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Jared is a simple, passionate tech enthusiast who loves to help people get the most from their Android smartphones. As a smartphone consultant, immediate help and saving money on accessories (cases, screen protectors, gadgets, etc.) are his forté. Feel free to connect with him on !

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  1. Jared White
    Jared White July 18, 2011 at 9:08 PM .

    I made another video, enjoy! 🙂

  2. The Tech Temple
    The Tech Temple August 14, 2011 at 2:21 PM .

    @RetroCyanide I see you figured out the answer lol.

  3. root my hero
    root my hero August 21, 2011 at 7:07 PM .

    can someone post the links to the files needed?

    1. The Tech Temple
      The Tech Temple August 23, 2011 at 11:37 PM .

      My bad man.  If you click the YouTube video there are links under the video.  I’ll post them on here to though, thanks for the reminder!

  4. […] you’ve seen my tutorial video on how to root your HTC Hero, then you already know how what this is all about.  I finally got around to making an […]

  5. Zethlyn
    Zethlyn September 19, 2011 at 3:10 AM .

    I wasn’t sure if this would work with 2.32. I used the z4root just to be safe. Otherwise, followed your guide closely. Thanks!!

    1. The Tech Temple
      The Tech Temple September 24, 2011 at 4:49 AM .

      Anytime!  Let me know if you need anything else.

  6. James Streck
    James Streck September 24, 2011 at 12:22 PM .

    @iAmSalvii Did you find an answer to this? I have the exact same problem. After reboot, I installed the ROM Manager, but it fails every time with this error: “You must root your phone for ROM Manager to function. Superuser was not found at “/system/bin/su” or “/system/xbin/su”. Use Google Searth on your computer to find instructions to root your phone.” This is very frustrating and I’m ready to abandon hope of rooting my Hero now 🙁

  7. JStreck
    JStreck September 24, 2011 at 4:24 PM .

    After
    running the 1Click Root, I rebooted and installed the ROM Manager, but ROM Manager fails every time with this
    error: “You must root your phone for ROM Manager to function. Superuser
    was not found at “/system/bin/su” or “/system/xbin/su”. Use Google
    Searth on your computer to find instructions to root your phone.” What am I missing?  This
    is very frustrating and I’m ready to abandon hope of rooting my Hero now
    🙁

    1. The Tech Temple
      The Tech Temple September 25, 2011 at 12:46 AM .

      Sorry to hear about your trouble man. I know it’s frustrating 🙁 Have you tried downloading the “superuser” app from the market?

      1. JStreck
        JStreck September 26, 2011 at 7:26 PM .

        As soon as I have a better network connection, I’ll try that. 

        1. JStreck
          JStreck September 27, 2011 at 7:17 PM .

          No luck with that either.  I’m gonna try to roll back to the previous build number version (“.5”) and root from there.  Problem is, I can’t get the previous version to install either.  If that doesn’t work I think I’m just gonna junk the Hero and buy an EVO. 

          1. The Tech Temple
            The Tech Temple September 30, 2011 at 2:16 AM .

            Are you out of your 2 year contract already?

  8. kellz
    kellz September 25, 2011 at 7:38 PM .

    does it work for the htc gsm ?

    1. The Tech Temple
      The Tech Temple September 30, 2011 at 2:32 AM .

      I believe there’s a little bit of a difference rooting that. Check out this link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=645253

  9. The Tech Temple
    The Tech Temple September 26, 2011 at 11:03 PM .

    @iAmSalvii CM7 is that ish! How long have you had your Hero for?

  10. Gerald Otems
    Gerald Otems September 29, 2011 at 8:59 PM .

    can u teach me how to use this performance setting on CyanogenMod 7?

  11. The Tech Temple
    The Tech Temple October 6, 2011 at 7:06 PM .

    @zerakikenpachi19 What happened when you used the rooting app?

  12. zerakikenpachi19
    zerakikenpachi19 October 6, 2011 at 7:14 PM .

    @techtemple..i followed everyrhing and wen i activate hero root i wait a minute and the bird recovery starts its good but my letters arent blue there still green and rom manger the numbers dont match yours and it still shows the green bar and my regular bar is there a way to fix it

  13. Gerald Otems
    Gerald Otems October 8, 2011 at 10:29 PM .

    okay i gotta question 4 u . i got this extended battery off ebay for my htc hero but i put it on n it shows a battery with a ? inside n wont charge . wats wrong ?

