HTC Eris :: Desire Root Method For Eris?

Apr 28, 2010

yesterday i read this on the rollback thread. "Anywho, with the Desire root method being released tomorrow, (It'll probably work on the Incredible too! ) that gives us a closer chance to rooting the Eris leaked 2.1." just wondering if any of the devs have looked into it and if so what progress has been made?

HTC Eris :: Desire Root Method for Eris?

HTC Droid Eris :: Change Boot Animation Easy Like One Click Root Method?

Sep 23, 2010

Is there a way to change the boot animation easy like the one click root method or a thread with easy detailed instructions if there is sorry i have not seen can u share the link .

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HTC Droid Eris :: Updating - Root Replacement Eris With 1.5 And HBOOT 1.47

Jun 23, 2010

Hey everybody, I've looked for an answer on here, but to no avail. I tried to root my replacement Eris with 1.5, and HBOOT 1.47. Everything was going well until it got to the point of making a recovery, which for some reason, my phone wouldn't let me do. Infuriated and frustrated, I followed the steps to go back to 1.5 to a tee. However, I miss Vlingo so much, and i went to install the OTA 2.1, and it aborted the installation. I now have HBOOT 1.49.2000, so does my phone basically think I have the 2.1v3 leak, or am I just flat-out screwed? Done multiple factory resets, etc. and they haven't helped either

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HTC Droid Eris :: Non - Root Eris / Weak Signals

Apr 20, 2010

In our alltel contract, all my family lines get unlimited data for $40 a month. My parents are looking to upgrade their regular phones (for free) and I was going to recommend the eris (from amazon) to them. I have heard some talk of not having very good signal and mention of some bugs and want to know how much truth there is behind these (especially signal) or if they were lemons, etc. if it matters all my parents would do is call/text (obviously), email sync, and maybe browse the web every once in a while. Bugs with, say face book, wouldn't matter.

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HTC Eris :: Visual - PB00IMG.ZIP Update Method

May 8, 2010

My purpose behind this "a picture is worth 1000 words" thread is twofold:

1) For newbs that experience some trouble(s) getting the inital stages of "getting root" to happen correctly, it is helpful for them to know what things should look like when everything goes the way it should. That makes it much easier to recognize it when something goes wrong.

2) Make it very clear when to do the "battery pull" if you are interested in only installing the S-OFF bootloader (and nothing else) using Toastcfh's "battery pull trick".

In the first image below, the Eris has been restarted by simultaneously pressing the Vol-down and End (power) buttons, and a PB00IMG.ZIP file has been placed in the root folder of the SD card:

If the "PB00IMG.ZIP" file was not found on the SD card, the list of files shown above would flash across the screen and disappear very quickly - less than one second.

If this is what you experience, there are a couple of possible reasons why this might have occurred:

There is no file named PB00IMG.ZIP in the root folder of the SD card
You put the file there, but misspelled the name
The SD Card needs to be re-formatted **
The SD card is "questionable" - replace with a "beter" card **

** I never experienced these problems with the Verizon-supplied SD card, but other folks have reported that this solved a problem where they were sure the file was present in the root folder, but apparently was not recognized.

The important thing to point out here is that the PB00IMG.ZIP files are large - as much as 100 MB. Merely reading the file to compute a checksum or crypto signature from a flash device takes many tens of seconds: if the file is found by the phone, it will spend some time chewing on it. If you see the above list of files (in green) flash by and nothing happens, then it is absolutely clear that the phone did not "find" the file - for whatever reason.

In the image above, we see that the phone is reading the file, as indicated by the blue progress bar in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. This process takes a fair amount of time - perhaps as much as a full minute.

Note that the HTC crypto signature is over the whole zip file (excluding the first 256 bytes); at this point, the phone is simply checking that the .zip file has the correct crypto signature - it is not even unpacking the zip file (yet)

In the next image, the phone is beginning to unpack the zip file into separate components: the crypto sig check has succeeded, and the phone says nothing exceptional, other than "Checking"

In the next image below, the phone presents a list of images that are in the PB00IMG.ZIP file. The list shown only tells you what the function of the image file is, but does not display the exact file name in the .zip file. (Unpack the PB00IMG.ZIP yourself on your PC if you are curious).

The phone also asks you if you "Do you want to start update?".

NOTE: This point in time is extremely critical if you are going to do the battery pull method!

Note that the second item in the list, (#2) is listed as "BOOTLOADER". What will happen if you choose to perform the update, is that the new bootloader from the PB00IMG.ZIP file will be flashed right away. This sort of makes sense: it is the new bootloader that is responsible for installing all the other new images in the PB00IMG.ZIP file.

The bootloader is quite small - about 512k bytes - so it flashes onto the phone very quickly. As soon as this finishes (less than one second after you start the update), the phone screen will go dark, indicating that a reboot is in progress.


Toastcfh on XDA was the first to suggest this method; it is especially useful if you want to create a backup of your "factory" 1.5 system.

The photo images used for this documentation were taken from a manual upgrade of 1.16.605.1 to 1.17.605.1 (MR1 to MR2 update on Cupcake). Both of those updates use the exact same (S-ON) bootloader, so in the pictures which follow, we won't notice a difference in version numbers or appearance of "S-OFF" at the top of the screen. But if we were doing the "root" PB00IMG.ZIP upgrade, we would see the new version number and also "S-OFF", as the new bootloader would be "live" at this point.

