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Old June 22nd, 2012, 06:02 AM   #151 (permalink)
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I just ordered a Galaxy Nexus. There is absolutely nothing wrong with my rooted Eris. What a great phone it is. But I did it to keep my unlimited data plan for another 2 years (I'm sure some newer awfuller paradigm will be invented for phone companies to fleece customers by that time). I want to thank you for all your help keeping my Eris humming. It was as much (or more) your help as the device itself that made it a great phone.

What phone are you using now? I'm going to go visit that forum too
I'm sure that you will love the Galaxy Nexus. I have a Droid 3 right now. I had originally update to a Bionic but had all sorts of trouble with that phone dropping mobile networking randomly, so I decided to exchange it for the best 3G phone out at the time. It's a good phone, though it will not get an ICS update.

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Still rocking the Eris. Thinking of switching carriers when the contract is up for the family plan. Verizon has no signal where I live. My husband is overly loyal to this company that has been taking his money for 12 years without providing the service.
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I think you'll be very happy with the DInc2. I went from the Eris to the DInc2 over a year ago (I think) and I'm not the only person who thinks the DInc2 is a perfected Eris, without the trackball of course.

The trackball was the death of my first Eris. I got an insurance claim and a new Eris through them (refurb, I know) and the trackball went on it as well. I tried so hard to be careful when I plugged it in too!

I have now replaced the trackball to see if I could save the phone for rainy days and just to use once in a while for good ol times sake, but it didn't help. Didn't think it would but it was worth a try.

Congrats on the DInc2, I'll see you over there!
Agreed, I did the same thing. I used to think the size of the Eris was perfect, then got used to and liked the size of the DInc2 ... now I am trying to get used to the Razr Maxx which is even bigger!
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Agreed, I did the same thing. I used to think the size of the Eris was perfect, then got used to and liked the size of the DInc2 ... now I am trying to get used to the Razr Maxx which is even bigger!
How's that working out for you? I pulled the trigger on a Razr Maxx last night in order to lock in my unlimited data for another 2 years in case Big Red changes their minds and forces everyone off-contract to a new plan. However, I'm going right from the Eris to that beast, and while I spent a good deal of time playing with it at the store, I'm still wondering about how I'll like it in the day-to-day. Guess I'll find out starting tomorrow when it arrives
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How's that working out for you? I pulled the trigger on a Razr Maxx last night in order to lock in my unlimited data for another 2 years in case Big Red changes their minds and forces everyone off-contract to a new plan. However, I'm going right from the Eris to that beast, and while I spent a good deal of time playing with it at the store, I'm still wondering about how I'll like it in the day-to-day. Guess I'll find out starting tomorrow when it arrives
I got it in the mail yesterday afternoon and I like it so far. Battery life has been good, but not great. Everyone in the Maxx forum says it needs a few days, so we will see. Overall thus far I like it and its a big upgrade from the DInc2 ... it will be an amazing upgrade from the Eris!
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I went from an Eris to a galaxy nexus and it only took a few days to get used to the bigger size. The convenience of the larger screen with things such as web browsing makes it well worth it.
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I went from an Eris to a galaxy nexus and it only took a few days to get used to the bigger size. The convenience of the larger screen with things such as web browsing makes it well worth it.
Now whenever I use my Eris, it looks like a toy in comparison. Its just so ADORABLE.

Also, now after flashing Jelly Bean on my GNexus, the stuttering on pretty much everything on the Eris is super annoying. It makes me think how far we have come since 3 years ago.
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You watch. The Eris is one of those early-adopter devices that was popular when rooting/modding/hacking was first starting to become mainstream. In ten years, mark my words, we'll all be digging them out and trying new stuff all over again, like a 30-something with an Atari.

"Hey, remember the Eris?"

"B---- please. I had a REAL HERO."

