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Old May 13th, 2011, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What are you doing with your old Eris?

Now that the 2-year anniversary of the Eris is approaching and a lot of people upgrading to bigger & better phones, what are you guys doing with your Eris? I dumped the Eris last year for an Incredible, and now I'm with the Thunderbolt. My mom currently has my dad's original Eris. We're getting her a new iPhone in the fall (ugh, I know...). It's almost impossible to get any sort of tangible money for the Eris now. I think I'm going to set up TuneIn Radio, Pandora, and use it with Wifi. The Eris will be a pretty decent audio music player, but it's horrible for videos or games. I'll just leave it Eris at my mom's work so she can listen to stuff.

What is everyone else doing with the Eris? Giving it to a child? Using it as an mp3 player for exercise?

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Still using it as my phone, GSB makes it tolerable...can't decide what to get as far as replacement yet since so many of the rumored phones have yet to come out!
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It's my everyday phone. Still the best phone I've ever had.
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It's my everyday phone. Still the best phone I've ever had.
I'll second that, even with all the problems I've had, this phone hands down is the best I've ever had (compared to 3 different Razrs, and a handful of old Nokia and Samsung phones I've had over the years).
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I couldn't imagine using the Eris as an everyday MP3 player - it is definitely not its strong suit.

My Eris will sit in a drawer as my backup phone in case something happens to the one that I upgrade to, which will not be for a few more months at least. Because I want it to be in good working order in case I need to activate it temporarily, it will not be used for anything else.
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My beloved, little ole Eris has been my backup / development device since July 15th of last year.

Its been very handy to have it to test my apps under difference screen sizes, hardware specs, different ROMs, etc. It is also my emergency backup, just in case...

Also, I learned a ton in doing the whole trackball-optional Amon_RA custom recovery thing (flashing a new version the first time was really scary and really cool--even cooler when the other keys worked ).

I will have and use my Eris for as long as it still boots. I might only use it every couple of weeks, but its still an awesome little device.

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I upgraded to an Incredible 2 - two weeks ago...I still carry my Eris...just in case Just in case of what, I have no idea! I absolutely loved my Eris, it will kept as a backup...just in case
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i'm waiting for a dual-core, rootable phone, or a Verizon Nexus-family.
don't care about "4G"(LTE).

but as others are saying, it will become a backup phone for the just in case.
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My contract is up in August (got mine late...)

I'm thinking about heading over to AT&T. Verizon is so freaking expensive. I'm sure they'll be willing to save me a few bucks for being a convert. My dad & sis have ridiculously good plans with them.

Never needed a backup phone, but I guess I'll keep it. I always hand my old phones over to my stepmom, but she gave in to the iphone.
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I couldn't imagine using the Eris as an everyday MP3 player - it is definitely not its strong suit.

My Eris will sit in a drawer as my backup phone in case something happens to the one that I upgrade to, which will not be for a few more months at least. Because I want it to be in good working order in case I need to activate it temporarily, it will not be used for anything else.
Its actually pretty damn good at it, provided you use a decent media player app like Winamp (stock one is too basic for me). Much better than my iPod Touch was at least. No more having to wait to get home to add music to it. Almost 1000 songs so far.

Now that I have Gingerbread on it, I can use the DSP Manager to enable bass boost and use an equalizer. It can do full length movies as well.
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I actually have an old Motorola W755 phone as my backup phone in case I drop my Thunderbolt or it gets damaged somehow. It's just a basic flip phone from like 2008, but that thing's battery lasted like a week!
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Still happily using it, running Condemned's CM7 ROM. The Eris works great, and I'm not going to be in any rush to upgrade when my contract is up in September.
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I'm hoping I can get $100 for mine, it's in great shape, and I'd like to offset the price of the used Dinc I bought. I'll probably put it up on Swappa or Ebay. There are still a lot of people the Eris will work great for.
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My Eris is still my daily driver, but I will replace it as soon as Verizon offers a phone I actually want.

I currently have a couple of apps on the Eris that I use to control my media server/home theater setup. So when I get a new phone, I'll keep my Eris and those apps and use it on my home wi-fi as a remote control.

Maybe I'll also use it to quickly check sports scores and weather.
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I'm still using my Eris; when I retire it, I expect to use it to stream music from my computer (using Audiogalaxy to stream iTunes) or from the Amazon cloud to my living room stereo via wifi.
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Mine is Retired.

All it is now is a XBMC remote for my media center.
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I must be subconsciously ready for a new phone; I misplaced it twice on Sunday. Including once in a parking lot at a highway rest stop, where it was turned in to the Burger King inside by an apparently very nice, honest person.
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I must be subconsciously ready for a new phone; I misplaced it twice on Sunday. Including once in a parking lot at a highway rest stop, where it was turned in to the Burger King inside by an apparently very nice, honest person.
Whoa! That would freak me out!

