General Downgrade from Official 2.1 to 1.5

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  1. GrimSniper

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    I have been Googling/Youtubing/ everything to try and find a way to downgrade to version 1.5 so i can root my droid eris. I just found that they only way to downgrade is to have a rooted phone? so in order for me to root my phone...i need to have an already rooted phone?! my question is, is there a way to downgrade from 2.1 to 1.5? or is there seriously not a way?
     

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  2. Jmtegra

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    If you have the OTA you do not have to downgrade just follow these steps from rooting 1.5

    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-eris/53963-guide-stock-1-5-latest-root-2-1-a.html

    Yes i know it says steps for 1.5 stock to 2.1 root but its the same steps if you have OTA and not a leaked version.. Make sure u also check your boot loader. Power off the phone and hold vol+end, it will be listed at the top next to HBOOT if you have 1.49 you cannot root.
     
  3. GrimSniper

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    i have 1.47...
     
  4. Jmtegra

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    Then follow those steps and you will have root.
     
  5. GrimSniper

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    Alright thanks! now i jsut hope i dont get too frustrated lol
     
  6. Jmtegra

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    You should be fine.. Just make sure you carefully read the steps one by one and dont get to anxious. Take your time and dont rush through it.
     
  7. xx_bishop_xx

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    May want to browse around the Root sub-forum, or at least the sticky posts:

    All Things Root (Eris) - Android Forums

    Good luck.
     
  8. mrhousto

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    IF you have the OTA 2.1, you can still root your phone. I am proof of that. I bought my phone and it had 1.5 on it. I went into settings and checked for upgrades and it downloaded and installed 2.1. I rooted my phone AFTER the OTA upgrade by following the instructions on this site:

    How To: Root the HTC Droid Eris (and Get Android 2.1)(Updated ? 06.11.2010) | TheUnlockr

    Hope this helps! :)
     
  9. scary alien

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    FYI, please read through this thread here at AF regarding TheUnlockr:

    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-eris/99216-unrootable-eris-please-help.html

    (the bad (2.1 v3 leak) PB00IMG.zip file link has been fixed on their site, but some folks were unfortunately led astray)
     

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