HTC HERO Posts on XDA

Wildfire Froyo with Sense Ported to HTC Hero

In the blink of an eye, XDA members Decad3nce, beezy420, and nfinitefx45 were able to port Froyo 2.2 w/ Sense from the HTC Wildfire to the HTC Hero. This rom is still in Alpha stages but is pretty functional for a port. It was ported from the HTC Wildfire Froyo leak and is only 80% functional as of today....

Enjoy Your Pics on Android Thanks to FrameMe

The frame widget that is on available on stock Android is faulty at best and occupies quite a bit of space. XDA member PhilD41 has created an app for the hero that he is sharing for other Android users out there. The app is called FrameMe and basically is a smaller portrait widget, which only occupies 1x1...

Avoid Windows Driver Issues When Rooting: Use Pre-Installed Ubuntu LiveCD

Many people face several problems with their Windows drivers when rooting their Android devices. Incompatible driver issues often cause problems flashing Android to the phones, or running rooting software. To avoid this, some people use Ubuntu -- for the people that don't know it, Ubuntu is a Linux-based open-source operating system for your PC. Since Android...

Android Bios Boot Now with More Support

We all love to geek our devices to the max, and in recent updates to the thread, XDA Member frysee added support for more devices. The updated thread contains the original animated bios boat screen that has some very accurate information about your device. Many people might ask why have this on your device? Well for one....

CDMA Hero 2.1 Update Rooted

Ever since the release of the 2.1 update for the device, owners of the CDMA (Sprint) variant of the popular HTC Hero have been begging for someone with the know-how to finally root the new firmware successfully, thereby opening the door once again to custom ROMs for people who have updated their phone. Taking inspiration from...

Froyo Appears On CDMA Hero

Hot on the heels of Froyo being rolled out on the Google Nexus One, XDA forum member zenulator has managed to do a quick and dirty port of the Nexus One FRF50 update to the CDMA HTC Hero! zenulator has posted the ROM up for testing and feedback.  Although Froyo is not fully working - and...

Sprint Hero Finally Receives 2.1 Update

Android Eclair updates for both the GSM and the CDMA (Sprint) Hero variants have been promised for months, but again and again these only seemed like empty promises. However, and much to everyone's surprise, Sprint and HTC today announced the availability of this mysterious and wonderful update from the moulding, old Cupcake build with which the...

Dedicated Forums for HTC Hero CDMA Now Online

After hearing the whines and moans of many a CDMA Hero owner for some time now, we thought it might be a good idea to end the suffering and give you guys a little corner of the site all for yourselves by adding a CDMA-only section for discussion about and development for the device. If you...

JIT Enabled for HTC Hero

XDA forum member Jus10o has managed to get JIT enabled and working on his HTC Hero (CDMA). Android 2.0 code includes the source code for a Just In Time (JIT) compiler for Dalvik. It detects hot code and then compiles that code as needed providing a performance boost which of course needs to to be balanced...