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Root Can i root a new Eris?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by v941726, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. v941726

    v941726 Well-Known Member
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    Got a new Eris a week ago with v2.1 on it. Can it be rooted?
     

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  2. abn75

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    depends on the hboot version that it has on it.
     
  3. v941726

    v941726 Well-Known Member
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    How do i find that out?
     
  4. JrzDroid

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    turn phone off
    hold volume down
    turn phone on
    look for the numbers 1.47
     
  5. v941726

    v941726 Well-Known Member
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    I have 1.49
     
  6. abn75

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    hate to say it, your screwed. no root for you.
     
  7. v941726

    v941726 Well-Known Member
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    figures. do you know if its being worked on?
     
  8. MrDangerous

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    No, can't believe anyone is interested in that. Do you think there's a demand?
     
  9. v941726

    v941726 Well-Known Member
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    i detect dome heavy sarcasm

    and tell them to hurry up!
     
  10. So do I and I rooted from 2.1 OTA with no problems.

    I never checked before rooting, though; I suppose I should assume the 1.49 came along with the rooted ROM, although I'm not sure.

    I'm on my 3rd ROM now and having a blast with root (particularly satisfying getting rid of YouTube, Peep and other not-needed apps in the app drawer).
     
  11. erisuser1

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    Yes, you should assume that. The replacement of the bootloader is the very first thing that happens in the rooting process. You probably had v. 1.46.something or 1.47.something before you started the root process.

    The Root-ROM installs the bootloader v. 1.49.2000 (S-OFF), whereas the bootloader which locks people out of root is v.1.49.0000 (S-ON).

    Note that you see it widely (mis-)stated that the root ROM can not replace a leak ROM (true) because the "bootloader version is older" (false). That's a bit unfortunate, because it confuses folks who actually look at the details.

    1.49.2000 = Root-ROM bootloader
    1.49.0000 = leak/unrootable bootloader

    eu1
     
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  12. Yep.. mine says:

    PB000100 XC ENG S-OFF
    HBOOT-1.49.2000 (PB0010000)
    MICROP-0111
    TOUCH PANEL-MELFAS_45_17
    RADIO-2.40.00.01.22
    Jan 24 2010,22:35:57

    You're a gentleman and a scholar. ;)
     
  13. v941726

    v941726 Well-Known Member
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    yeah. mine wasnt the ota. 2.1 was installed with the phone
     

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