How to Root HTC Hero


Looking a way to root HTC Hero? Well here is a tutorial that will set you up with a procedure that is simple and you won’t need any technical knowledge for it, completely nil. You just have to follow a simple set of instructions and you’re done. So lets begin.

Before you Root HTC Hero:

You bare expected to have a complete knowledge about android rooting and stuff related to it before you begin to root HTC Hero. Since you need to make sure that you completely know that what really are you. Doing to the device and not really rooting for the sake of it. What would be the benefit of rooting your device if you don’t even know what it really is and how can you benefit or lose by it? So if you do not know much about it, then you should really take out some time and have it to read and study about android rooting and things related to it. Below is a brief intro of rooting, some advantages and disadvantages as well. Note that if you already know about it and have been rooting since quite a bit of time now then you can really skip this part and move on to the next section of the tutorial.

Android Rooting let’s you get the root access which in turn gives you the power to control the device better than ever before. You are even able to interfere in the core functioning of the device and make various changed and tweaks in the system processes according to your own preferences. You can perform many tweaks and customization which by default android does not let you do. It is like, when you root an android device you are completely on the driver seat and have the power to control many to almost everything about how your device works. There are many more things related to android rooting that we cannot discuss right here in this post, so if you desire to know more read this post.

Since rooting allows you to perform tweaks and customizations on the device, you can use it your own advantage. Like you can increase the power and performance of the device and level of personalization that you have on your android device. To list a few tweaks that you can do, you could Custom ROMs, Play HD Games, increase the internal memory, increase the RAM, and also you could overclock processor. And not only this there are many more things out there, and to know about more tweaks you can refer to this post right here. And so as to get to know about more detailed advantages of rooting your android smartphone, this post would help you out.

Also android rooting has some disadvantages. Yes and the most common of them all is, when you root an android device, you. Lose the warranty on the device that has been provided by the manufacturer on it. Though nowadays many manufacturers allow and support rooting but ark majority of them don’t at the point of time. There are many other disadvantages as well, which are quite technical and so as to get to know about them in detail you would have to reach out to the detailed post, disadvantages of rooting your android device.

Read: How to Unbrick your device

About this Tutorial:

In this tutorial we will root the device with the help of command prompt and execute a runme.bat file. It will get us the root access in the device. This procedure is not one of the simplest tutorials out there but it will get things done for you for sure. You need to pay attention to the steps and the instructions given. Note that we won’t be responsible for any damage caused to the device so proceed at your own risk, though that is least likely to happen.

Pre Requisites:

Before you rush to the instructions part of the tutorial and begin to riot HTC Hero using one click, there are some things that you would have to get done in the first place. Below is a list of all those things and you can refer to it.

  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode under the Developer Options of the device.
  • enable-usb-debugging-mode
  • In case you don’t see any Developer Options on the device, then you need to tap on the Build Number of the device 7 times.
  • You will need a laptop or a computer with adequate drivers setup on it.
  • You can download the drivers for your device from this page right here.
  • Download the files from the download section below.
  • Also backup the important data on the device, though it won’t get wiped, still it is better to be on the safer side.
  • You can use the tutorials given right here to help you in backing up data.
  • Backup Apps for Unrooted Devices
  • Backup and Restore SMS and WhatsApp Chats
  • Backup and restore Contacts
  • Lastly also make sure that you have charged the device properly before you begin, as you would not want that the device should interrupt you in the middle of the process and ask to plug in power.


Before we begin with the rooting process, below are the files you will need to download before we can begin with the rooting. So download them on your laptop from the links attached and also note that first you will have to unlock the download links, which can be done by performing any of the mentioned things below in the box.

Instructions to Root HTC Hero:

Follow the step by step instructions given below which will guide you with the procedure to root HTC Hero. Also it is a process which will be using the command prompt and the manual commands so you go through the previous sections of the posts before.

  • Once both the files are downloaded, extract them to suitable locations on your computer in different folders.
  • Head to the Android SDK folder and then to the tools folder.
  • You will find two files inside the boot image zip or 1.b. folder. Place these files named “boot.img.insecure” and “boot.img” in the tools folder.
  • Now boot your phone into the fastboot mode by first turning it off and then pressing and holding the back key till you see the white fastboot screen with three android logos on the bottom.
  • Now connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable.
  • Next, open a command window by Start > Run > cmd.exe and change the directory to the tools directory that was earlier created.
  • Now run fastboot.exe boot boot.img.insecure in the tools directory and hit enter.
  • You should now see you phone being booted.
  • Once the process is complete, disconnect your phone from the cable and reboot it.
  • To make sure of the root, you can download the Root Checker app from the Play Store.

Read: Things to do after Rooting android device

Yes this is it, you are set to know do those things and customizations or tweaks that you were looking forward to do after to root HTC Hero. Note that if in any case you got stuck or faced any errors or issues or maybe even the download links don’t seem to work then you could let us know by commenting below, anyone of the users or the member of our team would get back to you with a solution of your issue as soon as possible.

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