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Old 10-02-2010, 02:51 PM
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Got phone rooted, now how to install a custom rom? Please help.

So I've followed the instructions found on this site to root my Sprint HTC Hero but I can't seem to figure out how to install a custom rom now. I've installed custom roms on Window Mobile phones before (HTC Diamond, HTC Touch Pro 1 and 2) but can't figure out what I'm doing wrong here.

I read that I should install the custom rom file to the SD card then put the phone into bootloader (recovery) mode. When I hold down the "home" button while pressing the power button, I get a screen that asks if I want to clear data. When I select no, the phone just boots up to the normal home screen.
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Re: Got phone rooted, now how to install a custom rom? Please help.

Link to the method you used. Did you install a custom recovery?
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:57 PM
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Re: Got phone rooted, now how to install a custom rom? Please help.

How did you root it?
Try using "This Guide"

Then just put the .zip file on your SD Card.
Turn off the phone.
Hold Vol Down and Power until you reach a white screen that says:
"HBOOT
<VOL UP> FastBoot Mode
<BACK> Simlock
<HOME> Recovery"
Select "Home"
Your phone will launch "Android System Recovery"
Select "Wipe"
Then "Wipe data/factory reset"
Press "Home" to confirm
Press "Back"
Select "Flash zip from sdcard"
Then select the zip file
Press "Home" to confirm
Once finished select "Reboot system now"

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Old 10-02-2010, 11:24 PM
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Re: Got phone rooted, now how to install a custom rom? Please help.

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Link to the method you used. Did you install a custom recovery?
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How did you root it?
Try using "This Guide"
I rooted it using the instructions found in the xda thread linked by xizzmatt. I even went ahead and installed the one step rooting app - UniversalAndroot which says the phone is already rooted when I try to run it.

My problem is that I can't seem to get it to the recovery screen I think is what it's called where you wipe the phone and install the new rom from the sdcard.

Will report back after trying xizzmatt's advice.
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Re: Got phone rooted, now how to install a custom rom? Please help.

Btw, in every custom rom thread, it says to do a Nandroid backup first. First, what is a Nandroid backup? Does it save just my contacts, my apps or everything? Second, how do I do it?
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Re: Got phone rooted, now how to install a custom rom? Please help.

You make a Nandroid within recovery. There is an option to backup/restore. It saves your ROM exactly how it is, everything will be restored when you restore the backup.

After step #7 do you have the SU app?

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Re: Got phone rooted, now how to install a custom rom? Please help.

What build are you running? That could be the problem.
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Re: Got phone rooted, now how to install a custom rom? Please help.

Its strange, some of the roms dont work with AmonRa recovery. Zen Hero is a good 2.1 rom series so Ive heard but i cant flash because you need clock recovery.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:53 AM
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Re: Got phone rooted, now how to install a custom rom? Please help.

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So I've followed the instructions found on this site to root my Sprint HTC Hero but I can't seem to figure out how to install a custom rom now. I've installed custom roms on Window Mobile phones before (HTC Diamond, HTC Touch Pro 1 and 2) but can't figure out what I'm doing wrong here.

I read that I should install the custom rom file to the SD card then put the phone into bootloader (recovery) mode. When I hold down the "home" button while pressing the power button, I get a screen that asks if I want to clear data. When I select no, the phone just boots up to the normal home screen.
I have the same question with you! I am on 1.56 stock rom, rooted with sdk command line method. Then I don't know how to install custom rom. I think I have to read more...
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Re: Got phone rooted, now how to install a custom rom? Please help.

Did you guys load amonRa recovery? If so, you will go straight to recovery (black screen)
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