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  1. Houstatlanavegas

    Houstatlanavegas Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok im seriously thinking about rooting...
    can anyone help with this deicison, im a student and im kinda on the fence due to the fact that it voids out your warranty thorugh verizon. i dont have the money to replace me phone like that but if anyone can please help me out with this decision

    cableguyone this means you lol
     

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  2. namu1107

    namu1107 Well-Known Member

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    I just asked the exact same question.... go to the all things root subforum and check out a thread call "on the edge". Cableguy gives his input to me there.
     
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    Eris users who have rooted their devices fall into a couple of categories, I've noticed: those who would never go back, those who are not sure what to do with their rooted Eris and those who have lost their way and want their phone stock again.

    Root access to "hidden" or off-limits-to-the-average-user areas of the phone has great advantages hand-in-hand with great dangers; those areas are not accessible to the casual buyer for real good reasons. ;)

    Having said that, I feel that the best candidates for root access are those who are careful and who, at the same time, want their phones to perform beyond what is offered "out of the box," not to mention who strongly want configuration of the device to be nearly unlimited.

    The "all things root" section of these forums is chocked full of how-to and what-not-to-do stuff.. spend as much time there as you can before you do anything. ;)

    All Things Root (Eris) - Android Forums
     
  4. namu1107

    namu1107 Well-Known Member

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    I was on the fence also, and then decided that I'm not going to do it (no offense cableguy) (or atleast not right now). My reasoning is because I don't need access to all that stuff. This is my first smartphone and I feel content with how its working. Unlike some other people, my 2.1 OTA was flawless and my phone has zero problems. I don't want wifi tethering (no need, I'm always at home using my home network, and If I want the internet while on the go, Ill just use my eris) and I think my eris is plenty fast for me. Plus, all the apps I want are on the market.

    Just thought I'd give my POV.
     
  5. Houstatlanavegas

    Houstatlanavegas Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I understand but this isnt my first smartphone and I have had unlocked phones before(blackberries, even the tmobile dash) an i loved it.

    but this eris is different its seeming like a long process and seems idk just risky so im just trying to hear the goods and the bad of it all... ya dig
     
  6. T2noob

    T2noob Well-Known Member

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    I not trying to be mean, but you think that those directions are hard maybe you shouldn't be rooting.....Because If you read them and follow them to the "T" the rooting process is actually fairly simple.
    Follow these directions they are easier to follow
    How To Root Your HTC Eris
     
  7. Houstatlanavegas

    Houstatlanavegas Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    are they rooting from 1.5 or 2.1 cause i have the 2.1 ota update on my phone
     
  8. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    doesn't matter. the steps are the same. No rollback needed.
     
  9. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Well-Known Member

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    I would say knowing that you can do the same steps as I did with 1.5, then for for it.
    The all-in-one script.

    I was a but confused... but just know you can't really screw anything up. I mean you can... you it's really hard lol...

    Just make sure you've downloaded all the files tha are needed and start the process.
    If you get stuck, help is always pretty fast here :cool:
     
  10. doogald

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    I have rooted; I am much happier. That said, I do have the money to replace the phone if it fails, and that entered into my decision when I made it.

    Honestly, if I were you, I would say do not do it. Or, at least wait a little while, see if HTC and Verizon truly are working on an update patch to fix the Eris's problems, and stick with stock through then.

    You do not mention that you are having any problems that are pointing you toward root. If you are having issues, are they serious enough to root?
     
  11. Rossco_Pee

    Rossco_Pee Well-Known Member

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    I researched and read as much as I could about root for over a month before doing it. I am so happy I did. Every time I flash a ROM I feel like I got a new phone. Also, some people may have trouble, but I've never heard of someone "bricking" their phone performing root.
     
  12. alprazolam

    alprazolam Well-Known Member

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    This is true. It's really not simple to get into trouble in the first place, but if you do, you can always go back to the backup that you do when you root or get a ROM set up the way you like it. Messing around with the file structure is not as easy as going into the Windows folder on your PC and deleting stuff that you need. You have to put in commands that you will get from someone else who knows how to get around in the adb shell. If you get this far with it, then you'll know what is safe to get rid of and what's safe to keep.
     
  13. ERISLOVER

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    I rooted, I had no motivation at all. I used the all-in-one, and i aint goin back. its fool proof.... kinda.
     
  14. Frisco

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    Perhaps a bit of elaboration on the, "..it's fool proof....kinda."
     
  15. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Well-Known Member

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    I think what he means is that you can go into the root process confused (like I was) and figure it out as you go.

    I say this because I'f you've never done anything like this before, it doesn't matter how many time you read the instructions over and over and over...
    certain things you are not going to understand and are going to be "greek"...
    But once you just start the rooting process... it just kinda makes sense.

    I guess you have to be there:D
     
  16. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

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    +1^(big number) :)
     
  17. ERISLOVER

    ERISLOVER Well-Known Member

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    Its laid out perfectly, but if you get into testing roms, if you turn magic developer on all of us, and you start testing sketchy stuff, yes that could harm your device.
     
  18. Houstatlanavegas

    Houstatlanavegas Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    hmm but no one has stated if this really affects your warranty with verizon which i heard it does...

    and does anyone have the process for rooting that plain and simple from the 2.1 update i think imma do it tonight...

    but do you need the internet for anything and do i need a pc??

    and what rom should i download i hear Evil Eris is the best (or one of them) help will be appreciated... thanks guys
     
  19. xx_bishop_xx

    xx_bishop_xx Well-Known Member

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    Nice thread here:

    http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/100057-old-2-1-leak-evil-eris.html
     
  20. Demache

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    You need the internet to download the stuff. And you will need a PC to flash the Recovery Partition on there. But otherwise, you really don't need a PC if you know what your doing.
     
  21. Houstatlanavegas

    Houstatlanavegas Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    kinda dont know what im doing though:(

    virgin rooter lol :D

    hence i need something easy to follow ya dig
     
  22. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Well-Known Member

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    HAL,

    I recommend starting with this rom:

    This one

    This is pretty much stock. Nothing fancy but works great.

    Afterwards, once you get it all set up, do a nandroid backup and start flashing other other. EE is good, but Framework is taking a little time off right now, and he's not quite done with the latest version.
    I really like EE, but i'm waiting for him to finish it before i flash it.

    There's other good ones lik Alyosius and many others, that you will find out once you are rooted. But i recommend having a basic and stable rom you can always go back to if you need to.

    Do Grdlocks all-in-one script. It's a sticky in the All things root area.

    You will need internet to download the different files needed.
    I think you can substitute the rom in the all-in-one script for whichever one you choose.. wether it be EE, or the one I recommended.
    But if you want to make it simpler, just follow the instruction to a 't'...
    then have whatever rom you selected ready and flash it immediately.
     
  23. xx_bishop_xx

    xx_bishop_xx Well-Known Member

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    ...feeling my jealousy flare up again...:mad:
     
  24. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Well-Known Member

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    We all were.

    And no matter how many times you read the directions... you will be confused.

    It's not until you actually start the process that it will start making sense.
     
  25. cableguynoe

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