Step 1: Download the Android SDK here
Step 2: Extract the Android SDK zip. Move the contents of the extracted zip to C:\
Your Android tools folder path should now be C:\android-sdk-windows\tools
Step 3: Download HTC Sync 2.0.33 here
Run the installer, and reboot your computer when it is finished. Move on to step 4 once rebooted.
Step 4: Download the hero-root.zip. This zip contains everything you need to root your Hero.
Step 5: Extract the 3 files inside hero-root.zip to the C:\android-sdk-windows\tools folder on your computer.
Step 6: Make sure USB Debugging is ON (checked) on your Hero. Go to Settings > Applications > Development > and make sure it is checked.
Step 7: Plug your phone into the computer via USB, Make sure that the connection type in the Notification Pull-Down Bar is "Charge Only", not "Disk Drive" or else this won't work.
If your computer asks you to restart after the new drivers were installed, do that now.
Step 8: Open a Command Prompt window by clicking the Start button and typing cmd into the search box and pressing enter.
It is also found under Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
Step 9: You will now enter the commands followed by pressing ENTER, one code at a time.
You may also copy/paste these commands in to the Command Prompt, pressing ENTER after each, one at a time.
- cd C:\android-sdk-windows\tools
- adb devices
- adb push unrevoked /sdcard
- adb push recovery.img /sdcard
- adb push boot-patched.zip /sdcard
- adb shell
- sh /sdcard/unrevoked
$ sh /sdcard/unrevoked
Unpacking, please wait...
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88 88 88Yb88 88__dP 88__ 88dP dP Yb 88odP 88__ 8I Yb
Y8 8P 88 Y88 88"Yb 88"" 8dP Yb dP 88"Yb 88"" 8I dY
`YbodP' 88 Y8 88 Yb 888888 YP YbodP 88 Yb 888888 8888Y
unrEVOked: root for HTC evo and hero (http://unrevoked.com)
Now in your app drawer on your phone, you should seea "super user permissions" app.
Back in the sommand prompt, type in