HTC Hero has just joined the list of Android devices we have been featuring CyanogenMod 7 Nightly builds for here lately. A version for the Hero has just been released and we are bringing it to you to install to your phone, with complete installation instructions and download link coming right after the jump.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread based CyanogenMod 7 nightly builds have been rolling out for a while now for several Android devices but the HTC Hero had been missing from the list so far. That isn’t the case anymore, as yesterday, the official CyanogenMod 7 nightly buildbot has churned out a ROM for Hero for you to install on your phone.
Note that while we have recently written about CyanogenMod 7 Beta 2 for HTC Hero, that build is a beta version that will not update at the same download link while the one that we are featuring here is the official nightly build right from the CyanogenMod 7 team that will update often and the same download link will have the latest version available whenever you choose to grab it.
You can find the change log for CyanogenMod 7 at our coverage of CyanogenMod 7 nightlies to help yourself decide whether you want to flash this ROM to your phone or not. So far, user response on the CM7 nightlies has been very positive and we have ourselves been using them on our devices as daily use ROMs.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
To install this ROM, you must first have your phone rooted. To root your HTC Hero, refer to our rooting guide for Android devices. Once your device is rooted, you must install ClockworkMod Recovery before you are able to install any CyanogenMod 7 build. For that, please visit our guide on how to install ClockworkMod Recovery on your Android device.
Once you have ClockworkMod Recovery installed, simply download the latest CyanogenMod 7 nightly from the link given below and flash it to your phone from recovery. Don’t forget to take a backup first, followed by wiping data, cache and Dalvik cache.
If you also want to install Google Apps, grab the package from the link given below as well and flash the zip file from recovery. Taking a backup first is a good idea while wiping data is not required.