Last Updated: Nov 09,2010
This is a good place to start to read first, as posted by Kelmar
Sprint Hero - All Things Root
Root FAQ - Root FAQ
How To Root 1.5 or 2.1 - How-To Root a Sprint Hero
How To Flash a Custom ROM - How To Flash a Custom ROM
I was nervous at first, too. Do A LOT of reading until you are comfortable with it, then go for it. Better battery life, almost no lag, more phone features. I love my phone now. I have rooted 4 of my friends' heros. They love it. Once you do one, you think, "what was so hard about that?" At least that's how I was. I am running CM6. Tried fresh and Zen, they were okay, look similar to factory, just don't lag like factory, and better battery. I always went back to CM6. If you flash CM6, I recommend getting Dialer One. The rom doesn't have a smart dialer.
Root, make a nandroid, and start flashing. You won't regret it.
Agree With FunkALunk -
I was nervous too.
But it is soooo easy to root & Unroot - one click and done.
Make a nandroid(backup)
Download ROM Manger -
Pick a Rom -
And If you make a Nandroid (rom backup) you can always revert back to your phone EXACTLY how you had it !~
Don is gonna do it!!! Right Don!
Many people here to help with any questions you might have
Nandroid, nandroid, nandroid.... it may save you some day
DO NOT FLASH GSM ROMS OR THE WRONG RADIO
CDMA ROMS ONLY
i rooted my cdma htc hero and tried adding a custom rom and all i ever get is this...
I get this,
E:Can’t open /cache/recovery/command
–Install from sdcard…
Finding update package…
Opening update package…
Verifying update package…
E:signature verification failed
My cell is Rooted and on my sd card I have The Update zip file
So why isn’t it working? PLZ someone help me.
I have never been able to load a custom rom on my sprint htc hero
plz someone tell me what im doing wrong.
email me at email@example.com
Sounds like you have a bad file.....Redownload the file - HIGHLY recomment AOSPv.8 (jusr released - you will have to Flash VVM and gapps -
Soooo maybe start with NFX 10.14 release until you get the hang of it.
Do you have ROM Manager?
No I don't.
Down load the FREE version from the Market -
Run your clock work mod recovery -
Make a Nandroid if you don't have one already.
Then install rom from SD card. Wipe/Clear -
if it still doesn't work....you have a bad Rom - Make another copy and try again.
What ROM are you installing?
Looks like this kind of got hijacked. Back to the original question....I was on the fence for the longest time. You can search for my posts and see. Anyway, I rooted and installed CM6. GREATEST thing I ever did with this phone. I was hating it and now it is wonderful. As many told me, it is really not that big a deal, go ahead and do it.
Could you provide me with some help in Rooting and Intercept.
You mean...an intercept....as in Samsung - ?
I am reading up on it now.
My wife is very frustrated with her phone.
Doesn't sound like there are any Custom ROMs out there YET!
So all you can do is remove bloat where and swap kernals.
You realize this is the HTC Hero forum, right? You might try reading and or posting here Intercept Forum
THank you for all the info. One more question. HOW do I make a nandroid? what all does it need to include? I just don't want to forget aanything and screw my phone up. Will rooting void my warranty
First Step - Root Your Phone.
Step two - Download ROM Manager from the Market (free works fine)
Step Three - Open ROM Manger and Flash Clockwork Recovery (first option you see in Rom Manager
Step 4 - Scroll down in Rom Manager to backup and restore section.
Click Backup current Rom - Let it do its thing and then it will reboot.
You now have a Nandroid backup, That is set up EXACTLY (includes apps widgets wallpaper settings etc) as it was when you made the Nandroid.
You can now flash Custom Roms Worry Free (just no gsm) - if something goes wrong - Boot into recovery (hold volume down and power when phone is off) and flash your nandroid.
Rooting will void your warranty but as long as you keep that nandroid of your stock rom, you can flash that nandroid back to stock anytime you need it. FYI, you can also run the RUU and your phone would show no signs of being rooted You would just have to root again if you so choose
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