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Root Verizon's RUU for the Official 2.1 for Droid Eris

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thenestor, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. thenestor

    thenestor Well-Known Member
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    Conflipper on XDA posted a link to what appears to be Verizon's RUU (ROM upgrade utility) for the official 2.1:

    xda-developers - View Single Post - RUU_Desire_C_Verizon_WWE_2.36.605.1_release_signed _with_driver.exe

    So if you're currently on a leak and desperately want to have the "official" software, maybe this is what you've been waiting for.

    Disclaimer: DO NOT USE THIS IF YOU EVER WANT ROOT! Only people on a "leak" should bother with this. EDIT: You can use the "new" root method after this.

    As expected, the ROM within the RUU is completely identical to "leak v3." However, it's much easier for non-technical folks to flash using the RUU than using the zip-on-card method. If you're on leak v1 or leak v2, this is the easiest way to upgrade to v3, which is the same as the OTA.
     

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  2. the_rhino

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    I hate to ask this, but, if we are go through with this, do you think that there would be any chance to then downgrade to 1.5 then root?
     
  3. DroidJW

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    Thanks thenestor !

    maybe VZW will get around to posting on the PCD site, one day.
     
  4. surgeon0214

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    Nope because we will still have the same bootloader and until a root for 1.49 comes out we are out of luck. If you want a chance of root, don't do it
     
  5. nathanirwin311

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    How do you install this, and does it wipe your phone like the leaks did?
     
  6. DroidJW

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    RUU (ROM update utility) does wipe your phone.

    It's installed using your PC (this is an .exe file). Connect your Eris to your PC, double-click the downloaded file, the software will walk you through the process.
     
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  7. danbartoszek

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    Is there any difference between the v3 leak and this file?
     
  8. T2noob

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    Has anyone tried this on any of the leaks to see if it even works?
    Because I remember past RUU checking what software you were on and if it didn't like it it wouldn't continue.
     
  9. BaBaBooey

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    I just downloaded and installed it to give it a try. (Leak v3)
    Everything when just as stated, no problems.
    I'm now reinstalling all of my apps and LauncherPro Beta. (I love it!)


    Now to see if the HBOOT changed at all.........ROOT?
     
  10. hallstevenson

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    Just want to highlight that again...
     
  11. T2noob

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    That's awesome you leaks can now be on the ota,i doubt that out changed the hboot. So you probably still can't root.
     
  12. hallstevenson

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    Did you read the part, in bold, that starts with "As expected..." ??
     
  13. sierrarot328i

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    works on leak 3.

    i haven't had the silent phone issue for a few days and if i have it again i'll go return phone asap since now i have the "official" software.
     
  14. BY724

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    I'm on leak 3 and was planning on doing a factory reset this weekend anyway.

    While they may be identical, should I just download this instead of the factory reset? Or does it really not matter in the slightest.
     
  15. Wraithbane

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    Just did this with leaked v2 phone, worked phone, compared side by side with my wife's "pure" Eris and all the data matched exactly in the software info
     
  16. SyDTRaKKeD

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    so... does this flash the "official" OTA? or is it the exact same thing as v3?

    I'm just trying to decide if it is even worth it to go from v3 to whatever this RUU is...

    Maybe when/if they find a way to root BL 1.49 I'll give this a try...
     
  17. DroidJW

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    was on v3 (no problems, had silent bug once, a few weeks ago, otherwise perfect), but flashed this anyway, to go "official"

    all's well
     
  18. surgeon0214

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    better or worse than v3?
     
  19. surgeon0214

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    Ok I'm on leak v3 and all that I want in life is to be able to root.. lol
    Is this for me or no? I couldn't tell from the first post..
     
  20. DroidJW

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    honestly, its the same (and thenestor's checksum file verification on this ROM and v3 ROM, show identical)

    I suppose there's some perceived "pep", but that's likely a result of the "fresh" flash

    I'm the kind of guy that runs Windows Update, monthly, on Microsoft's "Patch Tuesday" (at 2pm Eastern) to grab new critical updates. That I felt compelled to flash an essentially identical ROM on my Eris, does not surprise me.
     
  21. SyDTRaKKeD

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    what i take from this is that this will put you on the Official 2.1 OTA

    so for those of you on leak who would like to say you have the "Official" 2.1 OTA... this is for you... (although i see no point for v3 leakers to go through this as it appears this is identical to v3)

    This will not help leakers achieve root because leakers have BootLoader 1.49 and there is no root for that BootLoader.

    This RUU does not change your BootLoader.
     
  22. DroidJW

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    I understand, I want root too.

    If you have lots of customizations to settings or your home screens, or lots of market apps downloaded I would NOT do this. Since it wipes your phone, unless you can quickly redo your preferred settings or have a trusted backup app, you might be frustrated by the reset -- while receiving no discernible payoff, as its the same as v3.
     
  23. ttran97

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    This thread finally convinced me to go to Verizon and complain about the "silent bug". The guy was super nice and swapped my phone out for a new one. It still had plastic around the chrome edges! Fired up the phone and I've never been so happy to see 1.5 Android. I'm off to root this sucker now...whoohoo!
     
  24. josh44

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    Can someone please tell me or post a pic of what your software info page should look like after installing this coming from 2.1v3. Please.
     
  25. DroidJW

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    ETA: reshot photo...this seems a bit clearer
     

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