The number 1 step is to buy a bag of Sand.. 1. You open the bag of sand, take some out and you set it next to your HTC Hero Sprint phone. 2. You sprinkle some sand on it every 15 secs, make sure it's 1 Tbs of sand. Anything more will brick your phone. 3. Once you know there's enough sand, you can actually use a shovel to remove the sand from your phone. 4. Do not try to throw your phone in a sand box, it will not work. 5. If you followed all my steps on how to root your phone the properly way, your will see that your phone has been rooted.