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  1. iAndroiid

    iAndroiid Well-Known Member

    this is the only reason why i am holding off on the update right now doing it manually. it would suck if the phone will not get the full legit 2.1 update. esp. if i did this today and then in less than a week the real 2.1 update comes out. supper fudged if it didn't get the update. i would be pissed off like all hell.
  2. Matlock

    Matlock Well-Known Member

    And that is a very good reason. I thought the same thing. But I wanted to see for myself the bugs and stuff in the update. I found them, but I think I made a good choice. If I did screw myself, ill just have to go buy a Wal-Mart flip phone. Lol
  3. Scynthetic78

    Scynthetic78 Well-Known Member

    Just a few minor things to point out here.:

    The original, unpatched version was the only one leaked by the supposed Chinese HTC employee. It was mildly corrupted, and the boys over at XDA brute forced their way in and came up with a patch for it. So the credit goes to the XDA devs for the working version most of us are now using :) (btw, the unpatched version simply won't work at all)

    The other one that has been floating around came to us by way of Caddyman.. Possibly came from a different source than "disgruntled Chinese HTC employee" but it has been checked and found to be the exact same thing as the first one that was leaked and patched.


    Just want to make sure credit is given where it's due. :cool:


    Keep in mind that it appears we have a rather early test build, and that when all of the bugs fixes (or more than there are now) are implemented for the official version, the build number will most likely change, and the phone will accept it OTA. There are also other reasons that lead me to believe that even if they push the exact same build number with just a few fixes in it, we'll still be able to get it OTA anyway. Plus, there's always PCD to get it from.



    All previously mentioned things aside, it's a great tutorial so huge props to Matlock for writing it.
  4. Matlock

    Matlock Well-Known Member

    Awesome, 'preciate the insite. Does XDA have a link to their site so I can pop it up on the thread?
  5. Matlock

    Matlock Well-Known Member

    Thank ya much, sir!
  6. iAndroiid

    iAndroiid Well-Known Member

    i might just do it tonight since if the build will change plus all this hype about eris no longer being made or available looks like this phone is extint or history in a couple months
  7. Steveda

    Steveda Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the same thing. I am a bit freaked out about messing it up. I just got my phone on 2/5/10. I don't have very many apps on it, the ones I do have are the free ones....

    I will wait until the weekend and see what happens, then all bets are off....

    Thanks everyone for the stuff on this forum...

    Steve
  8. Matlock

    Matlock Well-Known Member

    Such is the life of technology. It only lasts a few months and something brand new and more advanced comes out. Like the G1 that started it all. It was barely a year old when the Next-generation came out. So expect the same for the Eris.


    I wouldn't rush into it since you just got your Eris. Wait at least until the end of March. If the update dosn't come out by then, rip into that 2.1 leak and have at it on your phone! lol
  9. t_c_v

    t_c_v Member

    NM got it!

    Hey everyone,

    I've got a Macbook and I don't seem to be able to transfer the file from my desk top to the Eris. Thoughts, tips?!
  10. atcpilotsc

    atcpilotsc New Member

    ty.works!
  11. albiewan

    albiewan Well-Known Member

    For you to take the time to do this for everyone else is stone cold awesome! Cheers!
  12. iAndroiid

    iAndroiid Well-Known Member

    How do you copy your contacts?
  13. Matlock

    Matlock Well-Known Member


    As long you set your contacts (when you add them to your phone) to Google, and not to Phone; It should automatically Sync from your Google account to your phone when it starts up for the first time with 2.1. If not, you may have to do your own Sync.

    Settings > Accounts & Sync

    Under "Manage Accounts" tap on your Google email.

    It will list 3 different settings to Sync. Make sure "Sync Contacts" is checked then tap on "Sync Now" on the lower left of your screen.

    This should bring all your contacts stored on your Google accounts to your smart phone.
  14. iAndroiid

    iAndroiid Well-Known Member

    Many Thanks!!!! I went to the verizon store after doing a factory reset 2days ago and they tried to charge me $10 bucks I was like no way (argued with them and didn't end up paying). I still had my old phone had no clue it saved all your contacts that way. taking forever for me to sync all the contacts though that little thing keeps moving around and around and still not done.

    Also, You need the micro SD card adaptor to do the upgrade right? Like you said not to put the file on the SD card from the computer through the USB cable? I must take the SD card out and put the little SD card in the bigger SD card then in my universal card reader then put the file on that way??
  15. Matlock

    Matlock Well-Known Member


    You can use the USB cable to transfer the 2.1 file to your phone. Just make sure it is on the first level on the card; not in any folder. You should be good from there. I say use a Micro Adapter for saftey so there isn't as big margin of error when doing the transfer. Nothing worse than having a single file not transfer, and it be the most important file for the upgrade. lol But yeah, you'll be file with the USB cable to transfer.
  16. iAndroiid

    iAndroiid Well-Known Member

    alright, thanks. about to do this right now!!!!

    real quick though, can i just delete everything off the SD card? i already saved everything on my work computer and home computer and my contacts are on gmail when i looked under it through gmail.com/contacts

    I think i am all set to go. I have no app's on the phone at least important ones because I just did a factory reset 2 days ago. Is it cool for me to just jump to this now or do the whole factory reset again and follow the instructions?
  17. Matlock

    Matlock Well-Known Member


    You sure can. Don't format the card though. It's already formatted for the Eris, so your good there.

    You should be fine upgrading right now with no problems. I'll keep an eye on this thread if you have any questions while your upgrading.
  18. iAndroiid

    iAndroiid Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
  19. The Doors

    The Doors Active Member

    Just updated! fwoken awesome! Aol mail works haha
  20. iAndroiid

    iAndroiid Well-Known Member

    I am updated to 2.1

    Thanks again for the easy how to guide!
  21. Matlock

    Matlock Well-Known Member

    Awesome. I remember when AOL was the only way to internet. lol, such a long, long time ago. lol

    You are very welcome. Have fun!
  22. iAndroiid

    iAndroiid Well-Known Member

    Wow, I can't believe it took me this long to download 2.1

    I feel lame. For those who don't have it I guess it's cool waiting for the offical update. The phone is like supper snappy. I read through the 20pages of bugs and honestly have no clue what 2-3 guys said about the phone being more laggy.
  23. tee00max

    tee00max Well-Known Member

    since i just got my Eris a couple hours ago I think I might just wait at least till the end of the month and see if the update comes out, and if its doesnt then I will go that route... i androiid keep me updated on how its working out for you.
  24. Matlock

    Matlock Well-Known Member

    lol, Yeah. Some users arent risk takers. My wife was adiment on me not going through with it. THen I told her, "Hell yeah I am!" and I ran from her as I was updating it so she couldn't stop me. rofl

    Ditto
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