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  1. mzval49

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    Is there any info on the next ota update for the Droid Eris? I was originally advised that it would be by the end of the first quarter of 2010. Any info on this is appreciated.
    Thanks! :rolleyes:
     

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    HTC has not released any official information on Droid Eris's OTA.

    Verizon customers have been saying Verizon reps give them release dates as early as "weeks away" to "Juuly 2010". If you'd like, you can head over to this thread and upgrade to 2.1

    Welcome to AF!
     
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    Welcome to the forum, glad to have ya aboard!!
     
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    Welcome to the AF forums and enjoy your visits !! :cool:
     
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    Welcome, mzval.

    If you're the adventurous type, you may want to give the "leaked" version of the 2.1 update a go. Keep in mind that it is not the completed or finalized "official" version, though. Have a look at the "bugs and fixes" sticky thread near the top of the Eris forums, first, and take you time reading some of the other 2.1 related threads, I'd advise.

    If you're like me, you'll hang on and await the official OTA.. that may take some patience, but I have the feeling it is forthcoming because the 2.1 OTA for the Droid is streaming to users right now and has been for several days.
     
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    First off, welcome to the forums! ...it's safer here!

    Second, I know that Verizon employees are hardly the most knowledgeable or reliable when it comes to questions about 2.1, but I did have an interesting conversation with one the other day.

    I went to my local VZW to get some more screen protectors for my eris, and the place was packed with people, but when the manager saw that I was just standing there holding the 3-pack, he came up and told me to go straight to a register instead of waiting for all of the other people doing whatever the hell they were doing -pretty cool of him, imo. While I had his attention, I politely asked him about the 2.1 update release, stating that Q1 2010 was only days from ending. He was very candid in his answer, and explained that pretty much all VZW employees, including managers, are kept pretty much in the dark. However he did say that he was told that they have changed the date from Q1 to "pending". He could not elaborate on that, whether pending meant any day now, or next quarter.

    So, take it for what it is. I personally like to think that "pending" = testing is done, preparing for OTA push. But, it could just as easily = not gonna be Q1, don't know if it's gonna be Q2, so lets just say "pending".
     
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    welcome and ...
    root it look at the sticky and do that
    or wait
    or leak update


    ... if i could use my time machine for anything but evil i would go back and wait like 2 more days and have root.
     
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    I was at a VZW kiosk yesterday, asked them about the Eris to 2.1 update. Salesman said he was waiting for his Droid to get the update, then the salesgirl pops out here Eris and shows me here 2.1, installed by someone at Verizon, so they're giving it to employees. Guy said he heard (we know how that goes) the leaks may not receive the OTA, it will only upgrade from the official 1.5 currently on the phones. He did say it won't be on the Eris until Droid updates are finished.
     
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    Something tells me shes using the leaked version and not an official update. If there was an official update floating around it would have been put on a filesharing site by now. I'm sure verizon employees are just as annoyed at answering all the "whens the update coming" questions as we are at asking them.
     
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    His comment about leaks not receiving OTA may be accurate. The good news is that the file will be available online and whether we have to do a manual install or if the OTA comes, we will get the official VZ release that everyone else gets.
     
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    the problem is most people that have not installed the leak might not know what they are doing,, including me, which means It might not turn up on a file sharing, but hopefully for you guys, there is someone who Is holding out fir the fun of it, and will upload it.
     
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    Thanks to everyone for your replies. Guess I'll wait for the official ota update. Hope that it's worth the wait!
     
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    If anything like our past updates, the file will be hosted by HTC on pdcphones.com. That will make things very simple.
     
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    Frisco will save it for us just to get it off his phone ;)
     
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    How will we be notified (if ever) when the OTA upgrade is available. Is that what Check for Updates is for on the phone menu???
     
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    lma.. hey!

    :D
     
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    Welcome...pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy a scone while waiting for the OTA. Something with Chamomile is good.
     
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    Scones warmed up? Got real butter and some honey or lime marmalade?

    Heck, I'm in. ;)
     
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    You will wake up one morning and your phone will look something like the first picture on this page.
     
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    Warmed cinnamon sugar scones, w/ real butter and Ginger honey...yum
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    What OTA update?
     
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    Careful. Your avatar might be the last living kitten around here. ;)
     
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    Oh, that's just cruel...
     
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    I reported this today:

    http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/24622-eris-v2-x-when-99.html#post525406

    I hope it's accurate from the quoted person I spoke with and I hope it helps answer your question.
     
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    Ok well from reading the post we can expect it sometime between now and the end of may. Awesome! Joking aside i do appreciate your effort and reporting, it would be nice if verizon would just come out with a news release and say ok here it is, this is whats going to happen between these dates and viola we can go back to enjoying our daily lives again instead of waiting around like the people on the nexus one forum waiting for the n1 on the verizon network. One upside is at least we are using the phones in the meantime and not just sitting there hoping and praying some tidbit of info comes out with a release date.
     

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