Lox of the CyanogenMod developer team that unveiled an alpha release of CyanogenMod 6 for the HTC Hero GSM has now added support for CDMA (Sprint) HTC Hero devices.

Instructions and download links below, courtesy of Lox on the CyanogenMod forums:

- First time flashing CM to your Hero (or coming from another ROM)?
1. Unlock your device and install Amon_RA's recovery image
2. Do a Nandroid backup!
3. Update your radio if necessary
5. Install the ROM
5. Optionally install the Google Addon
- Upgrading?
1. Do a Nandroid Backup!
2. Install the ROM (your Google apps will be backed up automatically)


Latest version: 6.0.0-Hero Test0 - 07/05/2010
Download: http://www.4shared.c...ro-test01-.html
Mirror: http://www.multiupload.com/XFIYDLORRO
MD5Sum: 30a58622af949489a64960faf6c09a89

Additional mandatory kernel update for CDMA users
Download: http://www.4shared.c...DMA-kernel.html
Mirrors: http://www.multiupload.com/X319MX7FW0
MD5Sum: 5d142c87711c6539de54ccdc47f83312

Google Addon: FRF91 
Mirror: http://www.multiupload.com/HPAU548UGU

Install CM6 alpha on your CDMA Hero? Success? Issues? Unexpected surprises? Tell us about it below!

Credit: CyanogenMod Forums

David Ruddock
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  • Darkness

    I am looking into modding my Sprint Hero and am really new to the whole rooting procedures and installing ROM's. I have read about the unrEVOked method of rooting the CDMA hero with the one click apk file. If I was to use this method of rooting, how would I be able to use the CM6 ROM, if at all? Same with Nandroid and Amon Ra Recovery. I am curious and have read a lot of stuff, but am still kind of unsure how to go about it.


  • Dude

    Has anyone given this a try?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      The forum page in the Credit link has 9 pages of responses.

  • todd

    !!!!!THIS IS TOTALLY UP TO YOU DO NOT BLAME ME OR ANY OTHERS IF YOUR PHONE BREAKS!!!! Going about rooting your phone. If you got the update in july or if its a new phone to you you must first downdate it. Then you can go about the unrevoked will work. any problems e-mail me @ toddgalloway79@gmail.com RUU_Hero_C_Sprint_2.27.651.5_R_signed_release