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Old December 9th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone.

My wife and I both just got our Eris’s and we love them. She isn’t a geek and doesn’t really care what her phone looks like or does as long as she can check email and make calls. I, on the other hand, spend too much time digging in to see what else the phone does.

Anyway, in my “research” I came across “rooting”. I’m new to smartphones so I’m not really familiar with the concept, other than I know that it makes it much more customizable, like getting rid of native apps that you can’t stand (amazon, visual voicemail, etc.).

My question is, is it worth it to you to root, if and when someone figures out how to root the Eris? Will it basically wipe the phone, or will you be able to still have HTC Sense UI in it? I’m not sure how far “rooting” blanks your phone.

I don’t want a completely new canvas from scratch.

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Old December 9th, 2009, 01:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi everyone.

My wife and I both just got our Eris’s and we love them. She isn’t a geek and doesn’t really care what her phone looks like or does as long as she can check email and make calls. I, on the other hand, spend too much time digging in to see what else the phone does.

Anyway, in my “research” I came across “rooting”. I’m new to smartphones so I’m not really familiar with the concept, other than I know that it makes it much more customizable, like getting rid of native apps that you can’t stand (amazon, visual voicemail, etc.).

My question is, is it worth it to you to root, if and when someone figures out how to root the Eris? Will it basically wipe the phone, or will you be able to still have HTC Sense UI in it? I’m not sure how far “rooting” blanks your phone.

I don’t want a completely new canvas from scratch.
rooting is like having root user level access on a lynix machine. or the highest domain admin privlges on a network.

with android you can use wifi teather. run your apps from your sd card. create a swap partition to make the eris work better. and you can keep sense or try other os's from other driods to see what you like as long as someone ported one over.
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Running the apps from SD would be cool.
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So would this theoretically make the phone run faster?

Would tethering make you go over the 5 gig limit on the so-called "unlimited" data package we had to pay for?
 
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This is talking about the Droid, but still has some valuable information.

THIS IS WHAT ROOT MEANS (stop asking) - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum

Another thing you can do with root is install custom ROMs. E.G., there is a leaked 2.01 HTC Hero ROM out right now. If we had root, we could have 2.01.
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This is talking about the Droid, but still has some valuable information.

THIS IS WHAT ROOT MEANS (stop asking) - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum

Another thing you can do with root is install custom ROMs. E.G., there is a leaked 2.01 HTC Hero ROM out right now. If we had root, we could have 2.01.
There's a leaked 2.1 Hero ROM, too
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So now that we know what 'rooting' is, has anyone rooted the Eris yet?

And if so, is there a website that will show how?
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Old January 20th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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So now that we know what 'rooting' is, has anyone rooted the Eris yet?

And if so, is there a website that will show how?
nope not yet

cause of a few bad apples we are down to 2 devs left working on it and one on the fence on if he wants to really come back.

but you can catch up on all the drama here

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nope not yet

cause of a few bad apples we are down to 2 devs left working on it and one on the fence on if he wants to really come back.

but you can catch up on all the drama here

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Thank you for the reply and info., I really appreciate it.
I previously searched all over for a custom ROMs for the Android and after reading further, I realized it wasn't for the Eris....Thanks again.
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Configuring the device with the installed software and apps, with the included firmware as it is, seems the safest bet, in my opinion. The Eris seems quite well put together to this newbie.

When the next update comes, the much talked about and anticipated 2.0 or 2.1, some will be wanting a way to advance to a "leaked" subsequent update (2.5? 3.0?), I'm almost certain.

Between the pdf user guide and the great tips and tricks section here, along with posted problems and solutions in these threads, I feel no need to hack my new Droid Eris.

Just my $.02 worth.
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Ok so when you google root htc eris this comes up first so since root has been found go here to get your root fix
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Original 2.1 ROM's for the Eris may have had an expiration date. Learn how to properly root your Eris and install an updated version of the ROM . Read more here: http://eugeneorourke.com/blog/how-to-root-your-droid-eris/
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FYI, Rooting your phone will void the warranty, should any problems occur.
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FYI, Rooting your phone will void the warranty, should any problems occur.
Okay thanks mom!

First post and your playing hall monitor for Verizon. Nice.

And you bumped a 3 month old thread. . .
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Okay thanks mom!

First post and your playing hall monitor for Verizon. Nice.

And you bumped a 3 month old thread. . .
Oh, that's just rough...
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I was holding back. Believe me! I was HOLDING BACK!
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FYI, Rooting your phone will void the warranty, should any problems occur.
Welcome to the forums, gel.

Yep, warranty of the (end of life) phone does expire upon rooting of said device, as stated in the rooting q&a sticky.

http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-eris/45242-rooting-q.html
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