Verizon update to fix 2.1 bugs soon!General

  1. Hiroshika

    Hiroshika Well-Known Member

    Today i took my leaked Eris into Verizon to try to get them replace it, not because i have the leak, but because of the silent call issue. Unfortunately, due to me buying it off of craigslist, the tech guy couldn't replace it. However, he did show me a tech bulletin he received yesterday that basically stated that Verizon and Google are both aware of issues (Cell standby, Silent call, etc) with both the Eris and the Incredible, And that they would be sending an OTA update soon to resolve this problem. Hopefully the leaks will still be able to update, though there shouldn't be any reason why they wouldn't.

    I thought you guys over here at android forums would like to hear about this, if you havent already as it seemed like new news.

    Im keeping my fingers crossed that this will be froyo, Though it sounds like its just going to be a silly incremental update.

    Also, and yes i realize this is all over the forum but all of those seem to be outdated, has ANY progress been made with root for the leaks (hboot 1.49)?

    tl;dr version: Verizon will be releasing a bug fix ota update soon!!

    EDIT: The guy also assured me that it was only the microphone in the phone that was causing the problem. If you used a bluetooth headset or a wired one, it would fix the problem until the update was released.

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  2. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    +1 -- great info. for those with the silent bug issue. Thanks for posting.

    Guys over at xda are still working on trying to crack root for 2.1 leaks: 2.1 leak OFFICIAL root status thread. - xda-developers

    I'm sure it will be all over AF (and other sites) when this happens.
  3. jps

    jps Well-Known Member

    new prl fixed my 50% time without signal problem.

    never had silent bug.

    thanks for the info though.
  4. AdrianC14

    AdrianC14 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for telling us, I'm getting my replacement today.
  5. Hiroshika

    Hiroshika Well-Known Member

    I just hope they do find a way to root it, not that they cant, just that by the time they do, they'll all have moved on to bigger and better phones. But i suppose since it hasnt been EOL'd yet theres still some hope.

    But also another thing i discovered while at Verizon, All of the replacement Eris's have hboot 4.9 on them, even the display model. I was playing around with the display and "Accidentally" put the phone into hboot mode hehehe :D and the tech guy i talked to had his droid rooted and tried to help me find one i could root. Does this mean that all of these Eris's have been leaked and returned and then refurbished? Or is Verizon shipping the new ones with the unrootable hboot?
  6. AdrianC14

    AdrianC14 Well-Known Member

    Probably Verizon is sending out Eris' with hboot 1.49 on purpose because they can't be rooted.
  7. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Well-Known Member

    I think they are wise to the people who look for any excuse to return the phone for a replacement so they can root it. Eventually, people will stop trying if they know everyone is getting an unrootable phone. Then they will only get legitimate returns.
  8. Hiroshika

    Hiroshika Well-Known Member

    Yes, i agree. But dont you think the silent call issue is a legitimate issue? I wouldve exchanged it for the unrootable one anyways had they let me, the root part was just a bonus for me.
  9. fmadrigal

    fmadrigal Well-Known Member

    May I ask how I can update my PRL? is that *228 option 2 the same thing?
  10. xAusTiN

    xAusTiN Well-Known Member

    Hopefully us leakers get the update.
  11. Hiroshika

    Hiroshika Well-Known Member


    And i think we will get the update because we have the EXACT same version/build number as the official. The only reason we didnt get the 2.1 ota was because of the cupcake check, which will obviously not be a problem since almost all the eris' are 2.1 now. Hopefully it upgrades everyones hboot to 1.49 so that urges people to help root it, as evil as that sounds.
  12. surgeon0214

    surgeon0214 Well-Known Member

  13. MuerteMan

    MuerteMan Well-Known Member

    The problem with that is all of the Devs who have rooted have OTAs disabled so they don't lose their root. It would just make the general public who probably wouldn't rooted anyway unable to root.
  14. copestag

    copestag Well-Known Member

    Id be willing to bet money that it changes everyones hboot ....... this is exactly what Sprint did with the Hero a couple weeks back...... and you can rest assured that its nearly the same "patch" being sent to us......... they were sent a patch to fix nearly the same problems..... and it also updated their hboot so nobody could have root

    they know people will jump all over the patch because it fixes problems so many people are having....... nobody will think twice about giving up their root to fix their phone
  15. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Well-Known Member

    I'd be willing to bet less than 1% of all Eris owners actually know what "root" is. I have five friends with Eris' and none of them have ever heard of root.
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  16. Hiroshika

    Hiroshika Well-Known Member

    Im sure its quite a lot higher than that. Probably somewhere up in the 60-70% range, because when you own an eris, you've googled how to increase the battery life at least once. And most of the forums that come up also have the "How to root" Articles stickied, so they've probably clicked it. Not to mention that when the evo and incredible got rooted, it was all over some major news networks.

    And as for the devs, who knows. Verizon could do like what sprint did and push a silent update which you have no choice for. But if the devs have ota disabled they should be safe... Bad news for us though. Maybe theyll help us out?

    But in the end, i guess its just a simple fact that the more people with hboot 1.49 that want to root, means more people willing to work towards it, which ultimately means it will be rooted sooner. Theres people working on it over at xda right now, and i imagine if people "Accidentally" update thinking it was froyo or something, theyre going to want root and start begging and offering to help just like us leakers.
  17. astrostrat89

    astrostrat89 Well-Known Member

    99% of Eris users could care less about root, just fix the damn silent bug.
  18. v941726

    v941726 Well-Known Member

    Just wondering. Can't you unroot before you return a phone?
  19. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member

    You can. Just flash stock 2.1 and they will never know the difference.
  20. MJL

    MJL Well-Known Member

    dont see that happening, especially since I dont have any of these issues on root. No silent audio or 50% signal bug running a sprint port. Plus since we have ota system updates disabled we dont get them pushed to us unknowingly.
  21. hookem

    hookem Well-Known Member

    A coworker of mine just got a Hero (Sprint). She doesn't have a Gmail account, therefore, cannot log into the market to download apps. Shows no interest in apps. Sad.

    Another has the EVO. Likes the big screen. That's all.

    To each his/her own.......
  22. jayochs

    jayochs Well-Known Member

    this sounds AWESOME! i'll be so happy if it happens...i've been getting the annoying silent bug problem, and i awlays get the 50% without signal...but i just do the airplane trick. hmm, i'm excited!
  23. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    You can, as long as the hardware is ok. If the trackball isn't working, it might be tough - the recovery image uses the trackball to move through menus and select items.
  24. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member

    Its tough, but not impossible. If you jiggle the USB cable while scrolling down, it works.
  25. namu1107

    namu1107 Well-Known Member

    And what I want to know is WHO was the one that thought "lets jiggle the USB cable and see what happens... not something I would do off the top of my head :)

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