Did you think of pushing "Plan B" to it to locate it? (I played with doing that just this morning...works really well. After you push it from market.android.com, you just text "locate" to your phone and you'll receive a Gmail message with its location in a few minutes. I was even inside a building and it worked great.).

lol... If I ever find a misplaced Eris, I'm gonna root it and overclock it first before returning it .




You think the owner would notice?
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I just got mine like 2wks ago. For $47 off of eBay. I'm not an early adopter.

Liking it very much on Page Plus Cellular.
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Whoa! That would freak me out!

Did you think of pushing "Plan B" to it to locate it? (I played with doing that just this morning...works really well. After you push it from market.android.com, you just text "locate" to your phone and you'll receive a Gmail message with its location in a few minutes. I was even inside a building and it worked great.).
Whoa, that looks interesting! I guess I heard about that before, but I forgot about it.

The first time, I had a good idea where the phone was, and I was right. The second was a bit upsetting. I do have Mobile Defense on the phone, but that didn't help much, as the only internet device I had with me was the phone and my nieces' feature phones. The other thing, of course, was that this was a very busy highway rest area. Knowing that the phone was there would not have helped all that much. I knew it was either there or driving away.

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Yes. The owner would notice that suddenly the phone works.
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Just upgraded to the Inc2 yesterday, I suppose I will see what I can get on eBay for my Eris. It was a slow phone, but I never needed to get it replaced.
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Just upgraded to the Inc2 yesterday, I suppose I will see what I can get on eBay for my Eris. It was a slow phone, but I never needed to get it replaced.
Dude, you still have one of the most interesting (at least to me) and coolest avatars that I've seen. Never seen anything else like it.

Mayan, perhaps?

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Traded in and got $130 on a new D2G.
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Dude, you still have one of the most interesting (at least to me) and coolest avatars that I've seen. Never seen anything else like it.

Mayan, perhaps?

Cheers!
No, not Mayan ... not sure what it is to be honest. I am a big Vikings fan and I came across this image one day. It has a viking helmet on it and I added some purple into it and added the background. I looked on my pc, couldnt find the original ... but did find it with the purple added ... feel free to use it for anything ...

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Still using my Bone Stock Eris as my everyday phone. I've had to do a couple of factory resets, but other than that it has been a great phone for me. I am going two day between charges all is good. Then again I don't make alot of calls or texts I guess I'm not a power user, but it work great for checking my e-mail & facebook.
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Mine will become a spare for The Missus. I am ready to upgrade, but she is finally getting used to her phone (saves me money and allows me to get TB or Charge)
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Wow I can't believe all the positive things I'm hearing about the Eris.

I just finished rooting it and have been trying to find a download link that actually doesn't send me to more and more links to flash a rom onto it (I've been at it for over 9 hrs) I'm obviously not giving up.

I plan on getting the Droid Charge come December unless something newer and better is out by then.

This is my 3rd Eris since Feb of last year and I just reallized this phone sucks majorly coming from using all Blackberries last one being the 8330.
  • all 3 have lag on placing calls (hello, a phone that can't possibly do it's essential function?) Shame on HTC
  • the phone starts to do random stuff for no reason: places calls, opens up internet, other apps.
  • The cursor radomly jumps around worse than my son off of his severe ADHD medication. (definately not funny) It happens while trying to text or on anything else you may be able to type on.
  • It is slower than I don't know what (tyring to keep rude comments to a minimum).
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Welcome to AndroidForum, Dulce14u!

So, you just need ROM link / page that is pretty simple to install or need other details about flashing, etc.?

xtrROM is pretty straightforward:

[ROM][GPL] xtrROM5.0.1 odex,cache2cache,apps2sd,jit,lwp,oc[3/29/2011] - xda-developers

(there are optional things you can flash, but you don't have to).

Same deal with xtrSense (from the same dev):

[ROM][GPL][3/15/2011] xtrSENSE5.0.1 [cache2cache,apps2sd,oc,jit]-HTC Sense - xda-developers

GSB is actually really cool and only has two main things to flash (the ROM and the Google apps):

[ROM][6/23] GSB v3.6 Odex/De-OdexFIXED | GB 2.3.4 [CM-7.1.0 RC1 NIGHTLY] - xda-developers

and last, but certainly not least, all the cool kids seem to be installing Condemned Soul's CM7:

[ROM] 6/23/11 Condemned CM7 V12 CM7.1 RC 1 - xda-developers

I'm sure a few others will reply back with their more relevant feedback than I can give.

