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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by notaguru, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. notaguru

    notaguru Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    This is a craigslist Eris in new cosmetic condition. It worked perfectly before I wiped the previous owner's private data.

    However, on boot it now goes to the Language screen, then to the "Activate or Emergency" screen -- I cannot get further. Pressing Home, etc. does nothing. It's never been rooted so there's no backup.

    How do I get to the Android home page?

    I've forgotten everything I knew from my Eris days. If I knew anything.


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  2. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
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    Sounds like your trying to get past the activation screen?

    If so, check out this thread:


    Mr. Shawdow's post #17 (http://androidforums.com/eris-support-troubleshooting/179560-need-help-getting-pass-activation.html#post1991633) seems to have a lot of success.

    Hope that helps.

  3. notaguru

    notaguru Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. That led to the solution.

    Touching the four corners won't work any longer, but hitting CALL then MENU does the trick.

    Now to get rooted, and I'll have an Android microtablet and media player, and can stick minutes on it via PagePlus whenever we have a visitor from outside the US.


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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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