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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by knitpurlgurl, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. knitpurlgurl

    knitpurlgurl Well-Known Member
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    Got my Droid Eris Jan, 2010. I've gotten 2 refurbs since then. My trackball won't work when I try to root using amon's recovery (tried both Root for Dummies and 1-Click App). I can't get a new phone until 9/2011.

    I really like my Eris, don't get me wrong. It's just a little laggy and my internal memory bites. I'm not smart enough to root via code and would rather not brick my phone because I'm an idiot.

    Thanks to all who answered my questions and tried to help. If anyone hears of an easy root method that does not involve using the trackball in the recovery menu, please let me know. :)
     

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  2. thrawn86

    thrawn86 Well-Known Member
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    could probably swing an upgrade if you keep getting bad refurbs
     
  3. knitpurlgurl

    knitpurlgurl Well-Known Member
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    There is. Unfortunately, my trackball doesn't work in the recovery menu. So it's not an option for me. I could take my chances and ask for another refurb..
     
  4. reinert012

    reinert012 Well-Known Member
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    you could get another one if you unroot your phone. BUT since your trackball wont work in the recovery screen....i dont know :(

    Perhaps you could do it through the adb but like you said, you dont want to do it through code, but you could always give it a shot.
     
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  5. kujayhawks77

    kujayhawks77 Well-Known Member
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    You paid for the phone so get another refurb. even if you aren't wanting to root your phone should work correctly. We went through quite a few Erises (no clue what the plural of Eris is :) ) but the 6th was the charm for my wife and it has worked perfect now. She really didn't want to upgrade as she liked the size and feel of the Eris vs all the phones out right now.

    I would recommend returning the phone to Verizon until you get one that works perfectly or if you finally get fed up after a few asking for a replacement model.
     
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  6. xzillerationer

    xzillerationer Well-Known Member
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    I'm not sure... I think... somewhere...
    Just return it. I've rooted all my refurbs and sent them back in no problem. (It's Erii)
     
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