Ice Cream Sandwich hops onto the HTC Hero, thanks to XDA

Ian Hardy

November 21, 2011 9:36am


The Hero has not been forgotten! XDA developers have come through and resurrected this once popular HTC handset by giving it some Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich love. Albeit, not everything is working yet in this alpha version, but progress is happening. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth are working, calling is somewhat scattered and users are reporting that 3G connectivity is operational. You can find the download link and the current 9-page thread over at XDA here.

(Thanks Lucas!)

  • zar

    Hmm… maybe I’ll put it in my old Legend when it’s out, though currently I wish they’d port it to the Sensation faster :D

  • Kenny

    Nice. The HTC Hero was my first Android phone, very well made and designed. I kinda miss it.

  • Joel

    Slatedroid is using this rom to port to the Pandigital Novel. Nothing works yet, but it boots.

    I suspect lots of devices will piggy back this rom to get an ICS ROM.

  • help!

    I have a Hero, and I want to try this out, but I really don’t know how. How can you install these things?

    Thanks in advance :)

  • Dan J

    I just sold mine recently! Another guy in my office still has one, I’d love to see it running :-D

  • m1lk

    if the hero gets it, the desire z has to get it !!

  • HTCmachine

    I cant believe they put it up on the HERO. I should have kept my Diamond maybe they will get it running on it too :P

  • Lucas

    ur welcome ! XD

  • cody

    The hero was a great phone when it first came out, but can it really handle ICS??