Just a heads up, it sounds (speculatively) that HTC has finished their bugfix release and is just waiting on Sprint to give the go-ahead to release it to the public. Note that this is *not* Android 2.0, but a release to fix the common bugs that have been reported (most notably the battery issues caused by the Messages app) Again, this is speculative, coming from this poster on the Sprint forum who 'spoke with an HTC tech': Sprint Community : Good News On Update for HTC Hero from... *NOTICE FOR ROOT USERS* There's no word on whether this will be an OTA update or not, but considering the scope of Sprint it's likely. *DO NOT* install the update if you wish to keep root access, at least until it's been verified that it does not close our root-hole. Again nothing certain but it seems very likely that HTC will be plugging up the kernel bug that allowed us to escalate privleges to root, thus undoing our rootability. You should also modify your Firmware update settings ( Menu -> Settings -> Security -> Firmware download ) to be set to 'prompt' or 'never'. From a developer standpoint, it should be rather easy to modify the updates to keep root access, while still rolling in all the bugfixes. This should be released shortly after the 'real' update as a custom ROM. Also worth following this thread at XDA for updates: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=582577 I'll try to roll the important info here when it comes in.