Can you tell me step by step what you did to root your hero? When the people who posted the original instructions most of the links were broken? I am at a complete loss. This is my very first android phone. And i wanna root it correctly, and not screw up my phone..
Use this root tool (one click root). If the links in that thread doesn't work, then click at the top of the page on downloads, then hero s, then root/s-off, to find the files needed to complete the instructions in the thread. If you follow the instructions to the t, then you should be root. If your phone is too high of a software # to accept the root method (find it under menu, system settings, about phone, software), then you can unlock via htcdev.com, install a custom recovery, & flash a su.zip to get root (clockworkmod recovery & all other instructions at that site too). http://2fastroms.com/showthread.php?p=7810 hope that helps. There are good folks at that site & will be willing to help.