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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: near Vancouver, British Columbia
Originally Posted by KylejMcD
I have a Telus HTC Hero Unlocked (I use the Rogers network). I want to know how to root it. I have tried the recovery flasher program but whenever i go to back it up it say it failed to backup. This makes it so i can't flash the recovery image. I also tried the androot way from the unlockr.com. It said it rooted my phone but when i go into recovery mode i dont get the options im supposed to. I just get the normal recovery. What should i do?
I just rooted my friends Hero last night using Androot. I followed @dkelley's post here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=443
(I should add that using Androot is waaaaay easier than the goldcard method I used!
) Oh, and using the recovery flasher program requires the goldcard method.
1. 1click root (Androot)
2. Install Superuser app from market
3. Install ROM Manager app from market.
4. Use ROM Manager to flash it's own recovery image (it's called Clockwork recovery I think)
5. Optional. If you want to use another recovery image like Amon_Ra, just select flash alternate recovery image (after installing Clockwork recovery image first, otherwise it won't work) and ROM Manager will flash Amon-Ra's recovery image.
Now when you boot to recovery you'll see the new recovery.
From here do a Nandroid backup before doing any ROM flashing. This way if anything bad happens you can always come back to recovery and Nandroid restore your old ROM.
Hope that helps!
Current: Samsung Galaxy SIII (16 GB, Blue)
Retired: HTC Hero (GSM)