Originally Posted by Tamasabian
Thanks for all the help Andy. Can I call you Andy for short?
I'm presumably still running 1.5. I just bought the phone a few days ago and I am just diving headfirst into this whole DROID customization world.
Note - This is also my first smartphone device. Hence the noobiness.
haha. call me ken if you have to
its no problem. im not super tech savy but i know enough to get what i need done, done.
lemme break down the little civil war going on in the Eris community. there are 2 main sides. The leakers, like myself who are running the updated version of the android os that is "supposedly" coming out soon. unfinished versions of this 2.1 OS have been leaked, prompting some to go for it, giving us new features like google navigator, live wallpapers etc., speeding up the phone a little bit, and working out many of the bugs from 1.5.
lots of people are worried however that once the official OTA update comes along that they wont be able to upgrade after already installing the leaked 2.1. something to do with kernel numbers, way beyond my realm of understanding.
the other side is made up of those who waited and rooted the 2.1
if your looking to enhance your phone a bit, rather than being stuck with the stock 1.5, then thats the path i personally would choose. it opens up so many new possibilities, overclocking-which is speeding up your processor a LOT- free simple wifi tethering, multiple new apps, custom ROMS-which are amazing, you should youtube "eris running custom ROMS" and see what comes up.
and then there are those who are waiting till they get the official update from verizon.
i say play around with your phone a little while. if you like it as is then there is no reason to change. if however you arent quite satisfied with 1.5 look around, youtube some videos to see the differences between the ROOTed users and the leaked users. make your own decision and stick with it. as of now there is no way to go from the leak to root, so those like me are stuck. dont jump the gun. make sure you know what you are doing first