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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rossco_Pee, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Rossco_Pee

    Rossco_Pee Android Enthusiast
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    I am planning on updating to Windows 7 from Vista Home Premium, but I am worried about the ability to lose access to my phone via command prompt. Would I just need to install Android SDK again? It has been so long since I rooted my phone that I haven't a clue where to find any of this stuff anymore.



  2. lennyjew

    lennyjew Android Enthusiast

    It works just fine on my desktop which is Windows 7, so you should be fine. Rooted my Eris and my wife's Droid on it. You just have to set up the files again, but that's it'
  3. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    Yep, same with me, Win7 did not cause a problem. Just reinstall the SDK as you said.
  4. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert

    I have it running on Win7 x64 Pro.

    At the time I set it up (with the SDK driver rather than using HTCSync or an RUU to install the driver), I had to manually hack the .INF file... but I believe that is something that affects only W7 x64, and may have been corrected in any event in the latest SDK release. (I remember eclipse telling me not long ago that the driver package had been updated).

    Go for it. (I don't envy you with the Vista -> Win 7 upgrade install though; not that I've ever gone through it, but upgrade installs just plain give me the willies)
  5. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    Yeah, I installed it to Windows 7 x64. The SDK driver works without modification now.

    Also, when you install the Java Development kit, make sure to use the x86 version. The x64 version does some weird stuff when I tried it. Not like they are too much different anyway.

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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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