Rooting Eris/Unrooting Eris/ All that jazz


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  1. SupTarek

    SupTarek New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay so i rooted my Droid Eris

    It is on the 2.1 software now

    Here are my questions:

    Is it even rooted? How am i supposed to know?

    Why is my phone becoming so laggy with calling features?

    How do i completely unroot my droid Eris?

    What if the official OTA update comes out and i want it?


    Please i'm a big noob, take it slow with me

    THANK YOU LOYAL AND FRIENDLY ANDROID FORUMS
     

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  2. acmeinc

    acmeinc Active Member

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    To test for root download Terminal Emulator from the Market. Open the program and type su. If it switches from a '$' promt to a '#' prompt, you are rooted.

    Im my experience you can unroot eris by flashing the 1.5 ROM using Amon's Recovery Utility.
     
  3. Trident

    Trident VIP Member VIP Member

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    Welcome to Android Forums! :D
    If you have any questions, feel free to send me a PM!
     
  4. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

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    T2noob Well-Known Member

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  6. Bella Lewinsky

    Bella Lewinsky Member

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    I am just here trying to see if there is anyway I can root my phone if i have already installed a unrooted 2.1 software already i seem to be looking for that answer but not seeing a direct "yes or no" answer . If so how ?!
     
  7. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    Currently no. It is being worked on, and believe me it will be posted a thousand times when it happens.
     
  8. Bella Lewinsky

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    do you think i would screw my phone up if i just installed a rooted version anyway even if i already have a 2.1 version...
     
  9. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly no, but I don't see what you would gain with it.
     
  10. Bella Lewinsky

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    I mean i would gain alot there is alot more you can do with a "rooted 2.1 version" rather than a regular "unrooted 2.1 version" alot more !
     
  11. Bella Lewinsky

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    im just scared i am going to mess it up
     
  12. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    I guess what I meant was i knew it wouldn't work so why risk damaging your phone.
     
  13. MuerteMan

    MuerteMan Well-Known Member

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    jreed is correct. Since you used the leaked version without root there is no way to go back and get the one with root until somebody roots the 2.1 leaks or finds a roll back for you to 1.5.
     
  14. Will.I.Am.Droid.

    Will.I.Am.Droid. New Member

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    I am a droid eris user and have been for quite some time. I rooted my droid eris to 2.1 but im almost positive that i do not have root access. I really would like to obtain root access, but everything I try is useless. I have already installed PB00I.img several times, each time reseting my phone as if it were the first time i had ever rooted. Is there any way at all that I can gain root access with a pre-existing leaked version of 2.1? what about 1.5?
    please help i have been stressing for sometime now and I am lost in the clouds of android technology.
     
  15. char561

    char561 Well-Known Member

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    If you've flashed the root PB00I.img then you have root. You can test by opening up command prompt and "cd"ing to the tools directory of the android sdk folder and trying adb shell and then seeing if you get a "$" or "#". the "#" means you are rooted
     
  16. bmoney8

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    I have the non-root version of 2.1 and I was wondering what I have to do to get the new 2.1 leak
     
  17. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Well-Known Member

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    The first thing you need to do is to be precise in describing the current state of your phone; that way people can give you correct advice.

    Specifically, there are two different (well, three, really) flavors of "non-root version of 2.1", which are:

    1) You never did anything to your phone other than accept Verizon OTA updates on your phone, including a very recent one which updated you to 2.1. You can get root from here

    2) You installed one of the "leak" versions of HTC test roms. You CAN NOT currently get root from here.

    3) You installed the S-OFF (or "root") PB00IMG.ZIP update to your phone, but did not complete the rooting process. You can get root from here by completing the rooting process

    eu1
     
  18. bmoney8

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    Ok here is what i did: I downloaded the PB00IMG.ZIP file, put it on the SD card (not in any folder), shut my phone off, held down the power and send buttons, the boot screen came up, loaded the .zip, and it worked. Then i used the terminal emulator to check for root and the prompt stayed "$".
     
  19. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Well-Known Member

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    Which "PB00IMG.ZIP" file?

    There have been 4 of them - only one of them will install the S-OFF bootloader, and the other three are "leak" ROMs which will lock you out from getting root or even applying the recent 2.1 OTA.

    You can check this by removing your SD card after powering down (or deleting, renaming or moving the PB00IMG.ZIP file so it's no longer in the base folder of the SD card), and then booting into HBOOT by holding down Vol-down and Power/End. If you see S-ON in the top line, then either you didn't install anything, or you made a bad mistake and installed a "leak (non-root)" ROM, (in which case you are screwed).

    Assuming you used the correct ROM, you will see "S-OFF" in the top line of the display. Congratulations... but you don't have root yet, only the first (and most important) step is done. That is because the so-called "root PB00IMG.ZIP" file doesn't install a rooted OS; instead, it installs an engineering bootloader (S-OFF) which allows anything to be written to the phone using the "fastboot" tool and image files on your PC. It also installs an early and buggy test release of the 2.1 OS (no one uses this version - they just continue on with the rooting process and replace it with something better.)

    The next steps, assuming you burned the correct ROM to your phone, are to:

    - Install Amon_RA's recovery tool (using fastboot)
    - Downlod a rooted ROM you want to install, and put the zip file for it in the base folder of your SD card.
    - Boot into the recovery console (Vol-up + Power/End), and use it's menu to install the ROM you copied to the SD card.

    You can find instructions for these steps either on this forum or over at XDA... probably both.

    Note that the EMA (Eris Master Application) usually takes care of all this stuff for you. But in your case, since you appear to have manually started the rooting process by hand, it might not gracefully skip the steps you've already performed - dunno.

    Good Luck.

    eu1
     
  20. i2go

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    Help before i do something stupid. I just upgraded my eris 1.5 to 2.1 from verizon and i'd like to root it.
    How can i root an eris 2.1?
    I looked every where and theres alot of support for 1.5 to 2.1, but theres none for an actual 2.1.

    PLease help thanks for the help given
     
  21. DrkNluv

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    I was trying to update my keyboard on my HTC Eris. I downloaded a file called htc_ime-update-desire-signed.zip (http://www.romraid.com/paul/nexusone/htc_ime-update-desire-signed.zip). I've rooted the my phone with Revoked3, and installed the .zip above and it copied the files fine, but now I can't access my keyboard. Does anyone know how I can revert back to the original settings? I would appreciate any help.



    DrkNluV
     
  22. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!! Moderator

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    Did you do a Nand Backup before installing the zip?:)
     
  23. DrkNluv

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    I thought I had, but I think I backed up something else completely.
     
  24. DrkNluv

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    I've also tried downloading the original file,com.htc.android.htcime.apk, using the file manager. That didn't work. I tried making the com.htc.android.htcime.apk a zip file and loading it with recovery, and that also didn't work. I'm just a little worried I may have destroyed my phone.
     
  25. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!! Moderator

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    Unfortuneally I'm not good at explaneing things in detail but it won't be long before the ones that are will be chimeing in soon.:)
     

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