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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ianblaise, May 30, 2010.

  1. ianblaise

    ianblaise New Member
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    Please excuse me for my noob question that I'm about to ask, but an answer as simple as possible will suffice.

    First off let me just say that I have never rooted my phone, I have never used any ROMs, and I'm completely legit as of right now.

    I have an Eris, 2.1 OS;
    now I'm interested in rooting my phone and using some custom ROMs.
    Looking at some of these guides I've seen people say a few different things,
    some people say with the official 2.1 firmware you cannot root your phone, and that you have to be using 1.5 and upgrade with a custom ROM to 2.1 (or something to that effect).

    I would have already given this a try, and probably figured this out by now, but I'm worried that I will brick my phone and have to just throw it away.

    So any support, links, or info of any kind would be great.

    Thanks

    Oh yes, and my question :D almost forgot,
    Is rooting my phone on an official 2.1 firmware release possible? and how can it be done
     

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  2. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Well-Known Member
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    If you are on OTA-2.1 and you have never done anything other than apply OTA upgrades as they were released by HTC/VZW, then your phone may be rooted if you desire.

    Also, the methods/instructions are no different than what you would use if your phone was a 1.5 phone.

    There might have been some agressive devs that bricked their phones, but there have been very few, if any, reports of people "bricking" their phones as a result of attempting the rooting process.

    There have been individuals that got part way through the process - the first part of it, basically, and then got confused or gave up. That leaves them with a serviceable, but very buggy early 2.1 ROM. Generally those have been individuals that would self-describe their computer skills as "weak" or "poor".

    If you would describe yourself the same way, I would suggest that you avoid attempting root.

    eu1
     
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  3. ianblaise

    ianblaise New Member
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    Thanks for the reply, that's just about all the information I needed :D

    I'm computer savvy, not really with the android framework or java for that matter. Basically I just use C++ and C# for all my computer-related issues, but considering this is a phone, I just wanted to be careful :)
     

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