HTC’s Hero was probably one of the most appreciated devices in my view, mainly because represented some of the first steps the manufacturer was doing towards this new market. Nowadays, HTC is probably one of the largest Android smartphone manufacturer’s out there and this was showed by the build quality of their devices, the raw power their newest models pack and obviously the sleek and stylish design etiquette they have when approaching each new device. HTC Hero has been around for quite a long period now, so I decided to give it a quick look, considering the great services it brought us the everyday user.
The reason I’m talking about the Android 2.1 update for HTC Hero, although it’s been almost a year since HTC first announced the release of the update, was mainly because of the most recent news on XDA Developers. There, a group of enthusiasts ( as they always are that and god bless their little hearts for that ) is working on developing a custom ROM based on Cyanogen Mod. This would bring Gingerbread to the old HTC Hero.
Android 2.1 for HTC Hero saw the light of day thanks to HTC last year in May if my memory is not acting up on me. This was received very well by both users and the press as this showed that HTC didn’t gave up on the Hero. A few months back I saw the first news of people working on a set of custom ROMs for the HTC Hero which would bring Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread to Hero. Bye bye Android 2.1 Éclair and say hello to Gingerbread. THIS is the thread that contains all what you would need to set your HTC Hero up with the Gingerbread goodness.
The thread contains not only how to set it up and what will take place exactly when setting up the device with Google’s latest version of Android OS. Note that there is always the risk of bricking your phone, so note that you always do this at your own risk, so make sure to pay attention and don’t start doing this unless you’re sure. But believe me, there are butterflies and there is cake once your Android 2.1 for HTC Hero turns slowly into Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the HTC Hero. Stay tuned for more!1