First off, major thanks to Just2sexy for the excellent rooting guide! Good stuff mate After reading the news that the official 2.1 update had been pushed back yet again to June, my patience finally failed and I decided to root my Hero this afternoon. With a little help from the forum and using Just2sexy's guide, it was fairly straightforward (though I did manage to install a 1.5 ROM first ... lol). Really pleased with it so far, using ROM Villain 5.2, and I'm starting to re-install my apps. To celebrate, I drove home using turn-by-turn Google Navigation (with voice) .. and when I got home I was presented with Streetview! SIMPLY OUTSTANDING! Can't believe I left it so long to root.