  14. turbobenz
    turbobenz October 13, 2011 at 3:02 PM .

    I get to the point in the video where you check software version. I have 2.32, does that mean I need an extra step?

  15. zerakikenpachi19
    zerakikenpachi19 October 14, 2011 at 4:18 PM .

    @techtemple i got to the part where i downloaded superuser but my htc letters are not blue there green and wen i run rom manager my clockword mod numbers are 2.5.0.7 and when i reboot my htc letters are still green plz help

  16. zerakikenpachi19
    zerakikenpachi19 October 22, 2011 at 8:09 AM .

    @techtemple can you also do a video on the new sense ui the 3.0 version if its posible

  17. Octavio Barba
    Octavio Barba October 24, 2011 at 10:23 AM .

    @zerakikenpachi19 I got exactly the same mod version you did; different from thetechtemple’s blue letter version… techtemple, would it be because we are using Android bulid version 2.32.651.2? How can I be certain I’ve had a successful root? I used the latest stable cyanogenmod version, cm-7.1.0

  18. The Tech Temple
    The Tech Temple October 26, 2011 at 5:45 PM .

    @zerakikenpachi19 Yeah, root and unroot might be the way to go. @octaviotube is your phone still unlocked?

  19. The Tech Temple
    The Tech Temple November 2, 2011 at 9:03 AM .

    @zerakikenpachi19 I agree with you about the GS2. If only the screen was smaller :-\. I AM feelin’ that Evo Design though. That thing is peeeeerfect and it’s only $100. Seems more like a true successor to the Evo 4G than the Evo 3D is.

  20. nicolau345
    nicolau345 November 11, 2011 at 8:26 PM .

    hey man, my software version on my hero is 2.32 do I need to revert back to 2.31 to do this? if so what should I do? thanx so much man for your help

  21. The Tech Temple
    The Tech Temple November 13, 2011 at 10:41 AM .

    @nikeairmj2010 I’ll Inbox you. The process isn’t that bad at all.

  22. cgroh0711
    cgroh0711 January 19, 2012 at 11:37 PM .

    this is awesome it worked perfect for me

  23. Trippy G
    Trippy G February 1, 2012 at 9:32 PM .

    rom manager isnt compatible with my htc hero…y is this?

  24. The Tech Temple
    The Tech Temple February 3, 2012 at 7:05 PM .

    @ALBTylerJC Glad I could help man. And thanks for the support, much appreciated!

  25. The Tech Temple
    The Tech Temple March 7, 2012 at 9:26 AM .

    @crazybassist100 Yup but you’ll need a different ROM specifically for the GSM model. I just put a link in the description so check there 🙂

  26. Blackpigy
    Blackpigy March 10, 2012 at 8:26 PM .

    @TheTechTemple Right now i’m still on the hero but i got it to cm 7.1, its exactly the same as 7.0 just wayyyyy smoother. I’m waiting for sprint to start the network upgrades to get a new phone since i dont want to get one that is cdma and then 2 months later have it not work lol

  27. The Tech Temple
    The Tech Temple March 14, 2012 at 4:09 PM .

    @raymondo97 You have to have the ROM on your SD card first, then pick “install zip.” Just navigate to the directory that you saved the ROM on.

  28. The Tech Temple
    The Tech Temple March 15, 2012 at 7:25 AM .

    @raymondo97 Ah okay. I’m glad you were persistent and ended up rooted and booted 🙂

  29. THATBOIYUNG
    THATBOIYUNG March 15, 2012 at 1:38 PM .

    IM TRYING TO ROOT USING Z4 ROOT AND PHONE ONLY HELPP

  30. The Tech Temple
    The Tech Temple March 21, 2012 at 7:20 AM .

    @THATBOIYUNG Are you sure that you have the right version of the GApps?

  31. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 11, 2012 at 3:14 PM .

    [..YouTube..] What part did you get stuck on?

  32. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 11, 2012 at 3:14 PM .

    What part did you get stuck on?

