The Hero got the 2.1 update which is a downloadable 118MB "FULL" ROM...not an upgrade. It wipes the phone but no big deal. Both HTC and Sprint have it for Hero jockeys to download. They flash the phone like anyone who has done the 2.1 leak. It was made available right away without the "OTA over 13 days" bullcrap. I guess I'm confused since the Eris & Hero are pretty much twin phones hardware wise. Why couldn't they do a complete ROM for the Eris the same way? That would have solved any issues with hboot for the leakers...I guess I'm just curious.