Tuesday, September 21, 2010
[UPDATE - I've noticed some stability issues. I have disabled JIT to see what happens as I've been reading this phone may not have enough memory to JIT properly. It's still MUCH faster than the stock ROM, even without JIT]
These instructions are for the *CDMA* HTC Hero and I tested on an Alltel Hero. The Cyanogenmod ROM I'm using is Sprint branded, which is a cosmetic thing. The MMS fix linked is for Alltel MMS settings, don't use it with a Sprint (or other CDMA) Hero!
*WARNING - I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT TO YOUR PHONE OR DATA LOSS FROM THIS PROCEDURE. IT *WILL VOID* YOUR WARRANTY. DON'T BOTHER GOING TO ALLTEL OR HTC FOR ANY HELP - READ THE DISCLAIMER THE MOMENT YOU CLICK ALLOW UNKNOWN SOURCES. THESE STEPS WORKED FOR ME, THEY MAY NOT FOR YOU!*
Step One - FULLY charge your phone. This is probably the biggest risk for phone damage - battery death during the flash.
Step Two - In settings - Applications on your phone enable "Unknown Sources"
Step Three - Copy the files available at the following URLs to the root folder of your SD Card:
Step Four - Open the Android browser and navigate to this URL:
Download, install, launch, read disclaimer, press button. Unplug phone from charger. Turn phone off. Turn phone on. Turn phone back off.
Step Five - Hold volume down while pressing power, push the HOME button to select recovery, wait for phone to reboot into Darchstar's recovery
Step Six - Backup/Restore, Nand backup, and confirm
Step Seven - Press back, Wipe, Wipe data/factory reset and confirm
Step Eight - Back, flash zip from sdcard, flash the CM 6.0.0, then repeat to flash the google add-on, and finally repeat to flash the MMS fix
Step Nine - Reboot system now and wait
Step Ten - Go into ROM Manager and fix permissions
Step Eleven (NOT required but I recommend for speed) - Go into cyanogen mod settings, performance, ignore the dragons and enable JIT
Step Twelve - Reboot and enjoy!
Posted by Mark at 1:52 AM