root your sprint htc hero (android 1.5)…

note: these are the instructions for android 1.5. android 2.x rooting instructions are [here]

this operation will require the android SDK (software development kit). you can download it [here]

extract the files to c:\droidsdk

save yourself some pain and after you extract the files, make sure your tree looks like:

c:\droidsdk\tools (and all the other . . . → Read More: root your sprint htc hero (android 1.5)…

backup your sprint htc hero…

so when i was running android 1.5 on my sprint htc hero, my phone was being retarded, and saving all the contacts to the phone, as a “phone contact” and not actually backing them up to google contacts.

having had sprint lose all my contacts once (samsung instinct) I wasn’t about to play this game . . . → Read More: backup your sprint htc hero…

disable double notifications when using handcent sms

Handcent sms kicks serious ass all over the stock messaging app on a droid, but for some reason you have to disable the stock app by hand. Here’s how you do it and get rid of those annoying double notifications.

1. open the “messaging” application. 2. push the “menu” button. 3. touch “settings”. 4. uncheck . . . → Read More: disable double notifications when using handcent sms