I. Before You Begin
1. This is the easiest method available to root.
II. Root and Flash a Custom Recovery Image
1. On your phone’s browser, go to http:/unrevoked.com/m/
2. Click the Tap to Download button to download the Unrevoked APK file.
3. Use a file manager program from the Market (like Linda File Manager or any other) to navigate to where you downloaded the apk file to and click it to install it (if it tells you you need to change settings to install it, click settings then make sure Unknown Sources is checked ON).
4. Once installed, open the unrevoked app on your phone and click Start for it to root your phone. Once it is done, you should be rooted!
III. (Optional) Load a Custom ROM
1. Head over to our How To Load a Custom ROM on the HTC Hero procedure.
Big thanks to the Unrevoked Team!