I got my eris 2 weeks ago so 2.1, and it has hboot 1.49 (can someone tell me wht that is/means?) was already on it. I've found out that the hboot is why I can't root. Has anyone came up w/ a workaround yet? I only want to root to be able to use the Eris as a hot spot for my itouch, so if there is another way to do that, I'm all ears!!