A few years ago, having a smart phone meant that you either had an iPhone or one of the many other smart phone models available from other manufacturers like Samsung or Nokia. While the iPhone was considered very user friendly, other smart phone models didn’t really get the same kind of response from the general audience. Fortunately, with the advent of the Google Android mobile operating system, things started to really look up for people that wanted an alternative to Apple’s iPhone. One of the first popular Android phones was the HTC Hero. Ever since then, the Android mobile operating system has been a popular choice for many smart phone manufacturers. This basically means that phones from different manufacturers can use the same software with minimal modifications. However, certain manufacturers further customize their Android installations, so there are a few differences between them. If you’re looking for a HTC Hero user manual, especially since it’s a bit of an older model now, you can consider yourself lucky because you can find one in practically no time through a simple online search. It’s often a good idea to simply have a digital copy of your manual even if you still own the original paper manual.