How To: Load a Custom ROM, Load Hero, and/or Setup Apps2SD onto Your G1 or MyTouch 3G (Best Method)

UPDATE! PLEASE READ BEFORE CONTINUING! –

This procedure has been updated and simplified, please use one of the below procedures instead of this one:

How To: Root the HTC G1 / Dream

How To: Root the MyTouch

How To: Root the MyTouch 1.2 / Fender
(use this one if your MyTouch has a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top).

I. Load a Custom Radio (For G1 – Mandatory, For MyTouch – Skip) –

1. Check what Radio you have first!!! Turn the phone off and then back on by holding down Back and Power. At the top you should see your radio version at the top of the screen. If it says 2.22.19.26I then SKIP section this section and procedure to section II. (You do NOT want to load the same radio twice, it can cause issues).

2. Download the custom Radio for your device:

T-Mobile G1 - Here
MyTouch 3G – Unneccessary, skip this section and proceed to Section III.

3. Plug in your phone and mount the SD card (pull down on the notification bar and select the SD card notification then click Mount in the pop up window).

4. After the SD card shows up on the computer, put the radio zip file on to the memory card (NOT in any subfolders on the memory card, just on the memory card itself) and then rename the file to update.zip (most computers, you do not type the .zip part, it automatically puts it in for you so just as long as the file is called update and there is a Zip folder icon to the left of it still, you are fine. Leave it like that).

5. Once it is done transferring to the memory card and you have renamed it, unplug the phone from the computer.

6. Turn off the phone and then turn it back on by holding down the Home and Power button to get to recovery mode (keep holding it until the recovery screen with the writing and black background come up).

7. Once the recovery screen is up, click on Wipe Data. Once that is done, click on Apply Update.zip and wait for it to finish.

8. Once it is done, click Reboot Device (if it doesn’t reboot and shuts off instead, hit the power button as if to turn it on. WE NEED IT TO REBOOT AS IT LOADS SOMETHINGS DURING START UP).

9. Once the device has finished starting to boot up and gets to the G1 or MyTouch logo (make sure that it has rebooted once, but not all the way to the homescreen) then take out the battery and the memory card.

10. Put the memory card into the SD adapter it came with and then put that into the computer so we can load files onto it and goto the next section…

II. Load a Custom SPL (For G1 – Mandatory, For MyTouch – Skip) –

1. Check what SPL you have first. Turn the phone off and then back on by holding down Back and Power. At the top you should see your SPL version at the top of the screen next to the word HBOOT. If it says 1.33.2005, then SKIP section this section and procedure to section III. (You do NOT want to load the same SPL twice, it can cause issues).

2. Download the custom SPL for your device:

T-Mobile G1 – Here
MyTouch 3G –  Unneccessary, skip this section and proceed to Section III.

3. Plug in your phone and mount the SD card (pull down on the notification bar and select the SD card notification then click Mount in the pop up window).

4. After the SD card shows up on the computer, put the SPL zip file on to the memory card (NOT in any subfolders on the memory card, just on the memory card itself) and then rename the file to update.zip (most computers, you do not type the .zip part, it automatically puts it in for you so just as long as the file is called update and there is a Zip folder icon to the left of it still, you are fine. Leave it like that).

5. Once it is done transferring to the memory card and you have renamed it, unplug the phone from the computer.

6. Turn off the phone and then turn it back on by holding down the Home and Power button to get to recovery mode (keep holding it until the recovery screen with the writing and black background come up).

7. Once the recovery screen is up, click on Wipe Data. Once that is done, click on Apply Update.zip and wait for it to finish.

8. Once it is done, click Reboot Device (if it doesn’t reboot and shuts off and shows a black screen instead, hit the power button as if to turn it on. WE NEED IT TO REBOOT AS IT LOADS SOMETHINGS DURING START UP).

9. Once the device has finished starting to boot up and gets to the G1 or MyTouch logo (make sure that it has rebooted once, but not all the way to the homescreen. Also it may reboot to the recovery image, that is fine). Take out the battery and put it back in if it tried to goto the homescreen but got stuck at the logo.

10. Goto the next section…

III. Parition Your Memory Card for Apps2SD or Hero

1. Get into recovery mode by holding down Home and Power to turn on the phone (if you are not already there).

2. Click on Wipe Data. Once that is done, click on Format Fat32+Ext2+LinuxSwap and wait for it to format.

3. Once it is done, take out the battery and memory card and put the memory card into the SD adapter it came with and then put that into the computer so we can load files onto it and goto the next section…

IV. Load a Custom ROM (including Hero)

1. Download any custom ROM for your device (G1 ROMs for the G1, and 32B Magic ROMs for the myTouch 3G) from either our Android Downloads > ROMs Section or from Forum.XDA-Developers.com

2. Plug in your phone and mount the SD card (pull down on the notification bar and select the SD card notification then click Mount in the pop up window).

3. After the SD card shows up on the computer, put the ROM zip file on to the memory card (NOT in any subfolders on the memory card, just on the memory card itself) and then rename the file to update.zip (most computers, you do not type the .zip part, it automatically puts it in for you so just as long as the file is called update and there is a Zip folder icon to the left of it still, you are fine. Leave it like that).

4. Once it is done transferring to the memory card and you have renamed it, unplug the phone from the computer.

5. Turn off the phone and then turn it back on by holding down the Home and Power button to get to recovery mode (keep holding it until the recovery screen with the writing and black background come up).

6. Once the recovery screen is up, click on Wipe Data. Once that is done, click on Apply Update.zip and wait for it to finish.

7. Once it is done, click Reboot Device.

8. DONE! ENJOY!

*IF YOU WANT TO SWITCH TO A DIFFERENT ROM AFTER THIS, then do NOT do sections I – III, ONLY do section IV and that’s it! Easy!

Reported Issues

Issue: Internet and MMS do not work…

Solution: Goto Settings, Wireless controls, Mobile network settings, Access point names, then click Menu and click New APN.
In the appropriate fields, type the following (leave any field that is not mentioned blank).

Name: TMo
APN: epc.tmobile.com
MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
MCC: 310
MNC: 260

Issue: I get the ! screen when I hold Home and Power instead of the recovery screen with the writing…

Solution: Go back and redo the 1 click rooting procedure. Make sure you flash the custom Amon Ra recovery image we give you to download and NOT the cyanogen image. Also make sure it says Flashed Successfully or whatever before turning off the phone.
Once it does, then turn off the phone and turn it back on holding down Home and Power. You should eventually see the custom recovery screen, if you don’t and you get the ! screen, then it didn’t work start over.

If you are using a G1, then once you get the recovery screen, leave it on the recovery screen.
Take out the memory card and put it into your computer, do Section II and load the SPL onto the memory card and rename it to update.zip.
Then put the memory card back in and while still on the recovery image, hit Wipe then hit Apply Update.zip and wait for it to finish. Once done, reboot the phone and wait until it goes back to the recovery image or gets stuck on the logo.
Once that happens take out the memory card, put it into the computer and put a ROM on it and rename it to update.zip like before. Put it back into the phone and on the recovery screen hit Wipe then Apply Update.zip. Once it is done, reboot and let it boot back to the home screen. All done!

Issue: Stuck at a logo screen or phone won’t boot up…

Solution: Boot the phone back into recovery mode (home and power) and then wipe and apply the update.zip again.
If that still doesn’t work then boot into recovery (home and power) then format SD Fat32+ext2+swap and take out the memory card once it is done, put it into your computer and load the rom onto it again. Put the sd card back into the phone, wipe and apply update.zip.

Issue: Screen goes fuzzy on a custom ROM on the myTouch…

Solution: Noone knows why this happens (we have tried a lot of different scenarios). It just seems that it happens to some phones and not to others (might be a kernel issue). So until someone figures out the issue, then do Section IV again and try to load a different Hero ROM. (*If Qtek gives you fuzzy issue then use JAC 1.5, located in our Downloads section on this site, do NOT use 1.6 it has same issue as Qtek).

Issue: I can’t find Format Fat32+Ext2+LinuxSwap.

Solution: This means you are using Amon Ras latest recovery image, he has put this option under Partition > Partition SD > then it asks you what values you want for the different partitions. Here are the standard values, but feel free to change them according to what the ROM you wish to use recommends.

LinuxSwap – 32MBs
Ext2 – 512Mbs
Fat32 – Remainder

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  • sonny vang

    i try to root my phone and now its stuck on the g1 logo screen try everything it wont go pass that point please help anyone

    • Hello Sonny,

      You are posting in the How To Load a Custom ROM, did you do the How To Root Video? You have to do that first…

  • hassle

    huh… i am afraid i dont quite get how you partition the sdcard? please explain…

    • Hello Hassle,

      You have to do our 1 click rooting process first and load the RAv1.2.0G recovery image in that procedure. Then you boot into recovery and it has an option to Format Fat32+Ext2+Linux-Swap, you click that and your done partitioning…

  • Tony

    we need the video upped bro

  • Tony

    My question is this, do i have to use a rom? I don’t really want my phone to look like the hero, or any of that, I just want my phone to be faster, like the Google Ion.

    so am i right if i ..

    1.) Follow the directions in the Root video
    2.) Follow the directions here on this page
    3.) But i don’t follow the how to load a rom, will i be left with the regular Google Ion?

  • I didn’t see the format fat32 so I keep going will that make me Rom slow.

  • josh

    Did 1 step root. Tried step 1 raido. now wont get past G1 screen. please help

  • ted

    Hey Unlockr,

    I actually did the 1-click root before, but I did the long way soon after because I wasn’t able to flash other recovery images/ROMS, I’m guessing because my SPL never actually changed(?). I didn’t realize you could flash the custom SPL using the recovery image.

    My question is what’s the difference in the end state of your phone between the two methods? It looks like both end up having the same radio and custom SPL; is there something inherently better with the 1-click method, other than the obvious ease advantage? Does the phone rooted using the long method have any limitations that the other doesn’t?

  • john

    i was just waiting patiently for this guide to come out, thanks guys!! i’ll definitely be donating to this site.

  • skimz

    Can I download all the different roms saved on the phone and switch through them anytime? Or will I have to do the setup each time I want to change the rom??

  • Wasseem

    I rooted my mytouch following the instuctions on your website and then proceeded to this page to install hero on it and after i installed the radio and followed the instructions, now it will not boot up, or even go into recovery mode, or fastboot mode…. what should i do?

  • J’Vaun Owens

    hey umm? i rooted and put the hero rom onmy phone using the obsolete methods and i did something wrong because i have no way to get to the recovery screen the rom loads and works but i wanna put the new methods of rooting and hero on their and apps2sd please help should i buy a new phone?

  • How do you disable touchflo, because the constant reload sucks big time!!!

  • Derrick

    The Unlockr,
    Can you please make a quick video on how to load a custom boot screen?
    Thank You

  • Frankie

    Look i did the unroot process updated to CRC1 and did the one button root proces. I then turned my g1 off and started by pressing home and power button it was good like in the video so after that i went on to add a rom by adding the mounting radio naming it update and turned off phone and then did power and home and it went to the Original screen that you get before it is rooted…..what am i doing wrong i did the one button root 100x and it happens the same way it work up untill i do update.zip for the Radio email me for answer or suggestions frankiedemetrius87(@)gmail.com

  • lanceot

    my phone is rooted : now i want to Load a Custom ROM, Load Hero, i have the g1 and im up to step 1 Download the custom Radio i did what you say then i turn my phone off the back on everthing is good but when i click on Apply Update.zip and wait for it to finish this is what i get E:failure at line 2 assert getprop ect installation aborted what can i do to make it install. can you help me?

  • roynel

    Hey Unlockr,
    I followed all the steps and it worked perfectly. The only problem I am having is when I lock the phone and bring it back up the screen looks like very dizzy. Its not sharp and I can barely see anything. If i restart, the first time it comes up its perfect, but after the lock it the screen gets pretty weird.

  • kidrobot978

    unlockr

    i did everything and installed a hero rom it all works really good but when phone is in sleep mode and wake it up the screen turns fuzzy/blurry.

  • Frankie

    its been almost 24hours and i am still not rooting right please someone help

  • Maryanne

    Hi
    I followed all the directions and it worked perfectly. I do not have the problem with the fuzzy screen either. My question is how to add app2sd because when I try to do it it won’t show up at all, plus I am not sure what I am looking for to even see if it worked.

  • billyjr2

    i rooted my phone already .and i have the latest radio ,i have the jesus freak 1.5rom .can i go ahead and install the spl then the hero.or do i have to reroot my phone the 1 click way, and then install the radio,spl and then hero.i bricked one phone .dont want to do it aagaiin..

    • Hello BillyJr2,

      Just do the 1 click rooting process on our site and flash the custom recovery image we have in there as well using that process and you should be all set to continue at installing the SPL, partitioning the card, and then load Hero.
      Good luck!

  • hassle

    tony moreno’s rooting process is the only one that worked for me. can someone honestly tell me if i have to unroot and reroot to go through all of this? cant i just reroot from the original root to make it work?

    so im driving home last night and the phone blanks. the sd card is automatically erased. the partition i created was gone, all the apps were missing but the dudes cupcake rom was still running beautifully.

    i tried the unlockr’s original rooting procedure and was met with failure after failure over and over again. the only rooting process that worked, spot on everytime, was tony moreno’s. perhaps you who are having trouble out there can find it on you tube, and then flash this new recovery image via terminal.

  • billyjr2

    III. “Parition” Your Memory Card for Apps2SD or Hero 2. Click on Wipe Data. Once that is done, click on Format Fat32+Ext2+LinuxSwap and wait for it to format. “is this Paritioning my drive.?”

    • Hello BillyJr2,

      Its on your phone… so its partitioning the Memory Card

  • Louie

    Unlockr,

    What class micro SD card did you using? Was it a class 4 or class 6? Thanks!

    • Hello Louie,

      Its the SD that came with the phone, I would assume its a class to or 4 at the best.

  • Blarg

    When I try to apply the update, it gives me this error message:

    E:Failure at line 2:
    assert getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “dream” || getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “dream”

    Installation aborted.

  • Max

    Tried your new updated method, got only past the 1 click root. copied the lastest radio file on root, renamed to update, restarted holding home + power then I get the triangle exclamtion icon.

    • Hello Max,

      That means you did not load the recovery image. Start the 1 click rooting process over. The program should say Flash Completed Successfully.

  • Frankie

    when i press ALT L to look why i cant update it says E:Can’t open /cache/recovery/command install from sdcard
    E:No Signiture (5files) The Unlockr what does it mean? i did the downgrade exactly as it was showed in the video and did the root one click adn it worked up untill i restarted the phone. Do i have to leave those other files from the previous step in???

  • play

    hey so just tried your new method, very easy works great. 2 questions how do you put apps to the sd card, and also the fuzziness on the screen still exists any ideas as to why that is happening?

    • Hello Play,

      Thanks! Apps to SD is done automatically by most ROMs so long as you have partitioned your memory card according to our procedure before loading the new ROM (also check the ROMs summary on the developers page and see if it says Auto Apps2SD).
      And sorry man no clue, try Googling it. Let us know what you find!

  • Wasseem

    I rooted my mytouch following the instuctions on your website and then proceeded to this page to install hero on it and after i installed the radio and followed the instructions, now it will not boot up, or even go into recovery mode, or fastboot mode…. what should i do?

  • Louie

    Unlockr,

    I cannot access market after unless i am on wifi…does that mean that i don’t have internet connection? Help! Thanks!

    • Hello Louie,

      Read the bottom of the post…. shows you how to get internet and picture messaging working again.

  • CeCe

    Can you load ANY rom? Does it matter what the recovery image is

    • Hello CeCe,

      ROMs don’t contain recovery images… we loaded a recovery image in the rooting process, so now you can load a new ROM.

  • Louie

    i think i made a mistake i got stuck at formatting cache with radio…and i restarted the phone…do you think that is the problem…if so…how can i fix it…now i am having boot loop…

  • devo229

    i got all the way to installing radio half way through the install major FAIL!!

    E:Failure at line 2:
    assert getprop(”ro.product.device”) == “dream” || getprop(”ro.build.product”) == “dream”

    Installation aborted.

  • Matt

    i accidentally applied the spl before the radio 🙁 is there anyway to fix this or am i screwed?

  • devo229

    Matt says DOH!!!!

  • devo229

    hey Blarg i was also getting
    E:Failure at line 2:
    assert getprop(”ro.product.device”) == “dream” || getprop(”ro.build.product”) == “dream”

    Installation aborted.

    i got pass this go back to recovery flasher step and choose flash cyanogen 1.4( dont put in the sdcardrecovery-rav1.2.0g.img) once i did that and restarted i was able to update the radio file

  • Louie

    format error: run sdktools.sh via adb !

    What should i do Unlockr? Thanks!

  • Cyanogen’s recovery is CRUCIAL cuz, although this recovery makes this process easier, you NEED to format the ext3 after wiping to keep any new ROMs from bootlooping. =/

  • devo229

    forget my last post.. i give up

  • Dee

    Unlockr,

    I have successfully rooted my MyTouch, but when I try to to load the custom radio from htc.com i get the following error:

    Verifying update package…
    E:No signature (26 files)
    E:Verification failed
    Installation aborted

    Any ideas?

  • jonathan

    hello i am also having the problem with the fuzzy screen is their any way to stop that or was it something i did wrong in the instalation process?

  • mark m

    i did the one click root again.worked just fine. then moved on to load the new roam. i copied the radio file and renamed it “update”. unplugged my phone and shut off. then i press and hold the home and power button. i didn’t get the recovery screen, but the triangle exclamation point screen. only way to turn off phone and start over is to take out the battery. what am i doing wrong, that i cannot move onto the next steps?????

    please help. thank you very much.

    firmware 1.5
    build no. crc1

  • Max

    getting the same issue as Mark above, did the same procedure 3 times exactly as root video instructed, are we missing a step?

  • johnF

    Hi, the roms look nice, but im not sure whats best for my phone. Basically, I just want a flash player, wifi tethering, multitouch, and be able to load up my apps from the sd,

  • johnF

    hi, i followed your instructions perfectly, but now im stuck at the mytouch logo, and tried doing what you wrote on the bottom of the page by rewiping and re updating. whats the problem? i used the Qteknology Hero (WWE Dump) for G2 Magic-Voda 32B CC v1.3b Swap rom.

  • terrence

    is there any way to do this if ur computer doesn’t have a slot for the sd adapter???

  • Pat

    Did you get any reports of bricked Mytouches from doing this? I see 2 or 3 bricked G1’s, those comments that say they can’t get past the G1 screen anymore or bricked. That happened to me where it stayed at the G1 screen and wouldn’t go into fastboot or recovery mode.
    Tmobile gave me a new one cuz I convinced them it was their fault but I just ordered a mytouch and my mouth is already watering to do this but I’m scared as hell because I know I can’t convince them a 2nd time it was there fault if I brick it.

  • johnF

    i tried a different rom. same problem. redid the whole process with a different sd card. same problem. would unrooting fix it the way it was? i dont want them to send me a refurbished phone.

  • johnF

    and i did the one click rooting process. everything went exactly as the video did. just having a problem loading the rom, it stays stuck on the logo screen.

  • jordan

    hey every time i put the hero rom on my phone when it goes to sleep i wake it up it gets fuzey and unable to see pease help!

  • Andy

    Hi there

    I have loaded the hero onto my G1 the only problem i have is it is running very slow wen i hit the home or back button the HTC sreen comes on and then the home screen which has a box saying loading, is there anyway to speed this up as it can take a few min to load up please mail me andy57854@googlemail.com
    With thanks
    Andy

  • Yuming Zou

    Hi Unlockr,
    Wanted to clarify a detail on the one-touch root + custom rom loading method. RyeBrye’s blog that:

    “Every time android boots, it reflashes the recovery partition with the default one from a file stored in your phone. For safety reasons, we are not replacing this file – just flashing the partition directly. So if you boot to recovery mode, then boot back into your normal mode, and then boot back into recovery mode – you will see a triangle with an exclamation point and only 3 options.”

    Does that mean in the steps you outlined above, if we accidentally allow the boot up to go too long, we will have the custom recovery image replaced and then be stuck not being able continue with the rest of the steps? Is that why you have after flashing the Rom and Radio: “Once the device has finished starting to boot up and gets to the G1 or MyTouch logo (make sure that it has rebooted once, but not all the way to the homescreen.” (since getting to the home screen would mean the recovery rom has been replaced?)

    Question #2, for T-Mobile G1, do we need to upgrade our radio if we already have Baseband 62.50S.20.17H_2.22.19.26I through the OTA T-Mobile update? I’m running CRC1 already.

    Thanks, for all your help!

  • YZ

    Hi Unlockr,
    What radio and SPL versions for the G1 are linked above?

    • Hello YZ,

      What “RyeBrye” said is not the case here, I have done, undone, redone this process on 5 different phones yesterday. All retain the custom recovery image whenever I boot into recovery.
      If you already have the latest Radio (the radio you mentioned is the latest so do NOT reload it) and SPL then do not load them, just skip those sections and go straight to the partitioning section and continue.

      ANYONE USING THIS ON THE G1 AND HAVING ISSUES, PLEASE BE PATIENT I AM GETTING A G1 IN TOMORROW TO RETEST SOMETHINGS (IT WORKED FINE A FEW TIMES WHEN I DID IT ON THE G1 AND MYTOUCH, BUT I’M GOING TO RETEST WITH THE G1 A BIT TO SEE IF I CAN DUPLICATE YOUR ERRORS).

  • CeCe

    Same here!!!!…I did the root video many times and still cant move on to load the radio. I did each step correctly and I even get the same screen with all the different options as in the video. Does anybody know how to fix this?????

    Same here firmware 1.5, CRC1

  • CeCe

    I think I’ll just root the old school way…

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  • mark m

    thanks unlockr.i hope those g1s get theres soon. please any assistance when you give it, will be greatly appreciated.

  • brandon

    hey unlockr,
    can u do the video with a g1 csause i did it with friends mytouch and it worked perfectly but every time i try to next step of instructions i reboot my phone and it gives me an error and i did the one click before i started to make sure it wasnt me so i think it would be helpful for us that have a g1 and not a mytouch if its possible

  • mark m

    i get the text (root access) screen when i do the one click root method the first time. but when i try to access the recovery screen the next time i get the exclamation point screen. does this mean that my phone is not rooted and i have to do something else to stay rooted and load custom roms????

  • johnF

    well the good thing about this is nothing is irreversible. im sure somewhere along the process we did something wrong. i hear even the type of sd card is important. i guess ill wait a little bit for the process to be a little more refined, and almost guaranteed. maybe a video of them showing us that their phone worked after this process would be pretty convincing. mine got stuck where the video stopped.

  • mark m

    what is the latest spl for the g1 and how can i check if my phone already has the latest version. i discovered that i have the latest radio so i can skip this step. i was wondering if i can skip the spl step too and move onto the partioning.

  • Matt

    I got “E:Failure at line 2:
    assert getprop(”ro.product.device”) == “dream” || getprop(”ro.build.product”) == “dream”

    Installation aborted.”

  • mark m

    when i load the custom spl do i have to remove the radio file, which is renamed the same update.zip. will the phone automatically differentiate or does the radio have to be deleted first since i have the latest update already???please anyone’s help is appreciated..

  • mark m

    @ MATT…same thing here to matt…were you doing the radio install step?? do you get the exclamtion point screen when you try to reboot into the recovery screen after you thought you oompleted the one click root???

  • Matt

    @ mark m i did then i just flashed cyanogen 1.4 and it booted into recovery and applied the radio also yes you need to delete the last update.zip

  • psychedelik

    can someone explain this?
    IF YOU WANT TO SWITCH TO A DIFFERENT ROM AFTER THIS, then do NOT do sections I – III, ONLY do section IV

  • Matt

    @ psychedelik this means that if after you do ALL the steps the first time. and you want to install a rom other than what you had already installed then you only do section IV (4) and nothing else

  • Jay

    everytime i put a rom it does that fuzziness problem
    help plsss!

  • zayad

    ey david.. after i rooted my G1 running tmobile 1.5 cupcake update. it work and i saw the new recovery with the fomat sd card option, but after i rebooted the phone added, the radio to the sd card turned the phone offf and back on to recovery mode.. the phone was unrooted again tried to redo the whole process like 4 tymes and it keep happening . wats up repl asap…. 10x

  • Louie

    I got my my touch to work…I am using Haykuro’s Hero Rom…You need to have a class 6 SD card to run smooth…Class 4 is laggy…

  • zayyad

    finally gat it to stay rooted .. but didnt load the radio, i skipped it cause i have the latest radio.. loaded the spl, worked great. but time to oad the rom and it starts copying then it says.. E:cant chown/mod /system/xbin(no such file or directory). E:failure at line 80: set_perm_recursive 0 2000 0755 0 6755 system :xbin

    installtion aborted. help me david plzzzz.. thanx

  • zayyad

    guess wat i got stucked on the t mobile g1 screen.. i took the sd card out and put the jf1.5 and it worked fine.. help me.. 10x..

  • Anthony

    I had the same problem as Jordan with the fuzey screen.
    Try this it worked for me. Download JacxheroSkiv1.4 rom from XDA. frist thing you need to do is Click on Wipe Data. Once that is done, click on Format Fat32+Ext2+LinuxSwap and thin install the Jacxheroskiv rom.
    The hero rom listed on the unlockr web site is giving me problems with the fuzey screen the cell phone am using is a mytouch.

    The unlockr you are the man thank you for your hard work.

    • Hello Anthony,

      Thanks man! And thanks for posting a solution for others on the site! We need more people willing to help out on here! I’ll grab a few other Hero ROMs and put them up when I get a chance

  • John

    By the way i was using the Qtek Hero Rom Upgrade.

  • Lancelot

    my phone is rooted : now i want to Load a Custom ROM, Load Hero, i have the g1 and im up to step 1 Download the custom Radio i did what you say then i turn my phone off the back on everthing is good but when i click on Apply Update.zip and wait for it to finish this is what i get E:failure at line 2 assert getprop ect installation aborted what can i do to make it install. can you help me?

    • Hello Lancelot,

      Don’t do the load ROM video. Check back tonight.
      We are getting a G1 in again to try and repeat errors that keep coming up, we should have a revised process for the G1 on here tonight or tomorrow.

  • terrence

    dude so there’s no way to get hero when your computer doesn’t have a sd card adapter slot??? PLZ HELP!!!!

  • CeCe

    Terrence you can but an sdcard reader that will hook up to your computer anywhere …I just one for $9.00 at walmart

  • CeCe

    buy*

  • psychedelik

    @Matt – Thanks!
    So what necessitates replacing the the radio?

  • dnyce

    Hello unlockr,

    I have a mytouch 3g with Tmobile (32b) and I was successfully able to install multiple roms without doing the steps above. I simply loaded the new recovery image (1 click un root), then I went ahead and

    1) wiped the phone
    2) formatted the sd card (fat32, ext2, swap)
    3) Dropped all of my zip files back on the sd

    I can load any Hero rom that I’d like. Mind you they still seem a bit laggy and in need of tweaking but they do work.

    Why is it then necessary to upgrade the Radio and SPL at all?

    What benefit do they offer?

    Thanks for the great tutorials.

    – Dnyce

    • Hello Dnyce,

      The SPL and Radio are necessary for some ROMs and the radio will improve Bluetooth, Wifi, and Cell reception in most cases as well so that is why we include them in the tutorial. They only take 10 more minutes to install and they install the same way a ROM does so with it being so easy there is no reason not to install them and be up to date. Up to you of course.
      Thanks!

  • mark m

    i can’t wait for the video of the g1. thanks matt for the info. and zayaad, how did you finally get the phone to stay rooted. i am exactly in the same position you are. did you say that you bricked your phone because you were stuck at the g1 screen. do you know for sure what is the latest radio? i haven’t read that some people have not had the latest radio, then went onto install the spl, and bricked their phone. ne help from ne one is greatly appreciated at this point. everyone has a rooted phone enjoying custom roms and cyanogen treats. i have been trying to get past rooting step for 6 days.

    • Hello Mark M,

      Just to clarify, being stuck at the G1 screen doesn’t mean you phone is bricked (I have yet to see a phone that couldn’t be fixed).
      I added how to check your radio/SPL versions to the procedure and a warning about loading them incorrectly. Check it out, hope that helps!

  • J03L_M

    I am very new to this whole process. I was told that if you root your phone you wont have access to the market or a 3g connection. Are these things true?? And can any1 tell me the downsides to rooting your phone.

    • Hello J03L_M,

      Not true at all 🙂 Both 3G and Market work just fine.
      I can’t think of any downside to rooting… except maybe that there is the potential to get extremely frustrated if you mess up the process lol
      Oh and you would have to unroot before you sent your phone in for any type of warranty service (but that is a quick process to do so no biggie).

  • J03L_M

    DEAR ANYONE WHO KNOWS THE ANSWER,

    I am very new to this whole process. I was told that if you root your phone you wont have access to the market or a 3g connection. Are these things true?? And can any1 tell me the downsides to rooting your phone.

  • THANX :-)I WILL DEFINATELY GIVE IT A TRY. ALSO WHATS THE DEAL WITH THE SD CARD??? I KEEP SEEING THIS LEVEL 4, 5, AND 6, STUFF WHEN REFERING TO SD CARD. I HAVE THE 1GB SD CARD IT CAME WITH. WILL I NEED A BIGGER CARD OR WILL THAT DO?? AND IF I NEED ANOTHER SD CARD WILL A 16GB WORK?? AND DO YOU PLAN ON RELEASING A VIDEO FOR THE G1 PROCESS SOON???

    SORRY FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS. FIGURED I WILL ASK THEM ALL AT 1 TIME INSTEAD OF MULTIPLE ENTRIES SORRY IN ADVANCE 🙁

    • Hello J03L_M,

      1. Class 2, 4, or 6 is what I think you mean. That is the speed of the card (2Mbs/sec, 4Mbs/sec, or 6Mbs/sec).
      2. You will need to get a bigger card, anything up to 16GBs will work fine, but try to get a Class 6 card if you want faster performance.
      3. This process works fine for the G1 or the myTouch (just retested it 10 minutes ago), so knock yourself out 🙂

  • YZ

    Hi Unlockr,
    For the MyTouch, my understanding was that the stock ROM was 1.33.2006, and to install Hero ROMS, it should be flashed to 1.33.2005 as you had in your instructions before the recent update?

  • Delayne

    So about that last part you said … Will it work with ANY android rom, or just the ones on this site ?