  33. Boiwonder713
    Boiwonder713 April 13, 2012 at 7:43 PM .

    [..YouTube..] It says the root cannot be installed.

  34. Boiwonder713
    Boiwonder713 April 13, 2012 at 7:43 PM .

    It says the root cannot be installed.

  35. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 14, 2012 at 11:34 AM .

    [..YouTube..] When you tried using the Hero Rooter app?

  36. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 14, 2012 at 11:34 AM .

    When you tried using the Hero Rooter app?

  37. ThugLife2341
    ThugLife2341 April 14, 2012 at 4:23 PM .

    [..YouTube..] hey my clcokwork gives me and error do you know how to fix that.

  38. ThugLife2341
    ThugLife2341 April 14, 2012 at 4:23 PM .

    hey my clcokwork gives me and error do you know how to fix that.

  39. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 14, 2012 at 5:03 PM .

    [..YouTube..] What’s the error say and what step were you performing before you got the error?

  40. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 14, 2012 at 5:03 PM .

    What’s the error say and what step were you performing before you got the error?

  41. ThugLife2341
    ThugLife2341 April 14, 2012 at 5:27 PM .

    [..YouTube..] skip the video to 7.00 minutes thats were i am and it says an error occured while attempting ti run privleged commands

  42. ThugLife2341
    ThugLife2341 April 14, 2012 at 5:27 PM .

    skip the video to 7.00 minutes thats were i am and it says an error occured while attempting ti run privleged commands

  43. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 14, 2012 at 9:38 PM .

    [..YouTube..] Did you get the super user window to come up asking for you to allow? Or did clockwork not download? Try opening the superuser app and updating the binary (open the app, choose settings, there should be a check for updated binaries option).

  44. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 14, 2012 at 9:38 PM .

    Did you get the super user window to come up asking for you to allow? Or did clockwork not download? Try opening the superuser app and updating the binary (open the app, choose settings, there should be a check for updated binaries option).

  45. 2346danny
    2346danny April 15, 2012 at 1:06 AM .

    [..YouTube..] classy

  46. 2346danny
    2346danny April 15, 2012 at 1:06 AM .

    classy

  47. ThugLife2341
    ThugLife2341 April 15, 2012 at 1:54 AM .

    [..YouTube..] ok i tried the binary thing but it said root acess fail

  48. ThugLife2341
    ThugLife2341 April 15, 2012 at 1:54 AM .

    ok i tried the binary thing but it said root acess fail

  49. ThugLife2341
    ThugLife2341 April 15, 2012 at 2:06 AM .

    [..YouTube..] can you post a superuser updated version my phone is rooted because my phone oes go into recovery.

  50. ThugLife2341
    ThugLife2341 April 15, 2012 at 2:06 AM .

    can you post a superuser updated version my phone is rooted because my phone oes go into recovery.

  51. ThugLife2341
    ThugLife2341 April 15, 2012 at 2:44 PM .

    [..YouTube..] nevernind it working the superuser wasent asking permissions so i got a new 1 that did

  52. ThugLife2341
    ThugLife2341 April 15, 2012 at 2:44 PM .

    nevernind it working the superuser wasent asking permissions so i got a new 1 that did

  53. ThugLife2341
    ThugLife2341 April 15, 2012 at 2:53 PM .

    [..YouTube..] ok so now i have installed clockwordmod recovery but i dont see the apps you instralled like CyanogenMod 7

  54. ThugLife2341
    ThugLife2341 April 15, 2012 at 2:53 PM .

    ok so now i have installed clockwordmod recovery but i dont see the apps you instralled like CyanogenMod 7

  55. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM .

    [..YouTube..] Did you put the CM7 and other necessary files onto your SD card? They won’t show up if you don’t. CM7.2 is the latest right now.

  56. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM .

    Did you put the CM7 and other necessary files onto your SD card? They won’t show up if you don’t. CM7.2 is the latest right now.

  57. garmot17
    garmot17 April 22, 2012 at 12:59 AM .

    [..YouTube..] Sir This is not working, successfully downloaded and added the three files on the sd card, then run the the apk file using astro, successful, waited 1 minute, restarted, downloaded ROM Manager, but when i open the file it says that files cannot be located. please help. thanx.

