Originally Posted by cabbie
rooting the Hero for your wife's phone is fortunately an extremely easy task compared to the EVO since its been out far longer. FreshKitchen for hero by flipz (who does Fresh for EVO as well) has a program that auto-roots it, which is what I used: Hero CDMA Geek For Me – Sprint Evo 4g & CDMA Hero
Flipz is making a FreshKitchen for the EVO now and the beta should be released soon, though!
If anyone has ideas on what might be added to this thread as far as bare basics on terminology and such, post them and I could add them.
OP updated with benefits of rooting
It's funny because I just got an EVO for myself and the HERO for my wife. The main reason I'm looking into rooting is because of the terrible battery life. But I am very nervous about the process. I'm just learning about all of it. If I do this is there any way to restore to factory settings if the phone does brick? I'm really not a smart cookie when it comes to this stuff so I need some advice and suggestions. Thanks.