    • Hello Delayne,

      IV. Load a Custom ROM (including Hero)

      1. Download any custom ROM for your device (G1 ROMs for the G1, and 32B Magic ROMs for the myTouch 3G) from either our Android Downloads > ROMs Section or from Forum.XDA-Developers.com

  • zayad

    yeap i figured it out.. all those that cant reboot to recovery mode. after flashing and b4 u turn the phoone off for the first time load the spl. and wen you first get to the recovery mode.. u wipe and apply .zip file it shld stay rooted, and make sure you load the spl from this site for the g1 its gonna be called latestspl for G1. and u good to go, follow the remaining process and u ll love it… for the record if u run the wrong spl it will never work and just to make sure load it again.. it wuldnt harm ur device
    am running the JACHeroSki-v1.5r2 on a g1. and its user friendly…. thanx unlockr keep up the good work

  • THERE ARE OTHER BUILDS AND VERSIONS AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE BESIDES ON YOUR DOWNLOADS PAGE. THEY WORK FINE ON OTHER G1 AS PROVEN VIA YOUTUBE VIDEOS. WILL THESE “OTHER BUILDS” WORK FINE WITH THIS PROCEDURE

    EX: http://joomla.androidspin.com/downloads.php?dir=drizzy/ROM/

    • Hello J03L_M,

      Our downloads section are just recommended ROMs…

      IV. Load a Custom ROM (including Hero)

      1. Download any custom ROM for your device (G1 ROMs for the G1, and 32B Magic ROMs for the myTouch 3G) from either our Android Downloads > ROMs Section or from Forum.XDA-Developers.com

  • YZ

    Unlockr,
    Potentially a typo in the instructions, since there’s a possibility that you’d need to upgrade the MyTouch SPL if its not 1.33.2005, you should probably re-link the SPL file in Section II, since currently it just says “MyTouch 3G – Unneccessary, skip this section and proceed to Section III.”

    • Hello YZ,

      That SPL is not needed (in the video I do it as a precaution) but through testing after the video, it is not necessary so just Skip Section II if you have a MyTouch.

  • IKEY RO$$

    I DONT KNOW Y IT NOT WORKING I CLICK UNKOWN SOURCES I FORMAT THE PHONE JUST TELL ME WAT IM DOING WRONG

    • Hello Ikey Ro$$,

      What you just said doesn’t tell me anything lol
      What is the issue exactly, like what step are you stuck at?

  • Jon

    Still no method on this for Magic users :/

    • Hello Jon,

      There is, sorta lol
      Use the How to Root/Load Hero on to the Magic procedure on our site and you can load any ROM you want that way.

  • Josh

    on my mytouch my spl says it is 1.33.0006…….is this a problem …..should i install 1.33.2005 or can i continue with this spl?

    • Hello Josh,

      II. Load a Custom SPL (for G1 Only, MyTouch owners skip this section)

  • Frankie

    Hey i did the previous step and to unroot the phone and then did the re root and it works but as soon as i get to this step it doesnt work when i get to here….please help me out

    • Hello Frankie,

      Can you hold down power and home to get to the recovery screen?

  • Brand!sh

    Mr. unlockr
    Quick question; why do you recommend skipping the radio installation in the tutorial, but you install it in the video ? is one newer then the other ? which should i follow ?

    • Hello Brandish,

      I do it in the video as a precaution, but it is not necessary (so long as you have the latest radio), how to check is in the procedure at the beginning.
      Just follow the written procedure and use the video as a visual aid lol

  • zayyad

    Hello mark and max… all you need to do… is when you do the I click root you don’t turn the phone of you load the spl to the sdcard and rename it so wen you get to the recovery mode the first time you wipe and apply .zip file.. and it shld stay rooted..

  • zayyad

    To anyone that owns a g1 or my touch and don’t have it rooted you haven’t seen the capabilities of this phones…try it out don’t be a cici LOL… enjoy

    • To anyone that owns a g1 or my touch and don’t have it rooted you haven’t seen the capabilities of this phones…try it out don’t be a cici LOL… enjoy

      Ahem Zayyad! lol

  • kevin

    about the end part, where u talked about internet, does that mean u can get internet for free or that mean you have to do that and pay for the data plan to get internet?

    • Hello Kevin,

      No sorry, you have to have an internet plan to get internet (or a Wifi connection of course).

  • Will

    HEy I’ve gone through and rooted my phone and I clicked on the wipe data button, but I don’t have the option to format my sd card. It’s a 16 gig sd card, does that matter??

    • Hello Will,

      That means that you did not do our 1 click rooting procedure. Please go back and do it (you need the custom Amon Ra recovery image we give you and it needs to be flashed to the phone using our instructions to continue).
      And no your card size doesn’t matter.

  • Will

    i’ve got a mytouch

  • George

    I swear ive been trying this shit for over 3 hours. 1st attempt at rooting was using your steps. followed it to the tee. Works (kinda). Since i dont need to install a radio ver. or an SPL (mine is 1.33.2006) i skipped onto step 4 however when i hold home and power, it takes me to the original mytouch boot screen. No format, not nandroid, no nothing… It wont find the update.zip that i placed directly onto the card. WTF??!?!!! Aaaahhh!h!!! over 3 hours of my life gone for nothing.. must be cuz im tired or something…

    anyway PLEASE HELP ME!!!

    • Hello George,

      First off breathe lol
      Second off, did you do our 1 click rooting method and load the Amon Ra’s custom recovery image?
      If not, go back and do that.
      If so, then you need to hold down home and power for a while before the recovery screen comes up, once that happens then follow the procedure from Section III on.
      Good luck!

  • Max

    @zayyad, I thought about doing that, is it the spl that I need to update to keep the g1 rooted? I’m concerned about the rest of the process after the spl update, there are some parts where you only boot up to the logo and take out the battery and take the sd card out to update some more files, what if i can’t get back into recovery mode again in the middle of the process?

  • Max

    yeaaaaahhhh!!!! finally got it to work!! seems a bit slow, but working great so far, might have to try out a faster class 6 sd card! I used the jac hero for my first rom.

  • zayyad

    Happy I could help someone … mine runs pretty smooth..

  • frank linn

    my mytouch radio is 2.22.19.26I, so i skip the first step. what if my spl is 1.33.0006 not 0005, should i still skip the second step?

    • Hello Frank Linn,

      Regardless of your SPL, skip the second step if you have a MyTouch. Just go straight to partitioning the card and loading a ROM.
      You did do our 1 touch root though right? Cause otherwise you won’t have the proper Recovery image…

  • Max

    I used this method first,

    I just did this method and worked for me and took me back to rc29, i only applied the DREAIMG.NBH only.

    http://gizmodo.com/5146797/how-to-hack-android-for-multitouch-web-browsing-on-the-t+mobile-g1

    and after applied cupcake update, ran into a problem with apps not able to access the internet, so i just connected via wifi

    and followed the rest of the procedures on this page.

    It’s not laggy at all, seems pretty fast so far with all the new widgets and 7 pages. Love the weather app!

    • Hello Max,

      That procedure is the same as our unroot procedure (with some things missing that could explain your issue with not accessing the internet. Just do the one on our site and it is just as easy.

  • mark m

    max or zayaad…what are the necessary steps after clicking to partion the sd card.in the instructions it says to take out battery, then take sd card out to add files to them..i’m lost..i did all that and cannot restart phone in order to flash a new rom onto it..hopeed it didn’t brick

    • Hello Mark M,

      Did you let the recovery program finish formatting the card (said Format complete at the bottom) before you took out the battery?
      If so then you are fine, just boot the phone up into recovery by holding down home and power and Wipe then Apply Update.

  • mark m

    went to go turn on the phone after thinking i partioned the sd card..next think is to load a rom, but the g1 t mbile screen has been stuck for about 5 minutes now..should i be panicing???? i can go back to the recovery screen, and click on reboot system..still waiting to get pass the g1 screen

    • Hello Mark M,

      You are supposed to be stuck at the G1 screen if you try to turn it on normally. You need to goto recovery screen with the ROM you want on the memory card (renamed to update), then Wipe and then Apply the update.zip. Done.

  • Adam

    rooted and flashed hero rom just fine, When my mytouch goes into stand by and back off the screen gets pixelated any way to fix this?

    • Hello Adam,

      Read the Reported Issues…
      That seems to happen on some MyTouches and not on others, I did the exact same procedure on 6 phones yesterday and 1 had this issue. It wouldn’t go away no matter how many times I undid and redid. People are trying to figure it out….
      In the meantime, just load a non Hero ROM and wait for someone to fix it.

  • BigLiquid530

    Well I figurd it out and loaded the hero rom with is sick as hell but went fuzzy after i turned the screen off. That hella sucks but its life, so can you give us some links to some roms. I know you gave us the one link but there are so many links on there that i dont know which ones to use. Can I just use the regular mytouch rom? If so do you have a direct link to the download please. But hey great work bro….

    • Hello BigLiquid530,

      That fuzzy issue is annoying as hell lol
      Seems to happen to random myTouches, we can’t figure out the difference…
      But ya the link I gave you, just click on the link under the title below at the bottom of the first post:

      (v4.0.2 – stable version, updated 8/22):
      Download: http://n0rp.chemlab.org/android/upda…0.2-signed.zip
      MD5Sum: 9c316180ca61d5cb8728ad3c4f43bc97

  • zayad

    zee4lau@gmail.com.. e mail me mark

  • zayyad

    MAX U SAID ITS RUNNING SMOOTH NO HICK UPS AT ALL..

  • Frankie

    i dont know what to do anymore i did my best unrooted then did the one touch root i have a question after updateing the firmware to cupcake from the first unroot step should i delete the back restore and other files before installing cupcake?

    • Hello Frankie,

      Yes, go ahead and delete them (when you goto the next step you will be format the card eventually and that will delete them anyway, so doesn’t matter).
      Just make sure that there is only 1 update.zip on your memory card at a time. And if you are loading cupcake then that .zip file needs to be the update.zip

  • CeCe

    do you have to partition the sdcard for all roms

    • Hello Cece,

      No, just Hero ROMs and any ROM that saves apps to the SD card (which is most, and since it is so easy with the custom recovery image we gave you, you might as well. It can also be undone just as easily using the same recovery image).

  • Max

    Hi Unlockr,

    You’re right the instructions are the same, for some reason the gizmodo one just seemed more simple to understand when reading it. On these instructions, seems a bit confusing explaining on the written part, so using a combination of both the video and the written instructions helped me more. Don’t get me wrong the written instructions are the correct procedure, you just have to go back and do it a few times to get it down right and research other tutorials out there. I think one thing that might help a lot on this page is if it had a Q & A section, about the versions of spl, radio, firmware build etc…

    Thanks for all your help Unlockr!

  • Max

    Unlockr,

    The one thing I did notice was that I could not root my phone at with the 1 touch, I can finish the root procedure and get to the Amon Ra recovery menu, but after I turn it off can never get back to the recovery menu again to finish the other procedure, kept going to the triangle ! symbol. I was only able to root after I downgraded the firmware and updated again with cupcake, then the 1 step root worked.

    Thanks.

  • John

    I did the one-click root process and everything went well. I already had the latest radio so I skipped to step 2. Instead of getting the black screen with writing I get the exclamation point. I pressed alt l to bring up the writing and then did alt w and then alt s. I get…
    “– Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:No signature (5 files)
    E:Verification failed
    Installation aborted.”

    I tried downgrading to rc29 and stating over but I get the same error.

    I originally activated over wifi through terminal and adb but now that’s not working either so I’m stuck at the google activation screen.

    • Hello John,

      That means you did not do the 1 step root process correctly. Go back and do it and make sure it says Flash Completed and that you are flashing the custom Amon Ra recovery image, NOT the Cyanogen image.
      Then before beginning this procedure make sure you can hit Home and Power to get to the custom recovery screen (NOT the ! screen), once that is working then do this process again.

  • John

    How do I go back? I can’t get passed the google activation screen.

    • Hello John,

      You don’t need to. Do the Unrooting procedure on our site…

  • frank linn

    i did the procedure twice, it still gets stuck at the mytouch logo after loading the rom. I dont get it, i did exactly as the video told me 3 times. all stuck at the logo, then it was updated and said to skip step 1 and 2. did that about 3 times. all stuck at the logo. what the hell is goin on?!

  • frank linn

    i did the 1 click rooting, that was easy.

  • frank linn

    everything works fine untill right after loading the rom. then it gets stuck.

    • Hello Frank Linn,

      This happens some times, just redo Sections III and IV. Reformat with fat32+ext2+swap, and put a ROM on the memory card, rename to update.zip as before and put it into the phone. Boot into recovery mode, Home and Power, and then Wipe FIRST, then Apply update.zip and then reboot. Repeat if necessary (but shouldn’t be).

      Check out the reported issues for more help at the end of the post too:

      Issue: Stuck at a logo screen or phone won’t boot up…

      Solution: Boot the phone back into recovery mode (home and power) and then wipe and apply the update.zip again.
      If that still doesn’t work then boot into recovery (home and power) then format SD Fat32+ext2+swap and take out the memory card once it is done, put it into your computer and load the rom onto it again. Put the sd card back into the phone, wipe and apply update.zip.

  • frank linn

    the sdcard that i used to load the rom from, when i take it out, i see an extra folder that says lost.dir, with absolutely nothing inside..

  • John

    Got it working! thank you!

  • frank linn

    i tried that.. 3 times. i even tried loading 4 different roms.. even redid the whole unrooting 1 click rooting process several times. baaahh, i feel like taking a sledge hammer and bashing my phone to pieces. course i wont do that. it always stays at the mytouch logo. ah watever, maybe if i attend church more often, god will root it for me.

    • Hello Frank Linn,

      Ha, god uses Android? Well we know he uses Google, but Android too? lol
      Sorry, your having so much trouble… not sure what other advice to give unless I had the phone in my hand.

  • Victor

    i had an error on the fat32 format. my phone is displying fat32+ext2+swap, so it didnt have the linux part and now its saying error : run sdtools.sh via adb! what does that mean?

    • Hello Victor,

      That means take out the memory card and put it back in, then Wipe data in the recovery screen, then try formatting it to Fat32 ONLY then if that works then wipe again and format it to fat32+ext2+swap.
      Good luck!

  • frank linn

    lol

  • BRAND1SH

    thanks again Unlockr !

    So i checked my radio, thats good to go.. however my spl is 1.33.0006. am i ok ? Lastly, I am ready to do this, but am waiting on a 8gb class6 card, should I wait until I get it and then proceed ? im giddy lol

    • Hello Brand1sh,

      Your very welcome! That SPL is fine just goto Section III.
      I would maybe try it on the card you have now as practice, then just do it again when the new card comes in, but up to you of course.

  • Bryan

    hey man thanks for all ur hel i rooted the my touch 3g and now has hero on it is kind of slow but working and i wanted to know if this kind of root will work on g1 and if this rom will work on my touch”http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=551722″ thanks man u tha best

    • Hello Bryan,

      Thanks!
      And yes this method works on the G1 as well (read the Reported Issues though when you do it).
      And a ROM for the Dream will not work on the MyTouch (unless it says it will but those are very rare). To be safe just goto the XDA section for the Sapphire instead of the Dream and you can choose any ROM that says 32B (do NOT load a 32A ROM).
      Have fun!

  • frank linn

    yup, ur good to go, i asked the same question a few hours ago, just skip the first 2 steps reguardless of what ur spl or radio is.

  • Terrell

    Hello Unlockr. I have followed your steps as best i could. unrooted then rooted again following all your instructions. now the part that i am stuck at is adding the new spl. i added the zip file to the device and when i try and apply it i get an error and the installation is aborted. I dont understand what i am doing wrong. Any help would be great

    • Hello Terrell,

      Thanks for being a part of our site!
      Make sure that you have the custom recovery image, hit Home and Power to get to recovery image. You should see the black background with the writing on it. If you see a screen other than that (like the ! point) then go back and do the 1 click root again (and read the reported issues at the bottom). Also make sure the SPL file was named as update and that it is on the SDCard and NOT in any folder.
      Good Luck!

  • frank linn

    well, after trying about 10 times, i got the hero rom to work,(id have better luck trying to hit the jackpot in vegas)… workin great.. then i got that fuzzy crap issue unfortunately.. now im trying any non hero rom.. aaaaannd its freezing again at the mytouch logo again..

    • Hello Frank Linn,

      You didn’t break a mirror recently or are you sitting at your computer under a ladder, perhaps?
      If all else fails just format and retry… sorry for your luck man… just know that no matter what you can always fix it, and have patience lol

  • Terrell

    nevermind my last post. Now when im i wipe the phone and go to format sd : fat32+ext2+swap I get an error

    : run sdtools.sh via adb!

    What do i do now?

    • Hello Terrell,

      Just take out the card and put it back in. Then wipe and try again. If it still doesn’t work then try wipe and format FAT32 only, then wipe again and format fat32+ext2+swap.
      Just keep trying, it does that sometimes…
      Good luck!

  • sanibar1

    unlockr if i want to change a diffrent rom what steps do i have to do over right now im using jachero

    • Hello Sanibar1,

      *IF YOU WANT TO SWITCH TO A DIFFERENT ROM AFTER THIS, then do NOT do sections I – III, ONLY do section IV and that’s it! Easy!

  • newrave

    hey i have a question i have a custom rom on mytouch . i was wanting to switch to my 8 gig sd card but it will not give me the option to unmount the card is it because it is useing the data off the card still. and also does this mean that if i just unplug the card and put in the 8 gig will the phone have running problems or crash or even worst just brick up on me. plz help guys

    • Hello NewRave,

      If you are running a custom ROM using our method, then just turn off the phone.
      1. Put in the new 8GB card, turn it on into Recovery Mode (Home and Power) then scroll down to Format Fat32+ext2+Swap and click that.
      2. Once it is done formatting the 8GB card, take the 8GB card out (leave the phone at the recovery screen it wont hurt it) and put it into your computer with the SD adapter.
      3. Save the same custom ROM to it and rename it update.zip like before.
      4. Put the card back into the phone and while still on the recovery screen, click Wipe, then click Apply Update.zip and Viola!
      Good Luck!

  • Will

    I just successfully followed your step by step instructions to root mytouch, followd by loading Qtek rom. Works pretty good. Now, wondering how to get the myfaves app back on the device?

    • Hello Will,

      Glad everything worked smoothly!
      You probably won’t be able to get the myFaves icon back (but don’t worry those calls are still free). Just save the people as favorites in the People program then put the People Widget on your home screen and it will show those favorites right there (better than myFaves if you ask me).
      If you ever need to change your myFaves, just do so on MyT-Mobile.com.
      (You might be able to find the myFaves.apk, try to Google for it, but I never found it. If you DO find it, please be kind enough to post it here so we can link to it for others, thanks!)

  • Adam

    Hi Unlockr

    I have the mytouch3g and all of your steps worked to a tee. I might add for people who are having trouble the Recovery Rav in the rooting process is 1.2.1g in the video its 1.2.0g.Um also the Hero roms are slow, I have used the Qtek and jac hero 1.4 and they are ehhh. I have had better success with the 4.0.2 Cyro rom for 32B. go onto XDA forums under saphire and you’ll see it. I have had it 2 days and only a few network errors come up. Oh and you’ll have to add ringtones cause Cyro only has like 3.

    • Hello Adam,

      Glad it worked for you!
      Yea, I’m going to put a disclaimer in the post to use the video as a visual aid but follow the written procedure for steps like typing in things etc. (The updated recovery image came out shortly after I did the video).
      I have used the Hero ROMs on here and they are not zippy for sure but they have come a LONG way from when we first saw the Hero ROM leaked to the community and people were trying to put it on the G1.
      By the way, I have the Hero itself and it isn’t too zippy itself… HTC is coming out with an update to fix this and you can expect that when they do all of the hacked Hero ROMs we use will use the new build and that will increase performance a bit too.

      Also the Cyanogen ROM can be found in our Downloads section too if anyone doesn’t feel like searching through XDA.

      Thanks for sharing!

  • Edgar

    Question!, I only have a 512 MB SD card… I saw a comment saying that I need at least a 16GB SD card……… 16GB!!????

    Isn’t a 512MB SD card enough to root my MyTouch and load a custom ROM which size is 47.3 MB?

    Please advice guys!
    Thanks!

    • Hello Edgar,

      Noone said a 16GB is necessary but you need something with at least 2GBs (where is the 4GB card that came with your phone by the way, use that).
      We use 32mbs for a swap partition, and 500mbs for extra system memory and then you need whatever is left for your multimedia, so you can see why a 512 won’t work.
      Now if you want to load a Non-Hero ROM, you can do it with a 512mb card if you REALLY wanted to, just skip Section I, II, and III, and go straight to IV.

      Good luck (FYI 2GB cards are $10 at BestBuy).

  • mark m

    thanks UNLOCKR..because all the info and help, i finally got my phone to work on a custom rom. still experiments and finding out the best roms to use.keep up the good work!!! the site and your help are very imformative.

  • Edgar

    Yes, I want to install a non-hero ROM…I am planning to use this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=537204 for MyTouch 3G.

    So, just to make sure:

    1. I am going to able to do so with my 516 MB SD Card, right? (I got my phone on ebay, it was already unlocked and did not come with the 4GB SD 🙁 )

    2. After following all the steps, Am I able to format my SD again and use it as usual with the phone?

    3. By loading this non-hero ROM, am I gonna be able to have multi-touch and so on?

    4. After loading this new ROM, am I going to be required to re-activate my google account without the “skip” option?.. I tell you this because to use my phone by first time, I had to get a SIM CARD with
    data plan in order to activate my phone… I am T-Mobile prepaid user only.

    Thank you very much guys!, you rock!
    Regards!

  • newrave

    in response to earlier is there anyway to save the apps so don’t have to keep getting them from the store or paying for them. especially since i keep wipeing and already lost alot of info i needed plz help

    • Hello NewRave,

      Yes, you can boot into recovery mode (Home and Power) and do a Nandroid Backup from that menu. That will save everything though so not sure if you just are trying to keep your apps when you switch from ROM to ROM or what?
      Also if you do the partition in this process and then use a ROM that supports “Apps2SD’ you won’t have to do anything. It will automatically save your Apps to the SD card so even if you switch ROMs you will still have them load up as if they never left (even after a wipe).
      Other than that, try an App Backup program from the Market. Good luck!

  • Anthony

    I found a hero rom thats working very fast. for mytouch3g. I been having the same problems as everybody fuzey screen and also touchflo rebooting.
    go to XDA and download evilherov1.6xb rom.
    Frist thing you need to do is Click on Wipe Data. Once that is done, click on Format Fat32+Ext2+LinuxSwap and thin install the evilhero rom. Always rename the rom too update.
    You will love this hero rom.

  • Anthony

    The Unlockr how do you push an apps. on mytouch3g I always read on xda to push an apk.

    Thanks for all your support.

  • DEAR THE UNLOCKR OR N E 1 WHO KNOWS THE ANSWER!!! 🙂

    SORRY LAST QUESTION ……. I HOPE!!

    Ive seen alot of ppl say that their rom runs incredibly slow until the “partition” their sd card. they sometimes download an app from the app store to help them with this. during your custom process is that covered in part 3 of your process and/or do i need to do anything further to have a “EXTREMELY BUTTERY” smooth running rom?????

    • Hello J03L_M,

      Our process has your partition the memory card before loading the ROM (Section III).
      So it runs as smooth as possible 🙂 As new Hero ROMs come out you can easily update and hopefully they will get faster and faster…

  • BlackG2

    Hi my names is craig i did everything right everything works but when i try to get on android market or check emails it keeps saying i need a wifi connection for everything even youtube can you help me.

    • Hello BlackG2,

      Read the reported issues at the bottom of the post 🙂

  • Javier

    Hey Dave or TheUnlockr…
    Where can I find the latest Hero Rom with apps2sd for the G1,
    I tried the link you got on top, but it just sends me to another page, with a lot of links and procedures,
    Is there just a link directly to the download like the other ones, so I can just save it to the SD and rename to update and apply???

    Another thing? what happen with the themes? Can they be used with these procedures as well???
    and with my SD card I already have it partitioned,
    so I understand I have to UnRoot my phone to use all this procedures, can I use the same SD or need a new one?

    “TALK TO ME DAVE”!!!!!

    I’m way behind!!!!!!!
    I was gone for a long time, but since the mytouch 3g came out, I was back here on your site and I have seen a lot of improvements, hope to get cough with ya’ll…

    • Hello Javier,

      Welcome back! (FYI TheUnlockr and Dave… one and the same. Mind bottling, I know lol)
      When you click on the link and it takes you to that other page, that is the developers thread for their ROM. Just scroll through the first or second post and there is always a Download link that says latest version or something along those lines. (Just make sure that you are downloading a ROM for the phone you have, not a MyTouch ROM for your G1 or visa versa).
      I link to those pages for a few reasons. One is to not try and appear to take credit for the ROM itself, by bringing you to the developers page instead of the direct link you get to see who is responsible for the ROM. Two, the developers over at XDA are busy as hell and they are constantly updating their ROMs, so if I direct link to their download, chances are it is an outdated version within a few days after I link to it lol So this way you can see the latest version everytime. And finally, there is a lot of useful information in those threads (especially in the first post or two) that tell you what phone it’s for, prerequisites for loading it, common issues, added features, etc.
      You can load a theme the same way you load a ROM, Section IV of the procedure.
      If you SD card is already partitioned WITH 3 PARTITIONS (Fat32, Ext2, and Linux-Swap) then you can just do Section IV as normal. You do not need to start from unrooting (I recommend it for people not familiar with rooting etc since it puts them on the same starting point that the videos start from and causes less headaches for them).

      Again welcome back and enjoy!

  • Zar

    Have a question,
    Do i have to keep the room saved onto my sd card?
    I do all the steps completely and loads rom correctly the only thing wrong is when i delete the rom or eject the sd card the phone shuts off and wont load properly?
    Is that suppose to happened someone please help will appreciate

    • Hello Zar,

      If you are using a Hero ROM or a ROM that uses Apps2SD, then you need to keep the memory card in at all times while the phone is on. Those ROMs use part of the memory card as internal memory (we trick the phone into thinking that part of the card is an extension of the memory actually in the phone and if you take that out the phone freaks out because it is not used to its own memory being removed).
      You do not need to keep the ROM on the card, but you do need to keep the card in.

  • WHICH IS THE FASTEST 1?

  • CeCe

    My Bluetooth is not working….any suggestions

    • Hello CeCe,

      Bluetooth does not work on any Hero ROMs at the moment. Check with the developers of the ROMs to see if their are any updates in the future that fix this.

  • Victor

    if i have the hero rom is it bad that i installed apps2sd also? i think i read something saying i wasnt supposed to do that.lol

  • Max

    @unlockr, I’ve tried a few different roms, mostly the hero roms, most were very laggy after installing apps and widgets. I just tried the Cyanogen rom and doesn’t look much different then the original android (CyanogenMod v4.0.3) but runs very fast and bluetooth works. But I prefer the Hero for its looks, so far the fastest hero was the Jachero2.7.3, do you have a better recommendation on the hero rom? do you recommend the cpu overclocking?

    Thanks.

  • Max

    @unlockr, does the Haykuro roms require a different install setup? I’ve tried Haykuro roms and keeps just rebooting, have tried the superelite v0.2 and elite personal v0.5, both keeps rebooting.

    • Hello Max,

      No, so long as you loaded the SPL during this process and partitioned your card correctly, shouldn’t be a problem.
      The rebooting issue is actually pretty normal though, try reformatting the card, wiping data, then reloading the ROM. Usually fixes it.

  • frank linn

    hey unlockr, please help, i had this rom for 2 days nk02’s ION Multi5 PVT 32 from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=523971 … its the best ive found, but.. i have 2 problems, i set up the internet for it, and couldnt find the mms protocol you mentioned above. but i still got 3g signal, but for some odd reason, i can not download anything from the app market it stays stuck at starting download. i can neither recieve mms texts, but sms is fine.. please help, id really greatly appreciate it

  • frank linn

    also, everytime i turn the phone on, it forces me to kill com.google.process.gapps.. maybe that has something to do with it?

    • Hello Frank Linn,

      The MMS settings are put into the APN. Read the Reported Issues under this post for exactly what to type in and where.
      As for the Market issue, sounds like a problem with the ROM you are using. Either load a different ROM and see if the issue is resolved or check the developers thread of their ROM to see if they posted a solution.
      Good luck!

  • John F.

    Hi, im having problems loading the latest versions of Cyanogen. I have at the moment cyanogen 3.9.7, but any later than that, my phone will freeze on the mytouch logo. In his forum, cyanogen says the new roms are ‘* Not vulnerable to the “one click root” exploit’. Does that mean this method will not be able to load up the new roms? thanks

    • Hello John,

      I put the latest Cyan ROM onto the myTouch using our method no problem. Read the Reported Issues for how to get around the logo screen.
      Do you have a link to where Cyanogen said that? I’d like to check it out and see how it pertains to these methods.

  • david

    i have jachero rom on my g1 i went through your 1 step root and i seem have the same problem as frank linn it forces me to kill com.google.process.gapps i partitioned the sd card manually because i dont have the option to do it from the recovery screen, it shows that i have 70mb of free memory…is that the same amount it gives if i would have done it with your method? should i unroot and start from scratch?

    • Hello David,

      I would highly recommend starting from scratch. It seems to be an issue with manually partitioning.

  • david

    i just realized i am using cyanogen’s recovery and not the one that you suggest on here, ill try unrooting and start all over…thanks man

  • BRAND1SH

    Unlockr,

    you’re the man handling all these requests dude !!

    So I got my new 8gb cl6 card, and will start your process in a couple hours.

    Any new hero roms for 32b you suggest ?? or which are you currently running ? still Qtek ??

    thanks again for the 183rd time lol

    • Hey Brand1ish,

      Ha, I’m trying, its tough to answer everyone lol Thinking about starting a Forum on this site… What do you guys think? Place to help each other with issues?

      Good luck when you get started and if anything… be patient and don’t get frustrated lol
      I’m using the latest Qtek on a MyTouch and it works pretty well.

      Your welcome!

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  • BRAND1SH

    Is the latest the one posted on your Android ROMS link ? I def want the one you have

    a forum would be awesome !

    • Hello Brand1sh,

      Yep, should bring you to the developer’s post and you can get the latest from there.
      Hmm… wonder how we can organize it…

  • Max

    Hey Brand1ish,

    How did the class 6 sd card work out for you? Did you notice any improvements in speed and perfomance?

  • Michael

    hey Unlockr i’m so scared right now myTouch 3G is not donig anything it just stays on the green mytouch 3g screen and know i don’t know what to do PLEASE HELP!

    • Hello Michael,

      First off, breathe lol
      Second off, I have yet to see a phone that couldn’t be fixed. (If you turn it off and back on by holding down home and power do you get to the recovery image? If so, you’re totally fixable 🙂

      Tell me what the last step was you did and we can go from there…

  • Forum yes… sorry, my previous post had my web addy wrong.

  • bryan

    hey unlockr i wanted to know if know were i can find a ROM for the g1 that has working bluetooth?? is really going to help me man thanks for all your help

    • Hello Bryan,

      Any of the Non Hero ones should have Bluetooth working. We have a few in the Downloads section and there are a bunch on forum.xda-developers.com.
      Thanks I appreciate it!

  • Nathan

    Ok so i did everything, I skipped sections I & II like it says.
    But when i boot the hero rom for the first time the pixels look like crap. Any help please???

    • Hello Nathan,

      Read the reported issues at the bottom of the post.
      That is a random problem that noone yet knows why it occurs…

  • bryan

    thanks man is kind of sad that the hero ROMs dont have bluetooth…thanks i will check them out man THANKS MAN

  • bryan

    hey and in the mt3g i have a hero ROM but the wifi and when i tilt it it dont work idk why man

  • Marvin

    Took me for ever but I got it!!! Thanks!!!!!!!

