02
May
DamageControl 2.08

damageless and TrevE, the developers behind the DamageControl ROM which brings Android 2.1 to Sprint HTC Hero CDMA, have been silently working on a new version of the ROM for the last few weeks.

DamageControl 2.08

Yesterday night, the world saw the newly updated ROM v2.08 finally go live with the following changelog:

    Changelog v2.08:
  • New DConfig tweaker tool
  • Theme Server
  • New beefed up apps2sd. If any errors are encountered post /data/dcboot.log
  • Scheduler tweaks
  • Working Friendsync
  • Gallery3d fully working
  • Newer XDA keyboard
  • Fixed sprint NFL
  • Optimized Even more/Cleaned up directories
  • Connection tweaks
  • Fixed Facebook sync
  • Ring delay fixes
  • More dalvik tweaks
  • Potential audio fix & battery life fix

**First boot will take awhile if upgrading. Clears dalvik & fixes uids

If facebook sync doesn't show up in friendstream in friendstream press menu, settings, accounts & sync, facebook for htc sense & turn on sync live feed.

DamageControl 2.08 DamageControl 2.08 

This is a very impressive release and we, Hero owners, thank damageless for all his incredible work.

The update does take a long time to install, so be patient. If it still doesn't work, you may need to do a wipe and a clean install (I probably have to do this because it never flashes correctly and gets stuck at the load screen forever).

I'm not sure what kind of tweaks can be done with the DConfig tool or what a Theme Server is exactly, as I haven't been able to do a successful upgrade from 2.07.2 yet.

Update: I found the source of the problem - the ROM Manager's current Clockwork recovery image v 1.8.1.1 is bad and hangs when rebooting into recovery. Either downgrade it or upgrade it to an experimental version 1.8.1.3 which boots OK. After I updated the recovery image, the upgrade went through OK.

DamageControl 2.08 DamageControl 2.08

The Next Version?

Having just released 2.08, damageless and TrevE already started teasing us with what they have planned for the next version:

DamageControl 2.08

Looking forward to that!

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Ytalo

    Hello!.. I try to install the ROM, but this is what i got when i went to the (house +power button) restart and try to install the ROM from my sd card:

    E: can't open /cache/recovery/command

    --Install from sdcard...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Verifying update package...
    E:No signature (5 files)
    E:Verification failed
    Installation aborted

    You have any tips? I am running a Sprint Htc Hero and I have little knowledge of programing and that sort of stuff

    Thanks

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, the 2.08 version wasn't signed for some reason, but the workaround is easy - there is an option in the recovery image to ignore signature verification errors. I think it's somewhere in the Install ROM menu - poke around (I'm talking about the boot app here, not ROM Manager).

      • Ytalo

        Thanks... I guess I have to unroot and re-root my phone to see if anything happens..

  • dataun Green

    I just downloaded the DC V2.08 and I installed wireless tether and it wont work, before I was just rooted without a rom and it worked just fine, now it gets stuck on a blank SU request screen. any help please!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      There is a known issue where you lose your network on the phone if you start wifi-tether but you can easily fix it by stopping and starting the mobile network (I just pulled out a widget to do that and put it next to the wifi-tether app). This issue was reported to both wifi-tether and damageless.

      Now, your issue doesn't seem to be the same - I never get a blank SU request screen... not sure what to tell you... I got a proper screen with 4 always/yes/no/never buttons the very first time when I just flashed 2.07.2. May I recommend posting this to the DamageControl forum?

  • Angel

    Hey can someone help me? I already have the 2.07 version installed but, when I tried to install 2.08 it does not install. Rom manager says its installing and I did the backup and wipe to install. Yet I still have 2.07.