1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

Verizon Replacement came with HBOOT 1.49

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Gnomesarealive, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Gnomesarealive

    Thread Starter

    I had a legitimate problem with my Eris that I sent it back for, but was still hoping to be able to root again when I got my replacement. Turns out it has HBOOT 1.49. Any one else encounter this?

  2. xAusTiN

    xAusTiN Well-Known Member

    Yes there has been a thread on this before. Wonder how Verizon is supposed to do the next update with two different HBOOT numbers on phones.
  3. Gnomesarealive

    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I don't understand why. Seems to me like they installed the v3 leak onto the replacement phones. I'm not too happy.
  4. DroidJW

    DroidJW Guest

  5. rick311

    rick311 Android Enthusiast

    you guys are gettin leakers phones that they sent back. thats my theory.
  6. xx_bishop_xx

    xx_bishop_xx Android Expert

  7. greyhndz

    greyhndz Well-Known Member

    Got my replacement today with 2.1 already installed. How can I check the HBOOT?
  8. surgeon0214

    surgeon0214 Android Enthusiast

    First power down. Then hold VOLUME DOWN and Power and a screen with skateboarding droids should come up with text, it will be on that page. Then just battery pull and reboot.
  9. senfoo

    senfoo Lurker

    ROFL. this is too funny.
  10. greyhndz

    greyhndz Well-Known Member

    Thanks, surgeon. I've got 1.49. So this was a legitimate 2.1 update as opposed to a "leaky" 2.1?
  11. Gnomesarealive

    Thread Starter

    To me this seems like they flashed the v3 leak onto it. Users who manually updated to 2.1 still had their 1.47 hboot, allowing them to root. Hopefully a way will be found to root with the new hboot. My replacement doesn't have the problem I sent my first Eris back for though, so with that I can be happy at least.
  12. DroidJW

    DroidJW Guest

    It could be either a returned 2.1v3 leak OR it means Verizon is flashing replacements with the same ROM as the v3 leak (hence both having HBOOT 1.49)

    Either way you are fine its been shown here in other threads that the 2.1v3 leak and the OTA 2.1 update are the same (except for the HBOOT version, and thus the ability to root)
  13. DroidJW

    DroidJW Guest

    I believe this was because the manual update, like the OTA, did not wipe the phone, but rather updated the necessary files. The v3 leak was a full ROM image that resulted in a full wipe upon install.

    Note the 2.1v3 ROM was over 100MB vs 77.7MB for the update file (smaller as it only included files that required updating and no new HBOOT)
  14. gpa111

    gpa111 Well-Known Member

    Mine just came with 1.47.
  15. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    I'm legitimately concerned about this. Verizon is sending me a replacement because my current phone is nearly unusable due to the trackball scrolling left constantly. I really hope I get a phone with a 1.47 hboot. I really like having root.
  16. greyhndz

    greyhndz Well-Known Member

    This is an interesting topic. The phone I received has a date of 5/15 as the date of refurb (I assume). I also assume they would have done a factory reset prior to installing 2.1? If a phone has a leaked 2.1v3, would it be wiped by the factory reset? If so, wouldn't that make it more likely that phones coming out with after refurb would probably not have 2.1v3?

    I know they're one and the same -- just curious.
  17. Gnomesarealive

    Thread Starter

    I think it is due to what DroidJW said. They are flashing the phones with the new ROM, causing the new hboot. They come with 2.1 now, so that it my theory as well.
  18. dewalist

    dewalist Android Enthusiast

    A friend of mine just got a brand-new Eris this week and was interested in rooting, only to find out that his hboot is indeed 1.49... :-( I really hope the devs can root that soon...
  19. hallstevenson

    hallstevenson Android Expert

    First, they can remove any "checks" that looks at versions of s/w. Two, the current update-script used by OTA does not check 'hboot'.
  20. SirEagle

    SirEagle Android Enthusiast

    Then why didn't anyone with a leak (1.49 HBoot) get the OTA?
  21. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    Excellent point. You can't even say that the OTA and the leak were the same because V.1 and V.2 were not the same and no leakers with any version got the update.
  22. SirEagle

    SirEagle Android Enthusiast

    The only thing said was leak v3 was the same as the OTA, except for the HBoot.
  23. SirEagle

    SirEagle Android Enthusiast

    But all three leaks have HBoot 1.49.
  24. MrChips

    MrChips Newbie

    That is probably because the OTA was for updating Android 1.5 to 2.1 not 2.1x to 2.1x. ...I mean, it makes complete sense right? I know the updates my company sends out are targeted to specific versions of our software and skipping of versions is not allowed.
  25. hallstevenson

    hallstevenson Android Expert

    The update script checked the OS version, not 'hboot'. It was looking for "1.5" only. This is a fact, not speculation.

    Code (Text):
    1. assert compatible_with("0.2") == "true"
    2. assert file_contains("SYSTEM:build.prop",  "ro.build.fingerprint=verizon/htc_desirec/desirec/desirec:1.5/CUPCAKE/104882:user/release-keys")  == "true" || file_contains("SYSTEM:build.prop",  "ro.build.fingerprint=verizon/htc_desirec/desirec/desirec:2.1/ERD79/165907:user/release-keys")  == "true"
    3. assert getprop("ro.product.device") == "desirec" ||  getprop("ro.build.product") == "desirec"

HTC Droid Eris Forum

The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

November 2009
Release Date

Share This Page