General refurb bulls**t

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ral2108, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. ral2108

    ral2108 Active Member
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    first eris bricked when upgrading from v3 leak to ruu. refurb has some differences that really annoy me. still the new hboot so no root of course. but on v3 leak i had pinch to zoom in my browsers and photos, now there is NO pinch to zoom whatsoever.

    where did it go? i wasn't aware it was not part of the official release

    firmware: 2.1
    baseband: 2.42.00.04.12
    build number: 2.36.605.1 CL165907 release-keys
     

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  2. Nabraham

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    Hmm, that's odd, i can pinch to zoom with no problems in the browser and the photo viewer.
     
  3. Tooleman694

    Tooleman694 Well-Known Member
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    just root the thing and load a custom rom..
     
  4. ral2108

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    new hboot, so i can't... otherwise i would
     
  5. stuckpig

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    Just got my refurb Eris from verizon in the mail yesterday:

    Baseband 2.42.00.04.12

    Kernel 2.6.29-8a03cb9a (htc/18-2 #1)

    Software/Build 2.36.605.1 CL165907

    PRI/PRL 2.11_002/51920

    Zoom works in the browser and photo gallery. Strangely, this phone is faster than my original factory model (which I went 1.5->2.1 ota)-- it came pre-loaded with 2.1.

    It is considerably faster all around.

    Edit: the google mobile site -will not- pinch zoom.
     
  6. stuckpig

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    What's the unrootable hboot, 1.49?
     
  7. xx_bishop_xx

    xx_bishop_xx Well-Known Member
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    1.49 s-on

     
  8. Podivin

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    Yep same here, on a refurb phone also.
     
  9. Tooleman694

    Tooleman694 Well-Known Member
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    I thought I read they got 1.49 rooted..
     
  10. ral2108

    ral2108 Active Member
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    yeah, i checked my hboot first thing when i got it, 1.49 s-on. no pinch to zoom really sucks. could always try a factory reset but thats such a pain when u already have ur stuff set up.
     
  11. ral2108

    ral2108 Active Member
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    maybe like 20 ppl have been successful. and many of those tried for hours/days to get it to work.
     
  12. stuckpig

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    1.49 S-ON on my refurb-- I'll check back in if I ever try to root this one.
     
  13. Gnomesarealive

    Gnomesarealive Well-Known Member
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    If you installed Swype since you got the new phone and have not rebooted it yet, do so. For some reason there is a bug that when you install Swype the pinch-to-zoom disappears until you reboot.
    I had this same problem with a refurb and that fixed it.
     
  14. ral2108

    ral2108 Active Member
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    ah no way, i didnt install swype but i did install the droid x multitouch keyboard. a restart fixed it!

    thanks:p
     
  15. Gnomesarealive

    Gnomesarealive Well-Known Member
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    Glad to hear it!
     
  16. adidasfanatic

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    I got a refurb phone last week but haven't activated it yet because the tech said he'd send me a 1.5 eris since my issues and problems came after 2.1. So far, no luck with that.
     
  17. MJL

    MJL Well-Known Member
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    I notice with some websites in the stock browser that I can't pinch to zoom for some reason. I just assume it's something in the sites coding that doesn't allow it, I just know certain ones don't work for me and I'm rooted. I'm guessing you have tried pinching on multiple sites right? Also if it's a mobile site, most don't pinch to zoom for me.

    Sent from my phone bitch using Tapatalk
     

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