How To Connect Hero with HTC Sync in Windows XP
One thing that lets the HTC Hero down is the non-availability of a proper PC Suite to manage phone applications, file manager etc. The only tool that comes with it is HTC Sync.
HCT Sync allows you to sync your calendar items and contacts with Outlook Express (Windows Address Book) or Microsoft Outlook. But due to some issues, I was having problems connecting the device to my PC.
This wasn’t the issue with just Windows XP, but also with Windows 7. After a few searches, I found some workarounds to connect my Hero with HTC Sync but none of them worked as said.
How To Connect HTC Hero with HTC Sync in Windows XP
After a little messing up myself, I found a way to get it fixed and working on Windows 7 and Windows XP. You don’t have to install any drivers or modify files. Just follow the steps below:
- Download and install the latest HTC Sync.
- From your HTC Hero, go to Settings > Applications >Development
- Now check the box for “USB debugging”.
- Now go to Settings > Data Synchronization > PC
- Now connect your Hero to the PC with your USB cable.
The data sync should now work fine on Windows XP and 7 both. If you still have problems, do shoot me a comment below and I’ll try to find another workaround till HTC officially releases device drivers for Windows 7.