CyanogenMod 7 on HTC Hero Installation Guide – Just recently we’ve mentioned the availability of CM7 or CyanogenMod 7 Android 2.3 Gingerbread custom ROM for HTC Hero even it is still in beta version. But some testers of this ROM have claimed it to be working without many issues and glitches on their handsets. CyanogenMod 7 Download for other smartphones is here.
Guide to Install CM7 beta 1 on HTC Hero Phone
1- Root your HTC Hero phone. You can use Unrevoked to root HTC Hero phone with a single click.
2- Now download CyanogenMod 7 Android 2.3 Gingerbread Custom ROM file and save it on your computer.
3- Then connect your HTC Hero to the computer and mount SD card as flash drive.
4- Copy the CM 7 package for Hero ROM file to SD card root.
5- Launch Market on your phone and download ROM Manager.
6- When the download is complete, launch ROM Manager and tap on [Flash ClockworkMod Recovery].
7- Once the recovery is installed on your phone, tap on Install ROM from SD card in ROM Manager.
8- In the “Install ROM From SD Card” menu, scroll down to the ROM zip file and tap on it.
9- Checkmark Wipe Data And Cache and it is recommended to check also Backup Existing ROM box.
10- Now press OK.
11- Now your phone will automatically boot in ClockworkMod recovery and start ROM flashing procedure.
12- Sit tight while the process is underway. Do not tinker with ROM flash procedure because it can turn your HTC Hero in a fairly expensive decoration piece.
13- Once the ROM installation is complete, your phone will automatically reboot in CyanogenMod 7 Android 2.3 Gingerbread Custom ROM.
FYI: CM7 builds now do not come packaged with Google Apps like Market, GMail etc. You will need to manually download Google Apps (gapps-gb-20110120-signed.zip) and then flash them through ROM manager.
Get gapps-gb-20110120-signed.zip [via CM forum]