Originally Posted by vailpass
Thaks for taking the time to explain it to me. I recall Slag (another cell guru here) saying root or die, not sure I have the chops for that. Think I'll call Sprint customer care and see about getting an Evo first.
Eh, I think it depends. I took my phone back to complete stock a couple weeks ago, and I still haven't rooted it again because I haven't had a need to. But it can be useful, especially if your manufacturer abandons support or your carrier (I'm looking at you ATT) disables certain functionality.
Once you get a new phone, mess around with the Hero a bit. You can make it into a nice backup and experiment along the way.