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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dannysc213, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Dannysc213

    Dannysc213 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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.
     


  2. majorpay

    majorpay Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  3. hallstevenson

    hallstevenson Android Expert

    How so ?
     
  4. Dannysc213

    Dannysc213 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    You can't root with the 1.49 hboot
     
  5. the_rhino

    the_rhino Newbie

    And what does rooting have to do with updating?
     
  6. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    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.
     
  7. Dannysc213

    Dannysc213 Newbie
    Thread Starter


    Yea sorry, I misspoke. I read that after I posted. Still sucks that you can't root though.
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  8. Dabluest

    Dabluest Newbie

    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?
     
  9. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    What was the refurb date?
     
  10. Dabluest

    Dabluest Newbie

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