pass this block. I've got t-mobile G2 touch running 2.73.110.26
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Ok, I admit I'm a newbie but I really want to give this ago. My problem is that I'm getting an Error 171 usb connection error when I come the very last step in the Gold Card procedure: " Double click the RUU exe you downloaded while the phone is plugged in with the GoldCard in it and follow the on screen procedure. This should have installed the old generic Hero rom on your phone" :)

I've use the Official HTC RUU to downgrade to 2.73.405.5 here ftp://xda:[email protected]/Hero...ed_NoDriver.exe

I have also tried: ;)

RUU_Hero_HTC_WWE_1.76.405.1_R3_WWE_release_signed_NoDriver
RUU_Hero_HTC_WWE_2.73.405.5_WWE_release_signed_NoDriver
RUU_Hero_T-Mobile_UK_2.73.110.26_R_release_signed_NoDriver

Can anyone shed some light on this and show me the way to get pass this block. I've got t-mobile G2 touch running 2.73.110.26
:D

Is USB debugging off? That generic 2.73.xxx RUU is the one you need.

UPDATE: New web address www.roothtchero.co.uk

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Is USB debugging off? That generic 2.73.xxx RUU is the one you need.

UPDATE: New web address www.roothtchero.co.uk


Thanks for the advice. USB debugging is ticked but the error remains the same. Maybe I should retrace my steps and go over the goldcard procedure again? :)

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Thanks for the advice. USB debugging is ticked but the error remains the same. Maybe I should retrace my steps and go over the goldcard procedure again? :)

Usb debugging needs to be off. Check that you've got HTC sync installed as that gives you the drivers you need. It's not a goldcard issue.

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Updated withComing Soon:
  • A2SD
  • Prepakaged fastboot for splash screen (So you don't have to install the SDK)
Please carry on giving me advice and feedback so I can make it better!
Also, I'm thinking of doing a rootmyandroid.com site to be like the central hub for root guides and stuff. Do you think this would be a good idea?

Edited by 42turkeys, 20 May 2010 - 12:53 PM.

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Updated with

Coming Soon:
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  • Prepakaged fastboot for splash screen (So you don't have to install the SDK)
Please carry on giving me advice and feedback so I can make it better!
Also, I'm thinking of doing a rootmyandroid.com site to be like the central hub for root guides and stuff. Do you think this would be a good idea?


"good idea?" Hell yes!

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"good idea?" Hell yes!

Lets get some good ideas going. I would need to choose a domain name (eg modaco.com if you're not sure what that is) so please give me suggestions on:
  • The domain name
  • The layout
  • Anything else!
  • A logo (Could someone design one please!)
I shall start creating it now! If anyone would like to help me then you can PM me with a guide or part of a guide for your phone or links to good guides.
Also, should I do it wiki style or regular site style?
Wiki example Regular site example

@Dark_Reign Have you managed to root yet?

Edited by 42turkeys, 20 May 2010 - 03:49 PM.

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First off, great guide, but minor points skipped... Noob users won't know what flashrec is, nevermind how to open it :rolleyes:

# Open flashrec on your phone and tap 'Backup Recovery' (if you get an error here then it means you haven't downgraded)
From http://www.roothtchero.co.uk/step-2

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First off, great guide, but minor points skipped... Noob users won't know what flashrec is, nevermind how to open it :rolleyes:

# Open flashrec on your phone and tap 'Backup Recovery' (if you get an error here then it means you haven't downgraded)
From http://www.roothtchero.co.uk/step-2

I will change that ASAP. Thanks for telling me!

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I will change that ASAP. Thanks for telling me!


No probs. Great guide, I've already directed a couple of people towards it :rolleyes:

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No probs. Great guide, I've already directed a couple of people towards it :rolleyes:

It now reads 'Open the flashrec app that you installed earlier and tap 'Backup Recovery'

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Finally! Google has PageRanked the site and It's on the first page of search results! :rolleyes:

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