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  1. Dannysc213

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    Verizon sent me a replacement Eris with a 1.49 hboot on it. I just wander if they know what there doing. There sending put phones that potentially can't receive future updates if there are any. Has anyone else got one with this? Kinda disappointed, really wanted to root.
     

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    The future updates thing isn't true... 1.49 is the new Boot Loader standard. But I'm sure they know what they're doing when they block people from rooting. You can guarantee that's the whole reason the 1.49 BL was developed.
     
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    How so ?
     
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    You can't root with the 1.49 hboot
     
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    And what does rooting have to do with updating?
     
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    This is true for now, but what you said is that Verizon is sending out a phone that cannot be updated. That is quite far from the truth. What Hallstevenson pointed out in another thread, as fact, is that the 2.1 OTA update simply looked for 1.5 and if it wasn't there, then the update failed. It had nothing to do with the hboot. Future updates will certainly be possible.
     
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    Yea sorry, I misspoke. I read that after I posted. Still sucks that you can't root though.
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    Sorry you got unlucky, but not all replacement phones from VZW are coming with the new bootloader. I received my refurb from Verizon yesterday with 1.5/1.47 and rooted that sucker with the quickness.

    Or are you talking about new phones?
     
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    What was the refurb date?
     
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