If you go to Menu> Settings> Applications> Development there are 3 checkable selections. USB debugging > I think this will be useful in making any mini USB cord mount to the Eris. I have tried 4 different mini USB cords and all mount to the Eris. Previously only the OEM cord that came with it would. (on mine) Stay Awake > This keeps the Eris awake while charging. Useful with a dock, or if you wanted to use the desk clock. Allow Mock Locations > I believe this is why alot of people show that they are in a different location than they actually are. Keep unchecked and you should always show your correct location. I checked the box and it showed I was in India. Unchecked and it showed I was in my current location. Hope this helps somebody. This might be old news, (never saw it posted) and I hope it works for everyone.