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Installing CIME into Hero

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By ghoonk, Senior Member on 15th August 2009, 07:31 PM
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Guys, I just found this CIME at

Was wondering if:

a. it will install onto a rooted Hero
b. if a rooted Hero will still be able to detect, download and install OTA updates

Advice is much appreciated, thanks!
15th August 2009, 08:25 PM |#2  
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I just rooted my Hero using this technique and confirm that it works:

The new CIME is nicely installed, and that works well too. Now I'm just not sure if the phone will receive OTA updates. The only thing different is the fact that the phone is rooted.

15th August 2009, 08:49 PM |#3  
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Right. Thinking logically, since I rooted my phone by following these steps:

15. If the serial number and the word fastboot next to it popped up, then go back to the command prompt on the computer and type

fastboot boot cm-hero-recovery.img

16. Once the phone boots up into the recovery screen type the following in the command prompt on the computer:

adb shell mount /system
adb push su /system/bin/
adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/
adb shell reboot

17. Once the phone reboots, click the Menu button and click Settings.

18. Goto Applications > Development and check the USB debugging on.

19. While the phone is still plugged in, goto the Command Prompt still up on your computer and type:

adb devices

You should see a serial number, which means the computer is seeing the device.

20. Then type:

adb shell

The phone should pop up an su request. Click Always Allow on the phone.

21. Type:


Logically, I haven't really changed anything else on the phone aside from:

a. copying in 2 APKs, one SU and one Superuser.
b. Setting permissions.

16th August 2009, 09:53 AM |#4  
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It does work, but with the IME I can only type simplified Chinese in Stroke input though (traditional Chinese is okay for Cangjie)

Now I'd be appreciated if I can get help of getting the attached "default.xml" into /system/customize/CID for displaying Chinese.
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16th August 2009, 10:01 AM |#5  
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That is strange. Did you set TouchInput Chinese settings to use Pinyin?
16th August 2009, 11:00 AM |#6  
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I actually used the other method to did mine... but I think both ways works ^^
16th August 2009, 03:48 PM |#7  
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I installed the CIME on my rooted Hero with the method described in the linked thread, and it works like a charm.
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