  • Brianna

    Hi!

    I really want to try this, but I bought my phone used and it came with a 1G memory card, instead of the 4G. Is that going to be a problem? If I do have to buy a 4G, what brand? I currently have a Transcend card.

    Thanks

    • Hello Brianna,

      Yes, it isn’t enough memory, I’d recommend at least a 2GB if not 4 or higher.
      As for brand, doesn’t matter really just make sure the card you get is Class 6 (you’ll be happy you did).

  • Michael

    thanks man, it works and i put the hero rom on but it was lagging so I unrooted it. can I use ROM’s that are for the G1?

  • Will

    I’m a little confused about installing a theme, like Nabzilla. To load one, do all steps in IV, or skip the wipe step?

    • Hello Will,

      To load a theme, just put the theme on the SDcard (like we do in Section IV) and rename to update.zip. Then boot into recovery mode (home and power) and click Apply Update.zip. Then reboot. Done.
      Just make sure you use a theme designed for the ROM you are using…

  • rainabba

    Bravo!!

  • Loz

    Hi

    Firstly thanks very much for laying this out so clearly, made it really easy.

    I’ve just successfully done this for a UK Vodafone HTC
    Magic, (yes I know Ignored your warnings).

    I loaded a Hero Rom (the Qteknology one). it’s a little bit laggy but i’ll probably live with that.
    The only thing that was a bit of a surprise was that I don’t seem to have the Hero’s pinch zooming.

    As a suggestion on your Rom’s page it might be useful to state which features are included in that build.

    Anyway Many Thanks

  • bryan

    hey unlockr thanks to ur help i have my touch rooted and whith a hero rom but i wanted to know if u can help me whith a problem i have…im using the phone but the G-sensors and wifi are not working please help and thanks

  • Anthony

    The Unlockr

    Regarding the memory card does class6 help run the rom faster. like the hero rom.

    Thanks for all your support.

  • sanibar

    unlockr can you tell me what is the newest hero rom to date

  • hello unlockr

    I want to know if there is a way to install hero rom
    that the screen doesnt get ugly. please let me know.thanks

  • brand1sh

    max,

    the class 6 is a huge improvement in speed and multitasking. HUGE

  • newrave

    i am doing the one click update on a my touch. it lets me flash custom recovery i turn it off and everything and i see the custom when i hold down home and power but when i do it a second time i only get the factory root screen. what am i doing wrong

  • Matthew

    i did everything. it turned out great. except i cant seem to get my 3g to work. my wifi works fine but my 3g is not showing up. and i did have it before i did this. is there something i can do to fix that? or is ti just the rom? do i need a new rom?

  • Matthew

    okay..well i figured it out about the 3g thing. but theres another problem. everytime i turn the screen off. and turn it back on everything on it is all pixelized. if you know what i mean. like its all messed up. is there something that could fix it? help please.

  • sanibar

    Unlockr do you recommend using the swapper app and the set CPU app.

  • Max

    unlockr,

    I’m not able to get maps to locate my location unless I have the GPS enabled. It used to work just fine using the phone 3g network on the cupcake build. Is that a known issue with any rooted phone with rom? I’m using lastest radio and spl.

    Thanks!

  • Max

    Hey brand1sh,

    Just got my class 6 sd and loaded it up. I don’t see that much of a difference in speed from my class 4. The only way I can speed things up on the hero rom is to have less widgets, having widgets for every page really lags things down, I’m assuming cause it needs to keep updating and takes up more cpu resources.

  • YungSage

    how do you revert back to the old rom

  • YungSage

    by old rom i mean original mytouch rom

  • brand1sh

    @ Matthew,

    Go back up the page and read “known Issues” at the end of Unlockrs tutorial. It explains why you, and unfortunatly me, are getting the pixels after putting the screen to sleep.

  • brand1sh

    @Max,

    I went from the stock class 2 to a class 6, so the jump in performance was much bigger then yours. But hey, a 8gb class6 for $17 bucks I cant complain lol

  • Max

    @brand1sh,

    Don’t get me wrong, the hero looks awesome. But just not fast enough when you need it. I was out with my buddies, showing them the new hero (jachero2.7.3) works decent and fast when your scrolling between widgets and pages. But when your switching between apps, either takes forever or crashes, maps and apps that require a location can’t find you without enabling the battery draining gps, which works most of time on just 3g network alone. So right now I’m debating if I can tear myself away from the awesome look of Hero for convenience of cupcake =)

  • Matthew

    okay. well is there a specific rom that wont do it?

  • CJ

    did anybody figure out how to fix the fuzzy problem yet????

  • CJ

    i want hero rom so bad ugh its killing me

  • CJ

    plz help i just load a rom a hero one an it keep going bac to the HTC sreen plz help!!!!!!!!!

  • Parker777

    I have the mt3g and was wondering, my spl isnt the 2005 do i need to change it? it said for mt3g to skip that section s i did and i have the correct radio just not spl. Thanx again for all your help and hard work you are very appreciated .

    • Hello Parker777,

      The SPL does not matter with our rooting method and this method of loading a ROM. Just skip the Loading a Radio and Loading an SPL section, go straight to Section III and then IV.

  • kevin

    Hello, 1 last question b4 i start the process, i gonna load the hero rom now, then after that do i need internet for activate the phone every time i load differnt rom or i dont need it after i root the phone?

    • Hello Kevin,

      The Hero ROM gives you the option to skip Gmail activation.

  • kevin

    thank, how about the other rom? the same thing?

  • CJ

    TheUnlockr,

    Can you help with im so confused 🙁 I loaded a ROM on my touch 3g an now when it get to the HTC logo it refresh to that every 5 sec..what did i do wrong or is it the ROM i download???

    • Hello CJ,

      There should be reported issues at the bottom of the post.
      If it keeps looping, reformat the card, then wipe and reload the Hero ROM

  • juaninamillion

    Thank you for your tutorials! They were great! I have a slight problem… I flashed cyanogenmod 4.0.4(which is wonderful) but was considering trying a different ROM. When I wipe and remove the sd from the phone I install to my pc and try to copy the new Rom… It says unable to copy, sdcard not writable. How do I change this. I’m looking forward to using JACxROM!!! Any help would be appreciated!

    • Hello Juaninamillion,

      Check the SD adapter you put the microSD card into (there is a sliding mechanism that says locked or unlocked, make sure it says unlocked).

  • kevin

    hello,
    i tried to wipe then format sd fat 32and wipe then fortmat sd fat32+ext2+swap for like 10 times buti keep geeting error: run sdtools.sh via adb! wat should i do now

  • kevin

    i just skipped the format sd fat 32 because i couldnt do it, and moved on, i got the hero rom and everything, is it ok? or i have to find the way to go back and do the format sd fat32?

  • kevin

    now i see the problem :D, the internal memory has only 15MB so i dont think i can download anything, please unlockr, do u kno how to fix it? the rom is working perfectly now but just that prolem, please help 🙂

    • Hello Kevin,

      You need to partition the memory card as in the instructions. Do Section III and then Section IV again.

  • BRAND1SH

    Guys,
    evil hero 2xx is the only hero rom I’ve used with success. the fuzzys is not a hardware or software issue. Its just a little gremlin that creeps in during the rooting process. I mean, something that used to take hours and was very complicated has been condensed into a few simple steps, bugs are bound to occur.. Just keep wiping, formatting, wiping and flashing ( takes 5-7min ?), and you should get good results eventually.
    Unlockr,
    I followed your steps to a T with great results. however I keep getting forcecloses for Java, htc music and touchflow. I’ve been told I need another spl then the stock mytouch, be several diff people on diff forums. I believe i have 2006 and need 2005 ? tips would be great ! also, if I do flash a new spl, should I start the entire process over or where should I start ? is it ok that my card is already partitioned ? in your tutorial, you add the spl before partitioning. just double checking !!

  • Parker777

    Theirs a rom posted by fatel1 it was basically an update of a hero rom sent out to magics with a 32b baord by HTC i believe . Iv been running it for awile and it works wonderfully i have all the widgets /home screens anything and everything a normal hero phone would have and it all works great you need to have a class 6 sd card and it helps to have the three partitions witch is very easy to do as long as you have the Amon Rah recovery. If you get lagg when you boot just give it a min and it’ll be fine, mms works great led works 3g works it does have the H instead of the 3g but it works the same . I believe Fatal1 did modify 1 or 2 things for a better rom . I’v tried a lot of the hero roms out there for the mt3g if not all of them and by far this is the best iv used. Its the real deal you cant go wrong . You dont even need root to apply, though theirs no reason not to have it in the first place and you need it to partition for a faster rom but you don’t have to have it or the partition to update and run this hero rom, cuz like i said it was sent out by HTC as an update to the people with magics 32B who wanted a hero interface. If anyone would like to tryr it out here is the link- http://foum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=531617&page=132 Anywho. Don’t forget all the hard work and patience these guys have done and had for us. It takes a lot to do what they do especially when the majority of what they give us and do for us is free. I’m not sure if we can but we should all donate a lil if possible, even if its only a buck it adds up if we all pitch in, and they can do a lot more for us if they have the resources they need. I’m gunna find out if you can for myself and do what i can for them. I suggest and ask that you all do the same. Thanx again unlockr you are very appreciated .

  • Parker777

    Sorry guys i forgot but their is one thing that doesn’t work and that the bluetooth, but it doesn’t work on any Hero rom. Sorry bout that everyone.

  • Parker777

    I take that back everyone bluetooth does work 😉 sorry;)

  • Parker777

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=531617
    Here’s the right link everyone. Once again i am sorry .

  • kevin

    what does it mean when you flash your phone?

  • kevin

    you cant do any thing else for the formarting right? just keep wiping and formating till it right?. do we need to reboot the phone everytime or juss go wiping then formating?

  • kevin

    lol is there any other way? cuz i keep wiping and formating for the last 15 mins, nothing really happen but the error says run sdtools.sh via adb! wat that even mean?

  • kevin

    another 10 mins with wiping and formating but get the same error run sdtools.sh via adb! wat can i do unlockr? 😀 please help i think not juss me get this msg, should i root it again or start this thing all over, or anything u think might work? thanks in advance anyone can help me 😀

  • kevin

    nvm ppl 😀 i got it, when i keep wiping and formating, i think y dont i try a different sdcard? then i took my sister’s and tried, it worked right away, the only different is , mine is calss 4, and hers is class 2, so i dont know if its true that class 4 sd card wont work, but thats just it :D, so unlockr can make notes bout that if its true

  • kevin

    thank you very much unlockr, hero is wat i ever wanted so 😀 lol, you’re the best, please keep perfecting the hero rom, we’re really appriciate all your hard work, 1 quick question, does it have flash on the jachero 1.6?

  • kevin

    so at the end you will have 85 mb for your internal phone storage rite? can you have more?

  • juaninamillion

    Lol! I’m an idiot! I hadn’t even thought about that for some reason. Thank you
    again. One more question… should i do a nandroid backup before I flash? What
    excactly does it backup?

  • Javier

    what Hero Rom works good with G1?
    anyone?

  • cris

    Hey so I did everything on my g1 it workd great! So I want to change my sd card to a 4 I was using a 2g. Can I just do the wipe and format sd for my new card??? all the best! Thanks for help

    • Hello Cris,

      Yup, just format the new SD (Section III) then put the ROM on it and wipe then apply update.zip (Section IV) and you are all set.

  • kevin

    @javier: just go to the website provided on section IV, step 1, any thing has (G1/Dream) works good, im using the Jacheroski now, its alilte bit slow, but its features are rele good

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  • Javier

    @kevin…
    thanks, I’m going 2 try it out and see hoe it works…
    yes, I heard it’s kind of slow…

    • Hello Javier,

      I saw all your comments in the Spam section of the site lol It thought you were spam because you KEEP TYPING IN ALL CAPS! lol

  • Matthew

    which rom has the best chance of not getting fuzzy?

    • Hello Matthew,

      The JACHeroski 1.5 (not the newest one). It is linked in our ROMs section on this site.

  • JC

    thelockr,

    i rooted and and load a hero rom on my mytouch 3g.everything works except when i put my phone in sleep mode and wake it up the screen turns very fuzzy/blurry.PLEASE HELP thank you!!

    • Hello JC,

      Please read the Reported Issues at the bottom of the post and then load the JACHeroski 1.5 ROM for the MyTouch in our downloads section and see if it works.

  • vinh tra

    hi im having trouble with my g1. I flashed my g1 to hero. i found your site and i wanted to root my phone the way you guys did it.so i had to unroot and root it your way. so i did that, everything is fine. i wanted to upload jf cupcake 1.5. i tried to upload the radio file..it says (E:Failure at line 2:assert getprop(“ro.product.device”)== “dream” II getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “dream”
    installation aborted.
    please, any help?

  • jerzy

    i made it all the way to the end but my rom is not running im still on the old g1 rom i have the memory card that came with the phone do i need another one to get this to work

  • nydude

    hi i cant get the spl do work can someone tell me why its saying its aborted it also its saying there is an error with a signature something like that

    • Hello nydude,

      You need to do the root procedure first and get to the custom recovery screen, then leave that screen up and come back to this procedure.

  • Matthew

    i dont see the rom your reffering to. the 1.5 hero rom.

    • Hello Matthew,

      Sorry didn’t put the “V1.5” after it, just added it now.

  • AG

    Hey Unlockr…. i rooted mytouch with the 1 click method, followed all the instructions with the sdcard/etc. and downloaded this v4.0.2 – stable version, updated 8/22)then changed it to update, transferred it to the sd powered on the phone holding the home button, went to format wipe it, and booted the phone and andriod logo is different but its stuck at that screen…

    Let me know wat i did wrong bro…

  • AG

    Anybody can help with this, because i cant use my phone at all, HOPE THIS B1T2H ISNT BRICKED MANNNN!!!!

  • AG

    Should i have not loaded that v4.0.2 stable version???

  • Matthew

    im trying now.

  • Matthew

    okay. no fuzzy. but now my sms dont work. it keeps force closing. and i have to use chompsms and i dont wanna use that.

    • Hello Matthew,

      Just boot into recovery, wipe, and reload the ROM and should fix it. If not, then reformat the memory card (Section III) and then wipe and reload the ROM.

  • Troy

    Having trouble with the partitioning. I’ve installed and rooted everything according to your instructions. I installed the cyanogen rom, which stated that it automatically had apps2sd. How can I tell that they are being installed to my sd card? After I install an app, my internal memory amount decreases, like on the normal android os. Please help…

    • Hello Troy,

      Did you partition the memory card the way this procedure has you do it?
      If you did then the Apps will be on the internal storage. Check the internal storage in settings and it should be 500mb larger than normal. That number will still go down when installing things but it counts the SD card in that number.

  • Matthew

    tahnk you works now. im so happy. keep up the awesome job unlockr. 🙂

    you guys make my life so much better. lol.

  • Minh

    hello unlockr,

    i’m having trouble loading the hero rom. when i format the sd fat32+ext+swap it gives me an error: run sdtools.sh via adb!. what do i do? and then when i try to apply sdcard update it say:
    E: no signature (1537)
    E:verification failed

    can you help me out?

    • Hello Minh,

      Reformat the card, on your phone, goto Settings > SD card > then click Unmount and then Format (this will erase everything so save stuff to your computer first). Then try again.
      Good luck!

  • sanibar

    Unlockr I’m using your custom recovery and I did every thing right. I think. My eternal memory said 85 after I loaded the Rom jachero and I downloaded a couple apps and now its down to 76 is it suppose to be like that. I thought everything would download on the memory card. Can you tell me what’s wrong.

  • Minh

    I’ve formated the sd card and it still says

    error: run sdtools.sh via adb!

    when i go to the recovery screen to format the sd fat32+ext2+swap.

    Do you have any other ideas?

  • Christopher

    Hey Unlockr,

    Looks like the new thing for HERO is a 96MB or larger swap and then editing the user.conf file to increase the “swapiness” to run HERO smoothly.

    How do we make these changes using your custom recovery image?

    Thanks,
    C

    • Hello Christopher,

      Post any links you can here about how to change the swapiness from XDA and I’ll test it out and then adapt them into this procedure. Thanks!

  • Leon

    Hey, I did your 1 click process and partitioned 8gb sd card with the Fat32+Ext2+Swap (my fone doesn’t say linuxswap). My fone still lags and loads alot. Please tell me when I can do to make it run smoother. Thank you

    • Hello Leon,

      I’m going to do a quick post or add to this procedure at the end some tips for speeding up Hero this weekend.
      But keep in mind it still won’t be perfect, 100Mbs less RAM than the real Hero is what the MyTouch/G1 have so regardless it won’t be as fast.

  • Leon

    Here is something I just saw about the swap:

    NOTES:Swap is linux-swap by default. Edit the user.conf in /system/bin to change swappiness etc. Compcache modules built with the latest source are included if you want compcache or compcache with backing etc. Run sh /system/bin/swap -s to check swap status and other mod values.

    • Hello Leon,

      Ok, so run sh /system/bin/swap -s to see if the swap is working on your phone.

  • Michael K.

    Just fantastic… worked like a dream on MT3G.

    Just thought I’d note this since most people who comment do so because they have trouble…. (if it works you don’t need to ask for help)

    Just rooted and updated to Hero ROM (JACHeroski). All the things that T-Mobile should have put in but didn’t (single touch dialing a contact .. derrrr!). It seems more responsive than the T-Mo UI !!!

    • Hello Michael K.,

      Ha, yea most people don’t post unless they have an issue lol Thanks for letting us know it worked for you, we appreciate it!

  • Dave

    Hi Unlockr,

    I was updating the spl on my G1 and now seems to be stuck at the package installation icon, looks like a software box icon and arrow pointing to phone. I tried taking battery out and tried going back to recovery, keeps going back to same screen and sitting there for a very long time. I’ve tried, alt+w, alt+s, everything. Any help greatly appreciated!

  • Minh

    Hello Unlockr

    I have formatted the sd card like you told and and then unrooted and then did the 1 click root and i still got the same thing. it still says

    error: run sdtools.sh via adb!

    when i tried to update it with the hero rom

    and i can’t format the card using the recovery either it says

    E: no signature (1537)
    E:verification failed

    i would really appreciate it if you could help me out.

    thank you unlockr

  • Christopher

    Hey Unlockr,

    I hope this link works, but thee is a modified user.conf file posted here that shows the changes you need to make. He also claims to have a Linux swap of 200??? Says it runs as smooth as a pre-installed OS.

    Please let me know what you think. I have installed the new 1.7r2 and it is much faster, but still a bit choppy if that makes any sense.

    Thanks,
    C

    Link:
    http://androidcommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?p=245883#post245883

  • Minh

    hello unlockr

    can you still help me if not please let me know so i will i stop filling up your posts

    thank you

    • Hello Minh,

      First off, what is the problem with the phone?
      Second off, don’t get snippy lol I have a full time job and am just trying to help. If I didn’t see your post or if the question is answered in the Reported Issues at the bottom of the post I might not answer it.
      Also, don’t rely on me ever. I cannot see what you did and so can’t know what you did wrong. Always try and use the search at the bottom of the post to find solutions to the issues.

  • jerzy

    hello unlockr,

    thanks to you i finally have my g1 unrooted and running a custom rom.i really appreciate all the help.what hero rom is the best to have right now

    • Hello Jerzy,

      Glad to hear!
      The JACHero ROMs for the G1 are nice, but everyone has different experiences with different ones so experiment.
      Also make sure your memory card is partitioned with the 3 partitions (Section III) before you load a Hero ROM.

  • PapaMidNight

    Hey Unlockr,…..what should I or do I need to do if I do not have a memory card reader?……should I just go and buy one or can I do without it!?…..

    • Hello PapaMidNight,

      I highly recommend you have one in case the phone gets stuck. Just go get a USB SD card reader, they’re under $5.

  • maria

    hey unlockr thanks for all your help on iphone and my touch…i had a question for u,i wanted to know if there was any way to get free paid apps like in the iphone?…and again thanks

  • maria

    (for my touch 3g)

  • Minh

    i wasn’t being snippy i honestly didn’t want to clutter the post because there are many people who ask for your help. i just wanted to know if you could help me any further, sorry about that. well this is my problem:
    I have formatted the sd card like you told me and and then unrooted and then did the 1 click root and i still got the same thing. it still says

    E: no signature (1537)
    E:verification failed
    error: run sdtools.sh via adb!

    i can’t format the card using the recovery either it says

    error: run sdtools.sh via adb!

    and when i tried to update it with the hero rom (32B motherboard too)

    i have a mytouch 3g and i bought it when it first came out. Again im sorry if i came off snippy. this will be my last post i promise. again im sorry.

    Thank You

  • Minh

    sorry last one my last one was a little confusing.

    i can’t format the card using the recovery either it says

    E: no signature (1537)
    E:verification failed
    error: run sdtools.sh via adb!

    and when i tried to update it with the hero rom (32B motherboard)

    error: run sdtools.sh via adb!

    thanks

  • Jonovanj

    I keep getting the erro when trying to apply update.zip file “E:cant open /sdcard/update.zip
    (no such file or directory)
    Installation aborted.

    What should i do??? Pleas help.

  • Michael

    everything was going fine when i tryed t download something from the market it said a server error has occured retry or cancel and return to previous screen is it because of my connection because it says it has 3g or is it because of the rom

  • Jon Stanley

    Hello Unlockr

    Ive done the one click method to rooting my mt3g 32b, formatted the sd to fat32,ext2,linux swap and put the Jacheroski v1.5 rom on my phone.

    It works well but lots of lag. I was wondering how to change roms to a 5.0r2 ZeroXD Platinium. Do u know any details on this rom?

    also would I need to convert to ext3?

    Ive only tested the roms posted to your site and I don’t know if all of forum.xda-developers.com’s roms are decent.

    If I were to change roms how would I go about doing it?
    Is it the same as any rom? Example: transfer 5.0r2 ZeroXD Platinium onto sd card, reboot into recovery, wipe, and install the renamed rom, to update.zip, and reboot???

    Youre advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  • Nepalese

    HI.
    I have rooted my G1 and have the correct Radio but when i try to update the SPL, the Phone is stuck with an image of a phone and exclamation symbol. What does that mean?

  • Dave

    Nepalese,

    use alt+L and then apply update.zip

  • dfanzz

    Hi everyone,I have a rooted g1. All I want is hero THEMES. Do I need to do a “HOW TO: LOAD A CUSTOM ROM” process and then flash the theme I want???

  • wrongstop

    UMM MY GMAIL ACCOUNT WILL NOT GO set up right ITS SAYS: This could be a temporary problem or your SIM car may not be provisioned for data services. If it continues, call Customer Care.

  • wrongstop

    I HAVE THE MYTOUCH AND I HAD LOADED THE QTECH ROM.

  • Mike

    Hi Unlockr,
    I love all that you have done and im excited to get the wifi app working. I finally got it rooted I believe. I used the first ROM on your list from cyro and am going back through to do the wifi now but i’m having one issue…. my sdcard will no longer dismount to take out safely. Is there something I need to change or do differently? thanks again

  • Jordan

    I one click rooted about a month ago and Have been running cyanogen 4.0.1. Today I realized my spl is 0.95.0000 and to my understanding it should be 1.33.2005. My radio is fine but not my spl, am I ok or should i do something? Also I have the cyanogen updater and I was wondering if I should wipe every time I update? Thanks for whatever support you can possibly give me!

  • Nepalese

    will try that now. I still get the exclamation even after i have loaded the Hero Rom successfully. Then during reboot, its stuck.

  • Nepalese

    Reinstalled the Rom and it worked!
    Thank you!

  • dfanzz

    Hi.
    I have already rooted my g1 succesfully. All I want to install are HERO THEMES on my G1. I already tried and installed the HERO ROM. But it was way to slow for me. So… Do I need to follow the “how to load a custom ROM” section and then simply flash the theme instead of the ROM???

  • ccriffman

    I followed this procedure and it worked great. That includes “section 3” above. Does that mean my apps will automatically install to my sd? Or do I need to do anything else?-Chris

  • ccriffman

    dfanzz- as long as you have successfully installed a rom ( for instance, cyanogens 4.0.4 rom) then just dl the theme you want, put it on the root of your sd card, rename it “update”. then go into recovery screen, select “install update.zip

  • boi

    Hey I think this website is great. And I followed every step. But have a question for the partition of the sd card for apps2sd. I did everything but my internal memory didn’t get any larger. Thank you for your help

  • Im not very good at this

    Unlocker,

    sorry for prob. being the only idiot on here but here it goes. i tried ur one root method and think it worked and then i installed the cyanogyn ROM and looked like it worked except for the new keyboard which i cant find. Then i went to apps and downloaded CM updater. My phone is a MT3G and it reads -build# is COC10, Mod ver is cyanogen 4.0.4, kernel ver.. is cm4shade@toxygene and firmare is 1.5… is all that stuff mean that i did it right??? other than that is there anyway to make my 3g more stable? when im in a call in 3g then it switches to 2g and i iloose the call even though it switched when there was full bars in 3g mode..Thanks dude..

    • Hello Im not very good at this,

      You did it right you are all set. As for the 3G, did you have that issue before you loaded the ROM?

  • Brenda

    So i unrooted my phone and did the whole one click root from this website. And i tried to partition the sd card with the steps above. But i the internal memory is still the same. Do i need to download the apps2sd app and perform the old steps? Please help me.

    • Hello Brenda,

      Did you partition the memory card BEFORE loading the new ROM? Did you even load a new ROM?
      You need to partition the memory card and then finish the procedure and load a ROM. Then the ROM will automatically set up Apps2SD and give you internal root access. If you don’t want a Hero based ROM then I suggest Cyanogen’s ROM in the Downloads section.

  • im not very good at this

    unlocker,

    yes i did have that issue before i rooted, it might just be my area.. thanks dude for everything. i will be donating..

  • Drew

    Can I use the 4g card that came with the Mytouch or do I need a faster card to run the Hero rom so its not super slow? So ust to get this straight (sorry to be a noob) I dont have to do the radio or spl on the mytouch, just root it and install the rom?

    • Hello Drew,

      You can use the 4GB (a faster one would help, but no harm in trying it out first).
      And that is correct, do not load the Radio or SPL, just go straight to partitioning the card (make sure to do that!) and then load the Hero ROM.

  • Wade

    Hey Unlockr,

    I get the message

    error: run sdtools.sh via adb!

    What does that mean? ANY SOLUTIONS!!

  • Akelis

    Unlockr think i just f**ked up my phone lol (mytouch3G)i installed a rom and it aborted and i forgot to back up wat should i do

    • Hello Akelis,

      Just boot into recovery and load the ROM again.

  • Drew

    Sorry to double post, but I just dont want to mess this up. I watched the above video and it shows downloading the spl and radio for the mytouch, but when I read the instructions it says to skip over that for the mytouch, its just a little confusing so I figured I would ask if I need to download them or not. Also can I use the 4g card that came with the mytouch or do I need a different one? I tried reading through the comments to answer my questions before I asked but I couldnt find the answer I was looking for. Please help a friend in need out =)

    • Hello Drew,

      No problem. You CAN load them but it is optional. I redid the instructions after the video (figured it was easier for people to just skip the steps). Always follow the written instructions on this site and just use the video as a visual aid, the written instructions are always right.

  • Akelis

    Unlockr how would i load the rom from recovery?

  • Drew

    Is it a waste of time for me to do it with the 4g card? Like how much slower will it be? And if I do it with the 4g card and decide to get a faster card down the road, what will I have to do to get everything over on the new card so it functions? Sorry for asking so many questions =(

    • Hello Drew,

      No it is not a waste of time, I would try it if I were you, it is easy to partition the new card and reload a ROM once you’ve done the procedure (you just put in the new memory card and do section III and IV and thats it).
      Good luck!

  • Like a couple of people here, i used the eViL HeRo Rom with great success on my Mytouch 3G. What i did is first format the sd card to fat32-ext2-swap and than convert to ex3. next load the .zip rom to the sd card from my computer using a sd card adapter, reinserted the memory card to the phone, did a wipe, than flashed the rom. the rom is extremely fast and comes with the Set CPU overclocking app to make it even faster.
    you can find the rom here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=546261

    I’m using the 2.3xx version, i encountered sync problems with the 2.4x build.

    Hope this helps.!

  • David

    My phone is locked on T Mobile G1 screen once I power it on. How do I fix this?

  • David

    nevermind, I actually read the top

  • Minh

    can you help me out unlockr i think you missed my last comment

    i can’t format the card using the recovery either it says

    E: no signature (1537)
    E:verification failed
    error: run sdtools.sh via adb!

    and when i tried to update it with the hero rom (32B motherboard)

    error: run sdtools.sh via adb!

    thanks

  • Jun

    what do i do when it says invalid signature

    • Hello Jun,

      That means you do not have root access or the file is corrupt and you need to redownload it.
      Do the How To Root procedure first then come to this procedure.

  • peter

    i want to install the hero rom, but i dont have the sd adapter that came with my micro sd. is there a way to still copy the files onto my sd card? sorry for the stupid question, im new to this. i just cant do it like your video shows. can i just leave the card in the phone and drag the files onto the card once i have pluged it to the computer? please help

  • Oscar

    Question: ive “rooted” my g1 it goes to the green letters recovery screen but i try to put the spl or the radio it wont let me so i turn it off and i hit the home + power keys and it takes me to a blue letters recovery…did i do something wrong?…im trying to get Hero rom on it…

  • @peter
    well what I did before i had the adapter was go to the recovery screen, format the card, than reboot and mount the phone to your computer. drag the file on the card, than reboot back into the recovery screen. Backup, Wipe, than flash the ROM.

  • skratchpiklz

    MMS dont work..!!! i did da sotlution and cant receive MMS.. HELP….!!!!!

    • Hello Skratchpiklz,

      Those settings are for T-Mobile USA. If you are using any other company, then call that company to get the correct settings.

  • peter

    i followed your steps and and put a rom on the phone. but i want to add other roms, but i did steps 3 and 4. it was after that it said if you want to install other roms due step 4 only. do i need to start all over or can i still install other roms, please help me.

    • Hello Peter,

      Just do step IV and that’s it. Good luck!

  • PeDe

    i was wondering, do i need to anything before i move cache to sd?? i’ve already been running a hero rom for a few weeks now

    • Hello PeDe,

      Nope, go ahead and move them (if you have the 3 partitions already and the Hero ROM was running).

  • PeDe

    thank you for all your help and making a difficult process simple and with instant responses, keep up the good work

  • Cameron

    i tried the spl step and when i hold down power and home the exclamation error screen comes up. i did the one click root and have the right radio installed… HELP!?!?!?

    • Hello Cameron,

      That means you do not have the right recovery image. Do the one click procedure again and make sure to read the reported issues at the bottom.

  • Cameron

    if it helps i started pressing buttons and another screen came up and said…

    E: Can’t open /cache/recovery/command

  • Cameron

    my other question is; in this video it appears when you put the SPL zip file onto the card the recovery img and apk files are no longer on the card. am i supposed to delete those files after the root process? im confused.

