It seems that xda members are working hard. Well at least based on their latest accomplishments…
Members from the forum site were able to root Sprint’s Hero. To root one needs to reprogram the booting sequence and operating system.This way the phone can completely be manipulated.
According to the document’s creator chuckhriczko:
” This is meant for Windows but I will post instructions for linux as well (Ubuntu).”
A few people have tried with successful results. However, there are some questionable steps that need to be done to reach this feat. The outcome could void the warranty of the phone and even cause the phone to become a very expensive paper weight.
Youtube video on a user explaining how to do it. For those who need visuals.