Last Updated: Jan 20,2011
can the eris just be rooted yet w/o flashing a new rom. just want to overclock. have hboot 1.49 s-on
Easy Root For All Eris Devies - xda-developers
Go there and follow the directions.
did that. still no root. nothing went wrong. went smooth. but no root
still have s-on
that method doesn't change your hboot.... there is a procedure once rooted to change your hboot though...
t2noobs plainjane2 and my smash rom are both based on stock with OC and apps2sd. mine has a different launcher and is de-odexed, but other than that they are basically the OTA.
maybe one of those is something you should look into.
thing is, is i would just like to root w/o wiping out my data. did my sons motot droid yesterday easily. just interested in overclocking actually
well to begin with your probabl going to have to wipe once. but all contacts are saved. only thing you have to set back up is your apps and settings if you back your apps up first you just have to re-do all your settings
The stock HTC/Verizon eris rom doesn't support overclocking. You have to flash a new rom.
ahh. shoot. thing is, is i wanted to just overclock so i could hopefully do it on my daughters phone. wanted to practice on mine first. i easily did my sons moto droid yesterday w/o losing a thing. it was easy
like i said. just use plainjane2 or smash.
ok. plainjane looks good. can i go back to stock if i have to send it back to vzw?
I think technically you CAN enable root access and overclocking without touching your data. You could flash engtools.zip (courtesy of jcase), which just adds su and Superuser.apk to your existing stock rom, and then flash Zanfur's overclock kernel (available on XDA).
There's not really a need to wipe your phone and flash a whole new ROM after rooting with the new method. We had to do that with the original root method because a crummy test ROM from HTC was installed by default.
If flashing engtool.zip can be done then they should put that in the new rooting guide. Because even if one wanted to install a new ROM, this would allow people to get root and then use either Titanium Backup or MyBackup Pro to backup all data and apps to make flashing to the new rom easier. Just my two cents.
this sounds better. sorry, but how do i flash engtools.zip? and then which overclock do i choose and how do i flash this?
yeah. this makes sense. thats all a lot of people want. just what i do.
If I have time tonight I will try to root my wife's Eris using this method and will report back.
ok. got setcpu to say max of 864MHz. but the benchmark still reads 528. what gives?
now it boots fully. grants setcpu permissions. then reboots
ok. seems stable now..
That's because your phone can't handle such a high speed.
******Disregard. I was having a brainfart.
took it down to 768. stable now. thanks nestor. didnt lose a thing..this is what lots of people want
whats the max cpu setting for this phone?
Different kernals can handle different speeds. And every CPU is different some can handle the max and some cant. Just don't have it the selection "Set on boot". That way if you do overclock to high and start crashing it will only reboot once and then you can lower it. Once you find the speed you want to stick to then select set on boot.
I'm glad to hear it worked. Max CPU is different for every phone, it's really about adjusting it until you find that sweet spot.
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