Root Problem - Please Help!


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    ErisEscalavee Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just rooted my husband's Eris using this step by step instructional http://androidforums.com/eris-all-things-root/127861-universal-eris-root-dummies.html

    Everything went well. I flashed Cyborg Evolution v. 2.1, but it is saying that he is still running firmware v 2.1 instead of 2.2. What happened? Can anyone help me out? Is it the ROM? If so, can someone direct me on how to put a different ROM on? Please and thank you in advance!
     

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    Yes, Cyborg Revolution is a 2.1 (or eclair) ROM.

    The Froyo (2.2) ROMs are:

    kaos froyo
    celb froyo
    nonsensikal
    cyanogen tazz

    Just a note: Cyborg Revolution is a sense based ROM (so, it has the HTC sense launcher and custom apps), but none of the froyo ROMs for the Eris are sense-based. If you are hoping that it will have the same launcher as the stock eris, with the same Sense widgets, you will be disappointed.

    [edit: as for steps, just download one of those ROMs, put the .zip file (do not unzip it) into the top of the SD card, wipe Dalvik cache and data, and flash the ROM from recovery.]
     
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    ErisEscalavee Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks. I am running Kaos Froyo on my phone, so I know how completely different it is. I was expecting something like that from the Cyborg Evolution, and when I saw what it was I was left scratching my head. I am by no means an expert on rooting, I did mine, and that worked, so I told my husband to pick a ROM that he liked, and that was what he chose. :eek:

    Is there any way you (or anyone else) can help me flash a different ROM? What steps do I take? Is there a thread that explains it step by step (like the root for dummies instructional)?
     
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    It's really pretty simple. The ROM will be a file that you download that is called something.zip (such as kaosfroyo-v31.zip). Basically, you do this:

    - mount the SD card to your computer. You can do this from the phone, connected via USB cable. When you connect and choose to mount the phone to the PC, it will open a drive called "NO_NAME" on your computer. Copy the ROM file to the top directory of your SD card (i.e., the NO_NAME removable drive.) MAKE SURE THAT IT IS IN THE TOP, OR ROOT, DIRECTORY OF THE SD CARD. DO NOT PUT IT IN A FOLDER ON THE SD CARD. After the copy is done, eject the drive from your computer; when you get a message that this is complete, you can turn off the data connection to your PC from the notification on your phone. Power off the phone.

    - Hold down the Vol-Up key and press the power button. When you see that the phone is starting, you can release the power button, but you should probably hold the Vol Up button until the Recovery menu starts.

    - Use the trackball to move within the Recovery. Go down to the Backup/Restore and press the trackball. Press the trackball on Nand backup. Press the trackball to confirm.

    - When that is done, it will return to the Backup/Restore menu. Press Vol-Dn to go back up to the main menu.

    - Trackball down to the wipe menu and press. Go down to Wipe Dalvik cache, and press the trackball. When that is done, press the trackball to Wipe data/factory reset. When that is done, press Vol Dn to go back up the main menu.

    - Trackball down to Flash zip from sdcard and press trackball. Trackball down to the ROM that you want to flash. When it is done, I believe it returns you to the main menu. Press trackball on Reboot system now.

    That should be it ...
     
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    ErisEscalavee Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you. He has kaos Froyo now, and it worked perfectly!!! :D
     

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