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got my replacement eris today.. said system update avail. I am rooting !!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jameseris1194, May 27, 2010.

  1. jameseris1194

    jameseris1194 Member
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    I got my rep eris just now and i was wondering should i OTA first then root or should i just flash the rooted 2.1 image off the unlockr.com
    any feedback would be helpful

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  2. jameseris1194

    jameseris1194 Member
    Thread Starter

    but dude is the unlockr.com's pbooimg legit rooted rom???? i dont wanna fudge my new sexy eris!!! lol
  3. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Android Expert

    Why dont you look in the rooted section on this forum them if you are worried?
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  4. jameseris1194

    jameseris1194 Member
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    droidkevlar>> are you root???
  5. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Android Expert

    yes. Used the guide found in the root forum. Cant rem what it called exactly, but its stickied. I never rooted before and it made it very simple.
  6. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert

    I don't know what unlockr.com is, but the most important thing you can do here, no matter where you get the "root" PB00IMG.ZIP file from, is that you


    [SIZE=+1]63eacc5ede3b179f95dc22d8ef585f94 PB00IMG.ZIP[/SIZE]

    You do this with a program called "md5sum", although on Windows it goes by different names, depending on who released it ( e.g. CNET's download.com )

    The reason for being so emphatic about this is that there have been 6 different files named PB00IMG.ZIP released by HTC, and three of them (all of the "leak" versions) will prevent you from installing root if you accidentally use them instead of the "real deal".

    As to your question about should I install OTA-2.1 or not, it matters little. You might not have a choice. (If your replacement Eris is a refurb, it might have previously been owned by someone on this forum, and has a leak ROM on it - in which case you can't get root. Poetic Justice.)

  7. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert


    The other thing you should probably do is to "self-report" your post to a moderator, and ask them very politely to move your post to the All Things Root (Eris) sub-forum.

    Scroll all the way to the first post in the thread (yours), and click on the little exclamation point in the triangle on the left side of the screen next to your post (lower left) ( Be nice to them, they help keep this site going! )

  8. jameseris1194

    jameseris1194 Member
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    I pray to god the root image im doing now is root. Go to TheUnlockr.com - Cell Phone How To's, Phone Reviews, and Wireless News! and navigate through to eris root section and thats what im going by...
    it says its a rooted android 2.1 based rom
  9. funkyfender

    funkyfender Well-Known Member

    You can't install roms unless you root your phone first (assuming I understand what you're trying to do).
  10. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert

    You don't need to pray to anybody. Just download a md5sum program which will verify that the file you got is the correct one.

  11. jameseris1194

    jameseris1194 Member
    Thread Starter

    the rooted 2.1 image i have is legit its ROOt!
    i have the sdk setup but im clueless on how to set up sdk correctly and run adb commands to install roms
    and where can i get this md5sum program??
  12. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert

    How do you know that? (It probably IS the root rom, so long as unlockr.com didn't screw up)

    I provided a link to several in the post up above (scroll up, you might of missed it because I made two posts), although you usually check signatures of files before you use them, not afterward.

    For completeness sake, I'll point out that Amon_RA's recovery file is named "recovery-RA-eris-v1.6.2.img"

    and has an MD5 checksum of

    e3932991f097993602af3c7a4b61a4f8 recovery-RA-eris-v1.6.2.img

    You will need it shortly.


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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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