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  1. bnitty

    bnitty Well-Known Member

    I'm going to root my gf's Eris to clear up memory & wanted to know the best Eris ROMs & where can they be found

  2. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    We seem to get this question a lot. i'm surprised that when you created this thread that it didn't have a list of similar threads.

    Anyway, I guess things change. Since you are asking for opinions, here you go:

    - If she loves the Eris with Sense, use xtrSENSE.
    - if she doesn't love Sense but wants the most compatible ROM otherwise, look into xtrROM or Tainted Tenzo

    if she might prefer vanilla Android, any of these ROMs is probably a good choice:

    - CELB Froyo
    - Tazz Froyo
    - FroShedYo (Froyo, if it wasn't obvious)
    - GingerShedBread/GSB - Gingerbread, if that wasn't obvious
    - Tazz Gingerbread

    There are some slight drawbacks to the non-Sense, non-HTC based ROMs, but they are minor, and you get great performance, great core features, and slightly better battery life with these ROMs.

    You'll find them all here: Droid Eris Android Development - xda-developers
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  3. T-Keith

    T-Keith Well-Known Member

    Highly recommend gsb if she doesn't need sense. There is really no downside that i've seen.
  4. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!! Moderator

    Same here.:)
  5. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    except that its still being developed... it works great for me,too,but i dont know if its refined enuff to put it on someone elses phone,especially my GF,or anyone who wasnt also kind of a geek like most of us here ;)

    if it all of a sudden lags or freezes,will she know what to do? (if so then disregard :D) i know my GF would freek out if she needed to make a phone call and her phone hung or froze up! :eek:
  6. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!! Moderator

    Well said my man.:D My GF doesn't even want to know more than make a call on a dumb phone.:eek: :rolleyes: :D
  7. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    lol yeah my GF has an env touch that she doesnt even use to its capacity :eek: literally... all she does is call and text. and take pictures on occasion(wich she just looks at, doesnt send :rolleyes: )

    she hardly gets on a real computer,let alone figure out how to use the web and apps on a smartphone! :D
  8. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!! Moderator

    Yea mine don't even know how to turn on a computer.:D I got a env touch that I only used about four month's before getting the eris. It's gathering dust. Dumb question, can it be hacked to take the bloatware off of it.:eek:
  9. paleodust

    paleodust Well-Known Member

    Agreed! :cool:
  10. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    to a small extent LG Env Touch :eek:

    some links for the original poster:

    xtrSENSE: [ROM][GPL][11/5/2010] xtrSENSE4.6.5 [cache2cache,apps2sd,oc,jit]-HTC Sense - xda-developers
    xtrROM: [ROM][GPL] xtrROM5.0 odex,cache2cache,apps2sd,jit,lwp,oc[1/23/2011] - xda-developers
    tainted tenzo:[ROM][GPL]TaintedTenzo2.1v18-OC, A2SD, Flash, JulyOTA, LWP's, Cache2Cache[01-14-11] - xda-developers
    tazz froyo: [GPL] Tazz Froyo GB v26/ Vanilla v28/ 6.2 rc1/ 1/15/11 - xda-developers
    tazz gingerbread: Tazz GingerBread 6/ 2.18.11/ Stable/Blackened Ginger test/2/17/11 {cm7} - xda-developers
    CELB froyo: [ROM][GPL] CELB Froyo 4.3(Plain CM Rom)1-21-11 - xda-developers
    froshedyo: [ROM]{1/22} FroShedYo VANILLA & V10 [CM6.1.2] Blue|Red|Purple|Elegant|Pink][CPUBoost] - xda-developers
    gingershedbread: [ROM] GSB v1.6 | GingerBread 2.3.2 [CM7.0.0 RC1 NIGHTLY][2-18-2011] - xda-developers

    last and not least:
    Droid Eris Android Development - xda-developers
    this is where you will find eris roms. youll find other roms there,not mentioned above that you can try... some stable,some experimental.

    a word on roms... CELB is an unmodified,pure port of cyanogenmods "cm6",wish is 2.2 froyo. i.e,if the cyanogenmod website supported the eris,thats what it would look like. most of the froyo roms are based on cm6,the big difference will be what particular tweeks the various developers throw in to personalize. any rom labled as "vanilla" will tend to look pretty much like CELB. if you want a heavily themed rom,defiantely give froshedyo v10,red glass,or any of his other themed froyo roms a try.

    hope this helps some :)
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  11. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!! Moderator

  12. Podivin

    Podivin VIP Member VIP Member

    Geez, what do you expect of a plumber's girlfriend?!? :D
    (kidding, of course).