Good luck and cheers!
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I found a Droid 1 on Craigslist for $50, dropped the insurance and put my Eris in a drawer as a backup. I'm not sure if the Droid is better than the Eris but it will get me through until I can upgrade at the end of September.
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I found a Droid 1 on Craigslist for $50, dropped the insurance and put my Eris in a drawer as a backup. I'm not sure if the Droid is better than the Eris but it will get me through until I can upgrade at the end of September.
With the exception of it being really thick, and having a mediocre (at best) hardware keyboard, it'll perform better than the Eris.
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Honestly? I am waiting for September to see if the rumors about a competing system's phone are true. If they are I will buy said phone in a heartbeat. If they are not I will buy the current version of said phone in a heartbeat.

After which, after hearing me complain about my Eris for so long, my friends and I are going to have a "Destroy the Droid" party. Bricks, hammers and fire are planned to be used. I intend to record the proceedings!

You could say I'll be happy to get rid of it.
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With the exception of it being really thick, and having a mediocre (at best) hardware keyboard, it'll perform better than the Eris.
My new Droid 1 actually seems to be slower than my Eris on everything except app updates. It regularly freezes for 10 or 20 seconds. My Eris never did that except of course after making a call and the Droid 1 seems worse on the dialer lag.
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Still using mine to this day, and it still works great!

Got mine Jan 13th, 2010 and have used it since on page plus. It was my first and only smartphone, and it's been a fun ride. From all of the root rumors, the excitement of finally obtaining root, trying different roms (still happy with xtrSENSE 4.2.1), to it working perfectly today after at least 15 drops from lap to asphalt, I couldn't have asked for more from a phone.

I will not be upgrading until the phone is confirmed dead; I have been very happy with my $29.99 bill each month.
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My new Droid 1 actually seems to be slower than my Eris on everything except app updates. It regularly freezes for 10 or 20 seconds. My Eris never did that except of course after making a call and the Droid 1 seems worse on the dialer lag.
Droid 1 rooted or stock?
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I am still using my Eris. It has been a faithful and devoted companion, And after I rooted it and tried several different Rom's I am happy with it's performance. No its not the fastest, newest, greatest device but for me it works. If I want to play games I have a Tablet to do that. I will eventually replace my Eris but not for a while, I am enjoying changing roms and otherwise making the phone the way I like it.
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I am still using my Eris. It has been a faithful and devoted companion, And after I rooted it and tried several different Rom's I am happy with it's performance. No its not the fastest, newest, greatest device but for me it works. If I want to play games I have a Tablet to do that. I will eventually replace my Eris but not for a while, I am enjoying changing roms and otherwise making the phone the way I like it.
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My contract isn't up till October, so a few more months at least with my little guy still. It absolutely still does everything I want my phone to do, so until proven dual processors with 4G come out at a decent price and this guy still works, I'm sticking to it.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I'm looking to upgrade to the moto droid 3 on jul 31st. My eris will be a back up and go in a junk drawer with my old star tac, nextel i830, and samsung u740 where it belongs.
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In March, I got to have my sons Motorola Droid with a couple of weeks ago I dropped it and cracked the screen. While I was using it my HTC Droid was sitting in limbo as a back up. Unfortunately, I had to pull it back out last week and reactivate it as my main phone. It's a little slow for me now that I've gotten used to the speed of the Motorola Droid.
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Droid 1 rooted or stock?
Rooted of course. Running Droid Concepts build 11. Overclocked at 800 mhz. I just had to reboot it twice to make this post. The Droid 1 seems to handle video better than the Eris but not a lot better.

I get the impression that Motorola runs the UI at a lower priority than HTC does. Very frustrating. I hate dealing with computers that have more important things to do than responding to ME! I bought this little computer to use, not to gaze at it's screen while it does it's own thing.
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Rooted of course. Running Droid Concepts build 11. Overclocked at 800 mhz. I just had to reboot it twice to make this post. The Droid 1 seems to handle video better than the Eris but not a lot better.

I get the impression that Motorola runs the UI at a lower priority than HTC does. Very frustrating. I hate dealing with computers that have more important things to do than responding to ME! I bought this little computer to use, not to gaze at it's screen while it does it's own thing.
My upgrade date is coming up next week, but I may not upgrade immediately as my rooted Eris has been almost perfect. I am running xtrROM on the latest version and am OC'd at just under 800MHz. I have switched to another launcher that allows me to lock my home screens. (Love it!) I keep mine clean and running as fast as possible while using some tricks to conserve battery life, and limit any potential lag. My web experience is the only thing I am not thrilled with on the Eris right now. But the screen is almost too small for it anyway. My Eris has long outlived my own expectations of the device.

I think I will be upgrading this fall but want to make sure I get the right device. For me, just a little bigger screen and 4G would make things a world better.

My worry really is with all the giant screened phones out there I may miss my Eris in the end.
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I had forgotten about my eris. The poor little thing is collecting dust.

I did however power it up to remember the older version of Sense. Had a moment of nostalgia lol
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