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Leakers Only, Please: Have You Returned Your Eris for Replacement or Repair?

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


Leakers Only, Please: Have You Returned Your Eris for Replacement or Repair?

  1. Yes, for replacement

  2. Yes, for repair

  3. No, I still have my leaked Eris

  1. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Thread Starter

    - Replacement

    - Repair

    - Still have it

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  2. hookem

    hookem Android Enthusiast

    Still have my leakv3. No issues other than the magnetometer acting up.

    Would like to root though. ;)
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Thread Starter

    I'm sure root will come along for 2.1 OTA and leaks.
  4. shaylih

    shaylih Member

    My v3 leak doesn't seem to have any issues. I wouldn't feel right returning it.

    I too hope to have the ability to root so that I'd be able to change the dialer, I also would like to be able to get froyo.
  5. Romparoo

    Romparoo Android Enthusiast

    My replacement is on it's way to me right now, on the truck for delivery.

    I have never had any issue with my phone until about a week ago. After about 3 or 4 days from a power off my phone goes into 100% awake time. After looking into it every time I and Verizon can't find what's keeping it up.

    If I could have figured this out and kept my Eris I would have. I know, other than this, that it works great and does not have any of the other issues so many others have. So that is why I am a little scared to get my replacement not knowing how it will run. I will most likley root it now.
  6. Jrocker23

    Jrocker23 Android Enthusiast

    still have it, no issues...love it
  7. Shnuddy

    Shnuddy Well-Known Member

    Me too :)
  8. Roaddog

    Roaddog Well-Known Member

    Me three.
  9. en WyCe

    en WyCe Member

    No problems outside of Weather. I'd definitely like root.
  10. majorpay

    majorpay Well-Known Member

    I just found out I can get the banking app from the protected section of the market!! So, that's happy stuff for me. I am good with v3 for now, and I learned yesterday how to brick my phone (get it stuck on boot) if I truly wanted a replacement (it's reversible, but I'm figuring a clerk wouldn't know that).

    At this point, however, I don't see any real need for that other than getting root. I'm not even sure if I really want root, or if I just want it to screw with my phone (haven't researched the true benefits yet), so I think I will just sit on this until something comes along that I absolutely have to have instead.
  11. Jacklad

    Jacklad Newbie

    returned my leaked V3 because of silent call issue - replacement was sent, had the issue right out of the box - the new replacement has been great so far - FYI, both refurb replacements came with 1.5 and prompted me to do the update as soon as they were activated - happy so far - now reading up on rooting so I can screw it up again
  12. Kevkelsar

    Kevkelsar Android Enthusiast

    Same for me.
  13. majorpay

    majorpay Well-Known Member

    Although, I think it's probably a little underhanded to return phones, I'd be willing to bet that they take the phone, re-flash it, then give it to the next person who returns their phone and you/they pay $50 for that round trip.
  14. tereg

    tereg Newbie

    I have not returned mine.
  15. jfkerekes

    jfkerekes Newbie

    My leak V3 eris got the "Silent Call" bug last week and I got it replaced at a Verizon store. The tech looked at the OS and saw no diff between what was on my phone and the OTA. He also looked at my phone in their system and still he replaced it on the spot. He stated that he thought this was a hardware issue, BTW, not an OS issue.
  16. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

    I don't know what you mean by "repaired," since Verizon only gives replacements. I think it might have been interesting to see how many had it replaced under warranty versus replaced by the insurance.
  17. hallstevenson

    hallstevenson Android Expert

    You forgot an option:

    Swapped phones with spouse

    :D :D
  18. hookem

    hookem Android Enthusiast

    Just got back from Verizon (issue with daughter's Palm).

    They weren't too busy, so I had a tech look at my phone's magnetometer issue just to see if it could be fixed. He looked at Sky Map and a compass app and saw that calibration did not work.

    After around 10 min, he concluded that the magnetometer was indeed going out and he could replace it.

    He said that they did not have any in stock and that they will no longer be sold starting in July.

    So, I'm getting one overnighted. Re-furb I presume. At least I'll be able to test it out before returning my current one.

    BTW... if the replacement is a keeper, I'm definitely going to root.
  19. D_Sweet

    D_Sweet Newbie

    Returned mine in store due to silent call issue, the CS Rep said she had to duplicate the problem before sending me out a replacement. After 5 calls no silent call issue she told me I was out of luck so I asked for a manager and had him call the phone until the problem occured again.....93 calls later & my new eris should arrive today.
  20. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

    Ha ha... I bet that's the last time they tell someone to "replicate the silent call bug" in that particular store. ;)
  21. hookem

    hookem Android Enthusiast

    My phone was running slow since I got back from the Vstore.


    How lame is that!?!?!

    Got rid of it! Phone's back to normal.:cool:
  22. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

    Yeah, they installed it on mine and my wife's phones when we first got them too. The salesman was convinced that you can't use an Android phone without a 3rd-party task killer.
  23. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Thread Starter

    ..need to bump this poll up a bit. ;)
  24. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    I had the silent call bug and got a refurb. I probably would have kept V.3 had it not been for the fact I was keeping this phone as a backup device for my son and me. If I needed to put it into production permanently I didn't want any bugs or any chance I wouldn't get future updates. As it turns out, a couple of days later my daughter declared the Eris her birthday present and I haven't heard a peep out of her except for how much she loves the phone. Glad I did it, although I did feel a little guilty at first. BTW, came with 1.5, on activation OTA immediately, then did a factory reset for good measure. (Thanks for that Frisco)
  25. Hagbard57

    Hagbard57 Newbie

    I am in it to win it. I leaked it so I keep it. If it actually breaks I of course will take care of it but I am cool with what I have.

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