Originally Posted by pyrytblu
wow Im not alone!
I have had my Eris for over 2 years now. Its my only phone and yes amazingly the only smart phone I have had. I thought it was kind of pointless to get one and I didnt want to spend the $$$ ..Im not a tech, and I dont game.
I just found these forums today looking for answers. I so wish I had found you all sooner!! My little Eris has begun to have issues, I have found out it suffers from the Silent Bug and it lags, and dosent dial or text quickly more often than not these days.
I love the size of this phone and it has end/send BUTTONS that are not on a screen. Wow I sound so old saying that...
Is there anything I can do to keep this phone alive?
I dont know what rooting is and/or if it would help anyway. Like I said Im so not the tech type. I am positive I dont know half of the things this phone does and sad, I didnt get a dummies guide with it.
If there is no hope what phone would be a good replacement? I have vzw and I am way past time for my upgrade....
Rooting the Eris is definitely easy -- there are very straightforward instructions available online -- and it's very satisfying, too. If you to that, and then install one of XTR's ROMS, you'll notice a huge improvement in your Eris. Almost like getting a whole new phone!