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Topic # 90242 17-Sep-2011 00:50
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Hi guys,

Is it possible to update the phone to 2.2 (or similar). If so can anyone point in the right direction on how to do so.


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  Reply # 522218 17-Sep-2011 01:30
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There is a 2.2 rom but there are some bugs and things not working yet:

Frozen Zodiac Juice Froyo ROM by Cedric
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=937389

Theire is also a heavily modified 2.1 rom called Pro Celestial which is good:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=741643

Both of these require "rooting" the phone and flashing the new rom so you need to be down with voiding warranties.

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  Reply # 522298 17-Sep-2011 12:03
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+1 to Pro Celestial. Very good rom, much faster and more responsive than stock.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 522324 17-Sep-2011 14:03
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Thanks guys!!

Im a late adopter to the whole android thing and picked up one of these 845's brand new for $100 to see what they were like. Not too fussed about voiding warranty.

Will look in to the celestial thing.

Is "rooting" putting the file in a certain directory on the microSD?

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  Reply # 522328 17-Sep-2011 14:16
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*Jono*:

Is "rooting" putting the file in a certain directory on the microSD?

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Nah, "rooting" is giving you super-user permissions like most linux distros

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  Reply # 522340 17-Sep-2011 14:57
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If you're referring to something talking about the root of your sd card (put this file on the root of your sd card) it just means on the card, not in any folder.

Rooting the phone is, as mentioned above, gaining root access (administrator rights) to the file system.

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  Reply # 522390 17-Sep-2011 16:08
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*Jono*: Thanks guys!!

Im a late adopter to the whole android thing and picked up one of these 845's brand new for $100 to see what they were like. Not too fussed about voiding warranty.

Will look in to the celestial thing.

Is "rooting" putting the file in a certain directory on the microSD?

Cheers
Jono


Get "z4root". It works perfectly on the 845.

There will be a link to it on XDA-developers.com. If you haven't signed there yet, do it. :-)  

As for z4root, Google kicked it out of the Market...for waddeva...Its a great app.




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  Reply # 522469 17-Sep-2011 21:13
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wow thanks guys. A lot ive got to get schooled up on! Let the fun begin!

Will give it all a go and see how i get on.


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