  58. garmot17
    garmot17 April 22, 2012 at 12:59 AM .

    Sir This is not working, successfully downloaded and added the three files on the sd card, then run the the apk file using astro, successful, waited 1 minute, restarted, downloaded ROM Manager, but when i open the file it says that files cannot be located. please help. thanx.

  59. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 22, 2012 at 3:48 PM .

    [..YouTube..] When you try to open up what file?

  60. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 22, 2012 at 3:48 PM .

    When you try to open up what file?

  61. JP27x
    JP27x April 27, 2012 at 2:54 AM .

    [..YouTube..] i got stuck in the reoot. i did what u said on 11:30 but it still wont work

  62. JP27x
    JP27x April 27, 2012 at 2:54 AM .

    i got stuck in the reoot. i did what u said on 11:30 but it still wont work

  63. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 28, 2012 at 11:32 AM .

    [..YouTube..] Oh no! There should be a “wipe dalvik cache” in there too. Let me know if that doesn’t work.

  64. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 28, 2012 at 11:32 AM .

    Oh no! There should be a “wipe dalvik cache” in there too. Let me know if that doesn’t work.

  65. MrPokedude59
    MrPokedude59 May 11, 2012 at 9:37 AM .

    [..YouTube..] The rom manager isn’t in the android market and when online on the google play store it says incompatible!! HELP!!!!!!

  66. MrPokedude59
    MrPokedude59 May 11, 2012 at 9:37 AM .

    The rom manager isn’t in the android market and when online on the google play store it says incompatible!! HELP!!!!!!

  67. michaellimones68
    michaellimones68 June 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM .

    [..YouTube..] on the rom manager i clicked flash clockwork mod recovery and it says an error occured while attempting to run privileged commands.

  68. michaellimones68
    michaellimones68 June 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM .

    on the rom manager i clicked flash clockwork mod recovery and it says an error occured while attempting to run privileged commands.

  69. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple June 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM .

    [..YouTube..] Try download superuser and updating the the binaries. Other than that try pushing clockwork through adb. The newest version can be found on the clockwordmod website.

  70. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple June 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM .

    Try download superuser and updating the the binaries. Other than that try pushing clockwork through adb. The newest version can be found on the clockwordmod website.

  71. daniel jones
    daniel jones July 4, 2012 at 2:02 AM .

    [..YouTube..] easy thnx bru

  72. daniel jones
    daniel jones July 4, 2012 at 2:02 AM .

    easy thnx bru

  73. MadeInDade94
    MadeInDade94 July 4, 2012 at 11:32 AM .

    [..YouTube..] aight, i’ve had the root for about a month already and everything worked fine. but for some reason i turned it off and back on and it stays in the boot animation. i tried to recover it but when i do that it stays on the htc screen. please help!

  74. MadeInDade94
    MadeInDade94 July 4, 2012 at 11:32 AM .

    aight, i’ve had the root for about a month already and everything worked fine. but for some reason i turned it off and back on and it stays in the boot animation. i tried to recover it but when i do that it stays on the htc screen. please help!

  75. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple July 5, 2012 at 8:35 PM .

    [..YouTube..] Glad it worked man.

  76. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple July 5, 2012 at 8:35 PM .

    Glad it worked man.

  77. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple July 5, 2012 at 8:36 PM .

    [..YouTube..] Did you ever put Clockwordmod on it? Did you wipe the cache, dalvik cache and fix permissions? Sorry for the late response. If you hit me up on Facebook I get the notifications a lot sooner.

  78. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple July 5, 2012 at 8:36 PM .

    Did you ever put Clockwordmod on it? Did you wipe the cache, dalvik cache and fix permissions? Sorry for the late response. If you hit me up on Facebook I get the notifications a lot sooner.

  79. MadeInDade94
    MadeInDade94 July 6, 2012 at 12:05 AM .

    [..YouTube..] yea i had everything in the phoen. but i did delete it off my sd card. idk if that was it? but it wont even get me past the boot screen.

  80. MadeInDade94
    MadeInDade94 July 6, 2012 at 12:05 AM .

    yea i had everything in the phoen. but i did delete it off my sd card. idk if that was it? but it wont even get me past the boot screen.

