Originally Posted by FenderGuy
I think I am over this sh%%ty phone after nurmous attempts to get sprite on my pc and it saying it needs my usb drivers updated, i'm done with this phone. The Hero roms have issues and really are not meant for the lowend t-mobile phones. With the other phones that are coming, this phone is crap
Easy now. It's a great phone but in my own personal experience, it's not hero capable. Others will disagree but the laggyness of the Sense UI is too unbearable for me.
Why don't you use MyBackup from the Market, there is a trial version to decide if it works for you. You can back up your SMS to sd card or to their servers on the internet.
As for roms, I would avoid hero and try Dwang, RogersRom1.5, cyanogen, etc.
Nexus 4 | Android 4.3 | CyanogenMod 10.x
Nexus 7 | Android 4.3 | Stock (not rooted)