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You watch. The Eris is one of those early-adopter devices that was popular when rooting/modding/hacking was first starting to become mainstream. In ten years, mark my words, we'll all be digging them out and trying new stuff all over again, like a 30-something with an Atari.

"Hey, remember the Eris?"

"B---- please. I had a REAL HERO."

"Okay."


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/14575796/Interesting/erisNEXUS.JPG

I used to think the resolution on the Eris was good enough. Then I found out a poor DSLR shot could pick each one up perfectly.

Although I bet somebody is going to pull one of these out in a few years, and do something really ridiculous like turning it into a synthesizer or something.
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I dug out my old Yamaha PSS-170 and then did a search on circuit bending. I was impressed. But all you have to do is download the Ethereal Dialpad app to turn it into a trippy synth. Gravitone was the first app (plugin, really) I ever purchased on Market.
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Picking up a used Eris today from someone at work. I want to use it as a simple spreadsheet calculator, but wondered if there have been any new reliable ROMs released out there since November of last year. I like to stay on top of things. Also, anybody know of any hardware mods to REALLY bump up performance?
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Picking up a used Eris today from someone at work. I want to use it as a simple spreadsheet calculator, but wondered if there have been any new reliable ROMs released out there since November of last year. I like to stay on top of things. Also, anybody know of any hardware mods to REALLY bump up performance?
As far as I know, gsb, condemned, evervolv are the best gb ROMs, and xtrsense remains the best stock 2.1 eris ROM.
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As far as I know, gsb, condemned, evervolv are the best gb ROMs, and xtrsense remains the best stock 2.1 eris ROM.
I really need to reflash XTR on my poor old Eris ... that was such a great ROM, and really the only one I ever played with that was comfortably fast. All the gb Eris ROMs seem so ridiculously slow nowadays, at least compared to what's on our current phones.
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As far as I know, gsb, condemned, evervolv are the best gb ROMs, and xtrsense remains the best stock 2.1 eris ROM.
I thought so, and I like XTR. Turns out though that the phone I was going to get has a bad SD Micro mounting latch. So much for that.
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We've pretty much given our old phones (Eris) to our little daughters to play games on. Unfortunately, they are currently running more slowly than molasses. I'm tempted to redo them. What's the best ROM for use as a gaming platform for kids, at this point?
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We've pretty much given our old phones (Eris) to our little daughters to play games on. Unfortunately, they are currently running more slowly than molasses. I'm tempted to redo them. What's the best ROM for use as a gaming platform for kids, at this point?
As far as I'm concerned, at least ... definitely XTRRom or XTRSense. Very solid ROMs, and the fastest ones I found back then.
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As far as I'm concerned, at least ... definitely XTRRom or XTRSense. Very solid ROMs, and the fastest ones I found back then.
Yeah, that's really it. Any games that require newer Android versions are probably too demanding for the Eris to handle anyway.
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Yeah, that's really it. Any games that require newer Android versions are probably too demanding for the Eris to handle anyway.
Yeah, I think you're probably right.
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I was holding out to use my upgrade on a Galaxy S II on Verizon but it never came, so I got a LG Spectrum, and like a week later the GS III was announced... FACE PALM!
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I was holding out to use my upgrade on a Galaxy S II on Verizon but it never came, so I got a LG Spectrum, and like a week later the GS III was announced... FACE PALM!
You might be able to trade it in. I know you can if you got it through Costco.
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You have 14 days to trade in a device with a $35 restocking fee. In this case, I'd say it's worth it.
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The Eris is a great phone, I use the LG Esteem and it is fantastic. Recently, I installed iMedia Share on theEris and it c pop uld play hd videos on itself and also stream hours of video to the Sony Media player and tv!!I was sur pop riced it could d pop it well: )
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I have cm9 running on my eris, just haven't put any links up yet. [/quote]
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Using easily unlocked Eris with condemned CM7 mod. Android 2.3.7. Works great with pageplus!! 30$ month. Any one still on Verizon is crazy.