    My wife is the same way, the phone is just supposed to work.
    For my wife, I put XTRSense on her phone, that way it could look just like it always did, but run lots better.
    For my self, I'm a ROM hopper, but I tended to stay with the 2.2 ROMs because I like some of the 'little' features offered by them (my wife grumbles every time she tries to use my phone because (a) it looks different than hers and (b) it looks different than it did the day before...)
  13. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!! Moderator

    I know right!!!!:D She's retired from owning a few restaurants.:D
  14. GJW419

    GJW419 Well-Known Member

    Okay. Just rooted today. Had some problems but worked my way through. I did a wipe then the zip file and now doing nan back-up. Now, I would like to get the BEST Cyanogen ROM. Please if you can provide suggestions, OH, and the easiest way for me to get it on my Eris. Thank you.
  15. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    I think that you got those steps mixed up a bit.

    You should always Nandroid backup *before* you wipe data. The point of the Nandroid backup is to create a way to restore your phone to a known good working point.

    Also, I think it's probably smarter to actually copy the .zip files for the ROM to your phone before you start wiping data, etc.

    The location to find ROMs is here: Droid Eris Android Development - xda-developers

    You said Cyanogen, but there are three CyanogenMod versions for the Eris - version 5 (Android 2.1/Eclair), 6 (Android 2.2, or Froyo) and now there are early builds of version 7 (Android 2.3, or Gingerbread). You'll see them all there.

    A good first ROM for CM6 is FroShedYo. For CM7, GingerShedBread, but the install for GSB is more complicated and I would stay away from it for now if you are new to this.
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  16. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    Depends on your definition of "best" to many of us,the best is the "gingershedbread" cm7 based rom. While most of us are having very good results with it,be aware that it is still in developmental stages and not yet a stable,polished release.

    All of the froyo Roms are cm6 based,and all the ones listed above are stable enuff for a daily driver. If you want pure cm6 with few to no developer tweaks thrown in, go with CELB 4.3.

    The best way to get your rom of choice is IMO,to download it from one of the links above(or from your own searching on XDAdevelopers) to your computer,transfer it to your phone via USB cable to the top level of your sd card(not inside a folder). Then boot into recovery,make a backup,wipe data and dalvic cache,and flash the rom. If your particular rom requires google apps to be flashed separately,flash it as well. Then reboot.

    That's it,in a nutshell :)
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  17. GJW419

    GJW419 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I probably got them mixed up typing this but the important thing is I did it the right way when I did it this afternoon LOL. Following posts on here of course. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
  18. GJW419

    GJW419 Well-Known Member

    I might have to do some updating here first. I have a version 1.6.2 installed. Do I need to do anything there before getting a ROM etc.
  19. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    Nothing other than familiarize yourself with all the steps invloved.

    This is not something you NEED to do to flash a rom,but IMO it's something every eris ROMer should do for peace of mind http://androidforums.com/eris-all-t...2-custom-recovery-trackball-not-required.html

    Put it on the list of things to do once you're comfortable doing things on your phone :)
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  20. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    I believe you are speaking of Amon_RA's custom recovery which shows version 1.6.2 on the main screen.

    If your trackball is operating fine, then you are on the most current version of this custom recovery, which is nice :D.

    If (when ;)) your trackball begins to go south on you, have a peek at this thread:



    edit: Scotty beat me to it! Good on ya, mate! :)
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  21. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!! Moderator

    The way I do mine is download the zip or zips directly to my phone from the XDA site and then move the zip or zips from the download folder to the sd in File Manager and then the rest is history.:D
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  22. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    ^thats another way to skin the cat :D

    one reason i like to down load to the puter,then plug mine in is to move files back and forth. i only keep a few nand backups and roms on my sd card. but ive got every single back up ive ever made,and every rom ive ever downloaded in a file on my puter :eek:

    plus my puter downloads them alot faster and doesnt use up phone battery downloading :p
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  23. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!! Moderator

    It's personally easier for me to do it that way. I follow AF throughout the day when I'm out and about and I have a charger in each vehicle I drive so I don't worry about the battery. I have a couple of cords to connect to the computer with but I have to fiddle with them.:mad: Is there a way to transfer files thru bluetooth or something?
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  24. GJW419

    GJW419 Well-Known Member

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!! It already is, and the phone is only months old. It was never used. I started using it in December, NEVER used the trackball until now, and already it does not want to move. I have to push down on it slightly, which sometimes messes me. I'm going to do this immediately which will make it easier. Thanks again.
  25. GJW419

    GJW419 Well-Known Member

    New one: Why when I try to just type and run anything in my emulator (seems easiest way to get things done) I get "permission denied"? Guys I'm sorry for all the questions, I'm learning as I go and sometimes when I can't find an answer on my own on the net I just ask. I like to learn quickly.

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