Breathing new life into and old Android phone

When I bought my HTC Hero I was very happy. It was all I asked for, with sole exception of no support for enterprise email Lotus Traveler, but none the less I love this phone.

It was delivered with the Android 1.5, which back in September 2009 was very modern. But as time passed and new Android releases saw the daylight. My phone was still on old 1.5. No official update did ever show up.

For about a month ago I got really tired of this and installed a customized Android 2.1 rom (a.k.a root). I found it on
http://hero-roms.blogspot.com/ . And at the same time I upgraded the “Radio” (meaning that drivers for Wifi, GPRS etc are also updated).

Now my HTC Hero has a new life. Benefits of this upgrade:

  • faster
  • more functions
  • more pleasant interface
  • better battery life
  • better signal strength (faster wifi, 3g, gprs)
  • better built in applications

So the HTC Hero is a real Smartphone, it’s actually getting better as time passes! ;-)

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