Bur it is sooooo slow compared to newer phones
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It's the $200/GB that keeps me off PagePlus.
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I went with Verizon because they were reliable and had unlimited data. They have the fastest 4G, too!
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Aw i remember my love hate relationship with the eris

i have sense moved to my Lumia 900<3 and GS3
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Has anyone looked at the HTC Desire C from over the pond? Take away the hardware buttons/trackball, overclock it to 600MHz, add 4G of internal flash, and the Eris IS the Desire C. In fact, I do believe that if you still have the original ROM, the Phone Identity in Settings refers to the ADR6200 as the Desire C. Kinda neat if you ask me... Especially since its running 4.1
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Has anyone looked at the HTC Desire C from over the pond? Take away the hardware buttons/trackball, overclock it to 600MHz, add 4G of internal flash, and the Eris IS the Desire C. In fact, I do believe that if you still have the original ROM, the Phone Identity in Settings refers to the ADR6200 as the Desire C. Kinda neat if you ask me... Especially since its running 4.1
Except the Desire C is running a Snapdragon processor which easily eclipses the Eris's.

Desire C was just the internal name for the Eris. And for some reason, it resurfaced as an actual phone.
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I've activated my Eris a few times since I got my Incredible 2. It still works. The screen is a bit small. >.<
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I've activated my Eris a few times since I got my Incredible 2. It still works. The screen is a bit small. >.<
Its hilarious how small it is compared to my Nexus. I mean it works, and doesn't have a bad LCD, but browsing web pages is sort of a pain.
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Its hilarious how small it is compared to my Nexus. I mean it works, and doesn't have a bad LCD, but browsing web pages is sort of a pain.
Remember how we all thought it was the perfect size?
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Remember how we all thought it was the perfect size?
As a phone, it still is the perfect size in my opinion. But as far as a full QWERTY keyboard goes, it's too small. Perfect for little kids but terrible for adults.
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As a phone, it still is the perfect size in my opinion. But as far as a full QWERTY keyboard goes, it's too small. Perfect for little kids but terrible for adults.
I never thought I would like a larger phone, the Eris WAS the perfect size.
The DInc2 became comfortable within days and now I am considering stepping up again because of how much I enjoyed the extra real estate.

Typing on my DInc2 today feels the same as typing on my Eris felt a year or so ago. I picked up the old girl and tried her out despite the scoll ball constantly tracking to the left, the experience was painful. That keyboard makes typing feel like playing darts without my glasses and drunk.

Not sure what to do with it now. I almost can't even use it as a music player it's so bad. Any suggestions?
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Is that something you do a lot? : innocence:
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I never thought I would like a larger phone, the Eris WAS the perfect size.
The DInc2 became comfortable within days and now I am considering stepping up again because of how much I enjoyed the extra real estate.

Typing on my DInc2 today feels the same as typing on my Eris felt a year or so ago. I picked up the old girl and tried her out despite the scoll ball constantly tracking to the left, the experience was painful. That keyboard makes typing feel like playing darts without my glasses and drunk.

Not sure what to do with it now. I almost can't even use it as a music player it's so bad. Any suggestions?
Turn on the camera, My Tracks, and fly it on a weather balloon in a Ziploc bag. See where it goes.
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Turn on the camera, My Tracks, and fly it on a weather balloon in a Ziploc bag. See where it goes.
You won't have enough RAM.
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I don't think the ol' girl could handle transmitting gps data while recording and running mytracks. Either the RAM would choke me, or the battery would die before it hit the ground.


Not a bad idea though.

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I don't think the ol' girl could handle transmitting gps data while recording and running mytracks. Either the RAM would choke me, or the battery would die before it hit the ground.


Not a bad idea though.

I've often thought about replacing the screen with a solar panel, but I don't think I could get enough juice even in full sunlight. But that would catch quite a bit. Perhaps running off an external battery pack it could go further. Run a test, see how long it goes, and install some app to shut down after so long.

