**originally posted this in the HTC Sprint forum and felt i might be better served in this forum** I was hoping to find info on how to update my Hero, sprint, as i have had it stock since Jan 2010. i ahve read a few posts from "all things root" and this forum but am still 'mystified' so to say about everything over all. Model #= HTC Hero Firmware= 1.5 Baseband= 1.04.01.09.21 kernel ver.= 2.6.27-533ce29d htc-kernel build #= 1.56.651.2 CL85027 release keys software= 1.56.651.2 hardware= 0002 now i dont know what this all means except i think it is telling me that i am on sprint ver. 1.56.x but there is a 2.xx build out for update??! is this phone rootable? it is stock to my knowledge asi havent had anything done to it since i got it in my posession from a carrier dealer. settings> system updates> i only have firmware/update profile/update PRL..........why dont i have a htc update OS type function? i dont want the update from sprint that will deny 'rooting' my phone and am happy with the apps i am running (easytether espec.)....... --so is there an update to get me better functionality, from sprint, without losing 'root' ability? --is there a non-sprint OS version to get (is that the whole root thing) that is safe but doesnt gimp the phone?? Thanks for helping me understand this and advice to give!!