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General Verizon update to fix 2.1 bugs soon!

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  1. nomarsgirl

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    The silent issue is definitely real and I would return my phone too if it had that issue. But verizon and htc know that the old bootloader leaves the phone vulnerable. They want to lock it down.

    And people have returned good phones with the leak just to get one they can root. I'm sure verizon would like to put an end to that. If replacements are shipping with 1.49, you will see a lot fewer returns.
     

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    hmmmm interesting.ill be brief:

    Ive had two eris' on a Famplan. phones were fine. until you made more than 10 calls. Then it starts lagging like crazy. S#it gets really annoying when you start missing calls repeatedly, even though you are pressing call or trying to slide the accept bar o_O

    Nevertheless I leaked them both. Phones worked fine for about a week..then same thing as before.4 days of missed calls later i called and had a vzwcs rep send me a refurbished. 1 week later i had my refurbished 1.5 eris. I immediately rooted the eris in less time than it took me to get it out of the box. :) now that was a good phone, and it had a happy ending.
    Now on the other side of the coin, the other eris was called in for a replacement 2 weeks later.After experiencing the same crap right out of the box, they sent me yet another eris. Unfortunately, at this point vzw was giving out "1.49 S-on" Eris'. These are completely facked and locked. I got 2 of them in a row. I feel the best way to tell what youre getting is by looking in the battery compartment. In there, is a serial number of sorts. If that sticker has a I on the lower right corner of it, then you are the proud new owner of a unrootable 2.1 eris. :/

    My point, the Eris sucks if its not rooted.... and now VZW is taking that away. This makes the rooted eris' much more valuable than the ones vzw is giving out. no offense to anyone here, btw.
     
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    I agree man, root makes the Eris enjoyable.
     
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    I couldn't care less about rooting, I would just like to have the fix ready soon; I'm holding out some hope for it, otherwise I'm going for a Moto Droid.
     
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    I just think its hilarious that almost all the Verizon techs have theirs rooted. the guy I spoke with yesterday even offered to root it for me in the store!
     
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    Or you could just use the RUU available on xda. I think it was posted on this site as well. That way you could avoid the trackball entirely.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
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    Damn right!
    Peter
     
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    Isn't root that thingy that plants have:thinking:
    Peter
     
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    Anyway, can root fix anything? (For a non-developer folk, I mean)
    As I understand, all it does is to allow you to access the system so you can f&*$% it up a 1000 ways. Correct me if I am wrong.
    Peter
     
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    Since the root bootloader is 1.49.2000 and the RUU bootloader is 1.49.0000, will the RUU actually install over a rooted phone? (I'm not planning to try myself.)
     
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    thats a narrow minded way of looking at things. So on that note, yes. if thats what it means to you, then you are entitled to your opinion. To others it means the ability to customize their phone 100% to their liking. Flash new firmware for the radio in the cellphone, install apps to the sd card, Wireless teether,overclock the cpu( the eris comes UNDERCLOCKED if you ask me), flash a custom android rom to remove all of vzw's useless fluff, try upcoming os update roms like froyo. All of these things combined make ROOT a valuable tool when it comes to owning a android phone.

    That is just what i can think of, off the top of my head. I in no way consider myself a adb power user...but seriously, its not that hard.

    You say you dont want root, and that is fine. though i guarantee that if i rooted your phone, you would eat your words. Honestly i think you based your opinion on 0 facts. If you were lent a rooted phone for 24 hours, you would not want to give it up on the 24th hour.

    but hey, to each their own
     
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    sweet information dude keep it up +1
     
  13. Peter123

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    RootedEris, I know where are you coming from - am I a sw developer myself...so I know tweaking can be fun and addictive...

    Of course, it is upto the person what he/she does with the phone.
    To me: There are tens of thousands of apps for the Android out there for 10000 different things. I have downloaded (only) 5 apps out of them and I am pretty happy with the phone I have. I should note though that this is my first smart phone and I am still learning this thing.

    Tell me just one thing: what is the ONE thing that you have with the rooted device that makes it worth it you?
    Peter
     
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    I'm a cableguy....really
    Monterey, CA
    Mind if I step in?

    Wifi tether!!!

    Use it all the time.
     
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    The same guy that first saw a cow and thought to himself "Hey, lets squeeze those pink dangly things and drink whatever comes out!"
     
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    THAT might worth it, indeed!

    I know strictly legally you have to pay extra for 3G tether.
    What about the WiFi tether? Is that legal?
    Just asking..
    Peter
     
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    My question is this . . .

    If we were to capture the update before installing it to our phones, would we be able to remove hboot 1.49 and install the rest of the update?

    I want the fixes, but I don't want to lose the ability to root (since I just know we're never going to see Froyo--I'm waiting on a stable 2.2 ROM).
     
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    But wait: why would you want to tether using WiFi?

    If you have WiFi access, you already have intrenet access. Why tether?
    Peter
     
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    No doubt someone will do that and then turn it into a rom.
    Im just hoping we finally get root for 1.49. We will eventually, but not before froyo comes out for everything but the eris.

    They say the eris cant handle it... But isnt froyo supposed to make your phone oodles faster?

    Wifi tether is where you turn your 3g connection on your phone into a wifi hotspot. Kinda like mifi, if your familiar with that?
     
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    Glad it worked for you as my prl didn't change and IT GAVE ME the 50% time without signal bug!!!
     
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    Not every computer has a WiFi radio, and for those computers that don't have WiFi radios, not every computer is in reach to a LAN connection. I don't have any LAN connections in my house, for example, and I had to buy wireless cards for two computers. Thethering with WiFi, in a room separate from your router, for example, could save buying an adapter or card for your computer, or serve as a backup if your card or adapter breaks.

    Granted, most computers do have WiFi access, but this could happen.
     
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    Thats not what wifi tether is....
     
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    this is not actually what you get when you root......... people often confuse the the term wifi tethering

    we already have the ability to tether via usb and use the phones wifi connection to connect through a router or hotspot..... this can be done with apps like pdanet

    what you get when you root is the ability to turn the phone itself into a wifi hotspot.......... meaning if youre in an area where theres no other internet access........ lets say your on a group camping trip and 4 people bring their laptops........ they could all connect wirelessly to your phone and use your phones 3G connection to reach the internet
     
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    I can certainly see why Verizon would not want to allow this. It is things like this that will cause us to lose our unlimited data.
     
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    overclocking(set at heavy/normal/light use, at will), wifi tether,slim roms.NO LAG.
     

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