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Avoid Windows Driver Issues When Rooting: Use Pre-Installed Ubuntu LiveCD

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Many people face several problems with their Windows drivers when rooting their Android devices. Incompatible driver issues often cause problems flashing Android to the phones, or running rooting software.
To avoid this, some people use Ubuntu — for the people that don’t know it, Ubuntu is a Linux-based open-source operating system for your PC. Since Android is also based on Linux, the communication between these systems is a lot better. However, for the average Android user who has not much knowledge of ADB procedures and recovery installers, it is quite hard to root the phone using Ubuntu.

XDA member shad0wf0x solved this problem. He managed to create a ready-to-burn CD image, which includ. . . READ ON »

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Transparent Lock Screen Hack for Droid Eris and Hero CDMA

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With the Sense interface, HTC also added a custom lock screen to its Android devices. This Sense lock screen contains a lot of useful information without having to unlock device — appointments, missed calls, text messages, and more. However, there is still some information being left behind, which can only be viewed by unlocking the device. XDA member gohamstergo discovered that it would be so much better if you could glance at the home screen without having to perform any unlocking gestures.

Solution: Just make the lock screen transparent. In that way, the unlock functionality will remain the same, and you will still be able to see a lot more information. After “a bunch of trial and error”. . . READ ON »

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Android Bios Boot Now with More Support

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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, and as the Bios screen becomes recognized, you have something to talk about.

Available Devices:

  • Nexus One (‘classic’ version | froyo version | 1333MHz version | fast 1333MHz version)
  • HTC Desire
  • Motorola Droid/Milestone
  • HTC Dream (classic version | x
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How to Remap Hardkey Actions on your Hero

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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++ as suggested by Decad3nce) in order to edit the ‘heroc-keypad.kl’ file.

There are different attributes assigned to each key and Decad3nce has clearly listed these out for you by key number and action, including if the action should wake you. . . READ ON »

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CDMA Hero 2.1 Update Rooted

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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 members as well) and he has been kind enough to show everyone else how to do it.

A clear guide to rooting the device has been written in this thread, featuring helpful screenshots that should make the process even easier to complete.. . . READ ON »

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Froyo Appears On CDMA Hero

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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 by zenulator:

What works

  • Data
  • Calls (can’t speak to the other person)
  • New Launcher2
  • 2.2 Google Apps (haven’t tested them all)
  • Keypad/Trackball leds

Not working

  • Audio/Mic
  • GPS
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • Maps force closes
  • Flash Player 10.1. from the Market will crash the browser.

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Sprint Hero Finally Receives 2.1 Update

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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 on the official HTC’s website, as opposed to being over-the-air like other phone updates have been. Unfortunately, there’s been nothing yet announced with regard to the GSM version. You can expect to see . . . READ ON »

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Dedicated Forums for HTC Hero CDMA Now Online

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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’ and ‘Themes and Apps’, but this time with none of that yucky GSM stuff included. Enjoy!. . . READ ON »

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JIT Enabled for HTC Hero

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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 a lot. However without HTC Sense, and using HelixLauncher by XDA forum member arctu, Jus100 has confirmed that it runs very smooth. He particularly noticed a significant improvement in speed between opening and closing multiple apps.

Currently, the HTC lock screen does no. . . READ ON »

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