  • alfonso

    Itryed all and all i keep getting is (E;can’t open sdcard/update.zip)
    (no such file or directory)
    Installation aborted.

    now i notice in the video your spl file that you transfer to the microsd card, is a icon of a zip.file.
    when i download mine is a JAVA. JARDFILE i try downloading it with my mac and it shows as a regular file not zip. please help. how to change my settings for my files or were to get a zip.file

    • Hello Alfonso,

      Just click on the file and rename it and replace whatever .*** it is giving it with .zip then make sure you rename it to update.zip and make sure it is on the SD card NOT in any folder. Good luck.

  • zacharyf

    hello,

    im stuck at the tmobile g1 screen after i did the custom spl thing, it wont start and i cant seem to find a way out of this. please help

    • Hello Zacharyf,

      Did you read the procedure? lol You are supposed to be stuck there. Continue to loading a ROM…

  • gstorm84

    OK I HAVE THE MYTOUCH, AND IT SAYS TO SKIP DOWN TO SECTION III. AND THEN WHIP DATA, THEN FAT32+EXT2+SWAP. OK WHEN I DO THAT I GET ERROR: run sdtools.sh via adb! HELP!!!!! SOMEONE

  • skratchpiklz

    hello theunlockr,

    im in usa and i have t-mobile usa and still havin the same problen with the MMS….. also my BLUETOOTH dont works… PLEASE HELP MEEEEEEEEEEE>>>>>>

    • Hello Skratchpiklz,

      Then the settings are incorrect, redo them or call Tmobile and tell them you erased the Apn settings on accident and ask them to read them to you.
      Bluetooth does not work on Hero ROMs. Never has.

  • MN

    Hi I want to root my phone but am a little scared I don’t want to brick with the spl. I’m on a uk g1 with stock cupcake uk crc37 can I just use the one click root method and apply the spl straight away or do I need to update the radio.

    • Hello MN,

      Do the One Click root method first and make sure that works, then the load the Radio and the SPL. You need both the radio and the SPL if you are going to load any of the ROMs on our site, but you can check specific ROMs (use the search we have above the Android ROMs in the downloads section to search for more ROMs) and see what SPL and Radio are required for that specific ROM.

  • MN

    I want to install a hero rom but I have the latest radio do I still need to update or can I just flash the spl

    • Hello MN,

      1. Check what Radio you have first!!! Turn the phone off and then back on by holding down Back and Power. At the top you should see your radio version at the top of the screen. If it says 2.22.19.26I then SKIP section this section and procedure to section II. (You do NOT want to load the same radio twice, it can cause issues).

  • Garrck2007

    Hey dav im trying the hole 1 root thing out since it seems much easier then the older method but im getting stuck at the part after i try to install the radio i get the E:Failure at line 2 error, i read all the post but never seen a solution, im on a g1 class 6 8gb card, help please thanks

    • Hey Garrick2007,

      Welcome back man.
      To be completely honest I haven’t seen that error before so not sure how to fix it of course.
      What is the entire error?

  • MN

    I have the latest radio as I am on stock cupcake so can I just load the new spl after rooting. Also does this work on uk g1s

  • Garrck2007

    Its cut off on my phone for some odd reason but i seen it in a above comment, not sure how they resolved it but i did get a update this morning so im going to see if it works now, im currently on build CRC1, error code is:

    E:Failure at line 2:
    assert getprop(”ro.product.device”) == “dream” || getprop(”ro.build.product”) == “dream”

    Installation aborted.

    Ill let you know if the update fixes that.

  • KingFlako

    hey wats up unLockr, i’ve allready had a few hero roms on my MT3G 32B…. but after trying out the new MoDaCo Enhanced ROM (which failed to work) no hero roms will work on my phone (the CyanogenMod ROM works but nothing else does), keeps getting stuck on the start-up hero image…. can u help me out????

    • Hello KingFlako,

      The Modaco ROM is for the ACTUAL HERO PHONE NOT THE MYTOUCH…
      You will have to Unroot using the unrooting procedure on our site and then start again.

  • Garrck2007

    Nope didnt work same error, any idea’s? thanks

    • Hello Garrick2007,

      Wow, that’s a new one. Not sure, did you try to put the “failure at line 2” into the custom search at the bottom of the post. It searches only specific sites that might have a solution, try that and see if anything comes up.

  • Garrck2007

    I dont see this problem anywhere else but in these comments, seems like it never got resolved, sounds like they all gave up lol, i may go back to the old method

    • Hello Garrick2007,

      Would you mind testing something for me…
      I’m going to put a new Radio file up, I think maybe the file is corrupt. Would you mind testing a different one? It will say (updated 09.15.09) next to it once I update it?
      I would but I don’t have a G1 here.

  • Garrck2007

    Yea sure no problem, but i catually think its not the radio, it seems to be the boot up image, i tryed using the cyanogen image and it worked with no problem, so after that i rebooted then used the new easy method image you provided then flashed the slp and that worked also, then i formatted the card using the one click but none of the partitions can be read on my computer, so i used a old sd card to install the rom then put my old card in lol, all this madness works but the partitioned memory card can not be read by the phone or my mac or pc, very weird, it says on my computer when i analyze it its a Microsoft reserved partition, my phone does not recognize it. Im going to partition that to fat 32 and see what happneds

  • Garrck2007

    So that doesn’t work ether, unless i format my other( unpartitioned) card using the phone it can be read by the phone if i use the computer to do a fat 32 it can not. Im stating to think that the boot image did something weird with the partitions, im using drizzys latest hero rom… DDR-V1.4r1-G1-Users and its saying i have 10mb free at 1st now 8mb, the phone isnt running supper slow but it is running slow, i only have one app installed.

    • Hello Garrck2007,

      Hmm, weird. Seems a very isolated issue though. Only a few people get it. I’m going to look for an update to the recovery image from Amon Ra and if there is one, hopefully that will solve it.
      Thanks! I appreciate the help.

      By the way, head over to the new Forums page on here, post a comment there on what you think and any suggestions. Its a work in progress still…

  • Sean

    I did Step two where I copied the file to my sd adapter and wipe and apply sdcard:update,zip and I get
    Install from sdcard….
    Finding update package…
    opening update package…
    E: Can’t open /sdcard/update.zip
    (no suck file or directory)

    • Hello Sean,

      You need to make sure it is name correctly and that it is NOT in any folders, it is just on the SD card.
      Sometimes computers make the file update.zip.zip make sure that that is not the case. Good luck!

  • Garrck2007

    No problem and yea do you have any suggestions of what i should do in the mean time, im thinking of using the other image and doing a manual partition, that way never goes wrong.

  • Longitude

    Do you have/can you make a video showing how to tether a device (laptop) to MyTouch? I rooted and got the program, just don’t have the know-how to make it work. Thanks in advance.

  • frody

    hi unlockr just wana say thanks for all the help, ive been reading thru the comment to find a solution to this problem, but when i get to the step of formatting/partitioning my sd card the first time i was able to do it, then i put it in the pc to throw the ROM in the card and windows cant read it unless i format it, is there any way or software that can help me read the partitioned sd card?

  • Jwkjr

    Hello Paul, tell me why in the heck did you take down the custom Radio and SPL for the My Touch? I now did not skip this because I wanted to make sure my phine was updated and I used the G1 radio because I saw that the files were named the same on the video… And you use a damn MY TOUCH in the Video… WELL my phone aborted the installation and I’m stuck and pissed. I never got to the SPL part and when I tried to install the EVIL ROM I got E:Can’t open /sdcard/update.zip (bad) Intallation aborted…

    What the hell am I supposed to do now. Can you get me to the link to fix the radio and spl?

  • Jwkjr

    I do apologize for my post above… I figured it out and loaded the ROM. Great site and hope I can help out some day…

  • Drew

    Hey quick question before I go bricking my phone. I downloaded the suggested rom, but it looks like a windows media file. And when I click its properties it says “Windows Media Player (.zip)” is that correct?

    • Hello Drew,

      Not sure what to tell you, you computer is screwy. It shouldnt matter though, sounds like your computer is just associating .zip files with Windows Media Player. So long as it IS a .zip file then you should be fine.

  • jimmy

    Ok so did everything exactly as described. Checked to make sure hero rom moved apps2sd (says its automatic) but still can’t get the apps on the sd card. what am I doing wrong

    • Hello Jimmy,

      You wont actually see the apps on the SD card. The internal storage should just be larger than normal.

  • josh

    ok im really stuck now and need help bad. i accedently reinstalled the same radio twice, and since then when i hold the home+power button down to go in recovery mode this comes up

    E:cant open/cache/recovery/command

    I have no idea what i should do. i tried to unroot again but i can because everytime i try to apply update it says

    E:no signature
    E:verification failed
    installation aborted.

    PLEASE PLEASE HELP…..

  • Herb.Grinda

    First let me say Thank You! for all of the time you have put into helping other people, it is greatly appreciated.

    Also, I tried to post this in the new forums (yes I registered) but the only field showing up is the ‘Subject’ field. Tried on Chrome, IE and Firefox.

    Ok, on to my question:

    I rooted (using your method) and installed the Evil Hero rom (also using your method).

    The problem I am having is, when I use the recovery console to do the Format Fat32+Ext2+LinuxSwap.

    It formats fine, then I pull the battery and toss the SD in my laptop. When I try to access the SD it tells me I need to format the card, and gives the option to format to fat32.

    I let my pc format it to fat32, and continue to load the Evil Hero rom as per your instructions. Hero runs super slow and is doing the ‘Hero’ loading screen for 2+ minutes whenever I have to go to the home screen.

    Should I not let my pc format to fat32? If I dont, it will not let me access the card.

    I hope this makes sense heh.

    Mytouch 3G Tmobile
    8gb microSDHC class 6
    Using:
    flashrec-20090815.apk
    recovery-RAv1.2.1G
    eViL_HeRo_v2.6x

    Thanks again for your time!

    • Hello Herb.Grinda,

      Thanks for letting me know about the Forum issue, still working out the bugs lol I’ll work on it tomorrow and hopefully get it going.
      Your PC formatting, should only be formatting the section of the card it can see anyway (the Fat32 section that you created in the recovery screen) so shouldn’t matter. Make sure this is true by seeing how much memory it says your card has when you put it into the computer; it should be 532mbs smaller than the original size of the card and should still be that same size after the formatting.
      I would try some different Hero ROMs too be honest. Some work better for others than others.

      Good Luck!

  • Herb.Grinda

    Ok, side note.

    Just realized the Evil Hero needs
    Fat32+Ext3+Swap.

    Tried using Convert ext2 to ext3 in rocovery console and it tells me:

    Error: Run upgrade_fs via adb!

    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks again!

  • Drew

    Just wanted to give you a HUUUGE thank you for all your help. I just got the hero rom on my phone and Im loving it. I used the suggested evil d rom and its super cool but is a lil slow. It has swapper and all this other stuff on there, what can I do to speed this bad boy up? Im using a sandisk class6 8g card.

    • Hello Drew,

      Your welcome. Try the How To Speed Up your Hero ROM procedure here on the site.

  • Herb.Grinda

    Thanks for the really quick reply! I had read the Hero roms are pretty slow, just did not think they were sooooo sloooww. Not sure why people would want their phones to be that sluggish honestly.

    Card size was as you said about 500’ish smaller, just wanted to make sure I was not missing something.

    Guess I will try a cyanogen build, see how that works out.

    Again, thank you so much for your time and help with all of us. Looking forward to the forums when they get up and running.

    -John

    • Hello Herb.Grinda,

      You’re very welcome.
      Well, I meant try a different Hero ROM, they aren’t all that slow (little laggy but not terrible). Let me know which one works better for you.

      By the way, would you mind checking the forum again. It should be working now, let me know.

  • VR

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THE HELP. I LOVE THE HERO SENSE UI. its a little laggy, but its nice. looking forward to a faster build.

  • peter

    hello unlockr, its me peter again and i need your help. after i installed a custom theme from your website and followed your directons, but when i went to plug my phone to install more themes the sd card is no longer recognized. i go into file manager and it says by the sd card icon (install sd card). i took it out and put it back in and rebooted the phone but no go. it wont let me format or unformat anything. pls help me, what happened after i installed the theme. everything works fine except the phone does not recognize the card. pls respond. thank you.

    • Hello Peter,

      What theme did you load?
      Also have you tried formatting the card, either from the sd card settings in the phone or on your computer?

  • peter

    hello unlockr i loaded the prodigal sun theme on my phone. it wont give me an option to format the card on the phone. its not highlighted. i have a sandisk card, is it not compatable? pls help what should i do.

  • Arbor33

    I have a dev phone and I was trying to use Apps2SD so I followed the procedures listed above. When I loaded the custom SPL I got stuck rebooting at the logo screen. I removed the battery and tried the reported issues solution with no luck. So since then I’ve tried loading different ROMS and also the official dev phone updates. With out any success I then tried loading the engineer bootloader that comes on the phone, all I get are errors. I dont even know where to begin to trouble shoot this…

    Please, if anyone has any ideas, let me know.

    • Hello Arbor33,

      Redo Section III and reformat the card then load the Cyanogen ROM listed in our Downloads section and you should be fine.
      Also make sure you had the correct radio and you downloaded the right radio and spl for the right device.

  • Arbor33

    I’m getting an error,

    E: Corrput file:
    system/framework/framework.jar
    E: Verification failed

    Installation aborted.

    Any ideas?

  • Arbor33

    nevermind… changed sd cards and it worked fine. Everything is back the way it should be!

    Thank you soo much for helping!!

  • Tony B

    Maybe I’m missing something….from step 3 of Section III it says to take the battery out and the SD Card out and use the SD card adapter it came with (I have the mytouch 3G) Mine didn’t come with one, so I bought one but then the next step (step 1 of Section IV) talks about having your phone plugged back again.

    Any help is appreciated.

    • Hello Tony B,

      Partition the card. Take it out once it is done (no need to take out the battery) then put it into the sd adapter and put that into your computer. Then put the ROM on the SD card and rename it to update.zip. Then put the memory card back into the phone and boot into recovery mode (if you are not already still there from before) by holding down home and power. Then hit Wipe Data and then Apply Update.zip.
      Did that help?

  • Chris

    Can I delete the stuff I used for the rooted process? please tell me ASAP!?

    • Hello Chris,

      Yes you can delete stuff.

  • Chris

    I swiped the data thing then the format part and I clicked reboot and my phone made me restart the logging into my google account? what happend? and is it still rooted? thank you.

    • Hello Chris,

      When you wipe the phone it erases the user data and so you have to go through the set up again, but you were supposed to load a custom ROM before you rebooted, did you do that? If not do Section IV.

  • Chris

    Okay I understand now that I watched the video completly.haha
    Also I hate to reroot? even if I do I know how to do it in like 10 minutes now.
    Thank you for answering fast.
    -Chris H.

  • Chris

    Unlockr, I have a few questions.
    1. Now that my mytouch 3g is on hero rom and is rooted.
    I can still take the sdcard out like normal without anything happening right? and I can still add music and pictures right?

  • Chris

    I’m super sorry to be a bug and a pest to you guys, but the hero rom I got its lettering is really blurry. anyway to fix this or will I have to reinstall the rom?
    Thanks.

    • Hello Chris,

      You cannot take out the memory card unless the phone is off.
      If it is fuzzy goto our downloads section and look for the v1.5 of JACHeroski version and download and install that version instead.

  • Garrck2007

    Hey dav so i tryed to get the old recovery image back on my g1 and the phone didn’t have enough memory to even backup the image 1st so i had to put the recovery image 1.31 on their manually in terminal and that worked, then i tried to do a manual partition and its still not readable by my computer or g1, my comp still says its a Microsoft reserved partition, the ext2 and lunix swaps seem to come up on my computer good. So where should i go from here? Drizzys rom works without the memory card but only have 10mb free lol, so i can download 2 apps and have it run ok, thats bout it. Do you think it could have something to do with the slp? You think i need to unroot and reroot the old way for now and use the hole old method? Thanks

  • Nick

    Hello again…So I was successful at fixing the previous problems. I am now on the part II SPL. When I download the file for the G1 and rename it update.zip, then transfer it to the memory card, wiping the data works but it won’t recognize the file renamed update.zip? So basically I am left to reboot my phone without the installation?

    Thanks,
    Nick

  • Garrck2007

    I tried partitioning my 2gb card and it worked, so something must be wrong with my 8gb card, :/ hope its fixable somehow

  • Big-O

    I am rooted running CM 4.0.4 (looking forward to 4.2)
    Anyway, My SPL: 1.33.2005
    Well I kept my original CRC1 build radio version because it already was: 2.22.19.26I
    Now this is my question, the CRC1 Radio is:
    Baseband Version: 62.50S.20.17U_2.22.19.26I
    Now in the tutorial for JACHERO (XDA)says to use this Radio:
    Baseband Version: 62.50S.20.17H_2.22.19.26I

    Does the U or the H before the radio version number (2.22.19.26I) matter??? or Is the H for Haykuro, which in that case is that same and I’d be safe, I’m assuming, Please Unlockr Let me know…

  • Big-O

    Hey I just wanted to start by saying your videos really helped me out during the whole rooting process for my G1, Thank you so much for taking the time to help us all out so much… I’ve personally stuck to Cyanogen Mods because they seem to be the safest, but after seeing some Hero ROMs I want to go for it, but they mention making an ext.3 partition, could you let me know if the newest JacHero (or what ever the most up to date stable Hero ROM out is {please let me know}) do I still need ext.3, and can I just use the Amon Ra recovery to do it if it’s reqired, example: recovery, I wipe, and choose convert ext2 to ext 3, battery out, load new ROM on SD, battery back in, go to recovery and wipe, and apply update.zip, or do I have to do more? Thanks again…

  • Big-O

    @ Nick

    double check that the update.zip, is actually update.zip, and not update.zip.zip, in Windows XP (I can’t talk for Vista as I use XP) the folder extensions aren’t visible unless you enable them, so you might not see the .zip at the end of the name, and in that case you should just name the zip folder: “update” without adding the “,zip” because windows would already be adding the .zip (but again you don’t see it unless it’s enabled, you can go to “Folder options/view/ and UN-CHECK the box that says: “Hide extensions for known file types”, “on your computer”, and double check what I’m talking about) Hope it helps.

  • Big-O

    @ Nick

    But being that you rebooted back with out actually flashing anything, just keep in mind, if everything works as it should when u go back to recovery you’ll see the Amon Ra recovery, if on the off chance you don’t get the Amon Ra recovery, and you see the (!)with the triangle (if you’ve never seen it, it’s the original G1 stock recovery screen), don’t worry, don’t flash the update.zip, just reboot and follow steps again to flash the Amon Ra recovery. Again this is just incase you don’t see the Amon Ra recovery, if you do, your golden, just wipe and apply update.zip…

  • Nick

    alright so I figured out that the recovery system went back to the original G1 Stock. So I redid the whole process and got back to the Amon Ra recovery with all the writing. Now the problem that I am having is that even if I leave the recovery screen on and move to II loading a new SPL, I can’t leave the recovery screen by rebooting the system or taking the battery out because it will delete the new recovery system. The questioin is that it appears that I have to do one of the mentioned two in order to mount the phone so that I can load the new SPL format on the Sd. How do I get from the new recovery screen, not lose it and have to do it all over again, so that I can download the SPl? Sorry so long, hard to explain. Thanks for your help. I feel that I am getting there, just need to get through a few more steps…blahhhhhhh

    Sincerely,

    Nick

  • Frederick B.

    ok this is frustrating….. i unroot my phone, got the cupcake, root it, i got the black screen with the green txt and option, i downloaded the SPL, re-named update.zip, turn off the phone and when i go to the recovery screen doesn’t give me the options in green txt, just a symbol and i have to press alt. l to go to the recovery and what i get is some blue txt….

    HELP

    • Hello Frederick B.,

      That means you didnt load the recovery screen.
      Go back to the root process, make sure the recovery image flashes in the Flashrec program (it will say successful).
      Then turn off the phone and turn it back on by holding down home and power. Keep holding it until the recovery screen comes up.

      The screen with the triangle is the original recovery screen that Android has, you need to replace it with the custom one in the How To Root process.

  • Frederick B.

    sorry is not the spl is the radio what gives me the problems

  • drew

    i did everything as ordered, everything worked fine…until i tried to get to the recovery screen and it never went to it, just stayed on the green mytough screen, wat do i do now?

  • Nikc

    Hello again. By trial and error I figured out virtually everything. I formated the SD properly and loaded the Jac Hero v. 2.0 onto my G1. It loads past the G1 logo into the HTC Hero screen, but won’t go past it? Am I doing something wrong?

    • Hello Nikc,

      You have to make sure you did everything in this procedure (use the written instructions more so than the video).
      Especially formatting the memory card (Section III).

  • Jefferson C.

    I just did the root mytouch in one click..do i have to unroot and do i have to do the sd card thing and do it in the computer because the video says one thing and the instructions say another

    • Hello Jefferson C.,

      Always follow the written instructions and use the video as a visual aid if you need it.
      You do not have to unroot. It is saying to unroot and then do the rooting process and then come to this post. It’s just to start from scratch if you had used a different rooting method etc. Since you just did the 1 click rooting, just do this process and start at Section III since you have a MyTouch.
      Good luck!

  • kevin

    IS THERE A HERO ROM THAT WE CAN UPDATE WITHOUT WIPING? LOL ITS RELE HARD TO KEEP WIPING MY PHONE 😀 PLEASE MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT :D, YOUR THE BEST UNLOCKR

  • DeadComedian

    Has THIS happened to anybody?

    Performed 1-click root process as described in the video on a G1, installed latest SPL, then loaded a ROM, again as described.

    Phone boots to initial G1 screen, then the ‘Hero’ animation plays, however, I get a force close at startup, saying ‘Sorry! the process.android.acore has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again’.

    Multiple force closes and the phone never boots. I waited it out overnight, only to have a low disk space indicator appear in the notification bar.

    This is after attempting to install ANY Hero ROM; I’ve tried several.

    This is the 2nd G1 I’ve tried Rooting, mine works great. This one’s my wife. Please help before she tries to kill me. Thanks.

  • Jefferson C.

    i want to know if i could put modaco for mytouch because i saw other people put it in theirs

    • Hello Jefferson C,

      The Modaco ROM is ONLY for the real Hero phone.
      What you are referring to is that some of the ROMs for the MyTouch and G1 have integrated his ROM into theirs.
      Just download any new Hero ROM for the myTouch (JACHeroski for instance) and it will have the Modaco stuff in it now.

  • Jefferson C.

    and if not…wat is the best rom and fastest to put in a mytouch..thank you

  • When I try to apply the new radio Get the following message:
    E:Failure at line 2:
    assert gerprop (“ro.product.device”)==”dream”

    can u Help! please email,cutter069@gmail.com

  • Jefferson C

    and that rom is the fastest rom for the mytouch…thanks you for the info

  • Frederick B.

    my men the phone is root it, it doesn’t load the the original recovery, it loads the rooted recovery but when i try to load the radio gives me and error and abort the installation

  • Jefferson C.

    finally finished…these people are the best

  • Frederick B.

    ok, i fix the problem….. now when i try to format sd: fat32+ext2+swap tells my Error : run sdtools.sh via abd

  • Frederick B.

    done….lol, thanks for the tutorial….. the rom is kind of slow but thanks ….

  • Jefferson C.

    i just put the JACHeroski rom and every time i go to home it reloads and its so slow…is there a better and faster rom

  • Nick

    Attn: The Unlockr, just wanted to express my gratitude for all the help you gave me on my journey to get a new Rom. I have successfully installed Hero on my phone and it works great. The only down fall is that the notification lights do not work. Oh well, the interface is frickin sweet. Would it be possible to email me when new and quicker Roms become available? Again thanks!

    Nick

  • kevin

    IS THERE A HERO ROM THAT WE CAN UPDATE WITHOUT WIPING? LOL ITS RELE HARD TO KEEP WIPING MY PHONE PLEASE MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT , YOUR THE BEST UNLOCKR

  • Matthew

    So i was wondering if there is any news on if another hero rom is out other then the jacheroski 1.5v that doesnt have the fuzzy? its kinda laggy and takes time to switch from app to app. not complaining it works fine just slow.

  • celeste

    hey unlockr…i was just wondering and i feel really stupid for asking this, but once i’ve downloaded hero, i’m wondering where my fav 5’s are..is that considered favorites under contacts? cause i only have a 400 min plan and the fav 5 is really what’s helping me save money, or how do i get the fav 5 widget back onto the hero rom?

  • Nick

    Unlockr? Do you know If Drizzy will put out a Rom to fix the notification lights for the Hero Touch Pro? Just curious.

    Thanks,

    Nick

  • jessica

    hey unlockr: when i click format SD: fat32+ext2+swap it says Error: run sdtools.sh via adb! …what do i do now??

  • Roger

    hey unlocker i have a question i downloaded and added the cyanogen mod onto my mytouch but it does not show the wifi tether app can you tell me whats wrong?

  • jessica

    ok got it to work.. but does anyone know where i can find the app2sd rom?

    • Hello Jessica,

      There is no Apps2SD ROm in particular. Just make sure you partitioned your memory card using this method then just load any ROM that says it supports Apps2SD (cyanogen’s is good if you do not want Hero, it’s in the Downloads section) and you will automatically have Apps2SD built in.

  • danny

    ok got a noob question to bear with me.. so installing app2sd just follow step IV and renaming AppstoSD2.apk to update.zip? is that right? and also will wiping delete the hero rom i just loaded?

    • Hello Danny,

      Do NOT use App2SD on your phone if your ROM already has the coding built in. It will break your phone, and that’s no fun.

  • Richie

    Here is what I did on my G1(dream). I download the files (recovery.img and .apk file) flash the card reboot the phone and once I have the green recovery screen I did not turn off the cell phone. I just remove the SD Card and left the phone in the same screen, then I download the new radio wipe then install update. Once again I did not turn off the cell phone downloaded the new SPL into the SD card rename the file put it back into the cell phone wipe and install update finally I downloaded the new ROM once again I did not turn off the cell phone (still at the same green reboot screen) wipe and install the new ROM and it worked for me.

  • juan

    i installed the rom on the mytouch but 3g doesnt work on it did i miss something?

  • peter

    hello unlockr, i just installed the jacxhero rom from your site for my mytouch and its runs great and i used your tutorial on how to increase the speed and once again great. my question is what update if any is available for the jacxhero rom that you would recomend i install, and do i have to wipe then install update again when i do so. i cant figure out in forums which ones will work for my mytouch 3g. pls help.

  • Brice

    Hello,

    I was through all steps to the Hero update (myTouch 3G), ran the update.zip in the last part of the series and received the following error:
    _____
    Verifying update package…
    E:No signature (889 files)
    E:Verification failed
    Installation aborted
    _____

    Any idea where I may have gone wrong?

    I see a conflict in the following:
    _____
    3. Once it is done, take out the battery and memory card and put the memory card into the SD adapter it came with and then put that into the computer so we can load files onto it and goto the next section…

    IV. Load a Custom ROM (including Hero)

    2. Plug in your phone and mount the SD card (pull down on the notification bar and select the SD card notification then click Mount in the pop up window).
    _____

    My Mac was not reading the SanDisk SD card that came with my phone, so I went ahead with Part 4, Step 2.

    Do I need to load the Hero ROM via the card reader? Do I need a different SD than the one that came with my phone?

    Thanks,
    Brice

  • Mark

    Hello Unlockr, I’m trying to figure out how to change the swappiness 60 and the linux swap to 64 using Amon Ra’s Recovery Image. Is there a way to get this done?

  • Monica

    Hi Unlockr, I did all the sections in the order you mention.
    I. Load a Custom Radio
    II. Load a Custom SPL
    III. Parition Your Memory Card for Apps2SD or Hero
    IV. Load a Custom ROM
    But for some reason apps2sd is not working for me. Here is the Rom and Theme I used:
    Rom: JF v1.51 CRB43 ADP1.5 (link: http://jf.andblogs.net/2009/05/24/jfv151-images-are-out/)
    Theme: HTC Hero v1.4.5 (link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=520629)
    Can you please help me? How can I get apps2sd to work on my phone?
    I got the G1 and is running out of space!!!

  • Fernando

    Hello, First of all… Thanks your tutorials are freaking awesome.. *** 🙂

    now I installed the HERO rom on my G1 everything works but really slow and everytime i turn it off and turn it off it takes forever to come up the system. as well the 3g i don’t think it work… any help? please. can you hit me up on my email dahbossontop@gmail.com please… thanks so much:)

  • jval

    so if i did step 3 nd want to load a new rom what do I do, or am I completely screwed?!

  • Eazy

    Sometimes when i make or receive a call its like the speaker is dead..other times itll work….this happens about 30% of the time…i know your not supposed to flash radio or spl twice…but can someone provide me with an old radio link so i can flash that then the new one again…BTW I have a TMO G1…

    Radio-2.22.19.26I
    HBOOT-1.33.2005 (drea10000)

    Thank You..

    PS… I AM NOT A TROLL

    • Hello Eazy,

      That isn’t a radio issue, sounds like your speaker is blown. Unroot the phone and then send it to HTC for warranty replacement (don’t mention you rooted it FYI, just tell them the speaker isn’t working correctly).

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  • Reid

    After rooting my G1 and downloading the TouchFlo G2 Hero Rom… the notification lights/and or the charging light no longer works. Is there a way to fix this or is this something that comes with downloading a new Rom? Not a big deal but would like to fix if at all possible.

    • Hello Reid,

      It is something that happens with Hero ROMs for some reason, also your Bluetooth probably doesnt work very well either 🙁

  • Reid

    Appreciate the feedback. That is a bummer): I don’t use bluetooth fortunately. I guess I will have to keep checking back for updates and modifications. Thanks Again!

  • peter

    hello unlockr i sent you a messege regarding updating my hero rom. i am using jacxhero 1.5 on my myouch 3g. so many upgrades out there, which one will work with my phone. pls help.

  • Fer

    Hello, First of all thanks so much!!!!

    i have a question.

    when i press the “Go back” botton my screen goes out only shows “HTC” log and then everything comes bk but there is something saying “Loading…” and it takes 20 sec. to goes back to normal and the phone does it alot… did i do something wrong??? please help…. I already refresh everything 3times … redue everything. 3 times n still havieng the same issue *** acc/fernando

  • Matthew

    hello unlockr,

    is there update on how to fix the fuzziness on the hero rom. i like the JacHeroski v1.5 but i would like an upgrade and every other hero rom out there is fuzzy for me. should do the nandroid thing in the boot screen? or the one that says ext2 to ext3? i did format linux thing. Much help would be appreciated.

  • jessica

    im having the same issues too. it always goes to the htc screen and loads for awhile every so often..

    • Hello Jessica,

      First off Hero ROMs are not the speediest, but if you feel that it is slower than normal than double check to make sure your card is partitioned correctly and reload the ROM (make sure to load the ROM that supports Swapper).
      Then use our How To Speed Up Your Hero ROM procedure on this site.

  • Chris

    Hey I was wondering if I need a SD adapter to root my phone and load a custom rom? I bought a g1 from craigslist, and even though it came with a 4gb SD memory card I don’t have the SD adapter is this needed? Or can I just follow a different set of directions if I don’t have the adapter? Thanks!

