Install Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread On HTC Hero CDMA

The AOSP ROM based on Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread for HTC Hero is now in a good shape with the latest update fixing the Camera problem. Earlier version didn’t have a working Camera. The custom ROM is built from both Android Open Source Project and the CyanogenMod 7 code.


Here is how you can install the AOSP Custom ROM (aospGBMod) based on Android 2.3.2 for HTC Hero CDMA phone. Note that this method is for flashing aospGB ROM from another ROM. Hence, should not be used for Stock ROM.

Disclaimer: Flashing a custom built ROM voids warranty of your android device. is not liable if you brick your phone during the process. Proceed at your own risk.


1. You need to have ClockworkMod Recovery installed on your HTC Hero. If not, head to our guide on how to install ClockworkMod Recovery in Android.

2. You need to have your HTC Hero CDMA rooted. If not, head to our guide on how to root HTC Hero using Unrevoked.

3. Install ROM Manager App from Android Market. It is available for free.


1. Download onto your computer.

2. Download Google Apps Package. This is optional. Google Apps Package include Google Apps such as YouTube, Gmail, etc.

3. On the phone’s internal SD card, go to /clockworkmod/download/ and rename the old image file named “recovery-clockwork-” to “recovery-clockwork-”.

4. Download Recovery-clockwork- on to your computer and rename it to “recovery-clockwork-”.

5. Connect your phone to computer via USB connection. Copy the renamed file in Step 4 to /clockworkmod/download/ on your phone.

6. Copy the downloaded aospCMod ROM and Google Apps Package into the phone’s internal SD card. Copy it as it is at root level.

7. Now open “RomManager” and tap “Flash ClockworkMod Recovery”.

8. Reboot the phone to “Recovery mode”.

9. In the ClockworkMod Recovery, select the option “wipe data/factory reset”–> “wipe cache partition”–> Under Partitions menu in recovery: Format boot–>system–>data–>cache. Under advanced, select “wipe Dalvik Cache”.

10. Now flash the package “”. Then flash “” if needed.

You are done.  Enjoy your HTC Hero CDMA on aospGBMod Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread ROM. Head to the developer’s thread to join the discussion and learn more about future updates to the ROM.

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9 Responses

  1. uNomi says:

    I am unable to find ClockworkMod Recovery on the Android Market. Is it anywhere else available for download?

  2. tayzer says:

    It’s a part of the ROM Manager program.

  3. ladyg33k says:

    I’ve installed ANDROID 2.3.2 CUSTOM ROM on my HTC Hero. Most has gone smoothly, but I do not have all of the Google Apps after installing the gapps package. I also attempted to use Google Login Service under the Dev Tools, but it crashes with the following error:

    The application Dev Tools (process has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.”

    I also attempted to use the Market, but that too fails, though without error. Any help would be much appreciated.

  4. Khile says:

    its stuck in a power cycle wont get passed the tutorial part of the phone just keeps rebooting….

  5. Slickness says:

    – ladyg33k

    I just finished installing my 2.3.2 on my Hero too. I had a similar issue which the Gapps didn’t install. I then DLed the older version from Jan2011 which worked flawlessly.

    The market failing was the same too, but that was because I didn’t have the proper Gapps the first time. The second time around it was just fine.

    Much thanks to the DEVs! Gingerbread is cool, I feel that Android should have had this look from the start. The only issue is that the HTC Hero is so underpowered even with OCing. My next phone will be a Tegra CPU without a doubt.

  6. Kizr41 says:

    The rom is quite fast, good job! However, I am having an issue: able to send sms / not able to recieve though. Any suggestions is appreciated. Aloha>

  7. Kizr41 says:

    The rom is quite fast, Good Job! However, there is an issue with the sms: able to send / unable to recieve. Any suggestions is appreciated.

  8. bre says:

    same prob as khile