Ok, SO.... I am sooooo excited and proud of my self...... As you all can tell from my massive post count, I haven't been here long... In fact I've only had my Hero since mar 13. I've never had a smartphone before and I'm VERY happy with my phone. Ever day I'm still finding new lil quirks and tweaks on it and I get all fuzzy about it again. Now I've also been impatiently waiting for the 2.x update to roll out and got really excited about the leak. I thought to myself "hey, worth checking out" I had NOOOO idea what rooting was & had never really "hacked" anything. But I wanted those live wallpapers and speach to text and sadly I'm not quite a good enough salesman to afford the N1. I wouldn't really trust someone I don't know to root & flash my phone, & I sure as hell don't trust any of the "ra-*****" I know to do it.That left me with a spooky descision.... try & do it my self and risk turning my baby into a pretty paper weight... . I spent 5 1/2 hours reading everything I could on rooting, flashing and mod'ing the hero on this & 3 other forums and I'm proud to announce, I did it! It's all really thanks to ccapasso for his amazingly comprehensive guide to rooting (http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-sprint-hero/38911-guide-root-rom-faq-tutorial.html), and to flipz for the awesome work he (and others) did on the ROM (Download: Fresh Rom 2.0d | visual voicemail + a2sd + lwp Geek For Me – Android CDMA Sprint Hero). Granted I haven't been able to mess with it a whole lot (cuz I was up til 6 am stressing myself out over it) but the only "bug" i've found so far is that the live wallpapers don't seem to respond to me interacting with them. (kinda dissappointing, but I can live with that)The speech2text is working great in the built in text app, as well as Handcent. Also in the browser (not just google search but even log in fields) and of course Google Nav. If I come across anything I'll post here (as well as let flipz know) So, just thought I'd throw out there, if you're lookin for an easy way to root & upgrade to 2.1 those are the links to follow!!!!!