General Custom Rom on the Droid Eris

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  1. driverx125

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    HELP PLEASE!!!! I have been trying for weeks to install a custom rom on my droid eris. I have tried thee unlocker but it didnt work. Can someone please help me?
     

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  2. Papadroid

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  3. jwm2

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    Trying for weeks? I don't buy that.
     
  4. driverx125

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    I have been
     
  5. driverx125

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    I have put 2.1 on there.
     
  6. hattrick

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    If you already installed 2.1 before rooting you're out of luck.
     
  7. driverx125

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    its not the leak 2.1.
     
  8. jwm2

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    Oh my where to begin. Ahh i'll leave this thread alone, theres just too much wrong with the picture to even attempt to fix it.
     
  9. OfTheDamned

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    The phone has to be rooted in order to put any sort of new ROM on it. If you are running 2.1 then you don't have root and can't install a custom ROM.
     
  10. driverx125

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    I have root access. I followed that step on the Unlocker. So i have that access. it is really bothering me
     
  11. OfTheDamned

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    So you rooted your 1.5 Eris and then installed the 2.1 Rom, but now can't put another Rom on? I am confused. You probably want to take this to the root sub-forum at the top of the Eris forum.
     
  12. driverx125

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    i have. Yes i went from 1.5 to 2.1 with root access.
     
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    Take it to XDA. They're the ones that got your root and your 2.1 ROM. They'll help you out a lot more. :)
     
  14. jwm2

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    You need to install amons recovery image, its step 2 in the guide. Once you install it transfer over the rom to the root directory of your sd card and reboot into recovery mode (vol up + power) then you can choose flash from sd card and flash the rom. Use the instructions on how to install the rom with the included readme or from the developers thread.
     
  15. driverx125

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    I am having problems with step two. Some of the commands don't work. I am using windows 7. It is really bothering me.
     
  16. driverx125

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    i am having the trouble with the recovery image. The first command says not permitted. Third command i get read only file.
     
  17. driverx125

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    I am having trouble putting the recovery image on my droid eris.
     
  18. JoshW0000

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    Follow these instructions.

    II: Prerequisites - Android SDK - These instructions are for Windows XP. You must adapt them to your version of Windows.
    First we must install the Android SDK as it has the tools we need for both this walkthrough as well as to make your life in the Android world easier.

    1.
    Visit the Android SDK site.

    2.
    Visit the Java site and download the latest Java JDK.

    3.
    Extract the Android SDK zip file unto c:\AndroidSDK\

    4.
    Double click on SDK Setup.exe

    5.
    Many times, you will need to click on Settings and check the box to force HTTP instead of HTTPS.

    6.
    Choose to download the USB drivers package. Nothing else is required.

    7.
    Enable your phone's USB debugging mode: Settings > Applications > Development > check USB Debugging

    8.
    Connect your phone via USB to your PC.

    9.
    Right-click My Computer > Properties, click on Hardware, and go to Device Manager. You should see a device with a yellow exclamation next to it, this is your phone (if you don't see it you probably forgot to enable USB debugging mode)

    10.
    Right-click the device, select Update Driver. Browse to your Android SDK directory, and you should see a "USB Driver" folder in it now. If you don't, you forgot to download the USB Driver package when in "SDK Setup.exe". Select the driver in that folder.

    11.
    To make life easier, lets add a global path to the android SDK tools. Right-click My Computer > Properties, click on Advanced, then click on Environment Variables. Doubleclick on PATH, then at the end of the Variable value, add a semi colon ";" and then c:\AndroidSDK\tools


    III: Flashing a Custom Recovery
    Flashing a custom recovery will make your life easier when flashing ROMs in the future.

    1. Download this file: Recovery.zip

    2. Extract file contents to your \tools\ directory of your Android SDK.

    3. Open up a command prompt and go to your tools directory, and execute these commands:
    • adb shell mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    • adb push recovery.img /sdcard
    • adb push flash_image /system/bin
    • adb shell chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image
    • adb shell flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
    4. Success! You now have a recovery partition installed on your phone. You can access it by running "adb shell reboot recovery" or by powering off your phone, holding "Volume Up + Power On"


    If you're have everything installed like the instructions said and you're to #3 on "Flashing a Custom Recovery" (which is where it sounds like you are), you need to hit start (if you're in Windows) and open the command prompt (search for "cmd"). Enter this into the command prompt:

    cd C:\android-sdk-windows\tools

    Now enter the 5 commands and press enter after each one.
     
  19. surgeon0214

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    I would hope he figured it out by now haha :rolleyes:
     
  20. kevinlovesrice

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    ummm........the yellow exclamation mark isn't showing for mine....
     

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