Droid Eris Rooting question


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  1. CGfreak102

    CGfreak102 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello, I have been using my HTC Eris for about 15 Days now on the verizon network. Still hoping that the Nexus one gets released before my 30 day trial is up.

    Anyways. I have been looking up information about Rooting my phone. I got a general understand of what it does and how to do it. Along to upgrading my Android OS to 2.1. But i am looking for some Cons and pros of doing it. I understand that i have the chance of bricking it, that im fine with. But if i Brick it will i be able to get it replaced?

    For instance, will it void my warranty i have through Best buy?

    Also lets say i root my device and VZW releases the 2.1 OS for download, will i be able to change to that version?

    Also with upgrading to 2.1 will HTC Sense still be on my phone?
     

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  2. acidbath5546

    acidbath5546 Well-Known Member

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    Moved Post to correct sub-forum
     
  3. tokyoglow

    tokyoglow Active Member

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    I am in the same boat you are.
    I posted up a thread "lets make a deal..." a few days back and have made the deal with myself that if all looks good, I will root on friday.

    Rooting will void warranties. Just make sure you know what you're doing and you should be fine. Its the novice things that get users in trouble and turn their phones to bricks. I dont know if you can get it replaced with the "30 days" they give you.

    Pros:
    Custom ROMs that are optimized by the devs
    Tether wifi with another device
    increased speed
    2.1

    Cons:
    builds can be unstable
    long troubleshoot process if something goes wrong
    the possibility of creating an expensive doorstop
     
  4. CGfreak102

    CGfreak102 Member This Topic's Starter

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    yea i have done plenty of stuff like this. i have done custom uploads for router firmwares. But overall im pretty good at following directions. but im more worried about voiding warranty and then 3 months having something internal go bad on me and then getting stuck paying 500 bucks for a new phone.
     
  5. trav473

    trav473 Well-Known Member

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    Not really a good door stop, too thin...:D
     

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