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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:

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  • The layout
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  • 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?


I plan to give it a bash this evening. Lets hope I don't end up with a brick!!!

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I plan to give it a bash this evening. Lets hope I don't end up with a brick!!!

It's almost impossible to brick your phone when rooting as long as you follow the instructions properly! Let us know how you get on.

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thx, just rooted my hero...was easier than i thought.

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I have now licenced the guide under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 licence so that you can copy stuff from the site as long as you:
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For full details see here

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Edited by 42turkeys, 22 May 2010 - 04:20 PM.

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thx, just rooted my hero...was easier than i thought.

Enjoy your new freedom!

Also: Should I make a 'HTC stop lying to us about our 2.1 update' app?

Edited by 42turkeys, 22 May 2010 - 04:23 PM.

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Updating now to include a FroYo (2.2) ROM! :rolleyes:
Don't get too excited, the only thing that works is 3G! The new launcher is cool though.
See this post on XDA for more info.

[EDIT: OMG OMG OMG!!!! Some Nexus One owners are getting 2.2 OTA now! Great ROMS here we come!!! :D :( :(

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Have a look @ GoldCardTool, it's a Windows App to pull the CID and patch the MMC card.
I'm happy for you to include it in your guide and/or distribute it freely.

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[Shameless Self Promo]

Have a look @ GoldCardTool, it's a Windows App to pull the CID and patch the MMC card.
I'm happy for you to include it in your guide and/or distribute it freely.

Wow that looks really cool! :rolleyes: Will add that in now.

EDIT: Would it be possible to compress it into .zip instead of .rar so I can open it in Ubuntu and make it easier for people to extract within Windows.

EDIT 2: Just done it http://www.filefacto...oldCardTool_exe

Edited by 42turkeys, 23 May 2010 - 08:48 AM.

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Would it be possible to compress it into .zip instead of .rar so I can open it in Ubuntu and make it easier for people to extract within Windows.

Uploaded as zip, Not much use in Ubuntu, as it uses some Windows system dll's for patching the MMC.
I'm currently looking for a way of making it multi platform, but programming language skills are limited.

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Uploaded as zip, Not much use in Ubuntu, as it uses some Windows system dll's for patching the MMC.
I'm currently looking for a way of making it multi platform, but programming language skills are limited.

Yeah I tried running it in wine but no luck. Updating the guide now: http://sites.google....hero/goldcard-2
I can't beleive how easy you made this! :rolleyes:

EDIT: Updated www.roothtchero.co.uk/goldcard-2

Edited by 42turkeys, 23 May 2010 - 09:27 AM.

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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
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  • 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?


This is where I fall down:

"Open the flashrec app that you installed earlier and tap 'Backup Recovery'. And for my sins I get Back-up failed: could not run command

... re install flashrec verion1.1.2 and guess what!!!

Tell me, before I tap 'Backup Recovery' should I not type sdcard/recovery.img? I've uploaded the recovery img and the flashrec i've used. Let me know if they are correct for a t-mobile g2 touch.

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This is where I fall down:

"Open the flashrec app that you installed earlier and tap 'Backup Recovery'. And for my sins I get Back-up failed: could not run command

... re install flashrec verion1.1.2 and guess what!!!

Tell me, before I tap 'Backup Recovery' should I not type sdcard/recovery.img? I've uploaded the recovery img and the flashrec i've used. Let me know if they are correct for a t-mobile g2 touch.



...your site wont let me upload the flashrec but it's flashrec-1.1.2-20090909.apk if thats any help

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...your site wont let me upload the flashrec but it's flashrec-1.1.2-20090909.apk if thats any help


I'm missing a step arnt I? Like 'downgrade using the Generic RUU.'

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I'm missing a step arnt I? Like 'downgrade using the Generic RUU.'


Error [131] customer id error. Must have the wrong ruu - RUU_Hero_HTC_WWE_2.73.405.5_WWE_release_signed_NoDriver. Maybe I should try???

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Error [131] customer id error. Must have the wrong ruu - RUU_Hero_HTC_WWE_2.73.405.5_WWE_release_signed_NoDriver. Maybe I should try???

Yes, you do need to downgrade.

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Error [131] customer id error. Must have the wrong ruu - RUU_Hero_HTC_WWE_2.73.405.5_WWE_release_signed_NoDriver. Maybe I should try???

You need to do this step first as it says in step 1: www.roothtchero.co.uk/goldcard-2
You probably didn't see it as it says 'T-Mobile HTC Hero' rather than G2.

Edited by 42turkeys, 24 May 2010 - 06:45 AM.

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Added FroYo ROMs from xda in step 3.

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Updated with the Villain ROMs as the best 2.1 ROM as it offers so much choice.

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You need to do this step first as it says in step 1: www.roothtchero.co.uk/goldcard-2
You probably didn't see it as it says 'T-Mobile HTC Hero' rather than G2.

Ok, it's official, I must be dum cos I can't get this $£%^& to work. Oh well, at least we now have the official ROM - bet I can mess that up too. :(

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Hi,

My Hero now using VillainROM6.2.0 based on Android 2.1 and it quite slow, unstable. I decide to restore original ROM and unable to archive that.

Here is my Software Information on the phone:
- Firmware version: VillainROM6.2.0
- Baseband version: 63.18.55.06EU_6.35.06.18
- Kernel version:
2.6.23_grrr@ben
kendon@nx #39
- Build number: VillainROM6.2.0
- Software number: 1.13.531.1
- Browser version: WebKit 3.1

When I tried to restore the original ROM and the start up screen stay on "HERO" forever.

The question is: How can I restore the original ROM (rooted or un-rooted is OK)? So I can start it over again :)

Many thanks

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