1. kehanra99's Avatar
    I have my phone rooted now, relatively easy process.

    Now I have no idea what to do with my new found power...

    Any ideas?
    01-20-2010 03:24 PM
  2. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    What do you want to do?

    First thing is to fix the random slow bug when using wifi -

    connect to pc
    open command prompt
    browse to adb/tools directory
    enter the following one line at a time
    Code:
    adb remount
    adb shell
    su
    echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_timestamps
    reboot
    phone will restart and now wifi will work as advertised.

    After that, you can remove the pre loaded stuff you wont use
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/hack...oted-hero.html

    Or install some nice root only apps from the market
    root | All | By date, Androlib, Android Applications and Games

    Or try out a custom ROM
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/spri...ject-beta.html

    Just keep a copy of the RUU handy
    http://biggz.dontexist.com:14725/ROM...ed_release.exe

    And learn to religiously do nandroid backups from recovery.
    01-20-2010 03:40 PM
  3. Zerazac's Avatar
    I have a quick question. Can I have more than one ROM on my sd card and go back and forth between ROMS? I have frsh rom but wanna try out the GUMBO rom. Thanks.
    01-20-2010 03:57 PM
  4. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Set up your ROM how you like it.
    Reboot into recovery and do a nandroid backup
    Wipe data, Install your new ROM, and set it up as you like.
    Back it up as well.

    You can then easily switch between ROMs using the restore function in recovery.
    01-20-2010 04:13 PM
  5. kehanra99's Avatar
    What do you want to do?

    First thing is to fix the random slow bug when using wifi -

    connect to pc
    open command prompt
    browse to adb/tools directory
    enter the following one line at a time
    Code:
    adb remount
    adb shell
    su
    echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_timestamps
    reboot
    phone will restart and now wifi will work as advertised.
    I was unable to browse to adb...
    01-20-2010 04:15 PM
  6. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    should be wherever-you-installed-Android-SDK\tools\
    01-20-2010 04:28 PM
  7. kehanra99's Avatar
    should be wherever-you-installed-Android-SDK\tools\
    remount failed: operation not permitted
    01-20-2010 04:37 PM
  8. Zerazac's Avatar
    Set up your ROM how you like it.
    Reboot into recovery and do a nandroid backup
    Wipe data, Install your new ROM, and set it up as you like.
    Back it up as well.

    You can then easily switch between ROMs using the restore function in recovery.

    Right on, Thank you sir!
    01-20-2010 04:43 PM
  9. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    remount failed: operation not permitted
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

    my mistake. The stock Hero ROM doesn't have adb remount in it. The above will work in it's place.
    01-20-2010 10:16 PM
  10. kehanra99's Avatar
    Strange. I put NanDroid on my SD Card and turned my phone off. I turned it on holding the home button and I got a screen with a picture of a phone next to a triangle with an exclamation point in it. The screen just sits, no keys gets a response, and I have to pull my battery to restart.

    Anything I could be doing wrong?
    01-21-2010 08:44 AM
  11. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    nandroid is part of the custom recovery image. It needs flashed to the phone. Re-read the guide you used to root the device and you should see instruction to flash recovery.
    01-21-2010 12:35 PM
  12. kehanra99's Avatar
    Yeah, the guides are difficult to follow as most of the time they don't tell you where the program should be installed, where the files should be, etc...
    At least, not in a very clear manner. I'm a network engineer and I've written 3 software manuals and I find most of the guides incomplete...but that's probably because they're written in generalizations for multiple handsets.
    01-22-2010 01:48 PM
  13. Jaime313's Avatar
    I Have a few qustions :o

    1.Which ROMs would you recommend for the Sprint Hero and which ones do what?

    2.How do you set up Apps2SD?

    3.How do you apply themes to the hero?

    4.How Do you switch between roms without wiping your data?
    01-22-2010 06:30 PM
  14. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Yeah, the guides are difficult to follow as most of the time they don't tell you where the program should be installed, where the files should be, etc...
    At least, not in a very clear manner. I'm a network engineer and I've written 3 software manuals and I find most of the guides incomplete...but that's probably because they're written in generalizations for multiple handsets.
    Agreed. A series of guides (one each for Vista/7, Mac, and Ubuntu) that directs the user where to place downloads so exact commands can be given need written for each handset model. I just haven't had the time, but I do realize my how to thread on this site is in dire need of a cleanup
    01-22-2010 06:38 PM
  15. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    I Have a few qustions :o

    1.Which ROMs would you recommend for the Sprint Hero and which ones do what?

    2.How do you set up Apps2SD?

    3.How do you apply themes to the hero?

    4.How Do you switch between roms without wiping your data?
    1. I like fully featured and stable, so I recommend either Gumbo (here on AC) or FRESH over at xda. Of course you can not go wrong using MoDaCo's CDMA Hero ROM either. There are others out there, but some of the software has been stripped out for speed or not all functions work.

    2. Depends on the ROM. Mostly, it will be built in and you simply have to provide an ext partition as the first partition on your SD card. Wipe data and flash the ROM, it will find it and link that partition as the /data/app directory.

    3. Some are built as an update zip file, others use metamorph. 3rd party home replacements have downloadable themes from the market.

    4. Set up your ROM as you like it, then reboot into recovery and back up the ROM image through nandroid backup. Do this for each ROM you would like to use and you can just use the nandroid restore feature to go back to the exact point you were at when you made it. You can store as many different ROM backups as you like on your SD card.
    01-22-2010 06:48 PM
  16. BurgesS's Avatar
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

    my mistake. The stock Hero ROM doesn't have adb remount in it. The above will work in it's place.
    I guess I am doing something wrong here. Neither this or the original entries are working for me. I am new to this, could you give me a step by step. I have navigated to the tools directory and tried both commands listed and neither works.
    02-22-2010 01:59 PM
  17. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    I guess I am doing something wrong here. Neither this or the original entries are working for me. I am new to this, could you give me a step by step. I have navigated to the tools directory and tried both commands listed and neither works.
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...d-version.html

    I finally got around to writing something usable. See if this helps you any.
    02-22-2010 03:17 PM
  18. BurgesS's Avatar
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...d-version.html

    I finally got around to writing something usable. See if this helps you any.
    Yeah I did that...great how-to very easy to follow. I still can't get this wifi fix to work though. I don't know enough about these commands for them to make any sense to me. I am sure it is my fault. Is this what I need to do:

    adb shell
    su
    mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_timestamps
    reboot
    02-22-2010 10:20 PM
  19. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Yeah I did that...great how-to very easy to follow. I still can't get this wifi fix to work though. I don't know enough about these commands for them to make any sense to me. I am sure it is my fault.
    Don't be so hard on yourself. Everyone has to start somewhere.

    Try these command, one line at a time AFTER you have navigated to the SDK/tools folder in your command window

    Code:
    adb devices
    adb shell
    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_timestamps
    reboot
    If you get any errors, paste them here. If you don't, and the phone reboots, it worked.
    02-22-2010 10:25 PM
  20. armychris28210's Avatar
    how do you navigate to sdk/tools.....whats the command?im also not using the same computer that i rooted with, is that a issue?thnx
    06-19-2010 09:48 PM
  21. envynet's Avatar
    how do you navigate to sdk/tools.....whats the command?im also not using the same computer that i rooted with, is that a issue?thnx
    cd c:\andro(hitTAB)\to(hitTAB) hit enter


    or hard way type the hole thing

    cd C:\android-sdk-windows\tools
    06-19-2010 10:14 PM
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