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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by adrenalinerush12, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. adrenalinerush12

    adrenalinerush12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I know I've asked a lot of questions about getting the stock Android apps and keyboards, etc. But I am very concerned as it may mean taking back my Eris.

    For some reason, I just cannot stand the HTC apps. For example, the Messaging app, the black notification bar and different battery icon, the Mail app, etc. They just look cheap or something. I don't use Sense UI, I have it set to Default Home. I don't really like HTC's keyboard as much as the stock Android one either. I bought the Eris because of the price, and how much lighter and thinner it is and how much better it looks than the Motorola Droid. However, I would really love to know if we can get the stock Android look and feel, for example the stock Android keyboard, stock notification bar color, stock messaging app, after the 2.0/2.1 update or after it is rooted. It just looks so much more dark and rich. I don't like white color schemes like in the HTC messaging app. (And don't say use Handcent because I don't like it either and I don't want to replace any apps.) Is it possible to just install the stock Android OS after it is rooted?

  2. MisterMcGoo

    MisterMcGoo Well-Known Member

    What do you like?

    It must be a blast to go car shopping with you...:D
  3. Haywire

    Haywire Android Enthusiast

    If your not happy, return it for the droid.. or something else.. You'll just be miserable with it. Seems to me you've made your mind up.
  4. adrenalinerush12

    adrenalinerush12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yes. Haha. I'm very picky. I like the stock Android look and feel. Like the white notification bar, dark messaging app, a cooler looking contacts app, all the things that HTC didn't make. I just want this HTC phone, running nothing but pure Android. Nothing special.
  5. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead

    You can turn off sense, but I don't know if that will get rid of the HTC apps. You can look at the UI layout thread and some of the people there have turned sense off, so it will let you know what it looks like.

    2.0/2.1 will not give you what you want because the update from HTC will still have sense imbedded on it. You will have to wait until the phone is rooted or take it back and get a different phone.
  6. JohnnyDrama

    JohnnyDrama Lurker

    Get a nexus one unlocked ;P
  7. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead

    Unlocking doesn't work for CDMA.
  8. adrenalinerush12

    adrenalinerush12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Gosh no one gets it. #1, I'm not changing phones, I can't. I'm 17 and my parents barely let me get this smartphone. #2, I know how to turn sense off and I said that I have it off at the top. Turning it off only changes the look of the home screen. That's it. All I'm asking is for pure Android on my phone. And my question is, is that possible after being rooted?
  9. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead

    Sorry, I missed some of what you said in your first post. I guess you missed the answer to your question in mine. Guess we are even, stop complaining. :D
  10. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Android Enthusiast

    You want darker apps, but you don't like the black notification bar? I love it, and personally can't stand the white bar...
  11. samster

    samster Member

    patience, friend.

    i am waiting for ROOT for the same reasons you are - a ported, stock-ish version of android 2.0/2.1 can be flashed when root is available (along with other custom ROMs). root will let us do this, and more
  12. adrenalinerush12

    adrenalinerush12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    ^Thanks. That's the kind of answer I was hoping for.
  13. Ruben

    Ruben Android Expert

    Once it gets rooted you'll be good to go to just have the google experience phone. I bet it will be blazing :)
  14. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Android Expert

    The grass is always greener.

    All the Droid users want a black notification bar, HTC-style flip clock, People app, etc....
  15. spartan141

    spartan141 Android Enthusiast

    Root is not coming any time soon. This phone is locked down tighter than fort knox. But eventually it will come. Just not in the immediate future
  16. alexhendershott

    alexhendershott Well-Known Member

    Even more frustrating the leaked HTC Espresso build just got ported to the Moto Droid. Only way I'm keeping this phone is if root comes before the Nexus One is announced on sale for Verizon. If not, sorry Eris, I'm jumping ship. :/
  17. spartan141

    spartan141 Android Enthusiast

    me too. as much as i love the eris. the nexus is what i wanted the eris to be. so even if it does get rooted, im still going with the nexus. hopefully it wont be too long after 2-18-10, cause thats when i get my ne2
  18. ErisDroid?

    ErisDroid? Well-Known Member

    I'll give you the props you deserve. Well said and I wish more people would speak up around here.
    Sorry this is so far off topic but it needs to be said.

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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