Sprint Hero Root 1.6
Hey guys my buddy wants to root his phone but he hasnt upgraded to froyo yet he running 1.6 still. My question is whats the best way to root his phone, is there a method for 1.6 or does he have to upgrade. If upgrading is necesary whats the best way to go about that. thanks !
- 05-03-2011, 10:58 PM #2
The Hero never got 1.6, it's 1.5 The best way is to upgrade the OS to 2.1 by downloading the RUU found in the first post here: http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...one-click.html
Look under "How to Unroot". Just run the program on a windows machine, make sure to have the HTC Sync drivers installed.
After you upgrade the to 2.1, follow the instructions provided in the above thread. It will install an older recovery, but you can change it by downloading ROM Manager and installing Clockwork Recovery. From there, he will have options to install custom ROMs and such to improve the phones performance. Let us know if you need assistance
- 05-05-2011, 08:45 AM #4
HTC Mobile Phone Support - HTC Hero™ (Sprint) - Downloads
Yes, install the HTC Sync drivers and run the RUU when you are ready. Make sure you have a full battery just in case and let the program do it's thing. Follow the few on screen prompts and you'll be good to go
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