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

1,067 thoughts on “How To: Load a Custom ROM, Load Hero, and/or Setup Apps2SD onto Your G1 or MyTouch 3G (Best Method)”

  1. 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

    1. 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…

  2. 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?

  3. 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?

  4. 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??

  5. 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?

  6. 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?

  7. 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

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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..

    1. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.?”

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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???

  18. 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?

    1. 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!

  19. 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?

  20. Unlockr,

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

  21. 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…

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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. =/

  25. 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?

  26. 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?

  27. 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

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

  29. 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,

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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!

  35. 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

  36. 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!

    1. 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).

  37. 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

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

  39. 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

  40. 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????

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

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

    Installation aborted.”

  44. 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..

  45. @ 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???

  46. @ 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

  47. 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

  48. @ 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

  49. 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

  50. 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…

  51. 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

  52. 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..

  53. 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.

    1. 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

  54. 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?

    1. 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.

  55. 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

    1. 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!

  56. 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.

    1. 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!

  57. 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.

    1. 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).

  58. 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.

  59. 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 🙁

    1. 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 🙂

  60. 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?

    1. 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

  61. 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

    1. 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

  62. 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.”

    1. 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.

  63. 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?

  64. 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

  65. 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 ?

    1. 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

  66. 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..

  67. 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

    1. 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

  68. 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?

  69. 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??

    1. 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.

  70. 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!!!

    1. 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!

  71. @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?

  72. 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.

  73. 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?

    1. 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…

  74. 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!

    1. 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.

  75. 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

    1. 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.

  76. 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

    1. 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.

  77. 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?

    1. 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.

  78. 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….

    1. 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

  79. 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?

    1. 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

    1. 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).

  80. 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!

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

    1. 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.

  83. 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?!

    1. 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.

  84. 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..

  85. 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.

    1. 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.

  86. 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?

    1. 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!

  87. 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

    1. 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.

  88. 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

    1. 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!

  89. 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.

  90. 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

    1. 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!

  91. 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..

    1. 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

  92. 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?

    1. 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!

  93. 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

    1. 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!

  94. 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?

    1. 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!)

  95. 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.

    1. 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!

  96. 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!

    1. 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).

  97. 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.

  98. 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!

  99. 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

    1. 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!

  100. 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.

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

    Thanks for all your support.

  102. 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?????

    1. 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…

  103. 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.

  104. 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…

    1. 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!

  105. 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

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  106. 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

  107. @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.

  108. @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.

    1. 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.

  109. 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

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

    1. 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!

  111. 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

    1. 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.

  112. 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?

  113. 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

  114. 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

    1. 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!

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

    a forum would be awesome !

  116. Hey Brand1ish,

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

  117. 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!

    1. 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…

  118. 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

    1. 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!

  119. 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???

  120. 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

    1. 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).

  121. 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?

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

    1. 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…

  123. 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

  124. 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

  125. The Unlockr

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

    Thanks for all your support.

  126. 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

  127. 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?

  128. 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.

  129. 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!

  130. 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.

  131. @ 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.

  132. @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

  133. @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 =)

  134. 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 .

    1. 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.

  135. 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?

  136. 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???

  137. 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!

  138. 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

  139. 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?

  140. 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 🙂

  141. 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 !!

  142. 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 .

  143. 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.

  144. 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?

  145. 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?

  146. 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 😀

  147. 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

  148. 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?

  149. 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?

  150. 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

  151. @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

  152. 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!!

  153. 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?

  154. 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

  155. 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

  156. 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…

    1. 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.

  157. 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…

    1. 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.

  158. 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?

    1. 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!

  159. 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.

  160. 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?

  161. 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

  162. 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

    1. 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.

  163. 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.

  164. 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 !!!

  165. 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!

  166. 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

    1. 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.

  167. 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

    1. 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.

  168. 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!?…..

  169. 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

  170. 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

  171. 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

  172. 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.

  173. 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

  174. 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

  175. 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?

  176. 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???

  177. 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.

  178. 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

  179. 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!

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

  181. 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???

  182. 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

  183. 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

  184. 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

  185. 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..

  186. 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.

    1. 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.

  187. 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..

  188. 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?

    1. 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.

  189. 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

  190. 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 =)

    1. 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.

  191. 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 =(

    1. 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!

  192. 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.!

  193. 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

  194. 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