HTC HERO Posts on XDA

HTC Hero Receives TWRP Port

The HTC Hero seems to be one of those HTC device that never completely loses it's following. A few weeks ago, we reported on the HTC Hero receiving both Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich ports.  To further back this up, we can report that the Hero has also received a TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) port....

Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich on the HTC Hero

Way back in 2009, HTC released their third Android smartphone, the HTC Hero. The device shipped with Android 1.5 (Cupcake) or 2.1 (Eclair). Yes, that's how long ago it was! In it's day, it was a very popular device here on XDA, attracting a good number of developers. But as with all older devices, it...

Easily Reboot Your USB Connected Android Device

Android development on Windows is far from ideal. However, thanks to new tools and utilities, many developers are finding ways to develop for Android with less strife.We've previously covered tools by XDA Senior Member regaw_leinad aimed at helping Android developers running Windows. First came the androlib.dll library, which allowed Windows to more easily communicate with...

Ice Cream Sandwich Ports Progress Report

Ice Cream Sandwich ports are highly sought after, given the hype and price of the phone that runs it. However, providing there is support behind development, there is every chance you can run it on your device. This article is here to list the current ICS ports on our most popular  forums and their individual...

Nexus One “Too Old” for ICS? Get Real! AOSP-Based Builds Arrive for Various Devices!

Google's Mobile Product Manager Hugo Barra recently stated that the company had no plans to update the Nexus One to Ice Cream Sandwich, citing that the handset was simply too old to run the newer operating system. Many users felt unnecessarily abandoned, believing that a former flagship device under 2 years old could hardly be...

Sense Zero Ported To More Devices – Eris, Sapphire, and Hero GSM Owners Rejoice!

It certainly didn't take long. If you recall yesterday, we published an article about a port of the HTC Pico's Rom to the Hero CDMA. This port came loaded with a lighter qvga version of the brand new Sense 3.5, which is also referred to as Sense Zero. We said that we were probably going...

Sense 3.5 Ported For The HTC Hero!

Well, things seem to be coming down nicely for Sense 3.5, which we have already seen in a myriad of devices such as the HD2, the EVO 4G, Desire Z, Desire HD, and a few others. Well, it seems that XDA member flashinglights came across the dump of a new upcoming device called the HTC Pico, which...

Honeycomb Ported to Hero CDMA

It seems that HTC made some pretty decent devices over the last couple of years. Most notably, there was one that was heavily awarded because of its very powerful (back then) specs. We are talking about the HTC Hero and the reason we bring it up is because this old champ refuses to throw the...

Sensible Gingerbread Aims to Revitalize Your (HTC) Hero

HTC Hero users out there, did you think that your Android-based future was nearing the end of its life? While the telecom providers may want you to think so, we here at XDA are by your side to delay your device's obsolescence! To that end, XDA forum member thoughtlesskyle has just what you're looking for.Though quite...

2.6.35 Kernel Successfully Ported To Hero CDMA

Getting an Android device to work is no easy feat. There is a lot of work that goes way past rom cooking, particularly when dealing with ports. This is particularly true when it comes to the kernels. Most end users will likely see a rom that is presented with fixes and this can usually lead...

Gingerbread 2.3.2 on HTC Hero CDMA Now Gets Camera Support

The AOSP ROM with Android 2.3.2 has received a new update with an updated camera. Previously, it wasn't possible to use the camera in combination with Gingerbread, but now you can. XDA developer aosp also added some CyanogenMod 7 resources to it, which makes this build an overall outstanding job. Check it out!Article on request...

Working OpenglES 1.1 on HTC Hero

XDA member dearmasfamily presents this working opengl es version 1.1 tested on Hero that will definitely optimize performance of your Android applications designed for it. OpenGL ES 1.1 is derived from desktop OpenGL 1.5 and emphasizes hardware acceleration of the API, but is fully backwards compatible with OpenGL ES 1.0. OpenGL ES 1.1 provides enhanced...