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Funny how v3 leakers are rooting with replacements now

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jeffyo, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. jeffyo

    jeffyo Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm one of them but thought it was interesting to see some of the most active users who jumped at V3 leak went root. Don't blame anyone for doing it either. :D

  2. DongHungLong

    DongHungLong Lurker

    How tough is it to get a replacement? The only real problem I have with my phone is the amount of lag it has and the 50% signal thing. What would I need to tell them because I would really like to have root.
  3. jeffyo

    jeffyo Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Easy. Tell them your phone goes silent when trying to make calls or receive calls. You read it was a bug or something and give a line about 1.5 being better and wish you could go back. They'll replace your phone. If it's got 1.5 you can root easily. If it has 2.1 check the HBOOT first to make sure it's not a leak. If not you can root.
  4. mseliga

    mseliga Newbie

    I did this as soon as 2.1 OTA came out and went in and complained about the battery, signal issue, and some other stuff. Got my "new" phone and rooted it the second I got home.
  5. majorpay

    majorpay Well-Known Member

    Of course they are... The leakers are the tinkerers with phones that can't sit idle and they just can't be happy with what they have, because to sit on the sidelines with something they can muck with is just plain boring... Always looking for the next best thing while ignoring the potential consequences.

    I should know... I'm a card carrying member :D
  6. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    add me to this group as well, tinkerer extraordinaire.
  7. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    Right there with ya. I don't think it's funny that I received a replacement, but I do smile on occasion. ;)
  8. majorpay

    majorpay Well-Known Member

    Mine comes tomorrow :cool: Here's hoping it has BL 1.47!
  9. davros

    davros Android Enthusiast

    I get my replacement tomorrow as well. Lol

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
  10. majorpay

    majorpay Well-Known Member

    I know there will come a time when all new phones will be carrying 1.49... I'm praying that time isn't now. I guess ultimately, as long as it works, doesn't have silent issues, and seems less laggy, I'll be "happy" either way. I could always spend my time trying to figure out Sweeter Home if my urge to tweak becomes too overwhelming.
  11. My replacement is also on the way due to inability to answer calls because of lag.
  12. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

    When I got my replacement, after doing the OTA upgrade, I actually kept it on stock 2.1 for about a week and a half before I decided to root. (The purpose of replacing the phone wasn't specifically so that I could root, but rather to get away from the silent call bug.) The phone was much less buggy than the previous phone, so I'm glad I got the replacement. And then I rooted, mostly for the purpose of overclocking. (Running Eris_Official 1.0 + zanfur's kernel now, although I've also tried White Widow 4.0b3 and TaintedVanilla 1.4 + JIT.) My favorite feature of having root, though, is the NAND backup.
  13. comeoriginal

    comeoriginal Newbie

    Forgive me if this question is stupid, but did you guys call Verizon for a replacement, or HTC? :thinking:

    Also, I haven't been around the forums much lately, so I feel a bit out of the loop and behind on what's been going on lol.
  14. majorpay

    majorpay Well-Known Member

  15. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Android Expert

    i wanted root too much to stay with v3. Having the ability to jump rom to rom was just too much to pass up.

    For those that have gotten replacements, what ROMS are you running?
  16. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

    Verizon. And I don't have the insurance, but I do have the extended warranty. However, the phone has a 1-year warranty included, so I don't even think you need to have the extended warranty in order to have Verizon replace it. However, I do think you need to have bought it from Verizon directly in order to have them handle the replacement. If you buy from Best Buy, you go to Best Buy. If you bought on eBay... maybe try Verizon but I suspect they'll make you call HTC.
  17. majorpay

    majorpay Well-Known Member

    Haven't done it yet, but assuming I get the BL 1.47 with my new one (knock on wood), I'm pretty sure that based on what everyone's saying, I will go with the ITS rom.
  18. comeoriginal

    comeoriginal Newbie

    Thanks. This makes sense. Sometimes the obvious escapes me :eek: lol
  19. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Android Expert

    make sure you try out different roms. I've been rooted a few days and try a new one everyday. Of course my other roms are NAND backed so i can jump around. So far i've tried:

    White Widow 3.1

    my two favorite are WW and Aloysius, and currently I'm trying to get someone to help me disable Sense in Aloysius and enable OC patch and JIT
  20. majorpay

    majorpay Well-Known Member

    My bad... It was IC3 that was making all the noise, but if it's that easy, I'll be likely flipping them back and forth to get a feel for them.
  21. jeffyo

    jeffyo Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Sense-able 3.1 ROM. Been great! Although I want to try Evil Eris soon.

    Todays battery is 4 hours off charger and one tick off the battery. I've used it for acouple calls and emails. At this rate it will last till mid day tomorrow at least. This was never a possibility before root.

    NAND backup is good to have. Smart.
  22. LiverpoolsNo9

    LiverpoolsNo9 Android Enthusiast

    I think I have about tried them all now. I keep going back to Evil Eris.
  23. jeffyo

    jeffyo Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Isn't there something you can't do on that ROM though. Something about MMS or something?
  24. Markla709

    Markla709 Newbie

    I just found out today, that my droid eris, which I got 2 weeks ago could not root because of the new boot menu, says a dev. Is HTC and google finally doing something against this? It wouldnt even work with 1.5 if Im not mistaken.
  25. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Android Expert

    this should be posted with every rom ever produced. I've currently got 4 NAND backups on my phone and I've been jumping back and forth almost daily. I wish I could just pick and choose what I want out of each and put them all into one. Of course, I could never do such things

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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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