Are you bored of your stocked HTC Inspire 4G and want more feature? Well there are many people out their that root there phone.
What is a rooted phone? A rooted phone makes you a Superuser in other words an administrator like on windows operating systems. Rooting only can be done on Android phones. You might of heard the term jail breaking, but that is the term used to hack Iphone or other Apple base systems.
***Rooting of a phone you can BRICK the phone if you do not follow the instructions carefully. A BRICK phone is one that does not boot or gets stuck booting (Soft Brick). The tips I give here, the authors of the hack kit, Rom, Rom addons, and radio are not responsible for your Actions. Root At Your Own Risk. Rooting voids the warranty on the phone, but you can unroot the phone to make it stock if you do not brick it.***
The Android OS is based on the Linux OS. Which is open source software.
The first thing is to root the phone. I used the Ace Hack Kit Click on the link to get to the forum page of the author of the hack kit.
Next I put a custom Rom on it using Android Revolution 4G and updating the radio suggested by the Mike the author of the ROM by using a method that is safer way to flash a radio than his way. Click on this link http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1002226 to use this method I will supply the file used so you do not have to do all the work. Radio used for Android Revolution 4G Android Revolution 4G Radio (302).
You have to use ClockworkMod recovery to install the extras. I have HTC Sense 3.0 components installed. Android Revolution HD Sense 3.0 All in one 5.1.x v.0.3 (157) with USB Connection Interface, Streak LW, Weather 0.13, Lock-Screen 0.15, SMS Bubble Interface & APM
I changed how my battery meter looks like top is the addon bottom is orignal
Download this from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=894837 or you can download it from here Android Revolution HD Battery Meter (104).
Now my Recommended Apps:
- AVG Anti-Virus App
- Titanium Backup ★ root (I have the pro version key)
- Documents To Go (I have the full version license app)
- Hands-Free Voice Dialer : CD+ (Purchased)
- ³ (aka Cubed) This app is used with the Hands-Free Voice Dialer : CD+ to use voice commands with this music player.
- Barcode Scanner
- Out of Milk
- Emergency Information: ICE (In Case of Emergency) Plus (Purchased)
- No-frills CPU Control
- Super Box -10+ tools in 1 app
I have many more apps but these are the ones I would recommend as a must have on your phone. I use Google Voice so I have that app installed. For my hands free device I use a Jabra SP700.
Feel free to ask questions on how I did this or if I used certain apps