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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by photoman95, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. photoman95

    photoman95 Lurker
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    I do not want to root my Eris because I merely have no need to other than for wireless tethering. Surely there is a way to wirelessly tether and use the phone as a hotspot without rooting? Does anybody know, cause having to plug the phone in to tether is annoying beyond belief. Help?

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  2. thrawn86

    thrawn86 Android Enthusiast

    as far as a "wifi" tether I'm not sure, but pdanet will let you do bluetooth which would at least save you the cord.

    I can understand the hesitation to root, but on a phone like the eris almost necessary to get anywhere close to the way the phone is supposed to work.
  3. photoman95

    photoman95 Lurker
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    I can't find a crystal clear instruction list to root and it bothers me that I may have to change it back so it can go back to Verizon
  4. thrawn86

    thrawn86 Android Enthusiast

    always check the stickies




    I've used both methods, and there are also tutorials on flashing. It may seem like a lot of work, but if you're unhappy with the performance of your phone its worth a try if you're not eligible to upgrade yet.

    unrooting and flashing back is pretty easy, but from what I hear most people don't even bother.
  5. photoman95

    photoman95 Lurker
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    Thanks a bunch
  6. photoman95

    photoman95 Lurker
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    Rooted. Now what? any good stuff to do.with a rooted Eris? Anything good to flash?
  7. crackface

    crackface Member

    If you duct tape it to the bottom of one shoe, then jump off something really high, a rooted Eris will transition to rocket booster mode and you can fly!! :D

    On a serious note - many people seem to be recommending CELB Froyo:
    [ROM][GPL] CELB Froyo 4.3(Plain CM Rom)1-21-11 - xda-developers

    I personally am running Floyo, and find it performs quite well for me:
    [ROM]Floyo Tazz 5 1/14/11/mui music/gb keyboard - xda-developers

    And some others are listed here:

    And of course, you can now wireless tether.

    Welcome to Roots R Us!!
  8. photoman95

    photoman95 Lurker
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    Froyo is a ROM like PlainJane right? I don't mean it works like it, but it is indeed a ROM? How do I get rid of the ROM I already flashed so I can flash Froyo?
  9. thrawn86

    thrawn86 Android Enthusiast

    "froyo" is android 2.2. celb, froshed, etc, are different froyo ROMs. xtr, for example, is a 2.1 rom.

    I always end up coming back to 2.1 (mainly xtr) no matter what I try. There always seem to be issues with 2.2, however celb is pretty great.

    1)boot recovery (clockwork or amon)

    see this post for flashing/wiping instructions (illustrated) credit to eu1. in fig.40 you'll simply click on the .zip of whatever rom you downloaded.


    in case anything goes wrong, simply boot recovery, wipe, and reflash your backup. its pretty much foolproof.

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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.

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