HTC Hero might have gotten old, but Android hasn’t. Initially released with the Android 2.1 Elcair OS, the device has managed to take a leap into Android 3.0 Honeycomb. This has been made possible by XDA-Developers forum member dastin1015, who has put this ROM together from various other sources. It is important to note that this release like most other Honeycomb ports, is nowhere close to being used as a daily driver. Read on for more on the ROM and how to install it on your HTC Hero.
Credits go to dastin105, coolexe (for the Desire ROM this ROM was ported from), bypass23 (for the original Honeycom ROM on the Nexus One), sobe (for the AP4 kernel), and arodey (for the Honeycomb boot animation).
For now the ROM is intended for people who can help out with bugs and other areas of concern as this ROM is nowhere near stable.
To be more precise, let’s list down the bugs and features of this ROM while we’re at it.
- The Honeycomb UI is fully functional.
- Touchscreen is working. However if you seem to loose it, press search button and then back.
- USB connection.
- LED’s are working.
- Settings are accessible.
- Rotation can be a bit tricky and amusing. You have to enter the Camera app in landscape mode and exit the app to enter the landscape mode. You WILL be stuck in landscape mode till you reboot the phone.
What’s not functional:
- No audio output.
- Wi-fi is broken.
- Camera is broken.
- SD-Mounting is broken.
- No data connection.
- No SMS or phone calls.
- Gallery Force Closes.
Please note that these are not the only bugs, you may actually encounter more issues than the ones stated above, so read carefully if you have already decided on giving this ROM a shot. For those who are waiting for some graphical proof, you can see a few screenshots of the ROM running on the HTC Hero courtesy of the developer himself.
So now that you see and understand what this Honeycomb ROM is all about, let’s take it up for a spin on your HTC Hero!
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- Rooted HTC Hero. See our guide on how to root Android devices.
- ClockworkMod recovery installed. See what is ClockworkMod recovery and how to install it.
Honeycomb for HTC Hero(Download not available anymore)
- To begin, download the ROM from the link above and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Once done, reboot into recovery and flash the ROM only after you’ve made a nandroid backup.
Incase the above instructions did not make sense to you and you’re new to flashing ROMs (we suggest you try out some stable ROMs first), you should see our guide on how to flash ROMs and .zip files via recovery in Android.
For updates and queries related to this thread, visit the forum thread at XDA-developers.