Yesterday I wrote a tutorial about how you can install Android 2.1 on your HTC Hero. I used Lox’s HERO21 ROM in that tutorial that ROM was slow and quite buggy, so here’s another ROM I tried by Hik@Ri.
This ROM looks much more stable and faster than the previous one I shared. Here’s the tutorial so you can also give it a try.
A few days ago, I shared how you can get the Nexus One bootscreen on your HTC Hero. I’m glad many users have tried and liked the bootscreen.
In case you want the old, original HTC Hero bootscreen, I’m sharing the links to it in this post below.
Lately, I’ve been playing with various ROMs and mods available for the HTC Hero and Droid. The latest Community Release 1.8 of Android 2.1 is quite stable faster than previous releases so I thought of giving it a try.
Installation required a wipe and it went really smooth without any issues. This tutorial will help you try out the Android 2.1 OS and retain your current ROM so you can revert back anytime you want.
One issue that all Android users are facing is that once you set up your Google account on an Android phone, there is no option to clear/remove the account.
You can’t change or remove the Google Account in case you want to use another account on your phone. Yes, it’s kinda annoying and surprisingly, no one has added that option till now.
Yesterday, I shared a web app that could help you fix dead pixels in your iPhone and iPod Touch screen. The good news is, you can use the same app on your Android phone i.e HTC Hero, Morotola Droid etc as well.
But we also have an application for Android phones to do the job and won’t require any web app. The app is available for free in the Android Market.
The PC Suite software that comes for Nokia, Sony Ericsson etc phones, they all have the option to let you send SMS from your desktop, but unfortunately, there haven’t been any such proper app to let you SMS from desktop for Android phones.
DesktopSMS is an application for Android that allows you sending text messages (SMS) from your computer through your Android phone.
A2SD2 aka Apps2SD2 is an addon/tool for Android phones that allow you to install apps in your SD card. Unfortunately, by default there is no option in HTC Hero and (probably) other Android phones to install apps in your SD card.
The apps you install are stored in your phone memory and once it gets full, you can’t install any more applications.
Syncing your contacts between the HTC Hero and Google Contacts is a piece of work in Android.
I never realized how useful it was until now when I have started using Google Contacts as my only contacts manager. It’s now way easier for me to sync my contacts in whatever cell phones I try and use.
Just today I did a tutorial on how you can root your HTC Hero and install the latest Amon Ra Recovery Image.
Now if you’re looking for installing and loading a new custom ROM i.e MoDaCO 2.9 or later, on your HTC Hero, I’d recommend you carefully follow the tutorial below.