Cyanogenmod on HTC Hero
24 Nov 2012
Today I installed Cyanogenmod on an old HTC HERO (GSM) phone I had lying about.
I followed the guide called ClockworkMod here.
It didn’t work the first time, I got an error in the last step which said “Illegal instruction /data/local/flas…” and when I tried to boot into the recovery mode I got stuck on a screen that looked like this.
Then I found this old forum thread which solved the problem for me.
For me, it was something about the flash_image binary. The one downloaded from HTC Hero Full Update wiki page was causing this. Later I’ve found different flash_image binary on CyanogenMod Flash_Image wiki, and that one worked for me. – unj
When I switched to the flash image mentioned in the post the problem went away.