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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dibble_Brandon, May 27, 2010.

  1. Dibble_Brandon

    Thread Starter

    I have a Droid Eris with the leaked 2.1 firmware installed. Every sence then, sometimes when i recieve a call, i can awnser, but cant hear or talk to the person until i restart my cell, to then call them back. The image i used was called PB00IMG.zip... Is this a common problem with this image? Is there a newer one i can upgrade to, or is there anything i can do to make my cell function correctly? Thank you all SO much!!!

    I also noticed once i start my phone up, its very fast... then after using it for a while, it slows down. Am i not closing programs properly? I usually just hit the home button, should i be doing something else to close the program?

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  2. Dibble_Brandon

    Thread Starter

    After further googling, i have found the ota download and am going to try it. I have read people are having mixed experiances with trying to upgrade from the 2.1 leak to the actual 2.1 ota update, but imma give it a try. Anyone had to go threw this?
  3. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert


    Does "mixed experiences" mean "always fails"?

    I am not aware of a single person who has successfully applied a manually downloaded OTA - and that includes users who were on 1.5, not only those using a leaked ROM. (When I say "manually", I mean getting the OTA zip file onto the SD card by any means, and using an "update.zip" method)

    The chances of the OTA upgrade working successfully with any of the leak ROMs is identically zero.

    If you are on a leak-ROM you have three choices.

    1) Do nothing and hope that you will win the lottery so you can buy a new phone. (This is sort of the same thing as "do nothing and hope the leak ROMs will get rooted.")

    2) Figure out which version you are on (there have been three leak versions, each of which has a different "PB00IMG.ZIP" file), and if you are on leak-V1 or leak-V2, upgrade to leak-V3 and see if you continue to experience the problem.

    3) Call Verizon and explain you are having silent call troubles with your phone; perhaps they will send you a new unit.

    I would throw "factory reset" in there, but you did a factory reset of sorts when you installed whichever leak you are on, so that seems unlikely to help.

    Good luck


    PS, if you still have the PB00IMG.ZIP file lying around on your computer, and you can figure out how to compute the "md5sum" hash for that file (generally you need to install a small utility program on your computer to do this), you can look up the MD5 value in the tables in this XDA post to identify which PB00IMG.ZIP file you were using - there have been 6 of them from HTC for the Eris.
  4. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Android Expert

    Can't you identify the leak version by the software number?
  5. Dibble_Brandon

    Thread Starter

    Thank You SO much for your input brother. I had the origional 2.1v1 leaked firmware and upgraded to the 2.1v3 firmware a couple hours ago. Everything has been smooth sailing, installed my "must have" apps and re-loaded my contacts and havent had a problem since. Im keeping my fingers crosed though! haha

    Also, just curious.... What firmware are you running? And do the task killers work pretty good for closing programs compleatly?

    Thanks ~ Brandon
  6. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Android Expert

    I also tried the v1 to v3 upgrade tonight. I obviously botched it because I still have the same problems. Where did you get the v3 file?
  7. Dibble_Brandon

    Thread Starter

    I got the firmware from this website, ill post you a link


    My cell IS working better, turning on and booting apps faster, i no longer have to log into my gmail account everytime i turn my cell on, though i havent got to see if the incoming call problem has been fixed and that was the only glitch that honestly bothered me A LOT. Everything just seams to flow better with the 2.1v3 firmware and they seem to have fixed all the bugs that i was experiencing. Ill post back in a couple more days to update, but if you have questions for me and the firmware download... ill check the forum frequently, also let me know how upgrading goes for you!
  8. zutmin

    zutmin Well-Known Member

  9. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Android Expert

    I used mirror 2. It was the only one that would download on my phone. It turns out I only did a factory reset or else mirror 2 has leak one. I will try again.

    The incoming call problem is prolly hardware. You have a legitimate warranty issue and should be able to get the phone replaced.
  10. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Android Expert

    Success! I am now running leak 3. Still no inline pictures in Gmail but everything else looks good. Maybe YouTube will even work. Off to check.

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.

November 2009
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