    • Hello Chris,

      It is definitely worth it to get an SD adapter. Just goto BestBuy or anywhere and look for a MicroSD to USB adapter, they are maybe $5 at most.

  • evertime i am in the recovery screen i try to apply the update.zip and when i do that it says instalation aborted….. does anyboby know why it does this

    • Hey Felipe,

      You need to do the How To Root procedure then do this procedure.
      Make sure you have renamed the ROM to update.zip and make sure it is on your SD card and not in any sub folder.

  • James

    Dude, you are awesome

  • JJ Smalls

    Hey buddy,

    i did your one root method and all went good. I downloaded CM updater and updated to 4.0.4 now i wanted to update to 4.1.11.1 its an experimental version. Would i just download and apply it using CM updater, then in recovery screen do i have to wipe before i apply or do i just hit rebooot without wiping or applying? thanks.. And sometime when i flip orientation on screen all icons go away and its just the background and i have to restart to get it back.. thanks man ur awesome.. very talented

  • DanWC

    Need some help. Rooted my MT3G yesterday using the one click here. Partitioned my SD card. Did a nandroid backup. Tried to load the latest cyanogen ROM(4.1.11?). Got stuck at the MT3G splash image. Waited for 20 minutes, realized it wasn’t working. Pulled battery. Tried Cyanogen 4.0.4. That didn’t work either. Tried several times with no luck. Eventually did a nandroid restore to my stock ROM, as I needed a working phone for the evening.

    Am I correct that I am no longer have root? I can get to the Amon-Ra recovery image but can’t flash a rom (get a can’t open file (bad) error message.)

    Do I need to unroot and start over again? Or am I unrooted already and do I just need to delete the flash recovery app and rerun the flash recovery apk?
    Just not certain where I am at to retry?

    • Hello DanWC,

      If you can still get the the Amon Ra Recovery, you should be able to flash a ROM from the recovery screen. Just try a different ROM.
      If that doesn’t work then I would recommend unrooting and starting over.

  • JaydaDope

    the evil rom Crashed my Mytouch when trying to use the internet browser…… kinda the point of a 3g phone…

  • Javierdtx

    Hi unlockr, it’s me javier…
    I wan’t to know whats the best rom for mytouch,
    i tried the jf & the dude’s, but for some reason the auto rotate is not working I set the settings and nothing, how can i get it to work on the dude’s?
    I like that rom cause i had that one on my g1…
    or can you tell me a nice room that have all the settings working???

    thank you!!!!

  • erik

    hey unlockr well i put he rom on my phone adn now it dont evn turn on is this thing even safe to put on i folloed all the intructions on your site

  • Viktory

    How can I do Apps2SD if I rooted my G1 already with the Cyanogen 4.0.4 Mod? Should I redo the rooting all over again, cause I would like not to if their is another way

    • Hello Viktory,

      Apps2SD is done automatically by the ROM. Just partition your card and reload the ROM.
      So do section III and IV and that’s it.

  • mr erik

    hey umm .. yea i dowloaded the rom but its named as system on my computer and when i copy it to my phone i rename it update and when i slect apply sdcard:update.zip it gives me an error it says E; cant open /sdcard/update.zip
    ( no such file or directory ) wat can i do plz help me

  • Viktory

    Awesome, thank you so much. I just posted on the forums just in case I did not hear from anyone. I sure do appreciate the info and the fast response

  • Viktory

    Oh, just one more question then. Do I need to partition the sdcard in the ext2, 3, and 4 as some other sites call for, or do I just need to partition like I would a normal hdd. Either way, gparted will do what I want it to do. Thanks again

  • Newbbb

    So, I followed all instructions and installed Cyanogen. I get to Settings and look at internal memory, I actually see three sections: SD card, SD card secondary, and internal memory. After testing it a little, it seems that new programs are stored in the SD card secondary. So, I am not getting this 500MB internal memory, is that normal?

    • Hello Newbbb,

      I haven’t used any new Cyanogen ROMs, but from what you are saying it seems he has made it so it identifies each of the different sections of the memory card. The section used for Apps would be the EXT2/EXT3 section and I would assume he is calling that SD Card secondary. How much memory is in that?

  • Derek

    I followed everything your said…but when i try to install the HTC Dream rom from cyanogen it just says “E: can’t open sdcard/update.zip (bad)”

    what exactly does that mean and how do i fix it.

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  • Derek

    Thanks Unlockr. i guess it was just the ROM. i donwloaded and installed touchflo from Drizzy and it installed and is working fine

  • Brian

    ok, so i have a question. i have a MyTouch. I have rooted my phone. my radio settings match, but my HBOOT settings (mine says 1.33.0006) don’t match, but all your instructions say to bypass the HBOOT if you have a mytouch. should i run the G1 hboot install to make them match up our should i bypass that step like you say?

    • Hello Brian,

      Just skip it. It doesn’t matter what SPL you have when doing this procedure.

  • evolution_kel

    hello unlockr im haveing problems installing the radion on my g1 its telling me e: cant open /sdcard/update.zip (bad) can u plz help me out my email addres is nv5killz@hotmail.com

    • Hello Evolution_Kel,

      Try a different ROM.
      Which ROM is the one you tried to load? Seems to be corrupted and other people are getting the same error.

  • evolution_kel

    hey unlockr i i solve the problem i was getting but now im getting a “E:Failure at line 2:
    assert getprop(”ro.product.device”) == “dream” || getprop(”ro.build.product”) == “dream” can u plz help me out my email is nv5killz@hotmail.com thankz

  • evolution_kel

    hey unlockr im trying to install the radion on thats were im geting that problem

  • Drew

    Quick question. Im going to load the new evil rom on my phone and it says to do this before loading it

    “Partitions needed: Fat32/Ext3/Linux-Swap
    Before flashing, format your ext2/3/4 (DO IT!). Also, do not use terminal to do this, rm *.* does not removed everything. And, always wipe data before flashing.”

    Is that different than the steps you said to do above in step 4?

    • Hello Drew,

      No, do section III then section IV and your fine.

  • Drew

    Ok cool, so not doing any of that wont mess my phone up? Should I delete the old update.zip off my memory card and download the new one and name it the same?

  • rj123

    hey so i rooted my mytouch 3g with your root. and i was wondering how to add the cyanogen rom do i just download it from the market now and install his app and apply it? or do i have to do something else? some one brought up wiping out the phone? and if i do all this later on in the future will your unrooting bring back everything to normal.

    • Hello RJ123,

      Just find his ROM, put it on the SD card and rename it to update.zip and boot into recovery mode and wipe then apply update.zip (just follow the instructions written here and you’ll be fine).

  • chae

    i have trouble installing the radio. i keep getting an error and my format gets aborted. please help!

  • Drew

    *IF YOU WANT TO SWITCH TO A DIFFERENT ROM AFTER THIS, then do NOT do sections I – III, ONLY do section IV and that’s it! Easy!

    So I dont have to wipe data and fat32 again? Just put a new update.zip on my sd can and run that? Not second guessing you, just making sure Im reading that right =)

  • Drew

    Never mind the above post, lol. I tried loading a rom and before it even booted up it just kept showing force close screens so I was freaking out at 4am tryin to figure out whats wrong. I went to a newer version of my previous rom and everything worked find. Thanks for all your help though, YOU GUYS ARE TRULY THE BEST!!!

  • evolution_kel

    hey unlockr i am having a hard time installing the radio u have in this page when i click it to install on my g1 the phone will tell me

    installing update…
    E: failure at line 2 :
    assert getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “dream”

    can u help me out idk whats goin on

  • Mike Noecker

    I did everything…worked perfectly….everything showed as yours did on the video. But after the new rom was on, and reboot…it just hangs at the htc – smart mobility screen….does it take a LONG time for the phone to boot with this rom? Or just the first time? Any help is appreciated!

    Mike

    • Hello Mike Noecker,

      It takes a while the first time 🙂 If it still doesn’t come up then take out the battery, boot into recovery and then Wipe Data and then Apply the update again.

  • ianf

    I’ve put hero rom on my g1, it boots all the way up to the HERO screen, and keeps replaying that over and over. I’ve tried like 10 different .zips and does the same things. I rooted it just like the video says and did everyhing right, but it wont work.

    • Hello Ianf,

      Boot into recovery and make sure you Wipe Data first then load the ROM.

  • rey

    thanks alot a+++++++++++++ i was so scare. it took for ever to load but now works gr8888888…..

  • evolution_kel

    hey unlockr i solve my problem i was having installing the radio

    • Hello Evolution_kel,

      Great! Glad it worked out!

  • ianf

    Is there a way to flash JACHero 2.3.6 when I has Cyanogen 4.1.11.1 on my phone already? I’ve look at alot of sites but none really help. I tried just installing that rom but it wouldn’t get past the HERO screen after alot of reboots.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  • Brett L

    I used this guide and installed the eViL HeRo v2.9.5x ROM. Why does it take seriously like 15 minutes to boot my phone up. It sits at the HTC screen forever. It is my phone, the rom, should I install a different one? Or does is just slow for this first start up?

  • Brett L

    The ROM is so slow. I cant even add my verizon or yahoo email accounts to the phone. says cant find server. how can i fix these problems?

  • jeffrey

    My my 3g network doesnt work..it says it has something to do with the apn address..i dont know what to do..thank you if you respond

    • Hello Jeffrey,

      Goto the support section of our site then click on the bottom APN setting and put yours in. (You need to goto Settings then Wireless Network then APN then click Menu and Add APN on the phone).

  • Garry

    Hey, I just did the one click root and it seemed to have gone fine.. got to the end screen on the video and restarted phone. I was about to start doing the spl (radio version was the correct one already). I wanted to check to make sure everything was correct so i tried to reboot into recovery. I turned off the phone and then held down power and home but all that happens is i get the screen with the exclamation in the triangle and pic of phone… what should i do?

    • Hello Garry,

      Flash the recovery again and this time when you get to it again dont restart before going to the next video. Read the reported issues under the 1 click root procedure for details.

  • Garry

    OK sorry for all the questions.. I’m a bit confused though. Once I finish the root video and I am in the recovery screen do I need to check the radio and spl before I update? and if so how would I do that while on the recovery screen?

    Also once Im done with the first video how would I get to mount in order to put up the update files on my card without leaving my recovery screen?

    Thanks again for your help!!!

  • Garry

    sorry, nm the second part of my question above.. I see that on the issues part of this video.. still wondering how to check radio and spl versions though.

  • Jeffrey

    i just bought a microsd with more memory do i have to do the rooting again

  • RoL

    Hey Unlockr,

    I am new to this and I just finished Rooting and flashing my MyTouch with Evil D’s Hero Rom. Everything seems to be in order and I also ran you’re “How to speed up Hero Rom” tutorial. Right now, I am using the 4gb Micro SD that came with the MyTouch. I am planning on buying an 8gb class 6 MicroSD and I wanted to ask if when I do have the 8gb sdcard, what steps/tutorials would I need to redo? Would I need to root the phone again, or would I just need to re-load a ROM using your tutorial but with my new card. Thanks.

    • Hello Rol,

      You would just put the new card in the phone (when it is off). Then do Section III and then IV again (make sure you have a way to access the card without using the USB cable, like an SD Adapter, since the phone will not be able to turn on until you are finished).

  • Russell

    I’m having a problem with my computer recognizing my sdcard after i format it. Once I get to step III I wipe the data and then format with fat32+Ext2+LinusSwap then place the formatted sd card into my pc so that I can put a ROM onto it, but my computer says that’s I need to format the sc card before I do anything…I’m running Windows XP and have an 8gb sd card…any ideas why windows seems to think my sd card is not formatted?

    • Hello Russell,

      That is an issue with XP most likely, Google how to have XP get around it.

  • MoneyMike

    @TheUnlockr:

    I installed the latest version of Evil Hero. I then installed the kernel that is suppose to make it faster. The ROM is still extremely slow. Every time Im using an app and I go to click Home or the Back button, it takes seriously maybe 2 minutes to get back to the main screen, it just sits at the “loading” icon. Did I do something wrong or is Evil just very slow to begin with. I have a MyTouch 32B.

    Thank you.

    • Hello MoneyMike,

      Try a few different Hero ROMs and see how they differ. They all seem to work differently for different people.
      Also do the How To Speed Up Your Hero ROM procedure on our site 🙂

  • MoneyMike

    Edit: I get a load screen every time i get out of an application too.

  • acrawl

    I rooted my g1 using your one click method, everything’s good, apps2sd, cache to sd, 4gb sd… running cyanogen 4.0.4… after i mount sd to my computer and copy files to it, all of a sudden it disconnects, “sd card damaged” “reformat”. Could this be a bad sd (not sure what class it is) or is something else goin on? Pls help Thanks.

    • Hello acrawl,

      Its Xp that does that usually, are you using xp or vista?

  • acrawl

    …also my apps that are on the sd are still working so i assume its only the fat32 partition that is damaged (per notification)… whats the best way to reformat in this situation, amon ra recovery image or the ROMs reformat option?

  • acrawl

    Hello Unlocker,

    Yep, Im on xp… is there a work around that you know of? (thanks for all your support and hard work)

    • Hello ACrawl,

      Try letting XP format the card, it should only format the FAT32 section and not effect the EXT2 and Swap partitions (since Windows cant even see these sections).

  • Jeffrey

    i tried to format my microsd card and an error came up it said “error: run sdtools.sh via adb

  • I installed the custom SPL first instead of the custom radio. I klnow it sounds stupid but i am stuck on the G1 loading image and cant seem to go pass it regardless what i do. cant access anything. not even homw recover screen. please help

    • Hell Tarek,

      Can you get to the bootloader screen at least? Hold down Camera and Power (for the G1)

  • theone

    hey unlockr,
    how do i use nandroid backup? what exactly does that do?

  • AL

    hi unlockr…
    i know a lot of people posted this problem but for some reason i cant fix it… when i want to apply update.zip for the spl i still get the installation abortion and no such file or directory…. i put the file in the sd card just as u said ( and not in a subfolder) and checked for how its supposed to be wriiten ( i even checked update and update.zip)
    PLEEEAAAASE help
    thank u
    ps i have the g1

    • Hello Al,

      If you have the recovery image from the one click root then try this and let me know if it works… click on Appy Choose .zip instead of Apply Update.zip and then look for the update.zip file and select it.

  • AL

    ya had the recovey image from the 1 click root… i tried choose update and found nothing :S … anything else i can try??

  • AL

    disregard the post above plz… i found it now in choose update and when i press the green button to begin it just says (bad) abort installation :S
    Please help again ….. THANK YOU!!!!

  • acrawl

    Hello Unlockr

    Check this out… i formated sd with windows xp, disconnected from computer… “damaged sd” again, but when i put it in my card reader, windows reads it with all my files in tact. Could my ROM be causing this? Using cyanogen 4.1.11

  • Hello Unlocker

    Hello Unlockr,

    first of all let me say this, you guys are incredible, very smooth tutorials.
    I installed Hero Rom qtech and my exchange works with no problem but cant login to yahoo mail says username/password wrong, tried manual settings, no luck, would you please help me?

  • Sorry for the delayed response. actualy i cant get beyond. the g1 loading screen. But i got the situation taken care of. retuned it for a new one. Under warenty. YAY. i hope i dont mess it up this time

  • Drew

    I want the new JAC but its says you have to do all this crazy stuff before loading it..

    “You can use the recovery console and parted to format SDcards with 1.31 folks, no more going through hassles you have the tools on you G1!…here is an example of how to do this in recovery console using parted. DO NOT USE MORE THAN 32MB SWAP!!!

    Example for 8GB card (this example plays it safe and will leave a small amount leftover regardless of the 8GB card)

    Reboot and enter recovery
    Enter console
    #parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
    #print (to verfiy we know what size card we are dealing with, the details should be straight forward)
    rm 1
    rm 2
    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 7200
    mkpartfs primary ext2 7200 7700
    mkpartfs primary linux-swap 7700 7732

    #print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)

    Example for my 4GB card

    #parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
    #print (to verfiy we know what size card we are dealing with, the details should be straight forward)
    rm 1
    rm 2
    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 3420
    mkpartfs primary ext2 3420 3932
    mkpartfs primary linux-swap 3932-3964

    Example for a 2GB card playing it safe

    #parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
    #print (to verfiy we know what size card we are dealing with, the details should be straight forward)
    rm 1
    rm 2
    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 1200
    mkpartfs primary ext2 1200 1700
    mkpartfs primary linux-swap 1700-1732

    “End?” you need to place the last value for the linux swap eg.3964 for my 4GB card

    #print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)

    Next we need to “quit” parted and upgrade our ext2 partition to ext3

    #upgrade_fs

    Swap value is set to 30 currently, you can change this by modifying the “echo” value for swappiness in the a2sd.sh script”

    Do I need to do all that or can I just rename it update and apply it???

    • Hello Drew,

      Just do our 1 click root, then our how to load a ROM, section III and IV actually do all of that stuff for you 🙂 Much easier lol

  • AL

    hi unlocker….
    ok so i got past the spl part finally, now when i do the jacherherpski and put it as update.zip it says that no such file or directory( i even tried only update)… i tried to google it and every one kept saying that it was probably coz of the radio… i did not do the radio coz i had the same numbers u had in section 1 …. so what do i do to solve my rom problem???
    also i have a g1 and i am not in the recovery mode now … do i have to do all the sections once i go to recovery mode if i want to install the rom (keep in mind thtat i already updated the spl)??
    THANK U UNLOCKR and PLZ HELP 😀

  • AL

    im really sorry i left like 4 posts in 2 days :p ….. any way i fainally updated the rom finally so disrgard my last post again …… any way my problem now is that after it updated the rom i started the phone and it cant get beyond the HTC logo … it restarts by itself again and again and again and does not go beyond the HTC logo ….
    PLEASE HELP me UNLOCKR!!!!! :D:D:D

  • AL

    just so u know … i wiped out and applied update again .. still nothing happens …

    • Hello Al,

      Go into recovery, Reformat (fat32+ext2+swap) then convert ext2 to ext3 from the same menu. Then take out the memory card and put it into your computer (leave the phone on the recovery screen) and put the rom on the memory card again and rename to update as normal. Put the memory card back in and click Wipe Data on the recovery screen menu, then Apply update.zip.
      Should fix it 🙂

  • Drew

    Ok so if I have already done the 1click root all I have to do is wipe and apply update (im currently running a different rom)

    Also Ive noticed after running a few different roms, they seem to be slowing down. Is there like system memory I need to clear out?

    • Hello Drew,

      That’s right. Also it is always recommended to Wipe Data from the recovery screen before Applying the Update.zip everytime to clean some things out.
      If you want a thorough cleaning, click the Format Fat32+ext2+swap. Then put the ROM back on the SD (using an SDAdapter) and then wipe and install the ROM.

  • Drew

    Will reformatting the fat32+ext2 help?

  • matt

    Ulocker,
    I recently purchesed a rooted G1 from a friend. I have tried a few roms and am currently using JF1.51-US-ADP1. I have even flashed the recovery image to cyanogen recovery 1.4 using the terminal emulator. I have the radio you suggested but i would like to update the spl to the one you have suggested. Do I really nood to unroot my phone and re-root it.
    Thank you very much for your help

    • Hello Matt,

      Nope (it’s just recommended but not necessary), go ahead and rename it to update.zip and flash it (then reload the ROM).

  • MrJ1s78

    Where can i find the newest radio for the g1 this link doesnt work?

    • Hello MrJ1s78,

      Fixed the link! Thanks for letting us know it was broken!

  • MrJ1s78

    Yes Finally Success!!! Thx to everyone that help.

  • MrJ1s78

    Mr. Unlockr sir, what the best rom out now (coolest) for G1 (Dream)? newbie here

  • matt

    Unlocker,
    Well it didn’t quite work. I put the LatestSPL.zip renamed, on went to recovery, wiped,then installed the update. all seemed to work but when I re-boot it goes back to the Cyanogen1.4, then if I reboot without updateing it goes to G1 screen, if I take out battery and try to go to recovery then it is still the Cyanogen1.4 recovery image.What do you suggest?
    Thanks again

  • matt

    OK after re-reading all three posts I realized I needed to Push the Recovery.img to the recovery image using the terminal emulator like I did with the cyanogen. Now I have the correct Recovery image.And I checked on the fastboot screen and It looks like I now also have the correct SPL. So I just formated partitioned and installed Cyanogen 4.1.11.1 . And all is well! Thank you very much for your help. Your tutorials are a God send for us noob. I can’t sat I am to impressed with this Build though, I thought it would be faster, with the swap partition and all… Thanks again.

  • Drew

    That’s right. Also it is always recommended to Wipe Data from the recovery screen before Applying the Update.zip everytime to clean some things out.
    If you want a thorough cleaning, click the Format Fat32+ext2+swap. Then put the ROM back on the SD (using an SDAdapter) and then wipe and install the ROM.

    So I went in and wiped data then formatted. But when I put my SD card back in the computer it didnt recognize it, but my roomates desktop did? Any idea what that would be?

  • AL

    thank u unlockr …. it finally worked :d:d:d

  • stevohump

    hey i was looking for donut 1.6 that auto apps2sd…thanks for anyhelp unlockr.com = awesome

  • stevohump

    i have seen some really great roms that doesn’t have apps2sd and everybody has requested that. just wondering why people dont want it and what is the downside to having it

  • Hello the unlockr:
    I got mytouch 3g, and I did the one click root but when i hero rom, my bluetooth doesnt work and i can not remove my SD card cause the phone will not work without it. Can you please help me? I dont think that is normal, thanks

    • Hello Lachalupa,

      1. Bluetooth does not work on any Hero ROM… if you desperately need bluetooth, then you cannot use a Hero ROM.
      2. You cannot take out the SD card when using a Hero ROM, to get Hero to run properly we use a section of the SD card as RAM for the ROM, so if you desperately need to take out the SD card while the phone is on, then you cannot use a Hero ROM.

  • RoL

    Hi Unlockr,

    I have done your One Click Root and have Cyanogen’s 4.1.11.1 ROM. I have 3 questions I wanted to ask to clear things up because I am a noob at this.

    1. If i wanted to update the recovery image to the new Amon Ra you have posted on your how to root tutorial, how would I go about doing that?

    2. How do you backup apps, mp3’s, photos, etc? Is there a way to backup those things from a current ROM, and transfer them to a newly updated ROM? I will be getting a 16gb card soon and will be putting lots of stuff on it and I dont want to lose the info when I update to new ROMS and such. I’m not sure if thats what Nandroid is for or if that is just for a restore point.

    3. I want to update my ROM to Cyanogen’s newest ROM release when I receive my new sdhc a few days from today. Reading his instructions, it says to dl the HTC recovery image, etc. I wanted to ask what would I need to do to get Cyan’s latest ROM? Do I just follow the instructions you have here? Please help! I do not want to mess up my phone and will wait for your respone before I try anything with the Amon Ra Img or Cyan’s new ROM. Thank you!!!!!

    • Hello RoL,

      1. Read the reported issues and in one of them it tells you how to flash the recovery image without starting over.
      2. None of your MP3s photos etc should ever get erased (unless you format the SD card. And your apps wont either if you are running apps2sd. Otherwise you can always save your music photos etc to your computer and put them back after loading the new rom if you want to be safe. Apps would have to be redownloaded from the Market, but you wont have to repay for any paid ones, it should remember your account.
      3. You can flash the Amon Ra recovery image then just rename the new update to update.zip like normal, put it on the SD card, Wipe Data and then Apply update. All set.

      Good luck!

  • RoL

    Hey Unlockr,

    I tried to load Cyan’s 4.1.99 ROM cause i just received my 16gb card. The phone keeps getting stuck at the MyTouch screen. I tried loading the ROM again but it didn’t work,so I reformatted and loaded but that still did not work. On Cyan’s instructions, he says “The Android devices we own come with many files that can`t be redistributed legally, and as you all probably know, I can no longer include these with my ROMs. So, in order to get up and running, you`ll need a compatible device with a compatible ROM. Please visit the appropriate site below, read and agree to the license agreement, and download the “1.6 Recovery Image” for your device. You`ll need to flash this before installing my ROM. Note this is NOT the same as what we all think of as a “recovery image”, it`s just what HTC calls the version you can flash as an update.zip from recovery mode. Optionally, you can download the fastboot version and just fastboot flash the system.img first. You only need to do this the first time, upgrades shouldn`t require reflashing. You don`t even need to boot it, just flash it, then flash my ROM. After that you can just use CM Updater. The install process backs up your proprietary files and applications and restores them afterwards.”

    I dont know if that makes a difference in the steps to get his ROM loaded using your tutorials. Sorry for such a big post. Thank you for the help!

    • Hello RoL,

      To be honest, I would just load the Donut ROM we have in the Downloads section (the one with the Sprinkles). Because of the crap Cyanogen had to go through with Google, his ROMs have become very complicated to implement it would seem. And since I highly doubt Google will be issuing any more cease and desists to anyone else, you’re better off loading a Non Cyanogen ROM.

  • Andrew

    I did the SPL before the radio..Then now my phone is stuck on the g1 logo. Should I just send my phone in? Or is there anything I can do?

    • Hello Andrew,

      Your phone is fine, just hold down home and power and so long as you can get to the recovery image just partition the memory card through that and then load a ROM (skip the Radio update for now).

  • caesar

    just did the root and install rom… i installed Original Donut 1.6 w/ Root (Magic, MyTouch, 32B).. when first started up.. had many forcecloses… i rebooted and now everything seems find… did find that when i unmounted the sd after all was done and remounted the sd was not being seen.. so i rebooted again and everything was fine again…

  • billyjr2

    when loading spl can i use anther g1 instead of a sd adapter

    • Hello Billyjr2,

      If it will let you then sure.

  • RoL

    Hey Unlockr,

    I was able to load Cyan’s latest ROM. It says that apps2sd is automatic but i just had a quick question. On the sd card, where do i find the apps that I dled off the market? And also, are contact icon pictures stored in phone memory or also on the sdcard. Thanks!

    • Hello RoL,

      You can’t see the part of the memory card used for the Apps (we’ve tricked the phone into thinking that that section of the memory card is part of the system memory). The Apps should just appear still installed when going to the App menu.
      Contact icon pictures are stored with Google if they are a Google contact, otherwise stored in phone memory.

  • RoL

    oh alright. thanks for the clear up. I am now using my 16gb card. How do I increase the amount of memory on the card for apps? Right now, total space is 14.33gb, and sd card secondary total space is 447mb
    (378 mb available) and internal phone storage is 283 mb. Is the number for internal memory correct? Is this the most I can go for the apps partition or is there a recommended amount of space that I can/should increase the secondary to. I wouldn’t mind giving more space for apps since I don’t think I would even come close to filling up the 14 gbs with media. Sorry for all the posts, i’m pretty new at this but I am loving the mytouch. After this, I’ll cut down on the questions big time. Thanks again for all your help.

    • Hello RoL,

      If you do this procedure it sets up Apps2Sd for 500mb. That seems to be the sweet number that I have yet to see someone fill up.

  • stevohump

    Hey i know this is kinda off topic but.. I received apps from some one thru email and use apkatcher and they usally install no problem but when i forward the apps to a friend and he uses apkatcher he always receive a parsing error and not able to install apps. just wondering why this error would come up and maybe some solutions justs two newbs trying to share apps….thanks for any info

    • Hello Stevohump,

      His computer is turning them into .zip files instead of .apks. He needs to change them back by renaming them .apk and removing the .zip

  • stevohump

    hey just to be clear i know ha can download to comp and and put on sdcard and install…just wondering a way around the hassle…thanks alot in advance

  • Toogii

    I downloaded a rom but its in winrar, how do i rename it update?

    • Hello Toogii,

      It should be a .zip file. dont open it, just rename the .zip file to update.

  • Zay

    I went from donut to cupcake, then rooted… I downloaded jachero… put it on sdcard renamed it update… powered off. Held down home and end button. Triangle popped up, typed in Alt L then Alt W then Alt S rebooted and all it did was put 1.5 back on… spent too long doing this. Can you please help me??? thanx in advance

    • Hello zay,

      You didnt root properly. Go back and redo it. Make sure when you hold home and power you get the custom recovery image you flashed from our site instead of the triangle.

  • billyjr2

    after i flash the ra recovery can i flash tmo 1.6 rom and then the spl.that spl scares me im afraid to flash it to my phone.

    • Hello BillJr2,

      No need to flash the SPL, if you can flash the 1.6 first then you are fine.
      BTW, if you flash the TMo 1.6, you will lose root and the recovery image. You should just load the Donut with Sprinkles ROM in the downloads section and you’ll have root 5 homescreens and donut.

  • Zay

    yeah i redid it…. now its stuck in the boot sequence… fml

  • Zay

    the hero and htc keep rebooting, and it never loads, been doing it for 20 minutes…

    • Hello Zay,

      Boot into recovery, reformat the SD, Wipe and Reapply the update.

  • billyjr2

    iwas wondering because i accidently flashed the cyaogen recovery1.4 instead of the ra recovery then put the tmo dcr83 1.6 rom on it .but kept getting update now every hour.so starting over .got stuck on the g1 screen last time i installed the spl and sent it back to t-mobile.

  • charlenerleene

    Good Afternoon mr unlocked I recently flowed your instructions above,I install the the jachero ROM my problem is that I can’t open any of my app after reintalling them and when I did reinstall them they look like flies in my phone also a few apps that came with this Rom looks the same way….can you please help me….

    • Hello Charlenerleene,

      Boot into recovery, reformat the card (format fat32 +ext2+swap) then wipe and then install the Maxisma Hero ROM (recommended ROM) from our Downloads section of our site, works better).

  • charlenerleene

    I also get constant forecloses with all most all my apps I replay need some help…I really like this Rom and I don’t want remove it I just want to fix these probs…also its running extremely slow any suggestions on how to make it run fast…..

  • stevohump

    Hey i was using the phone to send apk. to my friends phone thanks for anymore info I received apps from some one thru email (on phone) and use apkatcher and they usally install no problem but when i forward the apps (thru gmail on mytouch) to a friend and he uses apkatcher he always receive a parsing error and not able to install apps. just wondering why this error would come up and maybe some solutions justs two newbs trying to share apps….DOES THE PHONE TURN THE APK INTO ZIP thanks for any info

    • Hello Stevohump,

      Your Mail provider might turn it into a .zip. Just look for it in linda file manager and change it from .zip to .apk.

  • Toogii

    Dear Unlockr,

    What you do when you boot your phone, and the phones stuck HTC logo, i checked the issue and the solution, but these didn’t work

    • Hello Toogii,

      You reformat the card then wipe then reload the ROM or try a different ROM.

  • billyjr2

    trying to flash mglin hero it saya failure at line 80 set_perm_recursive 0 2000 0755 06755 system:xbin.

  • Shatter

    Hello again Unlockr

    I already have hero jacxhero 2.2b installed and have my 1GB sd card partitioned for it.

    I now have a 4GB SD card. Do i just put it into my phone and click partition?
    Do i then have to re-install my hero version?

    • Hello Shatter,

      If you are using a Hero ROM, you CANNOT take out your memory card while the phone is on. If you want to use a different memory card, then you just put the new memory card in, format it fat32+ext2+swap then wipe then apply a rom. Once you have done that and the phone starts up, you have to keep that new memory card in the phone.

