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Verizon shipping new Eris's (Erisi?) with Leak3/Official 2.1 now?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by refthemc, May 25, 2010.

  1. refthemc

    refthemc Well-Known Member
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    I just got my "Brand New" never opened replacement phone yesterday and it came with HBoot 1.49, which is the Leak 3 Hboot number. So either someone over there was like ooooo a shiny new phone with the plastic still on, lets put Leak 3 on it, or Verizon is shipping these babies with new Hboots. I dunno, I guess we'll see if Verizon ever releases "MR3"

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  2. srmccoy

    srmccoy Well-Known Member

    It could very well be that leak 3 was the file that they do the initial flash with before it leaves the factory.

    If so, it could mean good things for us leakers.
  3. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

    Seriously. It would put an end to @VZWSupport's claims that "if you installed the leak, you voided your warranty," and it would also mean that you're likely to receive future updates (or at least have a valid reason to be angry at Verizon if you don't).
  4. Romparoo

    Romparoo Android Enthusiast

    This is interesting. I get my replacement on Thursday so I will check it out.
  5. Romparoo

    Romparoo Android Enthusiast

    Of course you will all have to tell me how to find the hboot number.
  6. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    This will also mean that those who thought they were gonna get a replacement to root their phone will be very disappointed.
  7. Verizon says that loading the leak will void warranty and then they go sending out "like new" phones pre-loaded with the same software.. I for one would be pissed. If they are gunna be sending people these phone, at least give us a way to go 2.1leak to 1.5!
  8. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Android Enthusiast

    maybe someone else who installed the leak returned their phone... VZW wiped the data... didn't flash a new OS... and then sent it back out the door?
  9. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

    If they did that, you can bet the phone has silent bug or trackball issues.

    TJTHEBEST Well-Known Member

    If this is true im gonna be pissed when i get my phone tomorrow.
  11. theEastonator

    theEastonator Newbie

    I'm getting my replacement tomorrow; how do I check the hboot number?
  12. bsutton1

    bsutton1 Android Enthusiast

    "ZC" probably shipped the phone. He/she is the one who started the whole mess on twitter on Sunday.
  13. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

    With the phone off, hold send and end. Screen should pop up with hboot version on second line. On some phones it might be volume down and end instead.
  14. Romparoo

    Romparoo Android Enthusiast

    Send plus End for me, thanks. 1.49 incase anyone wondered/cared.
  15. SirEagle

    SirEagle Android Enthusiast

    Well, well, looks like leak v3 is the official software now. So now how do they update those that got the OTA's HBoot?
  16. John58543

    John58543 Android Enthusiast

    I got a brand new eris yesterday and its HBOOT is still 1.47...maybe since so many leakers are getting refurbs the OP happened to get a leakers phone that had a hardware issue fixed...

    TJTHEBEST Well-Known Member

    So there is still hope for root. phew! Hopefully anyways.
  18. thetingster

    thetingster Android Enthusiast

    This is very interesting. Those of you also getting replacement phones, keep us informed on this. Thank you.
  19. BlueDC2

    BlueDC2 Android Enthusiast

    My replacement had 1.5 with 2.1ota waiting...I rooted lol.
  20. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    Just as an aside, you may want to differentiate between brand-new and refurbished. It is a totally different ball of wax if they are shipping new in the box phones with hboot. 1.49. A refurb is likely a leaked phone that has been turned around without a reflash to 1.5. In that case, you will have the same issues that the last owner had.

    TJTHEBEST Well-Known Member

    Did you get it from verizon or was it from htc? Also were you on the Irc earlier talking about it or does another person also have this problem?
  22. refthemc

    refthemc Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Asurion ie The Insurance compay, and yes I was sir :cool:
  23. korben dallas

    korben dallas Well-Known Member

    I would send it back, I got my refurb last Friday and it came with 1.5
  24. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    Asurion---that explains everything. I've had the worst luck with refurbs from them. I've gotten a phone that looked like a 2 year old painted over and it immediately began to chip.
  25. horseluvr

    horseluvr Guest

    I received my replacement yesterday (only took one day!) and it is a refurb with 1.5 and update waiting with hboot 1.47.

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