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how do i root my sprint htc hero and why does everyone do it?

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I wouldn't attempt it if you are not comfortable with it.
Its easy if you have some slight computer background or linux user experience.

After rooting you can:
Install a new rom
Use nandroid backup and other items from the custom recovery image
Un-install crapware from sprint (Nascar, NFL Mobile etc..)
Use programs that require root like wi-fi tether, one button cache cleaners
Do the Apps 2 SD card so you don't run out of room on your phone

and a few more things I'm sure i missed like the mess of applications available on the market but say you must be rooted to use.

Happy Hunting!
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