  • Toogii

    thank you, i got it working ;]

  • billyjr2

    thanks for your time mr unlocker.
    i did the 1 click and loaded your spl thenflashed the jacman_xrom 1.4r3,”but dont like it” so ive been trying to flash jacheroski2.2a or mlign-herov2.4.5,thats when i get . failure at line 80 set_perm_recursive 0 2000 0755 06755 system:xbin……ithink its the spl not sure….if it is do i need to do 1 click and load spl again… or load the spl again then the hero rom.i know if you load the same spl twice youll mess up your phone….my ultimate goal is to get a hero with donut and hopefully flash 10 o and wifi.
    and thank you again mr unlocker.

    • Hello BillyJf2,

      Just go into recovery mode, reformat the sd card (fat32+ext2+swap) then wipe data and then load the new ROM. See if that works.

  • charlenerleene

    Hey Mr Unlockr i just wanted say thanks so much for your help.i did what you said and every thing is working just great…the only thing is i remember you said i had to reformat the card (format fat32 +ext2+swap)but when i boot in recovery mode and wipe i did not get the option to (format fat32 +ext2+swap)but i just continue with the procedure and every thing seems to work great…should i be worried in anyway that i didn’t see the option to (format fat32 +ext2+swap) and does this me i have a prob or im good to go….

  • billyjr2

    Noluck
    I reformat wipe and tryed update and choose update with 2 diffrent hero roms . failure at line 80 set_perm_recursive 0 2000 0755 06755 system:xbin……I dont mind doing the 1 click root again,its easier then I thought, but if i want to change roms again, I might run into the same problem.
    Thank you

  • Shatter

    THANKS UNLOCKR!!

    MY PC SAYS you must format this card b4 use.
    so i chose fat32 and the allocation size is?

    it says 4096 bytes….should i change it?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Hello Shatter,

      See if it will let you open the card without formatting it first. Cancel and then just try to find it in My Computer and open it.
      If that doesn’t work then go ahead and format and leave whatever size it puts in automatically (it shouldn’t be able to format the ext2 and swap partitions so it should just be re partitioning the fat32 part.

  • Shatter

    Oh and just another question is cyanogen mod much better than Jacxski 2.2b?

    Its amazingly smooth but i ve heard that cyanogen is great!

    Could you tell me if i have to reflash my recovery image or can i use the amon file in your root video, and then just apply cyanogen?

    Thanks loving the site!!

    • Hello Shatter,

      I think if you are happy with the one you are using then I’d stick with it. But up to you. Hard to find Cyanogen ROMs nowadays and his latest ones have all the backing up and reinstalling of Google Apps because of his cease and desist (which is annoying).

  • Shatter

    It partitions super fast two loading dots and its done? and the ext2 convert to ext3 is saying upgrade_fs via console i tried it in console and it says No partition found?
    Thank you unlockr

  • billyjr2

    Mr unlocker
    i got the tmo ota us drc83 “rooted” update to flash.but i want a hero rom.
    i have three g1
    phone1 with cynagen 1.6 kind of slow a lot of fc .think i need a bigger sd card to work better.
    phone2 i have tmo ota us drc83 rooted rom.works really good and fast.i like it
    phone 3 had jac hero xrom 1.4r3 no wifi and 1.5 and only flash9. back to tmo for now.

  • billyjr2

    MR unlockr
    to load a hero rom do i have do the 1 click root load latest spl and then the hero “everytime” i want to try a Hero rom.
    THANK YOU

  • Shatter

    Hello Billy

    Just stating this for unlockr, no you do not. Check the hero ROM you are installing and the spl and radio and go to your g1 about phone and see if they match up.

    All you really have to do is download the new ROM place it in the SD card (don’t have to rename it if your using amons recovery) and install.

  • billyjr2

    Thanks shatter
    I tryed 2 diffrent heros. Kept getting failure 80: till I brick my phone.but no problem thanks to the unlocker just flashed the rooted tmo .now I’m back up and running.

  • Shatter

    Unlocker, the SD card probloem i was having previously is still occuring. 🙁
    Ive tried formating to fat, fat32 and every time i reconnect to my g1 it partitions super fast.
    I guess ill go and buy a class 6 6GB tommorow
    THNX!

    Happy to help, billy

  • Shatter

    Unlocker, if possible can you give me directions on how to get the cyanogen mod? The only thing on the site is the updates not the rom itself.
    Much appreciated 🙂

    • Hello Shatter,

      Sorry but ever since he took it down I don’t have a link to it. You’d have to Google around for it until you can find a site that downloaded it and hosted it themselves (instead of linked back to his host like we did). If you find it let us know and I’ll host it here on the site so it’ll stay permanent.

  • billyjr2

    i found the cyanogen exp.4.1.999 at androspin scroll down on home page or push rom details link.

    – Mount your phone and place BOTH 1.6 Image and ROM on your SD Card.
    5- Reboot into recovery mode *Home+Power*
    6- WIPE!!!! This will allow google apps to function, correctly.
    7- Apply sdcard:choose zip *PICK dream_devphone_userdebug-ota-14721.zip* from the list
    ALLOW IT TO INSTALL FIRST…..you will see the “unbox” image………then it will automatically reboot HOLD HOME button while it reboots.
    8- Apply sdcard:choose zip *Pick cm-4.1.99-signed.zip* from the list.
    9- Reboot!

    i rebooted after applying the recovery image and didnt have root anymore.

    • Hello BillyJr2,

      Dont use Cyanogens ROMs just yet. He is working out a lot of bugs (he basically had to start all over).

  • Shatter

    ouch
    Cyanogen= FAIL?

  • Shatter

    Cyanogen gives you 1.6 right? i think ill stay away from that. I purchased a 4GB class 4 SDHC card today and my HERO ROM is going insanely fast.

    My ROM
    Jacxhero 2.2b

    You should recomend this for the g1 rather than
    Maxisma Hero ROM

  • evolution_kel

    hey the unlockr im just here to say thaks alot 4 everthing im loving my hero rom on my tmobile my touch

    • Hello Evolution_Kel,

      Thanks! Glad to hear! Did you check out the new Forums yet? Going to turn it into a great place to learn about and discuss phones hopefully. Feel free to let me know what you think of it in the first Forum at the top.

  • tke

    Rooted just fine, Thanks. Installed Hero 1.7.1, liked it, updated to Hero 1.8, didn’t like it. I wiped and downgraded to 1.7.1, but 1.8 remains. I can’t figure out how to completely wipe a rom and then put a fresh one on.

    Thanks

    • Hello Tke,

      Whenever you goto recovery mode hit Wipe Data then Apply Update. It won’t keep the previous ROM so long as the new one flashes.

  • hey i love ur instructions…but im having a little trouble…every time i press format Fat32+Ext2+Swap…i put my sd card back into the card reader and it says on my computer i need to format to use my sd card but i already did using the recovery image u gave me….is this supposed to happen?

    • Hello Eric,

      Yes, it happens on some computers. Just click continue without formatting on your computer if it asks. Or go ahead and format it (it will only format the Fat32 partition so you will still have your Ext2 and Swap.

  • kj

    Dear Unlockr,

    I hv got rogers htc dream fone with fw 1.6, is your method for rooting and modding will work for me ? what precaution need to be taken to avoid breaking the phone ? i need apps2sd and nice collection of themes to setup my phone …. which mod should i choose. I dun want my system to slow down.

    • Hello KJ,

      Goto the Forums and look under G1 > Modifying/ROMs for How To Root a Stock Donut phone (which is what you have, it will tell you which procedures to do in what order).
      Don’t be scared by the Comments lol Just started a new Forum to hopefully get more questions (and answers) over there instead of here since as you mentioned the bazillion comments looks intimidating lol It’s pretty easy and you can always post a topic in the Technical Support section of the Forum for your phone and someone will help you out.

      Good luck and welcome to the site!

  • kj

    your postings looks awsome and very nice how-to’s but 600+ comments are scaring me 🙂

  • afviernes

    when doing the one click root!will it already have the latest radio,spl?cause my spl isnt the 1.33.2005! will i have to update that one?

    • Hello Afviernes,

      No need to have a different SPL, leave the one you have.

  • velvetelvis

    I have a rooted G1 and have been tring to load Hero. I cant get it to go to System Recovery i get “!” triangle every time. Help me start over please

  • velvetelvis

    I tried unrooting my phone and it dose not work ether

    Firmware 1.6
    Build #
    DRC83

    • Hello Velvetelvis,

      Please read the How To Root in One Click procedure. You need to unroot and get to cupcake first. Do the How To Unroot procedure and skip the SPL step if there is one. Just load the .nbh file.

  • Kyle

    My HBOOT says 1.33.006 so I’m guessing I need to update that. My issue that I run into with rooting is that my call quality is poor (breaks up when i normally had great signal) and my signal itself is poor.

  • Kyle

    Edit* HBOOT 1.33.0006 and I’m on a MT3G

    • Hello Kyle,

      If you are on a MyTouch leave the SPL as whatever you have it. Don’t change it.
      It would not cause the poor call quality or signal.

      Too be honest, none of this would effect that (since we use the same drivers etc.) so either your phone is messed up or T-Mobile is messing around with the towers in your area. Call T-Mobile and ask if there are reported issues in your area with signal etc first and then use that to determine if it’s your phone. (Also try putting a friend’s SIM card in your phone to see if there is a difference).

  • Kyle

    Ok…I just noticed that it does with it with HERO builds..now I had sprint (briefly) and had to switch because of the poor quality I got with the HTC Hero phone that I got three days ago when it came out (was laggy and poor call quality and cell signal was the issue with that phone as well) Maybe there is an inherent flaw with the HTC Builds because I have only noticed the problems with them and not my mytouch (even rooted with modded mytouch OS)

  • ripcitiboi

    Hello,
    I am currently stuck on the formatting part. I actually do not have an option to format but instead to “Part SD:fat32+ext2+swap”. When I try to partition it says:

    Partitioning : .
    Error : run sdtools.sh via console!

    What do I do??? Please help me!

    • Hello Ripcitiboi,

      Goto Settings and SD card, unmount the card and then click format. Then go back to recovery and try again (warning this will erase whatever is on your SD so save it to your computer first).

  • Jeremy

    I need help please. I formatted my fat32 ext swap to get the apps2sd but when try to format another g1 the same way i get: error: : run sdtools.sh via console! I saw a comment similar to the same question but I tried removing my sd card and putting it back in and formatting only the fat32 and that didnt work either. Please help Thanks

  • Brian

    Hello,

    I am new to this,I went to radio settings and it says 2.22.19.06.41 Do I have to go to step two and download the custom radio for the my touch and seeing it the first time ,which rom do you recommend I try. Thanks for your help

    • Hello Brian,

      You skip 1 and 2 for the MyTouch regardless. You’ll see next to the heading of each section it says so. Just do section 3 and 4.

  • Brian

    Thanks unlocker,

    Whats the best rom I should use. I was looking at the hero 1.8. Thanks again

    • Hello Brian,

      The Maxisma ROM is the one I recommend.

  • Brian

    Hello, I can not get trough the flashrec apk.I hit open and then the next step and it starts and says there is an error and stops. I format the sd card and it says I still have a missing dir on it. Can that mess me up.

    Thanks

  • Cisco

    @unlockr, i got it fixed! Thank You! YOU ROCK!!

  • mani

    Unlockr,

    I hav firmware 1.5 with build number 1.86.63….i bought fone from Rogers Canada and fone is G1/Dream. Which method should i follow ?

    regards…

    • Hello Mani,

      Do the How To Root the G1 in One Click then this procedure and you are all set.

  • hungfut

    I rooted my G1 . I finally got it . But putting a hero rom on my G1 , I still haven’t got that part down . The main hold up is finding a hero rom . When I go to the search engine , I get these links that lead to no end . I found a rom hero jack but on the download page I read the qualifications , it was for the mytouch and the majic . Can give me a direct link or website so I can install the hero rom on my G1 .

    • Hello Hungfut,

      Goto our downloads page and click on Android Downloads and the whole first section is for the G1. I recommend the Maxisma ROM. Click on the download link on that page and it will take you to the developer’s post with the ROM (just download the latest version there).

  • Brian

    I format my sd card and it still has a lost dir. folder on it. I tried manually deleting it and it still is in there. Should I use a new sd card. It is the 4 gig that came with the phone. I get an error everytime I try to run the flashrec.I am using a mac.

  • Fran

    can somebody please help me? I am doing everything. the problem is in the flashrec. Instead of being blank it already has words. I do the backup, write what it says, flash(but it doesnt say custom recovery) i go into recovery, everything fine. When i try putting a new spl it goes back to the triangle instead of the new one. Also when i wipe and try to apply it, it says no such file or directory. PLEASE HELP!!!!

    • Hello Fran,

      Would be happy to help, please just post your issue in the Technical Support Forums for your phone (so we can try to stop these comments from getting any more cluttered and so people can learn from your issue easily). I’m sure you understand.

  • james

    after everything in step 2. and it reboots back into recovery mode. it says at bottom screen formatting cache… am i supposed to wait til its done???

    • Hello James,

      Yes, wait and it should restart etc. Wait until it gets stuck at the G1 logo (wait for it to get stuck not just get to it).

  • jhay

    hello I downloaded “update-cm-4.1.9999-signed” can I install this rom using the step IV on this page, ??? please let me know? i cant find a good rom any suggestion? alsoi tried to download MAXIMA’s ROM Name (Our Recommended Hero ROM for 32B Magic/MyTouch!) i cant find the link when i click it it brings me to a different forum page

    • Hello Jhay,

      Cyanogens new ROMs have some instructions beyond this (hence why we do not recommend them)…. The Maxisma ROM is on that page just look in the first or second post.

  • jhay

    maximas 1,8 seems to blur? what do you suggest? maxima’s 1.7.1?. if so i just download it and rename to update?

  • jhay

    i wanted a rom that ca tethering and not much lag can u suggest any pls

  • MP

    Hello Unlockr,

    I’m double checking some steps on your loading ROM process. I want to use a Cyanogenmod ROM, but I’ve read to not manually partition APS2SD (Step III in your guide) Where do you stand on this? Should I partition, then load the ROM? Do I need to load and root another way to use a Cyanogen ROM? Any stable ROMs comparable to Cyanogen’s? Any advice? Thanks.

    -MP

    • Hello MP,

      Step 3 of our guide simply partitions the card, it does not setup Apps2SD (most ROMs do that automatically, like Cyanogens, and they require the partitions but warn you not to set up apps2sd manually).
      So go ahead and do step 3 then load Cyanogen if you want to use his ROM.
      I’d recommend a different ROM than Cyanogen’s just because his ROM setup process has become overly complicated due to the cease and desist he received from Google, but totally up to you.

  • MP

    I see. I’m looking at Amon_RA’s RAv1.6.2 It looks like it could be clean and swift. Thanks.

    -MP

  • Brian

    What is a good non hero rom to run. I have the jacheroski 1.5, I tried the other 1.8 and 1.7 and after you unlock it gets blurry. The 1.5 seams slow and buggy.

    • Hello Brian,

      The blurry issue is something noone has quite figured out, certain phones get blurry with certain ROMs, it’s very odd. But just experiment around with different ROMs and see which you like best (just make sure to format fat32+ext2+swap and then wiping data before loading the ROM, to get the best performance).

  • Brian

    Hey unlockr,

    I have been playing with different roms. The 1.8 is blurry.Qtec is blurry ans the 1.5 jac seams slow and buggy. I downloaded the Jac V2.1 and it seems to be stable and fast, the only issue I have is the wifi does not work. Do you have any fixes for this. I have the data plan but I also have tzones. I would like to see if I can get the tzones to work like I did with the iphone. oh I have the MT3G 32B

    Thanks for your help. The more I do this the easier it gets.
    ,

  • VKchetty

    Hey Unlockr

    In section iii, I actually do not have an option to format but instead to “Part SD:fat32+ext2+swap”. So I just clicked it and it said partition compete. Then I did the update. But the problem here is that the apps are still getting loaded on the phone’s internal memory. Am I missing something here? I rooted and followed all the procedures. But I had the following issue:
    Issue: I get the ! screen when I hold Home and Power instead of the recovery screen with the writing…

    I followed your solution. It all worked great, but my concern is that the apps are still getting loaded in the phone memory.

    PLEASE HELP!

    • Hello VKChetty,

      You needed to download a ROM from our Downloads section and do section IV first. Start over at the One Click root process and then continue to section 3 and 4.

      Good luck!

  • VKchetty

    Hello Unlockr

    Thanks for your quick reply. I think I did not explain well in my previous post and missed some info. Here is the corrected version.

    When I reached section iii, I actually do not have an option to format but instead to “Part SD:fat32+ext2+swap”. So I just clicked it (PartSD:fat32+ext2+swap) and it said partition compete. Then I did put the ROM (Maxisma Hero) and did the update. The ROM worked and it is a good one too. But the problem here is that the apps are still getting loaded on the phone’s internal memory. It started with 49mb internal memory and now after downloading a few apps, the internal phone memory is 44mb. Am I missing something here? I rooted and followed all the procedures. But I had the following issue which is mentioned earlier in this post and its solution:
    Issue: I get the ! screen when I hold Home and Power instead of the recovery screen with the writing…

    I followed your solution. It all worked great, but my concern is that the apps are still getting loaded in the phone memory.

    PLEASE HELP!

    • Hello,

      On Hero ROMs that does not display correctly. Your apps2sd may still be working just fine. That memory will always go down slightly when installing an app (somethings must still be saved to the regular memory) but it should be going down much slower than normal. Check the forums for how to check if apps2sd is working.

  • Changing ROM’s worked perfectly and easily, as everything I tried in this site.

    Regards!

  • Kevin

    hello unlockr
    im using the maxima hero rom 1.7.1 now
    wen i check the new version 2.0.1
    they said i had to wipe the phone, wipe SD then flash 2.0 then flash 2.0.1 without wiping
    do we really need the wipe SD card everytime we apply a new rom? because u only said to do the section IV if you want to change or update the hero rom
    thanks in advance

  • VKchetty

    Hey Unlockr

    Thanks so much for your valuable help. I would like to know if there is a way to change the partition sizes from the Aman Ra recovery boot screen? Please help.

    Thanks.

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  • harry

    i have mytouch 3g,do i have to flash the spl since mine is 133.0006?

    • Harry,

      Just follow the procedure. Mytouches skip section 1 and 2. Just partition and load the rom no need to change the spl.

  • Jacob

    Hi. First of all I would like to thank you for all the work you are doing to help us inexperienced Android users. It’s amazing. So I recently purchased a MyTouch, and after getting frustrated about slow performance, started researching root options. I decided to try your method, however I first wanted to back everything up, of course. However, when I boot to the recovery screen (Home+Power), I end up on the exclamation point screen. After pressing Home+Power again, I get to the recovery screen, but it says E:Can’t open /cache/recovery/command
    Now at this point I have not done anything to the phone, so any errors were not caused by me. I am hesitant to root without having a backup. Any advice? The few people I’ve found with this problem have no solutions. Thanks!

    • Jacob,

      You can’t backup using the recovery screen UNTIL you root 🙂
      You won’t hurt your device using the root method we have, it simply puts a new recovery image in. You can then use that to backup your stuff and then begin dabbling in the more advanced stuff, loading roms, apps2sd, partition your memory card, and so on. Don’t be scared of the root procedure 🙂
      If you have Donut (Android 1.6) make sure to look for the How To Root Dount Phone procedure and follow that. It will direct you to the 3 other procedures. After you do the 1 click root procedure, you can then boot into recovery and click backup. Then save that backup to your computer somewhere, then go on to the loading custom ROMs.

      Good luck and welcome to the site!

  • Jacob

    Wow, thanks so much. I will definitely be hanging around this site in the future. Quick question, what ROM do you recommend? I looked at your list “Android ROMs” and I’ll probably try a couple, however I’ve also seen that a lot of people install Cyanogen’s ROM. Can you tell me anything about the pros/cons for specific ROMs, and, also, what does ROM even stand for? I’m essentially interested in speed over anything else, but I’m very inexperienced. Thanks again, I’m sure I’ll be back again soon with a rooted phone!

  • jchico1021

    I always get stuck at the htc logo screen after i install a rom. I think im not partitioning the sd card Fat32+Ext2+LinuxSwap correctly. After i wipe and then try to partition, it does it quickly, and when i put the card into my pc, it asks to format. Is this suppose to happen? Ive tried a 2gb stick and and 4gb stick and my pc asks me to format after partitioning… am i doing it wrong????

    • Jchico1021,

      Could you post your issue in the Technical Support forum for your phone in our Forums so we can help without clogging up the comments. Thanks for understanding.

  • Manny

    Hey Unlockr,

    I have my ROM flashed already. Actually i already flashed about 5 roms in 1 week lol. BUT I’ve found a rom THAT REQUIRES1.33.2005 or 1.33.2009 SPL BUT i have 1.33.0006. And i already have a Hero ROM flashed. My question is, do i need to unroot then do the SPL or Do i just leave MYTOUCH3G rooted and just download the SPL and rename it update.zip then flash it??

  • Jason

    Is it possible to do it without sd card adapter

  • sean

    my phone will not open into recovery mode when holding home and power button on boot up. I am already rooted and tried to install new recovery img or rom and no luck so far.

    • Sean,

      Please post your issue in the Technical support forum for your phone in our forums and we would be glad to help.

  • Jacob

    Hey there, so I am currently using your recommended ROM, however I would like to try Cyanogen’s. However, it does not appear to work with your root procedure. Do I need to unroot and re-root in a different way for his to work? Thanks for the help.

  • Luis

    license failed??now wat?

    • Luis,

      Please post your issue in the tech support forums for your phone so we can help you without clogging up the comments. And please be as descriptive as possible.

  • rey

    Jason it is possible.but not recommended some delete the img and wont let you update the slp… it is way faster with the sd adapter.

  • James

    my screen keeps saying no such file or directory. Installation aborted. Please help

  • Tsureyu

    hello unlockr,
    I did the 1 click root method and im on the black screen with the green letters. im on the II section of how to load a custom ROM, but im stuck on the SPL part. i renamed the SPL zip file to update several different times usin “update” and “update.zip” but all i get is:
    Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    E:Can’t open /sdcard/update.zip
    (No such file or directory)

    Installation aborted.

    I have a G1 and i would like to use the HERO ROM. plz help! thx

  • Julio

    e: no signature (1655 files)
    e:verification failed

  • josh

    all i want is cyanogenmod 4.2 but will not work when i load it. What can i do to fix this thanks.

    • Josh,

      Cyanogens ROMs are very odd now, you will have to ask him.

  • Miguel

    Alright I need some Help Im doing the Custom SPL thingy for the G1 first I followed the Steps Correctly this is what I did. Downloaded Latest SPL for G1 then renamed it to update.zip then placed it in the SD Card then Turned Off Phone went in to Recovery Mode by Holding Home + Power then in the Instructions Above it said to Click Wipe Data so I did and the Date Wiped was Completed then the Next Step was to Apply the Update so I Applied the Update and I get this

    — Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E: No signature (5 files)
    E: Verification failed
    Installation aborted

    What did I do wrong? I dont know whats wrong with it so someone Please Help Me Email Me at miglop213@gmail

    • Miquel,

      Please post in the Tech Support forums and we will respond there (so we dont clog up the comments back and forth trying to fix the issue).

  • RichieRichyRich

    Hi Unlockr, I completed everything and it works fine and everything, I’ve done all the things correctly, and I also did the ‘Speed up your HERO ROM’ tutorial. But after a few hours during school, my phone automatically reboots. and I didnt press anything. Throughout school it kept restarting for about 3 times. I dont know what I did wrong but hopefully you can help!

    • Richie,

      Try formatting the card, wiping, and reloading the ROM. Fixes most issues 🙂

  • Brad

    Will I be able to use Cyanogen’s latest ROM v4.2.3.1 after using this rooting method? I’m have a rooted G1 and planning on rooting a MyTouch that I just purchased….Thanks

    • Brad,

      Yes, but dont be limited to just Cyanogens ROMs there are a lot of good ROMs out there with different benefits 🙂

  • rey

    if you have problem with slp E: No signature (5 files)
    E: Verification failed

    just delete the file and download it again..

  • hero

    after i wipe the data and i click on fat32+ext2+swap i get

    Error: run sdtools.sh via console!

    can you help me?

  • Josh

    Rooted mytouch 3g everything good but only ROM i can get to load is the 1.6 clean ROM. Everytime i load anouther it gets stuck on the mytouch load screen and i have to restore from back up. I have tried 3 ROMs from your site and rooted twice??????

  • Josh

    @theunlockr

    Sorry should have put that in support. Any help would be nice thanks.

  • SomeGuy

    Where is the howto video for wifi tethering? I came to this section figuring I’d find a video or a text walkthrough, and found nothing. Any help would be great 🙂

  • 0vlade0

    Hey i got a question i unrooted to cupcake and used your one click root process , and i booted recovery mood everything was good … then when i do it the second time i get normal recovery screen why?

  • 0vlade0

    can you please help me ! my phone is stuck on the g1 logo idk what to do anymore … i tried what you said reapplying the update didnt work i tried hard reset didnt work i tried run recovery boot :\ .. idk what to do anymore please help me fix it or my parents will kill me .. ;x

    • PLEASE POST ALL TECHNICAL SUPPORT QUESTIONS IN THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT FORUM FOR YOUR PHONE SO WE DON’T CLOG THE COMMENTS UP. WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU THERE, THANKS!

  • RichieRichyRich

    Hi Unlockr, I finally got the ROM working, but now when it starts up, it tells me to Force Close Messages and then it just stays at HTC, I can hold the end key and it shows the Shutdown menu except all the other options in the menu (Mobile Network, Sound, Vibration, etc.) How can i get the ROM fully functioning where it doesnt keep asking me to force close Messages, every start-up its always the same, I’ve Wiped and reflashed for 2 days and no luck.

  • Alex

    okay i dont know what i am doing wrong i did the root the g1 in one click and it brings ups the rooted screen but when i shut it off and turn it back on it brings me to the ! triangle phone screen again. what am i doing wrong please help

  • Charlene

    GooD Morning Mr Unlockr….I seem to have a. Big Prob need some Help Please….I just recently flash the SuperMagicV1.zip Rom on my G1 using Amon Rom latest recovery 1.3.2…I recently Partion my 8 gig SD CaRd and up my Swap amout to 160 instead of 32 and also did ext3 to ext4. when I load the Rom all is running fine but my internal memory is 14 mB Instead of 85 or More like whats up With that….Is there anyway you can tell me what the problem Is or what did i do wrong…

    Thanks in Advance…love the site….

    • Charlene,

      Thanks!
      Way too much swap is most likely the issue. You should repartition the card, then reflash the ROM (or a different one). And do not alter the swap. See if that solves it.
      If you have any more issues, please post in the technical support forums so we don’t clog the comments.

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  • Jeremy

    newb question. I’m able to root my mytouch and have moved on to loading Radio, SPL and roms. My questions is in the video above shows the the Radio and SPL being loaded to the mytouch but the directions under it say MyTouch 3G – Unneccessary, skip this section and proceed to Section III. Furthermore there is no link to download the Radio and SPL for the mytouch on this page. So do I skip it and just load a ROM?

    • Jeremy,

      That is correct, we loaded them in the video to show everyone how but it is not necessary for the MyTouch. So skip down to the Partitioning of the SD card and then load a ROM.

  • Eduardo

    I cant use my WI-FI connetion
    It say that is unable to scan for networks

  • jessica

    can i use this process to flash the new cyanogen rom? i tried it and i just get stuck at the g1 screen pls help..

    • Jessica,

      Cyanogens ROMs are a bit more complicated since he is required to do extra steps because of his cease and desist he received from Google… so this procedure will work to an extend but you will need to find his extra instructions.

  • ryan

    when i try to load a hero rom for my g1 it comes back
    E:can’t chown/mod/system/xbin
    (no such file or directory)
    E:Failure at Line 80:
    set_perm_recursive 0 2000 0755 0
    6755 SYSTEM:xbin

    installation aborted.

    what should i do to get the rom to work ?

  • jessica

    nvm i got it to work :]

  • fuson

    Got a quick question about the suggested hero rom for the G1, When I go to the site to download the rom, there are to links, one that is an ealier version, and then an update, I know I will need the one for the rom, butI am not sure if the second is required, and if it is how do I install it, I have the JACxHero v1.1 running on my phone now using all of your steps, but it doesnt support bluetooth, other than that it runs great. PLease let me know what I should do.

    By the way everyone who is involved this is awesome, love the the fact that I can pretty much do whatever I want with my phone, and am not stuck using whatever crap is given to me, so congrats on all the good work, and keep it up.

  • fuson

    ok now I have a new problem. everytime I install the suggested rom from maxismo and I reboot, it just goes back to the last sreen I was on showing that the install from sdcard complete! I dont what to do from here, I am not sure if it is something thatI am doing wrong, or just that my phone does not like this particular rom, please help, for now I am going to go back to using JACxHero v1.1. Any help you can give would be great.

    • Fuson,

      Just repartition the card then mount it to your computer while in recovery mode and put a custom rom on it, then flash the custom ROM, solves most issues.
      If you have any more issues, please post in the Technical Support forums so we dont clog the comments, thanks!.

  • Hey,
    My phone is stuck on the G1 Tmobile screen.I followed your instructions.Can you please fix for me?..
    Thanks
    Bob

    • Bobby,

      Read the reported issues below the procedure, has the solution. If you have any other issues, please post them in the technical support forums so we dont clog the comments.

  • Karmaa

    One Question …plz I did the one click rooting now can i just keep my g1 as is from this point? I dont want a diffrent rom

    • Karmaa,

      To get internal root access to run root required apps you will need to load a ROM from this point, you can always load a very basic ROM. It will have all the benefits and better performance than your stock ROM.

  • Johnny

    must you have a certain rom to be able to have mms?
    i followed all the instructions, but on the step that says MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0.
    MMS Protocol tab is not in there.
    i have rooted my phone but havent added any roms.

    • Johnny,

      If you are using an Android phone it should automatically be WAP 2.0 so no worries there. Just make sure the settings are right or call your service provider and tell them you accidentally deleted the MMS settings and need them to give them to you so you can put them in.
      Good luck!

  • Johnny

    im pretty sure i typed it in right… and it still says message was unsuccessful. any other ideas? I dont have a data plan.

  • devan cantu

    THIS WORKED GREAT THANK U VERY MUCH!!

  • devan cantu

    i have a question everytime i go home from messages it says loading is it going to do that everytime?

  • DiDi

    So if I already have a rom, and I want to change it to another rom, do I have to download all the applications I got from Market again?

    • DiDi,

      If you perform a wipe, then yes. And some ROMs will not load without performing a wipe.

  • dc

    i downloaded the recomended hero rom and it works fine but it wont let me change the background or put different clocks on the home screen i was wondering if the other hero roms let you do the things the recomended one cant.

    • Dc,

      They all allow that, it is unusual that yours isnt working try wiping and then reflash the rom.
      Any other issues, please post in the Technical Support forums for assistance.

