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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by downey1071, May 27, 2010.

  1. downey1071

    downey1071 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I just got it a few minutes ago and guess what. It came with 2.1 and Hboot 1.49 This sucks

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  2. SirEagle

    SirEagle Android Enthusiast

    Another one. Been seeing a few saying this.
  3. this is just wrong. and this is from callin *611 getting replacement?
  4. Romparoo

    Romparoo Android Enthusiast

    I just got mine today. Had 1.5 and hboot 1.47
  5. willdogs

    willdogs Android Enthusiast

    Lol, why is it wrong?

    The Eris is now officially running 2.1

    All Eris' at this point should be at 2.1

    Why would Verizon still ship phones running 1.5?

    Only those who want to Root will be upset about this, which probably only accounts for about 0.5% Of Eris users.
  6. jimigood

    jimigood Newbie

    LMAO! you got someones leaked phone. I had tech support on the phone today. They pushed the update to my phone and it did not show up. I have lv3 on mine so if they changed the hboot to 1.49 it would have went through to my phone. I don't think all these phones get reflashed to 1.5.
    I asked tech what happens to the phones they get and I was told they test them and if they work they send them back out. Sounds funny to me.
  7. downey1071

    downey1071 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    This was not a replacement phone but a BRAND NEW phone. I really hope that Verizon is not selling used or refurbs as New. It was in a brand new sealed retail box.
  8. jimigood

    jimigood Newbie

    Well if this is the case then lv3 is the final and very authorized update. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. So in reality, I did not void my warranty?
  9. copestag

    copestag Android Expert

    thats not correct........ you would not have gotten the OTA because the OTA is 1.47..... youre running 1.49......... it would see that as an error and not give you the OTA

    the NEW phones are now being shipped with 2.1 because 2.1 is the version Verizon is coding them with now 1.49 is the correct 'full version' hboot for 2.1

    2.1OTA was kind of like a patch laid over 1.5 which is why it kept the same hboot

    they arent going to install older software onto new phones when they have newer software sitting right beside it........ those people still getting new phones with 1.5 are just getting old inventory
  10. jimigood

    jimigood Newbie

    Ok. I understand. so it just laid ontop the old os. right? So my 1.49 is the official. Kewl. Still hope I get one with 1.47. I want root. lol
    But why would they send ota with the old hboot and not the new?
  11. Romparoo

    Romparoo Android Enthusiast

    I don't think so. As it was mentioned earlier, the 2.1 is OTA, therefor has to be installed once the phone is activated. Just like for me today.
  12. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    The Eris is discontinued. They probably stopped making them about a month ago. I'm surprised that they ship with the new 2.1. If this is the case, then I have to think that lv3=Official 2.1 put on the last phones made. Still don't understand why they'd bother when they could just ship 1.5 and let users do OTA.
  13. it's wrong because Verizon doesn't "support" this rom. or so they say.
  14. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Android Expert

    you can root with 2.1 OTA, 2.1v3 (leak) cannot root, so he would be able to root if he so wished. Unless he has a computer like mine that doesnt want anything to do with installing drivers or going through the root process altogether lol
  15. truelove79

    truelove79 Android Enthusiast

    I'm confused. I manually installed the 2.1 OTA. I had 1.5. I have hboot 1.46. What does that mean? Should I have 1.47 or 1.49?

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
  16. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    I think we need to see if this happens to anyone else before we make a judgment on 2.1 and new phones. I got a refurb once from Verizon and it came in a new looking box. I asked, because I knew I shouldn't be getting a new phone due to the reason (warranty replacement), and the tech at the store told me it was a refurb. Looked brand new!

    The fact that the Eris is EOL says to me that they would not have designed a new ROM with 2.1 on it. I, therefore, believe you got a refurb. At least until something else is truly confirmed.
  17. jimigood

    jimigood Newbie

    Got mine today at the verizon store, brand new, watched him remove it from the box and all. Has 1.5 on it.
  18. Ciggy

    Ciggy Well-Known Member

    If the phone comes with 2.1 but has boatloader 1.47 then the people who want to root still can. But if the phone comes with 2.1 bootloader 1.49 this bootloader came from the Leak (ONLY!). And is supposedly currently not supported by Verizon.
  19. Kevkelsar

    Kevkelsar Android Enthusiast

    In my opinion, the reason the 2.1 OTA did not have the 1.49 bootloader was to prevent a total wipe of the phone to install the update. That way they wouldn't tick off the majority of the Eris users who have no clue what 1.5 or 2.1 means. So, they could put the 1.49 HBOOT 2.1 versions on new phones, because they are new, no wipe required for updating. Just a thought.
  20. x531x

    x531x Member

    Dam whats going on with this shit? Big-Red is up to something man!
  21. DroidJW

    DroidJW Guest

    +1 nailed it with this explanation
  22. majorpay

    majorpay Well-Known Member

    INTERESTING. If phones are shipping with the 1.49, the the leakers are actually running on the (correct) current boot loader. It is actually the OTA people who are running on the obsoleted one, and the reason for this was like someone previously said, to prevent wipeage of data.

    This also means one of two things:

    1. The next patch will have to be written for both.


    2. Verizon doesn't intend on another patch. (EOLed on support)
  23. DroidJW

    DroidJW Guest

    Would be interesting to know your purchase source -- Verizon owned store, Verizon website, Verizon Telesales, authorized reseller, national retailer (BestBuy etc), or other?
  24. downey1071

    downey1071 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok I am a new Verizon customer been with them since march of this year and had a few problems with my Eris since day one. Well I called and talked to a manager and told them I would only be happy with a brand new phone not a refurd and since I have five lines all with data they agreed to send me a BRAND NEW one. It came in the same box as the first one I got from them back in March and I have NO reason to believe its not brand new. And yes it did come with 2.1 and Hboot 1.49. I have no reason to lie. I was hopping for 1.5, I wanted to root.
  25. sorry to tell you but if it came with 2.1 and an hboobt of 1.49.000 it's a leak, and isn't brand new i don't care what Verizon told you.

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