Finally decided to root/warrenty


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  1. BellaSkye

    BellaSkye Member This Topic's Starter

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    So after being on my 3rd eris and knowing i'd experience similar issues & trying to get them to send me a different device I took the jump and rooted tonight to kaosfroyo 32, let me say that so far i LOVE the look of it. The speed is better also and i can't wait to see how much less LAG i'll be getting! I'm really happy about this and i'm hoping that ill actually start to love my eris again.

    but I have a question: I currently pay the fee for insurance each month with verizon. Since I rooted and this voided my warrenty should I stop paying this fee?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. n0ct3m

    n0ct3m Well-Known Member

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    Firstly, welcome to the dark side mwahahaha. :D If you are like me, you will really enjoy the lag reduction in you Eris now that it's rooted (using kaosfroyo 32 myself atm). As for your question, you can always un-root your phone if need be to send it back for any warrenty/insurance needs. I still have it on mine in case any oh crap moments come up and I need to send it in. This, however, is just me. I cannot really speak for the other users out there.
     
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    BellaSkye Member This Topic's Starter

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    ah okay! sounds good, i'll keep it then :) Yeah i've been lurking these forums for months and months. Finally got fed up with the POS Eris & i really needed this root lol. It hasn't been a full day yet and i'm already hooked! The Lag just drove me nuts & I didn't want to keep going through tons of refurbs over and over with other issues as well. For sure glad I made the jump to do this. Was a lot easier then I thought. :p
     
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    n0ct3m Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean. Before root, my Eris had call lag, text lag, lag when switching screens, lag coming out of sleep, I think even the lag had lag. Put the silent call bug on top of that and it was one major annoyance.

    Root is so great.
     
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    BellaSkye Member This Topic's Starter

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    Exactly. I won't miss it. :D
     
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    The insurance you're paying for is separate from Verizon's warranty on the phone. If you damage or lose your phone you'll use the insurance to get it replaced - and those folks won't care if it's rooted or not.
    If your phone develops some sort of a hardware problem (the speaker goes out, for instance) while it's under warranty, then you'd return it to Verizon for an exchange. That's when you'd need to think about unrooting to prevent any problems at the store.
     
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    BellaSkye Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you for clarifying that :)
     
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    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    It's great to see another Eris rooter come along. [​IMG]

    Keyboard lag is one of the things we get mixed reviews on following a root; sometimes it's improved and sometimes a user will lament that the lag remains.

    That is one of the issues that overclocking seems to address for many. Perhaps you've considered that, especially if you have seen no improvement in keyboard response with your ROM.

    I've found no use for overclocking in my ROMs, but ymmv. ;)
     
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    BellaSkye Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well so far so good! Still have noticed lot's of improvements, I went to verizon to buy my eris some new cases even that were clearance now! I walked away with 4 of them and another pack of screen protectors for only 17 bucks!

    I've been seeing this overclocking, im not really sure what this exactly means, or how to go about doing it. Is there a thread i'm missing somewhere that says how?

    Thanks!
     
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    Overclocking is a way of pushing the processor in the phone to a higher speed than what was originally intended. The processor in the Eris is a 528mhz processor, 710mhz seems to be the average top speed of the processor. Over that and sometimes things get a little buggy (for some folks, not for all). In theory it makes the phone run faster, though *I* am of the opinion that while it may make the phone run faster, you almost need another computer checking the speed to see the difference. I've found that most ROMs work just fine (for ME) at 528. Some ROMs over overclocked by default, I've taken to setting those ROMs back down to 528. The 'cost' of this extra speed is shorter battery life.
    This is another one of those topics where if you ask 10 people you're going to get 10 different answers. :)

    SetCPU is the app most generally used to set the overclocking.
    There are several threads with debates on the various settings of SetCPU. This one is good, has links to a couple of others that also contain good info.
    http://androidforums.com/eris-all-things-root/158846-autokiller-vs-setcpu.html
     
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    BellaSkye Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ohhh I see, it's an app you can buy in the market. Hmmmm, well i'll look into it. So far I don't see a need for it as my eris is running way faster rooted then it was to begin with anyways.
     

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