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Step By Step Way to root Using Flashrec(Updated 4/5)

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13th November 2009, 11:17 PM   |  #1  
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This video I posted is to help people get the custom rom installed which will enable root. This is for people who do not want to go the adb shell way. This method is simpler but will require you to flash a custom ROM onto your phone. You will not have to download the SDK for this method.

*** Use at your own risk. Although i have not come across any one on forums who bricked their phone, there is sill a possibility that this can brick your phone. I take no responsibility if you brick your phone.**

Have tested this on Windows 7 and Windows Xp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdmkTFAG3PM

Hey everyone, I made a video on this, and some people said I should do a step by step guide, so here goes.

First things first, you are going to need to download these files.

flashrec -- http://zenthought.org/system/files/a...20091107-2.apk

Amon RA Recover Image 1.6.2 -- http://rapidshare.com/files/36028858...roc-v1.6.2.img
Amon RA Recover Image 1.6.2 Mirror -- http://www.4shared.com/file/25727451...eroc-v162.html

[ROM] MoDaCo 1.1 Custom ROM (has firmware 1.5) -- http://content.modaco.net/hero/1.1-u...ore-signed.zip

OR


[ROM] DamageControl v 2.05 (has firmware 2.1) --
Non-Espresso Version
http://www.4shared.com/file/23948783...Controlv1.html



Espresso Version
http://www.4shared.com/file/23950664...1Expresso.html



OR


[ROM] Fresh Rom 2.0d (has firmware 2.1) --
http://geekfor.me/new-release/fresh-20d


Do not extract the Rom zip file, it needs to stay in the zip.

Ok, lets do this in steps, should make it easier:

Step 1: Mount the sd card and place all the files downloaded onto the root of the sdcard.

Step 2: Download some sort of file manager, ex Estrongs File Manager, and run/open the flashrec apk.

Step 3: Once it's finished installing, unplug the usb cable, run the app, and hit the button, "backup recovery image". If you get an error, try rebooting your phone, make sure the usb cable is unplugged.

Step 4: Exit app, and mount the sd card again, and move recovery-backup.img to your desktop, then rename recovery-RA-heroc-v1.6.2.img to recovery-backup.img

Step 5: Unmount sdcard, unplug usb cable, and go back into the flashrec app(should be named recovery flasher in all programs list)

Step 6: hit restore backup image. Once finished flashing, power down phone.

Step 7: After you power down your phone, hold the Vol Down button, then hold down the power button. Phone should boot into hboot. Press home for recovery.

Step 8: To ensure you have a backup of your phone before we continue, do a nandroid v2.2 backup.

Step 9: After the nandroid backup is complete, you can now choose apply "sd card update choose", and choose the modaco or damage control rom

Step 10: Reboot your phone and you should be all set.

Any issues or anything unclear, let me know and I will try to help make it clear.
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what case you have your hero in ??
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what case you have your hero in ??

I like to call it a condem, but its a rubber case I bought off ebay, shortly afer buying the phone
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ok nice video by the way i think i subscribed to your channel
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ok nice video by the way i think i subscribed to your channel

thanks man, people keep requesting other things... i cant keep up
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1st post here.... this vid has convinced me to take the plunge!

Just to confirm, the steps in this vid are all I need to do to get the phone rooted with the modaco rom. I don't need to go through all the other steps as long as I'm cool with flashing the rom?

Sorry for the newbness.... but thank you for your time!
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1st post here.... this vid has convinced me to take the plunge!

Just to confirm, the steps in this vid are all I need to do to get the phone rooted with the modaco rom. I don't need to go through all the other steps as long as I'm cool with flashing the rom?

Sorry for the newbness.... but thank you for your time!

thats right. With this method, you wont need to use the other method regarding the adb shell and downloading the sdk
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thats right. With this method, you wont need to use the other method regarding the adb shell and downloading the sdk

Very cool. I'll let you know how it goes!
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Very cool. I'll let you know how it goes!

ok, keep me posted
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What was the error you got in the vid when you did the backup with flashrec? Because I get the same error. It says "Backup FAILED: Could not run command." and I never get a button that says restore.

Should I type recovery.img in before I hit backup?

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