  81. Jose Colquitt
    Jose Colquitt July 7, 2012 at 10:53 PM .

    Hi, Has anyone had trouble downloading ROM Manager? I am not seeing it in the market and the link that leads to the free version on the youtube page dosn’t allow me to download it because it says my device isn’t compatible.

  82. Matt Jackson
    Matt Jackson October 10, 2012 at 4:50 PM .

    does this work with newer versions of cm7?

  83. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple November 7, 2012 at 8:33 AM .

    Yeah, as long as you’re rooted it shouldn’t matter what ROM you put it on. Looks like the CM team is still supporting the Hero! I see that a nightly was released on 11-4-12.

  84. sidneywhite100
    sidneywhite100 December 17, 2012 at 11:39 PM .

    i cant get ROM manager anymore :/

  85. over there will be from up
    over there will be from up December 31, 2012 at 12:50 PM .

    its so far man i cant see any thing i’ve been trying to root my cell for 6 hours and each video is harder than the last one ,,,,,,,,,,,,, somebody help

  86. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple February 24, 2013 at 5:40 PM .

    What’s the status of your phone?

  87. VideoGirl6193
    VideoGirl6193 March 9, 2013 at 12:34 AM .

    TheTechTemple,I have just bought an uncontracted HTC Hero200 CDMA that I would really love to upgrade to CyanogenMod7. I would like to do this while keeping a copy of the factory original for visits to the sprint repair shop, and also to keep the apps that I currently have on my phone. Where can I find these things: Link 2) Download CM7 & The GApppsIt appears as if the download links have expired.Also, does CyanogenMod7 affect phone service?Thanks

  88. gswslt
    gswslt March 17, 2013 at 12:57 AM .

    Hello, i tried to flash the CM 7 but the process aborted itself. Could this be because my Hero’s software number is 2.32.651.2? If so, can you tell me how to revert back? Thanks a lot.

  89. MrSuperTechnology1
    MrSuperTechnology1 March 27, 2013 at 11:11 PM .

    How to navigate the recovery??

  90. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM .

    Hold the power and volume down buttons at the same time. After 3-4 seconds it boot you into recovery.

  91. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM .

    I’m guessing that you’re already rooted since you’re flashing a ROM. At that point the software number shouldn’t matter. Maybe it was a corrupt download? I’d re-downlad it and make sure you have the correct file. Also, while you’re in recovery you should wipe data and wipe the dalvik cache before you flash.

  92. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 8, 2013 at 3:56 PM .

    Hey there. Downloading CyanogenMod (or any other rom) should not affect the phone service at all. After you root, you should create a backup so that you have a factory original in case you have to take it in for repair. The creator of Titanium Backup has a method you can use so that you can keep your current apps and settings. I’ll post a link for it and for the CM7 download links in the description for you.Congrats on your Hero!

  93. gswslt
    gswslt April 9, 2013 at 8:31 PM .

    thanks, i’ll give a shot.

  94. wagmetwice
    wagmetwice April 15, 2013 at 9:49 PM .

    Thank you so much! But I have one problem I would prefer there to be the Google Play Store instead of the Android Market. Is there anyway possible to do this?

  95. TheTechTemple
    TheTechTemple April 28, 2013 at 1:24 PM .

    You could try to manually install the .apk. Just posted a link for you. I’m glad this video helped! Make sure you do make a backup of your system before you install the .apk. Juuuust in case it doesn’t work.

  96. Adam Bullard
    Adam Bullard June 26, 2013 at 10:25 PM .

    It would seem the ROM Manager is no longer available for the Hero. Will ROM Toolbox suffice?

  97. The Tech Temple
    The Tech Temple August 2, 2013 at 1:13 PM .

    I think that should be okay. Let me know if it doesn’t and I’ll see if I can find the old version of rom manager for you. I was able to track it down a couple of months ago.

  98. Raymond Pendleton
    Raymond Pendleton August 17, 2013 at 5:24 PM .

    Maaan I don wen this far and I can get the ROM Manager wtf!!

  99. The Tech Temple
    The Tech Temple September 1, 2013 at 1:42 PM .

    It’s probably because this is now a legacy device but I just posted a link to the .apk so you, and anyone else, can download it 🙂

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