New to Droid, Potentially rooted phone, where to start

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  1. zzzBrett

    zzzBrett New Member This Topic's Starter

    May 14, 2010
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    Hi everyone,

    A little background info: Just bought a used HTC Eris off a guy who says he rooted the phone. I am fairly tech savvy and use linux on all of my computers, so i'm quite familiar with root, su, etc.

    So I downloaded a terminal emulator from market and typed 'su' and got a pound sign--from what I read, this indicates that the phone has been 'rooted'. However, i'm having a few problems, and I'm not sure where I should start.

    1. Wireless tethering doesn't work--it says "unable to start tethering"
    2. When i rotate to landscape mode in the terminal emulator, the app crashes.
    3. GPS / google maps crash when typing to / from destination for directions.

    So to fix this, I thought it'd be nice to get the "freshest" rooted rom on the device and kind of start over. When I started reading the how-to's, however, I see a lot of warnings about "do this for this leak", "do this for another leak", etc.. and the problem is I'm not sure where I'm at and not even 100% sure the phone was rooted properly. (oh and I can't telnet to localhost, not sure if telnet server on the droid is enabled by default after rooting).

    Currently, the software info says:
    Firmware Version: 2.1
    Kernel: 2.6.29-5898f66b
    htc-kernel@and18-2 #1
    Build number: 2.19.605.1 CL123435 test-keys

    Sorry for the long thread, thanks for reading.

  2. MJL

    MJL Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2009
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    Do you have a recovery image on the phone? Try booting to recovery by holding vol up + pwr after the phone has been shut down. If you get nothing but an image with an <!> you dont have a recovery image for flashing roms and need to flash a recovery image to it. This step can be done by reading the sticky at the top of this forum.
  3. Necron80

    Necron80 Member

    Dec 9, 2009
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    +1 to MJL
    as for the Roms there are many listed here and on XDA
  4. bucks

    bucks New Member

    May 13, 2010
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    I am really not tech savy, and I was having the same google maps problem. After some research, I found that I needed my build number to say release keys not test test keys. I used the eclips3 all in one root installer. I chose the official eris rom, and I am now up and running fine. Google maps and navigator work fine now.

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