Root New to Eris

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by B_W!Ld, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. B_W!Ld

    B_W!Ld New Member
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    Ok so I just got my brand new Droid Eris 2 days ago and since I have jailbroken many ipod touches for numerous people, Iv'e become very interested in rooting my new phone. I'm just looking for the best recommendations as far as rooting programs and roms. Also, for the people who have already rooted their eris, how easy is it and how safe is it, honestly? I am running 2.1 firmware since I just updated it yesterday, so would it be easier to root from 2.1 or try and get back to the original preloaded firmware? Any help would be greatly appreciated. :D
     

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  2. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Well-Known Member
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    It is quite safe.

    Easy? That depends on who is driving the computer. The documented procedures are not easy for computer neophytes, especially for the ones that can not figure out how to troubleshoot driver installation problems, or are unfamiliar with using the command prompt.

    I don't know if your phone can be rooted, because all you said is "updated it yesterday". That means very little frankly, because there are ways of doing that that will prevent root, and ways that do not. If by "updated" you mean the OTA (Over The Air) 2.1 update, then your phone probably can be rooted. The thing that determines whether or not you can be rooted is not the OS version, it is the bootloader. You want to see "1.46 S-ON" or "1.47 S-ON" at the top of the display (power your phone on by holding both the Send+End/Power button at the same time to see this). If you see "S-ON" in the first line, and 1.49.0000 in the second line, you can not root.

    You can follow the guide (Sticky) at the top of this forum. It is the same procedure for rooting a "1.5" phone or "2.1" phone, so long as they have a 1.46 or 1.47 bootloader. The one piece of advice that I will give you is that you should get the SDK and HTC driver for ADB working correctly before you root your phone. After you have done that, everything else will be a breeze.

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  3. B_W!Ld

    B_W!Ld New Member
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    Yes just checked the OS, and it is 1.47.000000. Also, I did do the OTA 2.1 update, I didn't take it into the store to have it updated.
     
  4. LexusBrian400

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    Then you're fine. Just follow the 1.5 > 2.1 root thread. Same steps. As long as you have the 1.47 bootloader S-OFF, you're good to go bro.
     
  5. B_W!Ld

    B_W!Ld New Member
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    ok sounds good, im gonna wait til next week though when I get my new eris in the mail since, the track ball on mine decided it didnt want to scroll left anymore, only right. So, i'm getting a new one and it should have 1.5 on it to start so I should be gtg.
     

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