[ROM] CyanogenMod 7 for Hero CDMA :: V7.0.3 (6 May 2011)
Update: 5/6 - Version 7.0.3 was released last night. See the text below from the XDA thread to flash the ROM. If coming from a prior 7.x.x version you can just flash right over the existing ROM (backup before just in case) and no need to install the gapps file. If coming from a different ROM make sure to wipe/factory reset and format cache before installing.
Update:4/30 - This was posted on the front page, explains backup and restore for anyone wanting to understand it. It's a good read and worth the time. http://forum.androidcentral.com/incr...hing-roms.html
Update: 4/25 - Version 7.0.2 was released early this morning. You'll notice a bump to 7.0.2 as 7.0.1 was released late last night and had bugs. If you are currently using CM7 you should be able to flash right over the existing ROM. If coming from another ROM, then a full wipe is in order.
Update 3/15 - If anyone is interested in an alternative picture gallery, Quickpic (QuickPic - Android app on AppBrain) is a great alternative. The biggest issue with 3D Gallery is the rendering needed to view the pictures and often, the images take some time to load and the gallery becomes distorted when turned landscape. Follow the information posted on the XDA thread: [ROM] CyanogenMod 7 for Hero CDMA :: V7.0.0-RC4 (30 March 2011) - xda-developers
One big improvement that I didn't realize until I read it over on XDA is that the Stock Camera App has been improved. In prior nightlies, maybe even the aosp build, the camera produced poor quality. It was corrected by using a third party app. But now the stock app is working fine and picture quality is where is needs to be
- 03-10-2011, 01:10 PM #3
- 03-13-2011, 12:24 PM #5
- 03-13-2011, 11:40 PM #7
So far I like it a lot. For some some reason I still can't do live wallpapers. But thats no biggie. My phone is much faster. Its seems like CM7 takes up less space then stock. But I could be wrong. Still learning the in's and out's of andriod.
- 03-14-2011, 12:26 AM #8
I will try and keep the first post updated with official releases. If there are bug fixes posted on the XDA thread I'll try and track those too.
- 03-14-2011, 01:04 PM #10
There are two versions of the ROM. One by Cyanogen and team, the other by aosp.
Cyanogen released rc2 (release candidate 2), which is deemed stable for daily use. He releases nightlies that are experimental and may cause stability issues. If a ROM is stable then it could be a rc x version.
Aosp release updates more often that are geared towards improving his ROM and is updated more often. That's not to say one is better than the other because it's newer. It's up to the end user to decide what's best for them.
It's confusing with all the stuff to learn and understand.
- 03-15-2011, 12:14 AM #12
- 03-15-2011, 01:01 AM #13
- 03-15-2011, 01:09 AM #14
Install Sprint Visual Voicemail - ROMRepo
It's a bit tedious but should work with CM7.
Google Voice is a good workaround to have voicemail. You will need to create an account and obtain a number, but you'll have access to your voicemail regardless of which ROM you are using since all you need is to download the app and follow the instructions to setup. Plus the added benefit of getting email and text alerts, included a transcribe of the voicemail. Just an FYI for people looking for a good voicemail alternative.
- 03-15-2011, 11:01 AM #16
I updated the first post with a new gallery alternative. There are many in the Market, but Quickpic seems to be getting good reviews and is far better than the 3D Gallery.
QuickPic - Android app on AppBrain
- 03-18-2011, 01:15 AM #19
So I've been running CM7 for nearly a week now. And all I can say is that I can't beleive that I didn't root my Hero sooner. For my eveyday use its amazing. I try and learn/discover something new each day. Thank again to all who still make ROMs for the hero. And those who help with the rooting and flashing of ROMs.
- 03-18-2011, 07:38 PM #20
- 03-19-2011, 09:54 AM #21
- 03-19-2011, 10:14 AM #22
The link from your first post doesn't work.
Where is this rom on this list?
CDMA Hero ROMs - XDA-Developers
I would really appreciate step by step instructions how to fix voicemail starting from here. I'm gpoing to reboot to Recovery and wipe everything
like in these instructionsFirst you need to wipe/format your phone, in clockwork recovery: Wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition. Under Partitions menu (or Mounts & Storage in 18.104.22.168) in recovery: Format boot, system, data, cache. Under advanced: wipe Dalvik Cache.
The link I provided for the voicemail fix takes you to the Wiki created for AOSP hero. You need to Nandroid (backup) your current setup, flash a 2.2 based ROM (Cyanogen and Aosp both provide such a ROM, look on XDA or Here for it), install the Voicemail App provided on the Wiki page, use Titanium Backup to backup the app and data for Voicemail, restore your backup ROM then restore the Voicemail app and data. That should get it working.
If you don't want to deal with the workaround, then I'd suggest flashing a 2.2 based ROM and install it straight onto that. You won't have to deal with the workarounds and your phone will still perform very well.
Install Sprint Visual Voicemail - ROMRepo
There is the Voicemail info, just in case you missed the link on page 2.
Also fixed the link on the first post. Here is the ROM: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=984702
- 03-20-2011, 08:08 AM #25
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