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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by schnln01, May 18, 2011.

  1. schnln01

    schnln01 Lurker
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    Probably a stupid question from someone who is smart phone stupid, but on my Eris it says under system updates that it is a custom ROM and that updates are disabled. The phone was a gift, purchased used on Ebay, so I'm not sure what this means or if it is a bad thing. Is there a way to fix it so it can update if it needs to? Or is it best left alone since I barely know how to use the phone anyway? :eek:

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  2. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    It is definitely a good thing. What this means is that if HTC and Verizon come out with an over-the-air delivered update to the stock ROM, since you are running a custom ROM you do *not* want the patch to install on your phone. It probably would not install successfully anyway, but...

    For a custom ROM, you would generally need to download the full ROM zip file and install it manually. If you are having issues with your phone, yes, there may be a way to fix it. It may help if you say exactly which custom ROM that you have. You may find a name in settings->about phone. It may be under "software information". There should be a name in something that resembles English, rather than a bunch of numbers, somewhere.

HTC Droid Eris Forum

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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