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General % of Eris Users Rooted

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Frisco, Jul 21, 2010.

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What % of Eris Users are Rooted?

  1. I'm rooted and I like it

    166 vote(s)
    67.2%
  2. I'm rooted and I don't like it, may unroot

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  3. I'm not rooted but plan to

    19 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. I'm not rooted and can't decide yet

    46 vote(s)
    18.6%
  5. I'm not rooted and never will, don't need to

    15 vote(s)
    6.1%
  1. Frisco

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    - rooted and like it

    - rooted and don't like it

    - not rooted but plan to

    - not rooted, can't decide yet

    - not rooted and never will
     

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  2. Kaessa

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    I'm rooted, running KaosFroyo v23, and loving it.
     
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    recently rooted after leak root was finally worked out. running EvilEris 3 and no complaints so far. love the ability to overclock - helps eliminate the crippling lag i used to suffer
     
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    Rooted yesterday. OC'd to 787 and loving it. this phone needs a slight performance boost.
     
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    Not rooted because I havent needed to. If at some point I need to root I will.
     
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    After experiencing the benefits of root and custom ROMs, I'd have to go with another phone were I to lose the ability to root my Eris.
     
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    Yup....kick it "Root Down".

    [​IMG]
     
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    Not rooted. I still have a lot to learn about rooting before I take any steps in that direction. Phone seems good right now as is.

    If I root, I will most likely never do anything else but play with my phone. I already fuss over it too much as is. :)

    Are there any clear instructions to rooting (if I need to later)?
     
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    Well there's this one: (it's really quite simple these days.)

    http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/125436-detailed-leak-root-tutorial.html

    aaaaand...

    This one:

    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-eris/127861-universal-eris-root-dummies.html
     
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    I wasn't against root, but I was just ignorant to what exactly it were all about. One day I decided to take the plunge about two months ago. So happy I did. Rooting was exactly what I was looking for to customize my phone to my liking. It also made me get an Inc instead of the Droid X for rooting purposes.
     
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    I agree with that approach; take your time.. approach the instructions of your choice (there are several circulating now, including a simplified version "for dummies," which we all were about anything we had yet to thoroughly learn about ;)) gradually.
     
  12. Hypo Luxa

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    I had to go with can't decide. Things I am struggling with are a) What if VZ releases Froyo, then I'm SOL? b) What ROM should I use and c) What if something breaks on my phone, I'm sure VZ will pretty much tell me to eff off for violating their ToS..

    But I know there is a whole new world in rooting... like overclocking!!
     
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    The version "for dummies" is considerably longer, but you can do it all from your phone
     
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    The answer to a couple of those questions is, "unroot." ;)

    Unrooting is a bit of a daunting process, it appears (I have not done it), but it is being done by users here and there and there have been a couple of threads about it in these forums.

    Froyo is one of the ROMs being developed, also. Kaos comes to mind, but there are others.
     
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    Thanks Frisco. Are you rooted? I'm now reading into the "dummies" instructions on the all things root forum. Dipping my toe into the water...
     
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    a.) Verizon is not releasing 2.2 for eris, we are discontinued. If you want 2.2, you are going to have to root. And if for some magical reason verizon releases 2.2 you can un-root and get the update. b.) I recommend KaosFroyo if you want a froyo ROM. c.) Nope, because if your phone breaks to the extent where it can't be turned on how are they going to see its rooted? ;)
     
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    Yeah, I went ahead and plowed through the old method posted as a sticky in the "all things root" forum:

    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-eris/53963-guide-stock-1-5-latest-root-2-1-a.html

    The info and comments, advice, etc in that thread following the instructions are all quite valuable. I read through most of it.. biggest problem as I recall was having a hard time downloading from crowded zip file sites; I even got angry about that at the time. :D
     
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    I am not rooted (yet), still considering....
    At the moment I still have the silent bug - I have not received the latest OTA patch.
    So my main concern to have a reliable phone, and when I see that it works fine will will consider further.

    In addition, there are a number of roms out there and it would be nice to see some kind of table that tells their main fatures, known bugs etc to compare...
    Peter

    PS. I am trying to avoid any messing around with the phone except dowloading some useful apps. Basically, I would do all the tinkering possible if I could do it on a phone that its primary purpose is not to serve as a functional phone but something that I can break and not feel too sorry if that happens.
     
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    For those on the fence about rooting, a good way to slowly get acclimated is to root, and flash engtools and the OC kernel (instead of a custom ROM). Do a nand backup, and play around with overclocking a bit. If you feel comfortable after all this, then custom ROMS would be the logical next step. I have not loaded a custom rom yet... I'm still enjoying my OC'd stock phone.
     
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    as roms get updated most will include the latest OTA patch in them...... the one Im using already has it (plainjaneT2v2.0) .... droid-roms.net is getting some reviews up with different aspects of different roms... easiest method is just read the first post in each rom thread on xda though...... they generally have a good description of the rom

    as far as unrooting goes...... its no longer the daunting task it may have been before..... since now we have access to the 2.1ruu....... its a little different process but essentially its just flashing the stock 2.1 rom back on your phone
     
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    Not Rooted yet, but will eventually root to Froyo 2.2 when there's a more stable ROM available.
     
  22. Hypo Luxa

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    Hmm.. you and Frisco may have convinced me to do it.. I might actually go with LED's suggesting about running stock for a bit and overclocking it. Really only want Froyo for better battery life, but I'm sure overclocking kinda defeats that.. heh
     
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    Took the plunge. The instructions on xda were fairly simply. My biggest problem was finding drivers for the Eris (which were, duh, on the HTC website with HTC sync). After that hurdle, it was 10 minutes and boom, rooted. Evil Eris 3.0 with a2sd.
     
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    Actually, overclocking to an extreme is the only time I've seen my battery life plunge.

    I'd like to see a lot of real data on this, but I can offer that settling at 710/710, and most importantly, creating a "screen off/asleep" profile at 245/245 (some do much lower for that profile) pretty much negated any drain problems.

    For reasons I don't understand yet, moving the OC up only about another 10% really ate up the battery.. I had to back off from even just 768.. 729 was ok, but I decided that the difference in performance between 729 and 710 was almost impossible to detect, so 710 it is.

    I do admit taking other battery life optimizations seriously, though, and always have.
     
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    Rooted. Best move I ever made with this phone.
     

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