  • Griffin

    Hello Mr. Unlockr
    I have down graded my mytouch from your website and have also rooted it and everything. I have downloaded every hero rom on your site as well as the evil_hero one that a friend recommended… every one of them has worked increadably slow and i have had to take it back to 1.5 because they have been so unresoncive… do you have and advice for me and maybe even a special rom that might work?… well?

    • Griffin,

      Did you format your SD card correctly with the 3 partitions in this procedure?

  • david

    hero rom not working JAC HERO!!
    after g1 logo there is hero logo then after htc logo… it then goes back to hero logo an keeps repeating this process its been 4 hours now aand its till doing it…
    any help please!

    • David,

      Read the reported issues. Reformat the card, wipe, then reflash the rom.
      Any other issues post them in the tech support forums.

  • Griffin

    well mr. unlockr, All the parts aboout downloading the custom spl and radios and all that I skiped because you say it is unneccisary. I downloaded the flaskrec and recovery image… then like it says here in your website, i skipped to step 4 and loaded that custom rom… T Qtec one worked well but gave me the fuzzy screen. I also downloaded the one that you reccomended and that one worked really slow. I actually last night downloaded the evil_hero 3.0 and it works the best of all of them but still it takes a while to load the home screen when you press the home key so right now im trying to find a rom that is smooth… do you have any that you would reccommend?

    P.S. thanks for all of your help

    • Griffin,

      Make sure that you do section 3 and partition the card before loading the rom… then search for the how to speed up the hero rom procedure.
      Good luck!

  • Gino

    Hello , i got everything and i got the hero , but everytime my phone loads up the hero load screen comes and makes that noise , but it just keeps repeating itself. How can i fix this?

    • Gino,

      Read the reported issues.
      Format the card, wipe, and reapply the rom.

  • CRides

    I used the reccomended Hero rom for a g1, and after some frustration and finally getting it installed and working i continue to get an error message saying “The application Touch Input (process com.htc.android.htcime) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again” then i have to click force close. does this happen to anybody else running this ROM? and how can i fix it?

    • Crides,

      To fix those type of issues, just reformat the card, wipe data in recovery, and flashthe rom again.
      Fixes most issues in fact.

  • TTJCH

    I’m stuck at the logo screen, and I’ve tried everything what can I do? ugh no phone

    • TTJCH,

      Read the reported issues.
      Format the card, wipe data, then apply update.zip again. Basically redo sections 3 and 4.
      Good luck!

  • how can i install apps on my touch 3g manually , can I do that ?

    • Somar,

      Yes, download the .apk for the application then put it on your SD card and open it using Linda File Manager (select package installer when it asks you when you click on it).

  • Chuong

    Hi unlocker,
    If i want to use CyanogenMod Rom, I just need to down load that ROM and flash with step 4 only right? Thanks

    • Chuong,

      Cyanogen ROMs are weird since the cease and desist he got. They sometimes have special instructions, please check his ROM page for any special instructions otherwise you can just do Section III AND then Section IV for a good installation of any normal ROM.

  • Chuong

    Thanks TheUnlockr, Does JacHero Rom have V1.6? or they are now still using FW1.5? which one is the stable one to use?

  • yoshi

    i rooted my phone…then loaded the radio…then tried to load the spl file and now my phone wont get pass the g1 logo screen…i tried getting it back to recovery mode and nothing happens… help me!?!?!?!

  • juice

    loaded latest spl, did wipe data but cant format sd… it says partitioning error : run sdtools.sh via console.. i go to console type sdtools.sh but i cant really do anything… what do i do???

  • ChristianK

    Hello Unlockr, My girlfriend recently got a HTC branded Rogers Dream (32b). I followed your rooting instructions and everthing turned out well as far as that went. On the other hand when it came time to flash the 2.22.19.26i radio image it bricked her device. Good thing she had only had it for a few days because I called Rogers and told them it was dead on arrival and they’ve sent her a new one. I plan to try this again but I need to avoid this happening again haha. I’m wondering if flashing the spl to 1.33.2005 first was instead of flashing the radio first was my mistake? It took the 1.33.2005 spl with no issues at all but after I’d flashed it I noticed that I needed to do the radio so I went ahead and did that. Could this be why it bricked the device?

    • ChristianK,

      Do NOT load the Radio if you already have it (which if you just got the phone, you already have it. That’s why the instructions say to check and that for most MyTouch users the Radio and SPL flashing is Optional).
      Also, look for the How to Load a Custom ROM on the HTC Magic procedure on our site instead of this one (it also tells you how to check the motherboard version to make sure it is the correct one).

      Try not to skip reading things 🙂 Goto the How To Root the Magic in One Click Procedure and do that one (make sure to check motherboard version and do all the steps) then come to the How To Load a Custom ROM on the Magic procedure and dont do the load a Radio or SPL section. Just partition the memory card and load a new ROM (make sure the ROM is for the right motherboard as well).
      Hope that helps! Good luck!

  • ChristianK

    I understand everything, uncluding how to load a custom ROM. Your talking about a Magic here but I’ve mentioned above that it’s a HTC branded 32b Rogers Dream. No big deal, I know what you meant. I own a HTC branded Rogers Magic and I’ve had no issues flashing multiple ROMs from various sources, including experimental ROMs. So I’m not inexperienced when it comes to this. What I understood from your instructions was that if the radio on my Rogers Dream was not of 2.22.19.26i that I needed to flash that radio in particular. I’ve never flashed a radio on my own phone (Magic) and I’ve been able to install multiple ROMs without any issues. So I thought it was funny that in your instructions for the G1 that I needed to flash the radio. I will not be flashing the radio this time as I will stick with ROMs cooked for the Rogers Dream. Thanks for your help.

  • ChristianK

    How come when I flash the Radio from 3.22.20.17 to 2.22.19.26i it bricks my device? I am using a HTC branded Rogers Dream 32b with hboot 1.33.2005 already installed.

  • ChristianK

    I have not flashed the 2.22.19.26i radio as of yet on my HTC Dream because doing so bricked my device last time. This time I am having an issue with with the flashing a new ROM. Every ROM I flash doesn’t boot up and they are all meant for G1 32b. I have the Hboot set to 1.33.2005 but the radio is the same one it came with from the box which is 3.22.20.17. I use the same Radio and SPL on my HTC Magic and all my ROMs install perfectly. Why the issue with my Dream?

  • Anonymous

    Ok, so my G1 phone wasn’t working properly so I had to call tmobile to fix the problem. They had me go to the recovery screen and wipe clean my whole phone. Now my wifi tether app is gone and I’m not sure how to get it back. I checked the market but I don’t see it there. Anyone knows where I can get back the app. I still have everything else saved on my sd card.

    • Anonymous,

      Goto our Downloads section and the Wifi Tether app is there for download.

  • vitico

    how long should it stay at the my touch 3g logo screen after installing the rom?

  • big v

    I did all the steps that you said in order for me to upload my rom….I did the one step click and all of that….but when i uploaded the rom my mytouch wont pass the mytouch 3g logo screen….I tried the solution you have but it didnt work for me…what else can i do?

    Issue: Stuck at a logo screen or phone won’t boot up…

    Solution: Boot the phone back into recovery mode (home and power) and then wipe and apply the update.zip again.
    If that still doesn’t work then boot into recovery (home and power) then format SD Fat32+ext2+swap and take out the memory card once it is done, put it into your computer and load the rom onto it again. Put the sd card back into the phone, wipe and apply update.zip.

  • Frank

    i already did the 1 touch root and had no problems and installed a rom but i double checked something and the spl thats on my phone is 1.33.0006 do i need to upgrade to 1.33.2005???whats the difference between the different spls??

    • Frank,

      Just skip the SPL section. You have a myTouch so go straight to section III.
      Good luck!

  • Jatan

    Hi Unlockr
    what happens to the other half of my memory card when I paritioned my memory card. I had a 1 gb memory card and now it is 460 mb. Also how do I save apps to my sd card and when I try to use wifi tethering or any type of backup program meant for root it says SU request and it shows a black screen and does nothing. What do I do?

  • Crides

    i am now running a sense hero rom, and am having a lot of issues with my battery life. i dont want to get an extended batery and have to deal with the bulkyness that adds to my phone. im just wondering if this is a common issue or if the person that had my phone befre me cause memory battery and simply a new battery will fix it. please let me know. thanks

  • Sal

    I followed all the steps, but once I tried the new SPL i will not go past the G1 screen. I pulled out the battery and restarted it to the restore screen, So then I wiped everything and tried to format the sd card and it aborted with an error! What the hell is g0ing on HELP!!!

    • Sal,

      Please post in the technical support forums not here in the comments, thanks.

  • Anthony

    Everything was fine, till loading the custom rom. Ot failed deleting files? line 13? I have a G1 & got the adp 1.6 rom off your site. For the G1. I tried AOSP too, same issue. Help? Please

    • Anthony,

      Please post in the technical support forums instead of the comments, thanks.

  • jmmm229

    i cannot load a rom i get this message:
    E: Can’t open /sdcard/update.zip
    (no such file or directory)
    i tried three times and two different apps. what am i doing wrong?

    • Jmmm229,

      Means the ROM is not named update.zip properly (some computers put another .zip sometimes so make sure it isn’t update.zip.zip) or it is not in the right spot on the SD. Needs to be on the root of the sd card, not in any folders.
      If you have any other issues, please post them in the technical support forums, not in the comments. Thanks, and good luck!

  • dominique

    im new to rooting in i wanted to know does anyone no a good hero rom for the mytouch because i download a very good one but it cannot work and landscape mode in thats a killer when i wanted to text someone are use the internet…thank you

  • Hao

    Why does my Tmobile G1 just stay at the G1 Logo ?

    • Hao,

      Read the reported issues, it explains how to fix that.

  • Hao

    Oh thank you !
    And does that work even though you don’t have a data plan?
    Name: TMo
    APN: epc.tmobile.com
    MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
    MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 260

    • Hao,

      As with all phone companies, you can’t access the internet without paying for a data plan 🙁

  • Alysa

    What if this happens:

    — Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:No signature (5 files)
    E:Verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    What does all that mean?

    • Alysa,

      Means you do not have root access (you need to do the How to Root procedure before this one) OR the file is corrupt, redownload it and try again.

      Any other issues, please post in the Technical Support forums.

  • Angel

    i tired to do the steps n its stuck on da G1 screen, can som1 plz help me, idk wat 2 do? =[

    • Angel,

      Read the reported issues and it has the solution 🙂
      Good luck!

  • kareem

    i just root my g1 with the 1 click method and i load the jachero 2.36

    and i changed da ext2 to ext3 and the rom looks great
    but dose it has apps2sd if not what i get to do…..plzzzzzzzz.

  • Joe

    Hi
    I am able to follow all this and got it to work. Great job. One question I have though is when it says to place the SD card in the adapter and the computer, the computer does not recognize the card, presumably because the filesystem is not recognizable. I am running Vista 64. I work around that by copying the ROM onto the card via USB. Am I doing something wrong?

  • Dchao22

    i need help help, i loaded everthing right, until the spl part to my g1 and now it’s stuck on the g1 sign, is there anyway to get pass this, i’ve read everything twice and the procedures then this happens. please help

    • Dchao22,

      The procedure says to expect this and then tells you how to get past it. Also check the reported issues.

  • Dchao22

    i’ve tried rebooting it, it doesn’t get me anywhere but the g1 screen

  • Jacob P

    The SPL is a JAR file Do i rename it as “update” or “update.zip”

    • Jacob,

      If your computer made it a .jar file automatically (which happens sometimes) you need to make it a .zip again.

  • Jacob P

    After i rooted when i go to the recovery screen i press Alt+L and the letters are blue? is that a problem?

    • Jacob P,

      Make sure you loaded the recovery image correctly. And read the reported issues.

  • Jacob P

    ok everything went perfect thanks UNloCkR! =) um i already loaded a ROM. but i didnt do the Apps2SD. Am i still able to do it? i have a g1

  • Jacob P

    oh and uh how can i change a rom because i installed another rom from XDA and i dont like it because it lagss alott… help? thank you

    • Jacob P,

      You just redo this process. Sections III and IV ONLY. Reformat the card, then load a new ROM.

  • chris

    hey unlockr, i rooted the mt3g and it worked great thanks. The only thing is i don’t think my apps2sd is working. everything i install from the market decreases my internal phone memory. i followed the directions perfectly and partitioned the memory card, what could it be?

    • Chris,

      It is most likely still working. Some things installed by the app will lower the internal, but if you have Apps2SD this amount should be a fraction of the total app size. So see what the app total size is before you download something, check your internal memory and then download it and see if the internal goes down by the entire amount of the app or by a fraction of it.
      Enjoy!

  • chris

    hey unlockr, me again! so i tried doing the partitioning again with a wipe beforehand and still the same thing. my internal memory is decreasing dramatically and my memory card memory remains the same. i know it should be the other way around, what could be wrong?

    • Chris,

      Does the ROM have built in Apps2SD?

  • chris

    i dunno, i got it from your rom section. it was the one you recommended for 1.6 on the mt3g. it is the ra-ionv1.6.2g rom.

  • chris

    hey unlockr, me again!! ok so i have the new cyanogen rom think it’s like 4.2.11.1 and it’s working great. apps2sd is perfect. I was just wondering now where i can find some cool apps to install. two for sure i want is quickoffice and pdf viewer. you know where i can download these from??? for some reason this is like the only rom that i havent seen these on. any help??

    • Chris,

      Well I can tell you why they aren’t in his ROM. He is scared of being sued, with good reason since he is definitely on the radar for these companies after his cease and desist he got from Google. Those apps are paid apps, so when people put them in ROMs its technically piracy… only place to get them legally would be to goto the Market and buy them.

  • Hello unlockr…ok I have a donut g1 and I downgraded and to cupcake and I did one click process…. then I’m sorta lost cuz I check my spl and it said 0.95.0000 someting like that and I have correct radio. Should I just update spl or both…..

    Thanks….tommy

    • Tommy,

      Just skip the SPL step, most new ROMs dont require a new SPL (they use to a while ago, but for the most part they dont now). So skip the SPL and the Radio step and just go to partitioning the SD card, then loading a custom ROM. Good luck!

  • Dustin

    Followed all the steps and got everything up and running but when trying to sign in at initial start up I get an error message saying that my SIM may not be provisioned for data? Any help would be appreciated.

    • Dustin,

      Do you have a data plan? Do you have the Android Data Plan? If no to either of these, you need to call T-Mobile and have them add it then once you get past the login you can have them remove it if necessary.

  • Dustin

    I should have been more detailed. Everything was working great until I switched ROMs

  • Dustin

    And my call reception has gone to crap… had 4 bars sitting in same spot before ROM switch now i get 0-1 bars? any ideas?

    • Dustin,

      Each ROM is different and some will have bugs, try a different ROM until you find one that suits you.

  • Dustin

    I unrooted back to the original myTouch ROM and everything is working great again. I guess this is gonna be trial and error, I hope not too much of the later tho’

  • flapjackcharlie

    with this method i get froze on load screen using cyanogenmod cm-4.2.11.1-signed.zip all does his not work with this method? thanks

  • flapjackcharlie

    sosz about last post all doesnt belong in it….also im using flashrec-1.1.3-200911072.apk recovery-RA-sapphirev1.5.2G.img… but i couldnt use cyans 4.2.11.1 im also not sure apps2sd is working either i dl some apps but they dont seem to be on sd card…..i used the partition sd in recovery 32/512/remainder any suggestions will be much appreciated

    • Flapjackcharlie,

      It does work (plenty have used it), its the Cyan ROMs they have to be loaded a special way because of the cease and desist he go a while ago. You need to check with him for how to load his ROMs. Good luck!

  • Bobby

    Hey,

    Trying to install SapphireSenseMaxisma2.0.1 but whenever i try to boot, it goes through the HTC screen and i get a message “the application Messages (process com.android.mms) has stopped unexpectedly please try again.” and then ask to force close. This is about as far as i can get it to load. Dont wanna mess anything up so i dont have a phone till i get this figured out. Any help would be great.

    Note: using a 1gig SD card, maybe to small?

    thanks.

    • Bobby,

      Def need a bigger SD card and make sure you do the partition step then wipe data then load the ROM.

  • Derick

    Hey Unlocker what is the purpose of installing custom spl and radio? It says its optional is that true? and will there be any difference if I choose not to follow steps 1 and 2?

    • Derick,

      If you have a myTouch, skip section I and II and goto step III.
      Good luck!

  • Derick

    Unlocker,

    What would you suggest for the fastest rom for a rooted mytouch? I like donut currently but I want the option to install apps to my sd so that I dont slow down my internal memory. So is there a version of donut or possible eclair (I like what I’ve seen of eclair) that I can flash after I root and still be able to have the ability to install directly to my sd?

  • Hello unlockr
    i am having problems with incoming calls it always say unknown… and says invalid mml everytime i call back. Can u offer me any suggestions on how to fix it.
    Btw i am runing…..
    Stock spl and radio
    Amon ra 1.5.2
    Dwang 1.17.1
    Swap 64mb
    Ext3 512mb
    Themed with darkstar….might be the issue….ill check that asap.
    But if u can help that would be great. THANKS

  • marie

    i followed all steps correctly to upgrade the rom on my mytouch, but whenever i click on the home or the back button, the HTC screen pops up and it shows the loading screen. Could it be the rom that I put in my phone and I just need to try another?

    • Marie,

      Yes or that you did not partition your memory card. Repartition the card, wipe data, then load a different ROM and you should be much better off.

  • Shonan

    Unlockr,
    Hey man , I have successfully rooted quite a few G1’s. Only today , I got to the point of loading the latest custom SPL hit the back and home to reboot and BAM bricked G1 . What did I do wrong or different ? I know that there is absolutely NOTHINGi can do for a bricked G1 So, It’s still under warranty and Tmo is replacing it but , I REALLY don’t want this to happen again. If you have any points or idea as to what happened please help ?

    • Shonan,

      I have only ever seen 1 BRICKED G1 in all my time doing this and it was because he interrupted a process when the battery fell out. Dont be so quick to call a phone bricked, if you can get to the bootloader or recovery screen, it can be fixed 🙂

  • Shonan

    Unlocker ,
    It’s stuck at the G1 screen bro . No gettin into the bootloader or recovery screen . I’ve tried everything to get it past the G1 screen.

  • Sneak36

    I’ve rooted my G1 as told to do in video. I have also installed the proper SPL (my radio was already at the 2.22.19-), I then tried installing [ROM] Sapphire Sense by Maxisma [25/OCT] 2.0, but after I wiped/apply sdcard:update.zip the update installs BUT does not boot up with the ROM, it only says the things that took place before the ROM was installed (finding, opening, etc)- how may I get this to work?

    • Sneak36,

      This solves 99% of issues:

      1. Reformat the SD card (repartition it using the recovery screen, called part sd fat32 +ext2 +swap).
      2. Then Wipe Data in recovery screen
      3. Then click mount USB on from the recovery screen, put the ROM you want on the SD card (also make sure the ROM is for the G1, with a name like Sapphire Sense it sounds like it is for the Sapphire not the G1, but check).
      4. Turn off mount USB in recovery
      5. Goto Apply update: choose zip
      6.Select the ROM and hit the Home button to confirm.

      If it still doesn’t work, then repeat these steps again and load a different ROM.

  • Sneak36

    The SPL of which I downloaded was the one from this tutorial.

  • Sneak36

    I repartitioned, wiped, and then loaded the same rom, and it is now stuck in a HERO boot loop.

  • DJTOONJR

    I did the 1 step root process. got to the Recovery Menu, skipped to section II on the how to load a ROM(loaded HardSPL) i did the wipes and partitions wen i needed to. i loaded my rom. but nothing happens. i just get stuck in the G1 Screen.

    • DjToonJr

      This solves 99% of issues:

      1. Reformat the SD card (repartition it using the recovery screen, called part sd fat32 +ext2 +swap).
      2. Then Wipe Data in recovery screen
      3. Then click mount USB on from the recovery screen, put the ROM you want on the SD card (also make sure the ROM is for the G1, with a name like Sapphire Sense it sounds like it is for the Sapphire not the G1, but check).
      4. Turn off mount USB in recovery
      5. Goto Apply update: choose zip
      6.Select the ROM and hit the Home button to confirm.

      If it still doesn’t work, then repeat these steps again and load a different ROM.

  • DJTOONJR

    ok i still must be doing something wrong. i re did everything. i got bak to the recovery screen. installed like 5 different ROMs. and it just stays on the G1 Sceen. i Unrooted the phone back to cupcake. maybe theres something else wron. heres the information i have from when i click the Camera Button and Power Button.

    DREA100 PVT 32B
    HBOOT-0.95.0000
    CPLD-4
    RADIO-2.22.19.261

    SERIAL10

    idk if the HardSPL is still on her or not.

    to get back to Cupcake, i go to the Recovery screen, install Original G1 SPL, then once its done installing/rebooting/ i reboot it again and CLick Camera+Power, then install the DreamIMG.nbh file with no problem. then Install the Cupcake file and im back to a Stocked G1.

    I need some really good Step By Step Instuctions. Recommended ROM, SPL’s. something to get this phone Rooted.

  • bengar

    Unlockrs
    After I did the partition, I saw that I will need the Custom SPL to load the Hero ROM, I have been installed the most recent radio. I decided to update the spl and after that was done, I rebooted the phone, the G1 logo coming after, I kept off the battery, I turn it on and the logo of the G1 don’t go away. Tell me if that is a debrick symptom, because I still have access to the RA-dream after press home and end.

    • Bengar,

      Read the reported issues and the procedure carefully. It is SUPPOSED to get stuck. Just load a ROM now from recovery.

  • bengar

    Ulockrs
    Don’t worry I fix it.

  • bengar

    Unlockr
    Thank you very much for give to us this excellent tutorials, but, after I did all the one click tutorials I decided to update my G1 with the Drizzy’s NewVision Touchflo 3D v2.8, that because the Maxisma Hero rom does not boot as has to be, with a black and white, like when you have interference in you Tv set. I was satisfied after all with the Drizzy rom but I have see in XDA forum that he was banned and I don’t know where to find his next release that will be the Drizzy’s NewVision Touchflo 3D v2.9.

    Other things, surfing on the web I found an interesting blog site where you can see a release for the G1 but with a 2.1 Rom, it has some limitation and bugs but it is working, to see the blog you can go the next link:
    http://www.androidspin.com/2010/01/07/32bg1mytouch3g-htc-espresso-port-by-eugene373/

    Tell us if it really works…

    • Bengar,

      I have tried it and its buggy as hell. Id wait for a newer version.

  • DJTOONJR

    Nvm. forget everything. i was smart enough to save the backups from my old G1 and i just placed em onto my new folder in my sd card and Restored it on the Recovery Screen. worked

  • Unlockr
    Thank you very much for the info. One more thing, and sorry for hijack the topic. The procedure to make more faster the G1 with HERO ROM could be made with others ROMs, or is strictly with the HEROS ROM version.

    thanks

    bengar

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  • rootingg1

    hey unlockr,

    i saw you tell others that spl updating is not required for most new roms for g1 so to just skip it. i have spl 0.95000 and i wanted to ask if you could tell me any hero roms for g1 that don’t require spl update? i tried spl update before and was very troublesome, so just wanna have one that does not require it, could you please give the download link of a good hero rom for g1 that does not require spl update?

    thanks a lot

    • RootingG1,

      Sorry, but you’re going to have to search around for them. I don’t know any off hand.

  • GT

    Hello Unlockr!

    I have a question on step 9 – from Part I wich is says:

    “9. Once the device has finished starting to boot up and gets to the G1 or MyTouch logo (make sure that it has rebooted once, but not all the way to the homescreen) then take out the battery and the memory card.”

    I own an Android Dev Phone 1 (the “Dream phone” I suppose), but normally, when my phone boots (I havn’t rooted or flashed it yet) instead of showing the G1 logo it shows the “Android logo” and vibrates, after that, the screen remains black for about 2-3 seconds and then displays the Android logo again but this time it is glowing. My question is at wich point should I take off the battery? At the first Android logo? At the black screen? Or, at the last Android “glowing” logo?

    Thank you so much!!!

    • GT,

      At the last screen. Youll know when because the phone wont go past that part if you leave it.

  • Breck

    for some reason when im loading a custom spl when i hold down power and home it goes back to the phone with the ! but when I did the one click root method when I finished it was fine it had the green options whats wrong

  • Breck

    Okay well I got it to work by not rebooting until I was done so Im now running Hboot Maxisma 1.7

  • GT

    Alright Unlockr, I appreciate your help and attention.

    GT

  • devan

    if i put the hero rom on my mytouch 3g but i want to put the mytouch rom back on do i just download the mytouch rom from yalls rom section?

  • Homer

    i went through all of your steps, unroot, one touch root, radio was already updated, then updated spl, and loaded hero from jachero2.7.3. i cant hold back small laughter, chuckles or giggling, and im somewhat amazed that i got it to work, as i am only a noob to this, and only used your videos to do it. awesome.

  • Jacob P

    Unlockr

    uh what the name of the spl that you have on your website.. cuz i wanna load a different rom now the Eclair 2.0.1 AOSP v2.4, Release 2.4 and uh you need a danger spl “You must have the Danger SPL Installed 1.33.2005 or any Eng SPL above” the one on youe site is the same 1.33.2005 does that mean theyre the same??????

  • ashour

    i followed the steps and after i start the update it doenst work and says cant chown/mod/system/xbin (no such file or dictionary) what shoud i do

    • Ashour.

      You have a G1 I take it? You skipped the loading an SPL I take it?
      Go back and do this procedure exactly as written 🙂

  • drae

    chown/ mod/system/xbin
    (no such file or directory)
    WHAT SHOULD I DO>?

    • Drae,

      You didn’t load the custom SPL on your G1. Go back and do that (follow the procedure exactly).

  • ashour

    alrite but when i turn on my g1 it stays on the g1 screen what shoud i do?

  • edgar

    i did the one touch root and got root access. but after trying to install a rom it got stuck on the my touch logo. i cleared the data and the part sd fat32+. what did i do wrong

    • Edgar,

      Make sure the ROM is for the mytouch, then just format the card (partition it using the recovery image) then WIPE then Apply the ROM and that usually fixes it.

  • nicknowsky

    I look at the AndroidSPIN ROM DB and i keep seeing that most these ROMs require a different SPL. Now I just successfully completed the 1-Click ROOT on my MyTouch3G and flashed the latest Cyanogen ROM, I currently have 1.33.0006 installed, do I need to upgrade or change my SPL, or will that suffice for some of the latest HERO ROMs and Eclair builds. I keep reading about the DEATH SPL, First time in 5 years of ROM flashing I am actually second guessing my hack skills. I followed ur 1-Click ROOT process to a T, went fine, but i am scared to FLASH any ROMs other than the latest CYANOGEN. Whatcha think, am I good to go?? THANKS nicknowsky

    • Nicknowsky,

      Just do a Nandroid backup in recovery mode first (just in case) but most ROMs I have never had to change the SPL, and if it does require a new SPL it will not flash (will give you an error when you try to apply it saying xbin directory or something isnt found). So no harm in trying to flash first WITHOUT flashing the SPL and then flashing it if necessary.
      Good luck!

  • nicknowsky

    THanks Unlockr!!
    I have successfully flashed 3 ROMS without changing the SPL (CM,HERO,Eclair2.1) I just keep hearing about no FASTBOOT with my SPL (1.33.0006) and some say u need to change others say if it works not bother (like ur advice)I just am a flash’o’holic have been for almost 4 years (all HTC81825) But I will start to run NANDROID backups, i forget to do that

    THANKS AGAIN, you really do a good job!!

  • nicknowsky

    Im sorry Mr. Unlockr
    1 more question, any SD Partition size advice? I mean is there a optimized size for the ext2/3/4 and swap?? I see others with different sizes and custom sizes on their SD cards, what do u think?? and best way to custom partition a microSD card (other than recoverymode)

    Thanks again

    • Nicknowsky,

      I find that 96mbs of Swap (most ROMs use 96 or less so having that amount of space means you dont need to change the swap size with every rom), 500Mbs of Ext3 (Most ROMs dont support Ext4 and its harder to convert without a huge difference anyway, you can do whatever amount of this though because its just storage for your apps, 500 is fine for me but if you want more go ahead just know that it means less space for multimedia), and then the rest Fat32 for media.
      The recovery image way is my favorite, simple effective and quick.
      Good luck!

  • ashoue

    it stuck on g1 screen what shoud i do?

    • Ashoue and Little Miguelito,

      Format the card, wipe data, re apply the update…

  • I DID THE PROCESS EXPLAINED AVOBE BUT MY PHONE IS STUCK ON THE MYTOUCH INITIAL SCREEN WHAT CAN I DO TO FIX IT

  • Michael

    mr unlocker ive followed all the steps unrooted to rooted but when i try to load roms on the mytouch it doesnt pick them or ive tried zip folders and normal folders and it still dont pick them up and the same thing happened when i tried to download the radio to it any solutions

    • Michael,

      Means you aren’t saving them in the right place or renaming them to update.
      Good luck!

  • ashoue

    it still stuck lol is their anyway to just restart my g1 and start the process again?

    • Ashoue,

      Yep, do the How To Unroot the G1 procedure.

  • tezz

    HI

    I have now rooted my UK G1 🙂 Thanks Unlockr 😉

    But can you tell me how to change the swap size to 96MBs
    as I am going to put MLIGN-HeroV3 on and he says he has a 98MBs swap file.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=573209

    And he mentions EXT 3? as well(i am very lost here and he does not explain)

    Any help would be great.

    PS I find this site very friendly not like some flash\rom sites.

    • Tezz,

      Yup, get Amon Ras recovery image v 1.5.0 or above and he has a menu in it to change the partition sizes to whatever you want really easily (if you dont already have that version on the phone). You can use the How To Flash a Recovery Image procedure to flash it onto your phone.
      There is also an option to convert ext2 to ext3 in his recovery image as well, just click it after you have set swap size etc. and your all set.
      Good luck!

  • tezz

    Forgot to add to my post above.

    Do we need to Convert ext2 to ext3 as well?

    thanks

  • Mitch

    The Unlockr,
    I’ve rooted my mytouch and everythings fine accept the rom installing. It started by saying it could not open the file.zip and would abort the instalation. I’ve re zipped the files and now it says E:can’t verify signiture E: not signiture found then it aborts the installation…any help would be appreciated

  • Yesi

    I havent done anything yet, but i want to, but this stuff its complicated and if i do something wrong my phone might die =( i prefer to pay you to do it haha

  • DailyD

    Unlockr,

    What custom SPL is being flashed according to these directions?

    The reason why I ask is that I’m about to flash a 2.1 ROM from xda and it says a custom SPL is required. I’m pretty sure I’ll be all good but just want to make sure.

    Thanks!

  • DailyD

    Answered my own question. Its the HardSPL.

    Thanks!

  • DailyD

    Want to swtich to the DangerSPL, do I need to reflash the updated radio again before the new SPL? Or I’m I okay to just reflash the new SPL?

