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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Anducks, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Anducks

    Anducks Newbie
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    In Settings > About Phone > System Updates, it says "Android Update 1.5" at the top, and when I click download everything seems to go smooth, and it says "Requires a restart". So I power my phone down, power it back up, and go to System Updates, and it still says I need "Android Update 1.5".

    Is there a way to check if the update actually happened, or what should I do?

  2. gener1c

    gener1c Member

  3. Anducks

    Anducks Newbie
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    Oh, alright. Good to hear. Thank you.
  4. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert

    If you have the official Verizon 12/11 OTA update installed, your "System Updates" screen (Settings -> About phone -> System updates) will look like this:


    Note that there are no messages about "1.5"

    If you scroll down to the bottom of the "About phone" page (Settings -> About phone), it will look like this:


    The 12/11 Verizon OTA update is "Software version" is 1.16.605.1. If I recall correctly, units which shipped in early November had 1.15.605.1 on them.

    I haven't installed the "leaky thing" (I'm somewhat reluctant to burn an image onto my phone posted onto the internet by some fellow in Russia - without any description as to what it is, or what it is supposed to be fixing.)

  5. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    I updated the leak. Not really noticing any difference though
  6. Anducks

    Anducks Newbie
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    erisuser1 - I've restarted the phone 3-4 times, but it still has Android Update 1.5 and a description of the update on that page in Settings -> About phone -> System Updates. Is there a way to install the update from my computer if the phone is mounted?
  7. TheExoticFish

    TheExoticFish Newbie

    We all have Andriod 1.5... The OS hasn't been updated... Yet.
  8. Anducks

    Anducks Newbie
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    Shouldn't I be seeing:


    And my software version is 1.12.605.1, instead of 1.16.605.1 like the guy who posted above.
  9. snorge

    snorge Android Enthusiast

    Sounds like something is screwy with your phone then because it should have shipped with a higher version than what you are stating especially if you got it recently. Did you purchase the phone from verizon or some 3rd party site such as Ebay?
  10. Anducks

    Anducks Newbie
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    Got it from the Verizon store, yesterday.

    Can I do this from my computer with the phone plugged into the USB?

    Edit: Found this: http://www.blackberryos.com/forums/htc-droid-eris/11620-how-manually-update-eris-using-ruu.html

    I'll try that.
  11. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert

    That should work - if you only got the phone a day or two ago, there won't be much customization to lose. I would use the legitimate Verizon RUU (1.16.605.1), not the "leak" thing (I'll note in passing that the dude who originally posted it to the Internet never said that it was a leaked ROM, or that it even came from Verizon or HTC).

    That's the difference between the RUU update and the OTA update - the RUU update method will restore your phone back to factory settings, while the OTA will preserve your Sense customizations.

    You might want to have a look at the Verizon Instructions on how to install the OTA update - is what you are seeing somehow different than this?

  12. snorge

    snorge Android Enthusiast

    well the leaked update had to come from HTC because it is signed.
  13. Anducks

    Anducks Newbie
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    It is different. When I touch the "System Update" button in Settings, it says "Android Update 1.5" under the notification bar, then "Requires restart - 6.5 MB" under that, then there's a paragraph explaining how that the update if for the Droid Eris and if you need help, go to http://verizonwireless.com/droiderissupport. I haven't seen that little pop-up anywhere on my phone.

    Anyways, I updated it from my computer and I'm seeing the "System is up to date."

    So, all is good.
  14. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert

    Apologies in advance for the thread-jack.


    The RUU_* executables themselves are not signed (I checked with WinXp "sigverif"), although that's really not too conclusive, as the 1.16.605 RUU - which was blessed by HTC - is (similarly) not signed that way, either.

    Probably you are talking about the files (.nbh and .zip?) which are unpacked by the RUU_*.exe once it starts running?

    I'm under the vague impression that the OTA update process has a means to verify both a MIC (message integrity check) and a Crypto signature (on both the payload and the MIC) - but it leaves me wondering how a third party ROM could ever be installed, as a 3rd party wouldn't have access to to the same cert.

    I suppose it is possible that the FASTBOOT methods (either SD card or USB) don't do any crypto verification - the Linux kernel isn't running at that point, just a little stub of code - so it might be reasonable to assume that no checking is performed on code loaded that way.

    But the RUU update method starts with the Eris booted up, so I suppose that the crypto stuff could be running at the beginning of this method of update.

    snorge - do you know of a link somewhere (mebbe XDA) that provides a technical overview of the ROM burning process?



    Sort of weird about the OP's 1.12.605 ROM, yes? I bought an Eris on drop day (6 Nov), and I could have sworn it's ROM was 1.15.605.1.

    Cool. Perhaps you saw a different behavior because you had a (much?) earlier version of software (1.12.605) on your unit.

    Just out of curiosity - is the Hardware version of your phone 0002?

  15. Anducks

    Anducks Newbie
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    Yes, it is. (I'm hoping that it's supposed to be 0002?)
  16. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert

    I hope so too, 'cuz that's what I have :) The only reason I asked is because of the apparently old version of ROM code which was installed on your unit to begin with. (I don't know if a hardware version 0001 phone ever shipped - it might have been a prototype only at HTC).

  17. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Android Expert

    I have that too.

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