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  1. stmartin84

    stmartin84 Well-Known Member
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    So, I'm getting a new Eris on Friday. Replacing my old Eric because of the lag, signal, etc. They are giving me a new one under warranty. I guess my question is for all you tech guys. What should I do when I get my new one? Meaning should I just go crazy setting up all my widgets, email accounts, programs, etc. or is there an easier way to restore everything to the new phone (programs and widgets). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. Jmtegra

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    Back up your apps on your SD card using Astro. Then reinstall on the new phone.
     
  3. stmartin84

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    Well with all these experts I would have thought I would have received more help, thanks.
     
  4. BlueDC2

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    Unless you were rooted and have a nand, there isn't much you can do...
     
  5. You'll be starting from scratch on a new device, stmartin.

    You'll pretty much have to start over unless your old Eris is available for the tech at Verizon to move your apps, widgets and settings to the new device.

    Not much else to tell you, amigo, as far as getting your stuff back goes.
     
  6. xx_bishop_xx

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    I got a refurbished phone last week, the first thing I did was a factory data reset; I wasn't sure it was done as part of the update, etc. You may want to make sure to remove your SD card; if it's a refurbished unit it may not have one. Additionally, I would recommend doing a factory data reset before you send your old one back so any sensitive information that may be stored on it will be erased.
     
  7. jaamavisca

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    How do we make sure its not a V3 leak refurb?
     
  8. Jmtegra

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    Doesnt take an expert to know a fresh phone means fresh start. I informed you to back up your apps via astro.. Whatelse do you need to know?
     
  9. Jmtegra

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    as stated in many many many threads, v3 is the exact same as the ota.

    The only thing you would want to check is what bootloader it has, that is if your wanting to root. To do this power off the phone, hold down vol down and end key. It will bring up a white screen and say on the top either 1.46, 1.47 or 1.49 You cannot root 1.49 yet.. Theres some progress being made but not quite.
     
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  10. xx_bishop_xx

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    I think it's tough to determine because the Official 2.1 OTA and the 2.1v3 leak are identical. I was given this link to another thread that lists some of the details (there's a lot of detail to navigate through, but I had read to note the release keys...not entirely certain about that):

    http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/73467-found-something-intresting-leak-v1-build.html

    On your phone check (to compare):

    Menu > Settings > About phone > Software information
     
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  11. stmartin84

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    I guess that was my question. I wasn't sure if my layout would be restorable. Thanks for the info brother!
     
  12. stmartin84

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    You answered it, thanks.
     
  13. stmartin84

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    So, if I understand you correctly you would get the new refirb phone unboxed, immediately perform a factory data reset on the refirb'd phone? I could understand doing it on the old one so that none of your information gets accessed, but what is the reason for the refirb'd phone?
     
  14. xx_bishop_xx

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    My thought process was that since the phone was a refurbished item, I wasn't sure the condition it was returned in, and how/when the update was performed; or if the hard reset was done at all after the update process. The factory data reset seems to eliminate many of the problems assosicated with the update. It couldn't do any harm, since the phone is pretty much at factory settings already, I'd rather do it at that point than after I have it configured. Basically preference.
     
  15. stmartin84

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    Understood. I wonder if I should dive into this rooting thing, however I'm not sure of the true advantages.
     
  16. xx_bishop_xx

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    From all I read, the advantages are greater than the disadvantages, and I believe it's reversible. As a note, my refurbished Eris came with bootloader 1.49 which at this time is not rootable. I hope your doesn't arrive this way. You may want to read through the Root sub-forum, or at least browse some of the sticky posts.


    All Things Root (Eris) - Android Forums
     

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