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WenWM · Jul 11, 2010

Android Bios Boot Now with More Support

We all love to geek our devices to the max, and in recent updates to the thread, XDA Member frysee added support for more devices. The updated thread contains the original animated bios boat screen that has some very accurate information about your device. Many people might ask why have this on your device? Well for one. Its pretty cool. That part leads me to part two, its the international nerd simple. We use Bios boot screen to identify other geeks,...

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mic_888 · Jun 10, 2010

How to Remap Hardkey Actions on your Hero

Are you tired of clicking on the app drawer in order to launch the camera app on your HTC Hero CDMA?  Want to wake your screen using another key? Don't really use the 'Search' key and could find a better use for it? Well, XDA forum member Decad3nce has written up a pretty informative guide on remapping the hardkey buttons to your hearts' content. You'll need to be familiar with adb commands and the use of an editing tool (Notepad++...

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Ben Elliott · Jun 4, 2010

CDMA Hero 2.1 Update Rooted

Ever since the release of the 2.1 update for the device, owners of the CDMA (Sprint) variant of the popular HTC Hero have been begging for someone with the know-how to finally root the new firmware successfully, thereby opening the door once again to custom ROMs for people who have updated their phone. Taking inspiration from the EVO rooting method, XDA member regaw_leinad has finally got root access on his Eclair-running Sprint Hero (with credits going to many other hard-working...

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mic_888 · May 24, 2010

Froyo Appears On CDMA Hero

Hot on the heels of Froyo being rolled out on the Google Nexus One, XDA forum member zenulator has managed to do a quick and dirty port of the Nexus One FRF50 update to the CDMA HTC Hero! zenulator has posted the ROM up for testing and feedback.  Although Froyo is not fully working - and it won't be until the full source is published on a similar device, it does boot and there are some functioning features. Originally posted...

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Ben Elliott · May 20, 2010

Sprint Hero Finally Receives 2.1 Update

Android Eclair updates for both the GSM and the CDMA (Sprint) Hero variants have been promised for months, but again and again these only seemed like empty promises. However, and much to everyone's surprise, Sprint and HTC today announced the availability of this mysterious and wonderful update from the moulding, old Cupcake build with which the Hero was released to the shiny and delicious Eclair version of Android that we'd started giving up hope for. The ROM update is available...

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Ben Elliott · May 6, 2010

Dedicated Forums for HTC Hero CDMA Now Online

After hearing the whines and moans of many a CDMA Hero owner for some time now, we thought it might be a good idea to end the suffering and give you guys a little corner of the site all for yourselves by adding a CDMA-only section for discussion about and development for the device. If you haven't discovered it yet you can pop on over to the new board where four sub-sections are available: the familiar 'General', 'Accessories', 'Android Development'...

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mic_888 · Apr 16, 2010

JIT Enabled for HTC Hero

XDA forum member Jus10o has managed to get JIT enabled and working on his HTC Hero (CDMA). Android 2.0 code includes the source code for a Just In Time (JIT) compiler for Dalvik. It detects hot code and then compiles that code as needed providing a performance boost which of course needs to to be balanced against the cost in battery life and memory. Originally from the Motorola Milestone,  JIT works on HTC Sense but is unstable and force closes...

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