MyTracks and the camera running with the screen on with detailed motion... That would be a good test. I'll try it with my Seideo battery and see what happens. Maybe drive around town with it in the back window or something.
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Why would you want it to shut down? You'd at least want it to turn back on eventually so you can track it down.
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Attach the vibe motor output to an electric match to cause the balloon to fail, turning it into a streamer.
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Seems like you would want to bubble wrap the phone so it would bounce like the original Mars rovers.
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Loved my Eris when I had it. I left it though for the iPhone 4s... good times rooting and romming it up.
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Goodbye Eris. Just ordered my new phone which should arrive in a few days.

Went with the Galaxy Nexus. It's now available for .01 on Amazon Wireless - for existing Verizon customers!
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Went with the Galaxy Nexus. It's now available for .01 on Amazon Wireless - for existing Verizon customers!
Good choice. You'll love it!
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Seems like you would want to bubble wrap the phone so it would bounce like the original Mars rovers.
Open-cell polyethylene shell, 2" thick. Minimum requirements for space flight hardware transport here at work. 45-degree conical opening for the camera. Not sure how to expose the theoretical solar panel to sunlight yet, maybe just through the mini USB port with the big battery. I dunno... Just things I think about lying awake in bed.
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Y'all talkin' 'bout having left the Eris way behind. I'm STILL using mine as the daily phone! Still running xtrSense (love it). I am about to replace it (after 33 months) with... a Droid X.

Really, how much technology do I need? I'm also likely switching to Page Plus - they use Verizon towers (w/o 4g), and I never exceed 1 GB data usage, so I should be fine on their $55 plan.
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Sad to say just retired my eris yesterday and replaced it with the S3.

After 36 months the phone had seen better days, between screen freeze-ups, not being able to answer about half of incoming calls, lousy voice on both calling and recieving, ems crashing every time I rotated the screen, crappy camera about only function it was still good at was playing sudoku.
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Okay, I've been playing with my new-to-me Droid X for a couple weeks. Learned how to root it (with Moto's locked bootloader), SBF a clean factory install, etc. I have to say, I like my Eris better. Notwithstanding the bigger screen and faster processor, and more memory, the X I got has problems. It crashes. I haven't figured out what the problem is, but some apps that should be okay, (ie, they don't crash on my wife's phone) crash. The Eris is compact, pocket-friendly, and super reliable. xtrSense is great IMO, and this little old phone is as speedy (for its class), and reliable as the day I took it out of the box. I think I'll keep the Eris, and use the X as a mini-tablet on wifi at home only.

I may end up the last Eris user standing! I'll check in with this thread again when I end up switching (maybe an iPhone 6 after they've been out for a year or so ).
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Okay, I've been playing with my new-to-me Droid X for a couple weeks. Learned how to root it (with Moto's locked bootloader), SBF a clean factory install, etc. I have to say, I like my Eris better. Notwithstanding the bigger screen and faster processor, and more memory, the X I got has problems. It crashes. I haven't figured out what the problem is, but some apps that should be okay, (ie, they don't crash on my wife's phone) crash. The Eris is compact, pocket-friendly, and super reliable. xtrSense is great IMO, and this little old phone is as speedy (for its class), and reliable as the day I took it out of the box. I think I'll keep the Eris, and use the X as a mini-tablet on wifi at home only.

I may end up the last Eris user standing! I'll check in with this thread again when I end up switching (maybe an iPhone 6 after they've been out for a year or so ).
I guess the Eris is reliable, as long as your trackball doesn't go bunk, or keep running low on RAM (I still think the "low" amount of RAM was what really held the phone back, not the processor).

Still, I use mine on a time to time basis. If you rooted it and used xtr ROMs, it was actually pretty damn good for what it was. Nowhere near the power house my Nexus is, but it does show how humble mobile phones were at the time.
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