Monthly Archives: September 2009

New ROM for my Android

I’ve flashed my HTC Hero Android phone with a new ROM and a firmware with new and improved bits for the radiostuff.

The new ROM is based on the upcomming update from HTC (should be almost here now) and it is FAST!

I’m just now trying to figure out how to remove apps I don’t use…

(adb shell is a fun way to make a mess :-D)

This is how:

Needed, Android sdk and fastboot and cm-recovery.img. If you are on a windowsmachine you might need to update your usbdrivers, I have no idea how to do that (it works out of the box on all my linuxboxes) but I imagine you need to doubleclick on lots of buttons…

Get the new ROM and maybe even the updated firmware for the radio.



Put both of the zip-files on your sd-card.

Plug in your phone and run

fastboot boot /path/to/cm-recovery.img

wipe your phone (perhaps with a backup first).

Use the menu to install the zipfiles (first the radio, then the ROM) and you are done.

After that I began rm’ing stuf with adb shell to get rid of stuff I never use. YMMV!