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Here are Eris update changes

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by albiewan, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. albiewan

    albiewan Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    (From Verizon page) Enjoy enhanced performance on your Droid Eris with the
    following updates:
     While on a call and the device is in screensaver mode, pressing the
    End key now takes the device out of screensaver mode, and a second
    press will end the call.
     On-call mute and speakerphone icon functionality is enhanced.
     Upgraded functionality after activation eliminates the delay users
    were experiencing in receiving their first call.
     Device now switches effectively from 1x mode to 3G.
     Device no longer requires users to reselect a default email after
     SMS and MMS messaging delivery is improved.
     Eighty-character MMS/SMS message subject lines are now allowed.
     Improved picture messaging functionality allows messages from LG
    phones to be opened.

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  2. albiewan

    albiewan Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Notice "Device now switches effectively from 1x mode to 3G." It makes sense that this alone would improve battery life since the phone is no longer constantly looking for 3G.
  3. ssgmun32

    ssgmun32 Newbie

    Did the manual update and I noticed that the phone is little bit more snappier. Does anyone else notice this or is it just me?
  4. albiewan

    albiewan Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    As I mentioned earlier, prior to the update, apparently the phone was constantly searching for 3G while stuck on 1X. This fix alone would free the phone to appear quicker than before and would seemingly add battery life. Remember, from what I think I know, this processor in the Eris can only do so much at one time. Any fix to make it faster is fine with me for now.
  5. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Android Expert

    REPOST. :p


    Still waiting for my upgrade. NOt willing to do it manually and have to re-do everything on the phone for the second time in a week.
  6. kraze0g

    kraze0g Android Enthusiast

    i just got my droid eris yesterday, heard about this update from my girlfriend who got it. will it prompt me as to when i can get the update on the phone? i won't miss the update will i?
  7. albiewan

    albiewan Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    the updates are automatic and will pop up on your screen
  8. hrbib21

    hrbib21 Android Expert

    ^Yes, it will prompt you. It can take a week for it to roll out to you. I haven't received it yet myself.
  9. SuperStuff

    SuperStuff Member

    I got a notification for two updates last night. My battery was about to die so I turned off my phone and charged it overnight. This morning I don't see the notifications for the updates when I turned it back on. :eek::eek::eek: What the heck? I don't know maybe they were notificaitons for something else. I didn't really look at it closely before I shut the phone off.
  10. mmanuel552

    mmanuel552 Newbie

    You are correct sir a full upgrade does benifit instead of the just the OTA. Battery Life still blows though.
  11. hrbib21

    hrbib21 Android Expert

    Go to Market > My Downloads. It "should" be listed there (I'm not sure since I haven't gotten the update yet).
  12. SuperStuff

    SuperStuff Member

    Figured it out. My update notifications must have been for ASTRO file manager & ShopSavvy. When I looked at My Downloads it said those two apps had updates. I guess I didn't get a notication for the Eris Update yet.
  13. snorge

    snorge Android Enthusiast

    Isn't that because the manual update removes all the user data and apps thus making it like a clean install of Windows?
  14. squirrellydw

    squirrellydw Member

    Well I am doing the OTA update right now. IS there away to backup all my data and apps if I decide to do a manual install later and then reimport everything with out having to reconfigure all my settings?? How do I do a manual install?

  15. albiewan

    albiewan Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Try this link for instructions: HTC Mobile Phone Support - DROID ERIS by HTC (Verizon) - System and Upgrade
  16. Bxrider11

    Bxrider11 Well-Known Member

    I did a manual update on Thurday night. I am just noticing that my battery life is slightly improved. I am going to drain and recharge a few times, but the switching from 1ev to 3g was rediculous while away from home. I have noticed it is stable now.
  17. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Android Enthusiast

    I got mine last night around 1:00 AM EST. It was a pop-up on the screen, not a regular notification. Took about 10 mins or so to finish. Kinda difficult to get used to the new unlock swipe :(

    Battery seems more accurate now though. I've been unplugged for about an hour, and i'm at 96%. Normally I'd be at like 80% (but then it would take forever to go down from there).
  18. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Android Expert

    Which app are you using to get your battery status as a %?
  19. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Android Enthusiast

    A widget called BatteryLife. Seems quite nice, and does not affect "awake" time at all.
  20. entelechy3

    entelechy3 Member

    Got mine last night as well. Can't say anything about improved battery life yet, WAY overslept this morning, so my phone's only been off the charger for about three hours.

    Will say I appreciate the new, more "specific" unlock swipe... I know some others find it inconvenient, but the "swipe anywhere on the screen to unlock" thing was making my phone pocket-dial constantly, and I really hated using that secondary lock thing (especially because I'd still regularly take my phone out of my pocket to find it attempting to make an emergency call to a random number my fingers/thigh had unwittingly entered). This unlock still isn't as good as the iPhone's, or Android 2.whatever, but in my opinion it's a huge improvement.

    There are still a bunch of minor issues that I know or have heard are fixed in 2.(?), so I'm holding out hope, but honestly, aside from stopping my phone from trying to call from my pocket and what seems like a slight improvement in the overall reaction time of the phone, I haven't noticed much. I realize that this update was never supposed to be a magic bullet and I'm not complaining, I guess just saying that those of you waiting breathlessly for your update to arrive, you might want to find something else to occupy your time so you're not too disappointed when it finally does arrive :)
  21. falexs

    falexs Member

    Not sure if you found this already. Tap on home, menu, settings, about phone, and system updates. The update prompt will now show up. If the update is available to you, and you have not yet updated.

    I think I also read that the prompt should reappear pretty frequently until you actually update.
  22. rzrshrp

    rzrshrp Newbie

    It also seems that the unlock screen is a bit different. You used to be able to start the drag from anywhere downward to unlock it. Now, you need to make sure that you start near the bar at the bottom. I couldn't find any other differences.

    I was looking for facebook contacts integration and voice navigation. Am I missing something?
  23. nekoki

    nekoki Well-Known Member

    Yes. You are missing that those upgrades don't come until we get 2.0 (2.1). These were minor tweaks. And I personally don't find that the unlock swipe is all that different for me but of course I usually started on the gray bar anyways.
  24. rzrshrp

    rzrshrp Newbie

    Oh, thanks. I was hoping that this was the 2.0 update. I have the Moto and my wife has the HTC. The voice navigation was the first thing I looked for on her phone after the update. Guess she'll be waiting a bit longer.
  25. tazz

    tazz Lurker

    I recieved my update at 1:30 this morning and the only changes that I have seen is the battery life finally lasted over night. I checked the awake percent and it said 3%. Has anyone else actually seen the changes?

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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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