  • Thank you – this works great – my phone is a Vodacom contract version in South Africa (HTC Magic – source in November 2009)

  • TJ

    Hey unlocker i want to apply this rom to my mytouch 3G 32B
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=598973
    but on the forum it says i need “haykuro spl,ext3/linux-swap” where do i get these and is there anything outside of the ordinary when applying this rom like a different radio or SPL? Thanks in advanced

  • Desi

    i tried uploading a new rom and i repeated ste 4 just like you guys said. i wanted to load a better hero rom for my mytouch 3g and now when i turn it on the mytouch screen loads then it goes to the HERO screen and then i just reloads the hero screen over and over again. it never finishes booting up. it just keeps loading the first HERO screen

    • Desi,

      1. Reformat the sd card
      2. Wipe Data
      3. Re apply the Update

  • Desi

    Do I reformat the sd card on the computer? because since the phone never turns on completely i cant connect it to the computer and do the whole process from there with the linda file opener etc.

    ** and THANK YOU FOR THE REPLY****

    • Desi,

      You need to format the card in the recovery screen (format it swap, ext2, fat32 like the instructions say).
      Then you need to Wipe Data in recovery, then you will need to select USB Mount (may have a different name depending on the recovery screen you are using, look for something similar). This will allow you to plug your phone in via USB to the computer, you can then put the ROM back on the SD card that way (formatting would have erased it). Then turn off the USB Mount and Apply the Update.
      Good luck!

  • Desi

    ok i tried to do it from the phone and when i try to reaply the zip file it says that there isnt one… i think i may have deleted the files on the sd card.

  • john

    Unlockr,

    I’m sorry for bothering you but I’ve been stuck on step 2 in section III. I don’t have the format option. I’m using the latest version of Amon Ras but I can’t find these options “Partition > Partition SD >” that you’re talking about. In the recovery screen I have “Part SD:fat32+ext2+swap” and “Part SD:only fat32”, is that what you’re talking about?

    • John,

      Yes. He just changed the words but its the same.

  • Niik

    I noticed that the how to load spl and radio for the g1 and mytouch g3 is obsolete? What must I do in order to get my phone rooted and operable?

  • Steven

    hi i tried the kingclick 2.1 rom and after the nice load screen it says
    android.process.acore stopped > force close
    it therefore freezes my whole phone and i cant do anything
    any help is appreciated
    thanks

  • Jatan Anand

    Why do I need to partition my memory card? When I do it I lose haf of my memory and I don’t know why I have to do it

    • Jatan,

      Because in order to run Apps from the SD card or to use any ROM that requires a lot of RAM (Hero ROMs in particular) then you need to have the partitions. If you do not intend to need more RAM or use Apps2SD then you can skip it.

  • Jatan Anand

    Sorry but one more question.. When I try to load the Radios and the SPLs it says that is it aborted.
    Verifying update package…
    E:No signature (26 files)
    E:Verification failed
    Installation aborted

    Any ideas?

  • Jatan Anand

    It also says E: Can’t open /cache/recovery/command
    when I try to wipe my HTC G1

  • Treasure

    Unlockr,

    First off thanks so much for your video’s .

    for some strange reason i can only flash certain roms on my mytouch 3g. could this have anything to do with the spl i have. now i have read that the spl on a my touch doesn’t matter but im having problems. and some roms require death, or danger spls. If I do decide to flash a new spl will i have to flash the radio even if I have the lastest radio. i am currently running

    SAPPHIRE PVT 32B SHIP S-ON G
    HBOOT 1.33.0006
    CPLD-10
    RADIO-2.22.19.26I

    so if i wanna change the spl do i have to re-flash the radio. sooo confused..lol…thanks

  • Meechie

    Can you use anyting to substitute for the sd card adapter because i dont hvae 1?

  • chris

    installing update…
    E: failure at line 2 :
    assert getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “dream”

  • Meechie

    what will happen if i replace the sd card?

  • Ryu

    i was wondering why does my 2gb sdcard only show 1.36gb instead of 1.86gb…could it be because of the fat32+ext2+swap is making it do this. please help

    • Ryu,

      When you format the SD card, you format the EXT2 section 500Mbs and the Swap section 32-96mbs. So that adds up to what you are missing.

  • Ryu

    In addition the rooting worked great took me a while to get it right but i got it.

  • Ryu

    how come my google maps app wont update

  • Ryu

    How do i know if apps are installing to my sd card because i looked at the old obsolete method(i didn’t do the obsolete one). So please could you let me know because i have done everything in the videos and don’t know if my really installing the the device or sd.

  • Ryu

    well i have unrooted my phone for now. Only because i can’t seem to get my Google maps updated right. I was also wondering in my previous post that before i unrooted how come the internal memory says only like 66.65mb or something like that and not like say 500mb. Please help because i would like to have root with google maps updated to. If you have a solution on how to update google maps please let me know because i would like to have the navigation system again.

    Right now im running 1.5 cupcake

  • Keith

    For some reason the roms i try to copy on to my sd card are “write protected” and cannot be added. Help is appreciated.

    • Keith,

      Check ur sd to make sure its not locked. Other than that, format it.

  • Nate

    I was stuck on the gold card part of installing hero roms and noticed that the procedure is not up to date, well I try this one and still nothing. When rebooting into recovery my phone gets stuck. My phone doesn’t have the radio update that ends with the letter (I), when trying to flash the radio update to my phone it will go through via fastboot but then when restarting my phone it will get stuck again. That means doing the whole gold card thing over again and ending up with amonra’s rom that you have us install. What gives, I have my G1 and it was never this hard to flash roms update spl’s or radio’s.

  • Breck

    This is on perfectly on topic but I accidently loaded the wrong radio and now its stuck on the screen where it is extracting it and it shows an arrow pointing at the phone I cant boot into recovery or Camera + Power or just regular turn on Need Help

  • Tommy Le

    i rooted my phone! yay! i put the hero rom on it, but its wierdly slow, whenever i hit the home button, it shows an HTC screen and then it loads something for about 15-30 seconds. then the phone is operational, whenever i return to the home screen, this happens.

    • Tommy Le,

      Head to the How To Speed Up a Hero ROM procedure.

  • Ryu

    Unlockr

    Is it possible to just use choose update.zip instead of apply update.zip
    Please let me know

    • Ryu,

      Yes, but that means the file needs to be renamed to update.zip before you boot into recovery. It’s easier to just choose .zip and click the file you want.

  • adrockao

    cannot get past this part on II. Load a Custom SPL (For G1 – Mandatory step 7 after i rename the spl on my sdcard and then power off then turn on holding the home and power button i get the exclamation screen so i hit alt L to get the text then i hit wipe then when i get to apply sd card :update.zip (but before this at the bottom of screen it says E:cant open /cache/recovery/command)so then i click apply update.zip it finds it opens it and verify’s it,then says E:no signature (5 files)then it says E:verification failed then says installation aborted,dont have a clue what i did wrong,let me know if you have any ideas thanks.

    • Adrochao,

      The ! screen means you do NOT have a custom recovery image. Go back and do the How To Root the G1 in One Click procedure and once you get the custom recovery image on the phone, just go straight to this procedure, do NOT turn off the phone or when it restarts it will delete the recovery and you will have to start over again.
      Read the reported issues under each procedure for more info.

  • mospamo

    Hi David(Unlockr)

    mytouch3g 32b
    I have gotten to section 3 part 2 where I am supposed to “click on Format Fat32+Ext2+LinuxSwap”

    I do not have this option but I do have “Part SD:fat32+ext2+swap”

    In fact, my recovery screen does not look like yours. It does NOT say “Android system recovery” at the top, and along the left side of every option in green lettering going down the list, it says “(Alt+B)” or other corresponding letters other than “B”. At the bottom in white letters it says “Welcome
    Build : RA-dream-v1.2.3”

    Did I do something wrong?

    • Mospamo,

      No that is the new version of the recovery image, he just add tiered options. So Part SD is short for Partition SD. That is what you need to click. Then for size do 96mb for swap, 500mbs for ext2 and the rest fat32.

  • Tommy Le

    Hello the Unlockr!

    I tried to partition my SD card, it said

    “partitioning : …

    Error : run sdtools.sh via console!”

    i have no idea what this means. i went to the console but i could not input text

  • Jason

    If you did the Goldcard method can you still just do part IV whenever you want to switch roms?

    • Jason,

      Yes, correct.
      What phone do you have that you are using the Goldcard method? The 3.5mm MyTouch? Is it working for you?

  • Chris

    idk what to do..

    i got up great until step 6 on section 4 so close! lol
    anyways i wiped the data then tried to apply the update.zip (which was the new ROM) but it said “E: Can’t open /sdcard/update.zip (No such file or directory) Installation aborted.” what should i do?

    • Chris,

      Means the update.zip is either:
      Named incorrectly (might be update.zip.zip, common mistake. Or you never named it update in the first place so it can’t find it).
      Is not on the SD card not in any folder (it needs to be on the SD card BUT NOT in any folders, just on the SD itself).

      Good luck!

  • lue

    Wait you say section one and 2 are mandatory for G1 users but then you say do not do part 1-3 if you want to change ROMs just do part 4, I’m so confuse by all this ( I know I’m such a noob). So what do I do?

  • Mospamo

    Unlockr-
    thanks, finally got a few ROMS to load.

    Can I install any ROM with this method? I was unable to load JAC or CYANOGEN at all. I did get a few different HERO roms to load but all either kept taking me back to the “HERO” screen or were very unreliable ie. would not wake up, would freeze constantly, many apps would crash, etc.

  • Mospamo

    Ok. I got it. I guess cyanogen requires another file to be placed in before flashing.

    Anyway, I wish Hero worked better because its a sleeker interface, but cyanogen has no lag and is a better working ROM.

  • Jatan

    Hi Unlockr,
    i was wondering how to do a 96MB swap partition on my g1 memory card. I’m not that fimilar with partitioning and the rom i want requires a 96 MB swap

  • Hmarrero

    I install the ROM HERO in my G1 but I have some issues. The phone is slow and I can’t find my contact writing in the key board…said MMI error…I tried to turn on the Bluetooth and nothing…somebody can help me?

    • Hmarrero,

      Try loading a different ROM, they all have their ups and downs.

  • manooti

    After a while of reading.. thinking, reading and more thinking i decided to go ahead and do this. i have to admit after doing this that it seems like a lot of work to do but it really isnt!!

    i was mostly afraid of flashing spl and radio but i left them as is and installed super d rom, its super smooth and running flawlessly.

    MT3G 32B
    SPL 1.33.0006–FTL 🙁

    worked with stock spl and radio so thats all that counts lol. THANK YOU for having good tutorials on here 🙂

  • Dave

    My mistake, it was the SPL upgrade that bricked me. Going into this, my SPL version was 0.95.0000

  • Dave

    Only one part of my comments were submitted. I followed the instructions and I have bricked two G1 phones on the SPL update. The phone will show the G1 logo, but none of the recovery boot modes work (End+Home, End+Camera, End+Back). Going into this, my SPL version was 0.95.0000.

    Ideas on how to unbrick the phone? Are there recovery options I am not aware of?

    • Dave,

      That is the normal SPL version you had, it is the same that everyone doing this procedure had when they did it.
      First turn on the phone normally and wait. Just let it sit on the G1 logo for a good 10 minutes (and see if it continues the update at all) then turn it off. Then I would suggest taking out the SD card reformat it to fat32 in your computer (using an SD adapter that came with your sd card or buy one for under $5). Then put the dreaimg.nbh file on the card (NOTHING ELSE ON THE CARD). Then put it back into your phone and hold Home and Camera and keep holding it. Hopefully the bootloader screen will come up.
      Good luck!

  • rey

    dave or just go and buy another phone….

    people trust me if you read,read and read before you star. trust me you wont have any problem.

  • rey

    to: manooti

    MT3G 32B
    SPL 1.33.0006–FTL

    worked with stock spl and radio so thats all that counts lol. THANK YOU for having good tutorials on here

    omg you are so smart……
    lol if you read for mt3g there is no need to update the spl or radio……….

  • manooti

    to rey:

    thanks for the compliment, but check out xda for super d… author requires danger spl and its a mix between stable and unstable for those who have or havent flashed spl a long with radio.

    other people also have stated you cannot do anything without flashing the spl so nothing can be done with the perfect spl and to not bother with customizing the phone with roms.

    gg

    • Manooti,

      I have never updated an SPL on a MyTouch, and all the ROMs I’ve tried work fine. So try ROMs without updating the SPL first, then if they give you an issue update the SPL and reflash the ROM (but it should work fine without the new SPL).

  • lightnado

    hey The Unlockr,

    im having this problem,

    Verifying update package…
    E:No signature (564 files)
    E:Verification failed
    Installation aborted

    • Lightnado,

      You need to root and load a custom recovery image. Follow the procedure exactly

  • manooti

    Unlockr,

    yeah ive only did the modding after reading on your site that the spl update is not required. other sites have mixed “user” reviews which isnt very comforting especially when there is a perfect spl involved. just wanted to state the obvious for “rey”.

    also found out that changing the spl actually yields better performance results as well. the performance boost i got just from using super d is good enough for me. no more lag doing anything. from browsing, to navigation to using the text input.. nothing lags! (overclock widget helps too)

    • Manooti,

      Its interesting that you got a performance increase, actually. From what I understand it the SPL is just used to load the ROM, shouldn’t affect performance… but who knows, maybe it loads the ROM better by putting files in certain places? Odd but odder things have happened lol

  • Dave

    Unlockr: No luck. Still frozen on the G1 screen.

  • Kirtan

    Hey thanks for the detailed instructions, I followed the downgrade video, rooting video and loading a custom ROM video. Thank you very much. I am loving the 2.1 ROM. Amazing, THANKS again.

  • mike

    everything went well until i tried to load the update.zip file its says aborted nosuch file or directory

  • mike

    i fixed it never mind i got it to install but is it supposed to look the same do i have to download the themes or wat?

  • James

    Quick question.. if i do the one click root and then these steps will i have root access. Where i can overclock the processor and use wifi tethering?

  • glfpunk

    Just curious, when rooting the mytouch, the spl and radio sections it says to skip. A lot of the roms I look at say you have to have a specific radio and spl installed, is this true or can I just load the new roms?

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  • Romero

    I am so confused. I’ve been wanting to root my G1 for the longest time but keep chickening out. Now that I’m really reading everything on your site and want to begin the process I’m starting to chicken out again because I feel like I might do something wrong and mess up my phone. In the one click rooting process I have to load a new radio and load a new spl on my G1 right once I’ve downgraded back to cupcake right? Well I want a Hero ROM and I have no idea which one to use, I don’t know what recovery image will allow me to load a Hero ROM, I don’t know if I’m supposed to keep the Amon Ras recovery image from your site or am I supposed to use the Cyanongen v1.4 recovery image, will I ever have to change my radio and spl again after I am rooted and start flashing ROMs? I am all over the place and scared shitless. I really don’t want to screw up my phone. I might cry. I need some serious help. PPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEE!!!

    • Romero,

      I’ve setup this procedure so that when you are done you will be able to load the majority of ROMs (including the Hero ROM you want most likely).
      Downgrade to cupcake using that procedure (there is nothing that can go wrong there as we are using official updates etc from HTC).
      Then download Flashrec and flash the custom recovery we have for you here.
      Then use that custom recovery to flash the radio we have here.
      Then use it to flash the SPL we have here.
      Then use it to flash the Hero ROM you want.
      Done!

      Just read the procedure carefully as you go and use the video as a visual aid and you will be fine 🙂

  • Romero

    Thank you dearly. Now in the case that I’m special ed and mess up or do something wrong how would I get my phone back to the way it was?

    • Romero,

      You would simply use the How To Unroot procedure for you phone to get back to square one. Good luck!

  • Romero

    Thank you dearly. It was actually a piece of cake. Now I know I’m not special ed and can follow directions…lol… I am rooted and loving it to death. Thanks so much for these how to’s. I was wondering if you know if on the Hero ROMS if the HTC IME Keyboard supports multi touch typing? Cause that does make typing on a touch screen keyboard alot better right if it supports multi touch? Thanks again.

  • Romero

    How do I know which ROMs will allow me to do Apps2SD?? If I just do it will it break my phone?

    • Romero,

      Go look at the page you download the ROM from (there is usually a changelog for the different versions). You will see “supports Auto Apps2SD” or something like that. You can always run it manually (it’s just a bit more complicated), just make sure you have an ext2/3/or 4 partition on your sdcard BEFORE you begin (just so you know none of it will “break” your phone, just boot into recovery first and do a nandroid backup, this way if anything goes wrong you can boot back into recovery and do a nandroid restore to undo all of it).

  • Romero

    Okay so my Amon Ras recovery just changed to what the hell I don’t know. It won’t from having all the options I could possibly need to things either missing or in different categories. Do I have to reflash the recovery image now?

    • Romero,

      What did you do to get rid of it? Partitioning your card shouldn’t have done anything of the sort lol
      Look for our How To Flash a Recovery Image procedure and use that to reflash it.

  • Kalia

    I did everything correctly.Then I got to the reboot screen by pressing Home and Power. I clicked on “Apply sdcard:update.zip” and the following message came up:
    Build RAv1.2.1G
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:No Signature (495 files)
    E: Verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    Help?!?!

    • Kalia,

      Try redownloading the update.zip file.

  • Kalia

    I downloaded a different update.zip and reloaded it to the memory card a couple times. And I am still getting the same error message.
    Im getting really frustrated now.
    Please help….

  • Romero

    Oh God. I went through all the options on the recovery and it says that I’m running v1.5.2. It looks like it compressed everything. I have main categories and then everything else just sorted into subcategories. So I’m assuming it just organized itself or something like that…lol… I’m trying not to read too far into it…lol… I don’t want to scare myself. I’m still having a hard time getting Apps2SD to work but I’m still trying. I just think I’m missing something and I don’t know what it is. Do you know what the Danger SPL is? If so do you know if I need it? Also what is a Kernel? What does it do? I saw this really cool Legend Rom for the G1 and it’s saying something about a 3D Kernel. But I don’t know what it does or where to get it or even install it.

  • jay

    i rooted my mytouch witha hero rom and now the rom is mad blurry what i do wrong:?

    • Jay,

      Some Hero ROMs do that. Download and flash a different ROM.

  • jay

    ok thanks bud i was kind of worried..what rom u suggest:?

  • Greg C

    Not really sure what happened or what went wrong but… now my phone is stuck on the MyTouch 3g screen. Sucks. Followed all the steps… even unrooted to get back all the way to Android 1.5 and went from there. Everything was good until I tried flashing Eclair 2.0.2-v1.4r2…. anyone know anything that would help? Or am I screwed?

    • Greg C,

      Don’t panic 🙂 If you can get to either recovery or bootloader screen your phone is fine.
      Getting stuck at the logo is a common problem. Most of the time it can be fixed by doing the following:

      1. Reformat the memory card (also check to see if the ROM requires partitions for it to work properly, i.e. Swap, Ext2, and Fat32. If this is the case then partition your card before continuing in the recovery screen).
      2. Then since you just partitioned/formatted your card, you need to put the ROM you want back on it.
      3. Then select Wipe Data/Factory Reset in Recovery Mode (most ROMs require this before you flash them)
      4. Then flash the ROM again.

      Repeat a few times if it doesn’t work the first time.
      Good luck!

  • Alexx

    i followed all your instruction n first it got sucked on the tmobile g1 logo and it wouldnt come of until about 15 minutes and now its stuck on the htc screen logo from the hero rom did i do something wrong plz help would really apreciate it…

    • Alexx,

      Boot into recovery, Wipe Data and reflash the ROM.

  • Buddy

    Help???

    My phone HTC G1 is tuck in the loading mode at the G1 Screen. I was finishing loading the custom ROM and turned the phone off and tried to reboot and the phone froze. I reformatted the sd and reinstalled the DREAIM-R29 file, but I cannot get the Home and power button to allow me to re open. All I get to is the fozen screen G1 while booting?

    Thanks,

    • Buddy,

      Read the reported issue for stuck on logo screen below the procedure.

  • Scott

    okay so i just rooted my phone usuing your method and i installed my first rom which was the original 1.6 update with root for the g1 that was on your page. i did that one becuase i was not sure which to do right now. now i have an idea of the next rom i want for my g1 and it is from this website http://db.androidspin.com/android_developer_display.asp?developerid=72 now it says i need the danger spl and all that other stuff so from what i have now how do i get what i need and what is the prosess that i need to do it in. or can you suggest a really good rom that has CAR HOME and all the other NORMAIL FEATURES. and I’m not sure if you do this but could you email me on what i need to do step by step AT FERRARILOVER1950@YAHOO>COM. i got this far (finally rooted) without bricking my phone and i dont want to mess it up on the final step. thank you so much THE UNLOCKR

  • Scott

    also do you know why i cant upddate google maps on the rooted 1.6 software. its the android dev 1 software so it should work right? it says “package file was not signed correctly” everytime i try updating it. it did the same thing when i installed the T-mobile Vocie plus beta for the g1 that T-mobile pushed out a little while ago. again not sure if you would know why its doing that but if you did that would be awesome and if you could email me all the info i would really apriciate it. sometimes i forget to keep checking this for responces and then when i do check it there are tons and tons of new responces and i have to try to sift threw them to find mine.

  • Hamad

    Hello unlockr
    I am sorry if I posted again, but I just dint remember were I posted on the comments section. I have a mytouch 3g from tmobilethat cam with1.6 already installed. I followed ur steps to unroot to 1.5 the. I rooted with the2 image image files all went smoothly untill I tried to load a hero rom from ur download section but no luck I tried it a few times but it saying I installation aborted due to the file can not be found on sdcard. I renamed and added the .zip still same error also I wiped before installing update.
    Please help I spent around 3 hours trying to load custom rom no luck what should I do

  • Buddy

    Unlockr,

    Thank you for takingthe time to reply. I have tried the procdure at least 10 times and it still freezes? I have also found posts were you said to leave it frozen and on for at least 10 miutes and then reformat the sdcard to fat32 aand load the dreaimg. file only on the sdcard after format. I have tried this 5 times and it is still going to the G1 and stopping. Any suggestions?

    Thanks again.

  • Jarrett Tang

    Ok major help needed once i got the rom of choice since it can only hold one google account is there away to change the google account???

  • Eddie

    Unlockr,

    I’ve followed your steps to load the MLIGN Hero v3.3 rom and it works fine!! Now I want to switch to KingsKlick KiNgxKxKlair Eclair Hero 2.1 v1.3 – will i be able to install this rom using this this method or do i have to use a different recovery image in order to install this?

    Thanks in advance!!!

  • SHAI

    PLEASE HELP ME! I have been sitting on my computer rooting my mytouch thinking it would do any good. First, it didnt. I wanted the hero rom and its not working. When I do it it says failure, didnt aboard. PLZ HELP

  • IR_A_u_IL

    Hey,

    I did the one click rooting system you guys have and now i have 2 problems,

    1 the recovery screen has 3 commands and they are blue insted of the other ones you guys show that are green
    2 when loading the spl file that you guys recommended and and it says fail like E:No signature (5files)
    E:Verification failed
    installation aborted

    can you plz help i need to use my phone and i would like it to use a Hero ROM

    So yea plz help and Thank you guys

  • Marc

    Can i just add a custom ROM right away or does it have to be from your android download link first?

    • Marc,

      You can add whatever ROM you want (so long as it is for your phone). The ROMs section on our site has been preselected with ROMs we KNOW work on your phone is all.
      Make sure you do the whole procedure first though, then when it says to goto our Downloads section get a ROM somewhere else if you want.
      Good luck!

  • Buddy

    Not to be a whinner here, but how come no on replies to the questions of what to do when the phone is only going to the G1 and then freezing? I have tried to do what was suggested at least 25 times and always get the same results? Does this mean the phone is “Bricked”? It says on this page several times that if the phone will start to boot and then freezes at G1 it is not brickec? Can anyone offer information.

  • geraldo

    i am unable to load a custom image. i have radio 2.22.23.02 and hboot 0.95.0000. I have tried before to do the unroot then the one click root then i did the radio change and the spl change and my phone bricked. it was stuck on the g1 screen.I have now swapped the motherboard with a different phone. My radio is still the same and so it the hboot. how can i root my phone from here without bricking it or load a custom image. i saw one that would allow me to ext2 ext3 ext4. can you help so i dont brick another phone. i know it was bricked cuz i was unable to home+power or power+camera reset. thank you so much

    • Geraldo,

      You just need to make sure you flash the right radio (the one listed in the post), and then load the spl (the correct one listed here), then go straight to loading a custom rom. You also need to make sure that you let the phone reboot when it says it needs to “to complete the installation”.
      Other than that just go slowly and make sure you read the procedure precisely. Good luck!

  • geraldo

    i forgot to mention that when i reboot with power+camera i only get the rainbow screen and no option to do anything else. i press every button after that and i am unable to the step where you can do a full reset.

    • Geraldo,

      Just do the procedure as it is written. It won’t have an option to do anything unless the dreaming.nbh fill is on the root of your sd card then you boot into that mode and it will find the update and ask you to upped. If it doesn’t find it, then format your sd card and put the file back on it after and try again (read the reported issues for more information).
      Once you do that you’ll be at RC29, then you upgrade to cupcake (see the unroot procedure linked in the beginning of this procedure). After that use the how to root and flash the custom recovery image. Then come here and flash the radio first then the spl, then a custom rom. That’s it. Good luck!

  • X3R0CO07

    hi im trying to load the rom from your website but everytime i wipe the data and apply sdcard:update.zip it tells me
    E:no signature (2960 files)
    E:verification Faild

    installation abort

    what can i do about that

    • X3R0CO07,

      Did you do the How To Root procedure? Did you flash a custom recovery? You should have multiple options besides apply sdcard update.zip so go redo that if you haven’t done it or if you are using the stock ! Symbol recovery screen.

  • warren

    How do I do these steps if my phone was one of the ones that had to use the gold card method to root it? My recovery screen doesn’t have the fat: files so what do I do now. I want to ad a custom rom to bypass the errors I’m getting about the kernel when trying to use the wifi tether app. Please advise. thanks

    • Warren,

      What phone do you have? If your have a mytouch with a 3.5mm headphone jack on it, you have a mytouch 1.2 NOT a mytouch. So look for the MyTouch 1.2 procedures in our How Tos section at the top of the page.

  • warren

    I have a mytouch 3g without the 3.5mm jack, but I had to go through all the GoldCard procedures to get mine rooted. Now I need a rom that with work with the wifi tether that I can add without unrooting it. Is it possible?

  • warren

    is there any other way to get around the kernel error when downloading the wifi tether app to create a hotspot on your mytouch 3g, other than updating the rom?

  • warren

    my phone came standard with the 1.6 software on it.

    • Warren,

      You have the new mytouch with the 3.5mm headphone jack at the top. I dont believe their is a kernel that will work for that phone and allow wifi tethering. You have to wait until someone creates the kernel then you can flash it or a rom that is based on it.
      Google Wifi tether and the google code page that comes up is the home of the wifi tethering app people, they should put the kernel there once someone makes it.

  • warren

    Thanks for the update. I’m still a little confused though, I know the mytouch 3g I have doesn’t have the 3.5mm jack built into the top of the phone. It came with an adapter so I could use 3.5mm headphones but no hardware that is built in. I’m not sure if they just updated all of the most recent mytouch 3g’s with the new software or not, but my def doesn’t have the jack. I have been unlocking phones for some time now (iphones & Blackberry’s) So when I was going through your tutorials I was really confused because my phone was acting like the 3.5mm jack mytouch , without actually having one on it. If you think there is anything else I can try to get the tethering going please let me know, If not I appreciate all the help. Thanks

    • Warren,

      Interesting… thanks for the info. I’ll look into it.. These procedures need to be updated a bit anyway this week.
      Can you goto your phones About in settings and post some of the info there? (Firmware version baseband etc, dont post your imei or phone specific info).

  • Marc

    i have the mytouch 3g. All i need is a 32b ROM or is there more specifics needed? Thanks for the first answer you gave me

    • Marc,

      32b roms will work, you can see our top favorites list by clicking on downloads at the top of the site, then click on android then the mytouch (not mytouch 1.2).

  • Jose Luna

    I can’t get past the Vodafone screen when tryint to get in recovery, i used to goldcard method to root my phone

    Sapphire PVT 32B
    H-boot 1.33.0009
    Radio-3.22.20.17

    Not sure if this is relevent, kinda new to this rooting

  • Jose Luna

    I am using the original mytouch 3g with software V1.5

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  • gridlock1024

    Hey,

    I was using superD rom and decided to flash to the MLIGN rom…I got a new memory card and partitioned it to 96mb Swap, 512 ext2 and rest for Fat32 then wiped data and wiped ext, the repaired ext and flashed rom. Halfway through I got a Failure at line 80 error and installation was aborted….PLEASE HELP!!

    • lmt125

      I was wondering if you got a solution to this problem? I have the superD but don’t have apps2sd on my current sd card. Wanted to switch to a bigger capacity and was thinking exactly what you have but keeping the superd…any suggestions?

      • Search the site for How To Swap a MicroSd and you’ll find what you need 🙂

  • Bri

    PLEASE HELP ME

    I’ve used your website for rooting my Mytouch 3G and even uploading the hero ROMS and everything has worked great!

    I wanted to change ROMS to I tried the Eclair and I followed your instructions on how to add a ROM but now my phone wont let me get pass the green mytouch 3g screen…..

  • Taten

    I used your updated more simplified way of setting my phone but the update way does not show how to make it so you can save your apps on your SD card should I use this process?

    SO SO VERY CONFUSED!!!!!!

    Just want to save apps to SD card that’s all.

  • michael

    help me pleaseeee when i try to load the radio it says 1 finging update package
    2 opening update package
    E:cant open /sdcard/update.zip(no such file or directory)
    installation aborted.

    • Michael,

      That means the file isn’t on the root of the SD card or it is not named update.zip…
      If you are rooted with a custom recovery image then you should be clicking flash zip from SD and choosing the radio .zip file.

  • Jay

    I notice that there are alot of hero roms for the my touch 3g but i wanted the one with multi touch and with multi touch on the home screen are any of the 4 on the section of my touch roms like that?

  • Jay

    o well i guess its just android 2.1 with sense ui so are there any you suggest?

  • Ted

    Great instructions guys,
    I have a question after I loaded the new rom my phone got really slow, is this normal or do I need to do somthing else?

  • Ted

    Why is my wi-fi not working and my phone will not rotate key pad horizontal?

    • dcogen

      Ted,

      Depends on the rom you loaded. You’d have to check the developers rom page for their known bugs etc. All else fails, flash a different rom.

  • Oscar

    ok so i just flashed the hero rom onto my mytouch.,..
    but i did it a different way.. i didnt go to the command prompt and did the steps.. i just clicked on the option that it came with to update from sd card..
    it all went succesfull until the phone came up to the setup screen….the screen comes out blurry unable to read it…
    do u guys have any idea what it could be??? do i have to follow the steps on the vid???

  • mistrdirt

    quick question what radio and spl and used in this?

  • Breck

    Unlockr I just loaded same radio what do i do downgrade back to 26i or just keep going

  • after flashing the spl, my phone is bricked. can even go onto the recovery screen when press power and home. cant downgrade when press camera and power.

  • after flashing the spl, my phone is bricked. can even go onto the recovery screen when press power and home. cant downgrade when press camera and power.