Android 2.1 (or 2.1.1 as the case may be) on Sprint HTC Hero [Archive]

Using an Android phone is not only a lot of fun but playing around with the firmwares and insides adds to the joy of the platform. Tonight I have been trying out two custom firmwares and wanted to tell you a what I learned through the process.
First of all, in order to use a custom firmware you must have a rooted phone. This means your phone must be rootable (not all are) and that you have some command line skills. Once you have root running you can flash a recovery console and start having some real fun.
Over the last few days I have been using Fresh Toast 2.1 which is a phenomenal rom, albiet still under development. This gave me a chance to try apps2sd and overclocking, both of which were a lot of fun. Eventually my reason for flashing another rom where two things. One, I didn’t like the idea that if my sd card fails my phone freaks out. Second, the call waiting/three way calling wasn’t working for me.
So, now I’m running Fresh 2.1.1 and really loving it. Very fast, has all the 2.1 goodness and comes in really, really light (rom has been chopped down to 97mb – leaving plenty of room for apps and no Sprint bloatware)

Next time I’ll tell you what apps I’m currently using and why. For now… happy rooting!