In the image below, (following the reboot) we see what appears to be a complete repeat of what we saw at the beginning of the process: it appears as if the .zip file is being unpacked all over again, complete with the blue progress bar showing in the upper right hand corner of the screen:

Again, we see the "Checking" message (below). But rest assured, the update process has been launched, and will continue without prompting until the end. Don't let the fact that you are seeing a repeat of these same screens you saw earlier throw you - that is normal. And again, since the file involved is large - 100 MB - it takes a little while for the phone to chug through these steps.

Now the updater lists the (functional) contents of the PB00IMG.ZIP file, and starts the update process without stopping to ask permission. Note that the bootloader is no longer mentioned (in item #2, or anywhere): it was already installed!

When the flash memory is being written, the progress bar in the upper right hand corner of the screen will display in red (as shown below)

If the updater is merely unpacking an image file (within the .zip file), the progress bar will show up in a black color as shown below. (This will be most apparent for large images such as the "system" image)

When the update is complete, the system will pause and ask you if you want to reboot. (In the case of the root PBOOIMG.ZIP update, the new S-OFF bootloader is up and running at this point, so if you wanted to toggle it in to fastboot mode and flash Amon_RA's recovery image, you could do that.

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HTC Eris :: Booting After Rooting - App2sd Method

Jul 17, 2010

I just rooted my phone using this method.

After that I installed this rom

After that I did the app2sd method and that's where my issue started.

Basically followed it step by step and now my phone just sits at HTC quietly brilliant and every 30 seconds it goes black and back to the white screen.

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HTC Droid Eris : How To Use Swype - Which Method Prefer

Jun 16, 2010

Please answer the poll and state why your prefer the method you use.

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HTC Droid Eris :: Text Input Sticks To T9 Method After 2.1

Mar 17, 2010

I use the phone pad style to text. ABC. Since I installed 2.1 it automatically sticks the phone on xt9. I have to toggle it to ABC before every text. Ive tried like 3 different text apps. They all do the same thing.

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Android :: Fastest Method To Copy Contacts From One Eris To Another?

Jan 28, 2010

What is the fastest method to copy a lot of contacts from one Eris to another?

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HTC Eris :: Root - But Last Root Command Says No File Found

May 29, 2010

Running the last command it says file not found and i cant flash the image to get into amans rec...

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HTC Eris :: If I Factory Reset Will My Root Stay Or Do I Need To Re Root?

Jul 24, 2010

I have installed root and all was good, but i put my default gmail as the one that did not have my purchased apps so i need to factory reset. If i factory reset will my root stay or do i need to re-root?

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HTC Droid Eris :: 2.1 Update - With Widgets - Primary Contact Method - And On- Off

May 18, 2010

I did the 2.1 droid Eris update, and found a few issues.

One might just be me, but I had my droid set the way I wanted it to be before the update, and now I have no clue how to get back to my original settings. So, trying not to sound like a dumbass here.

1. When I turn the phone off and then back on, my messages widgets goes away from the screen I have it on. All that shows up is a little folder that I have NOTHING IN. And it's really starting to bug me, 'cause I love that little widget where I can just cycle through the messages.
Do I have to lock just that screen? It's the only widget affected when the phone goes on and off.

2. None of my contacts got erased; however, I noticed that my one primary is set to text, but when I go to edit the profile, it's set to call. This one I might just leave alone, but none of the ringtones that I have set for them are working. I saw a thread earlier about the People thing, but I'm not sure if I fixed this. And how would I go about changing the primary method of contact (text/call) or is set permanently like that?

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HTC Eris :: Root On 1.5 - Mac

Apr 15, 2010

I've gone through the tutorials for how to root the eris on 1.5 like 30 times now, and they are all based for a PC. With my mac, some things are different, and therefore i can't find a way to root it. Does anyone have a guide for how to root on a mac?

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HTC Eris :: How To Root Phone?

May 4, 2010

I can not for the life of me get the recovery image to work. I have downloaded sdk and all of the drivers but can not figure out how to get step #10 You can test to make sure everything is working by going to a command prompt, go tools directory of the Android SDK, and type: "ad b shell". If you see a "$" (or "#" if you're already rooted) sign you're good. How do you go to the TOOLS directory of SDK and type ad b shell when I am in my tools directory I do not have a command prompt. When I open a command prompt I can not figure out how to get to where I need to be... Guess this is over my head I can build a Harley motor in my sleep but can not figure this out Any help would be great thanks in advance and sorry for the dumb questions but I cant figure it out.

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HTC Eris :: Can You Root After The MR4 Update

Jul 20, 2010

I installed the update manually as I was tired of waiting for it to come. Can I still root following the methods in stickies ?

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HTC Eris :: How To Root Phone With Ota 2.1?

Sep 9, 2010

I'm new and wanna root and install a custom rom to be able to Overclock and change themes. What can I use to root the HTC Eris with the OTA 2.1?

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HTC Eris :: Root Cannot Find ROM

Aug 8, 2010

I'm supposed to be on figure no. 40 in the Universal Eris Root for Dummies thread, but my ROM that I just downloaded (from my Eris browser) and it's not listed. The only zip file is gscript. zip.http:// /all-things-root-eris/127861-universal-eris-root-dummies.html Can anyone help/advise me on what to do from here? I'm new at this and have been doing research on root for a few weeks now.

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HTC Eris :: Downgrade 2.1 Root To 1.5 OTA?

May 27, 2010

I followed all of these instructions to downgrade my wife's rooted 2.1 and it seems to have worked fine. I've got it back to 1.5. She wanted the OTA upgrade because the 2.1 rooted version was giving her the silent call issue. Again, I went back to 1.5 because I wanted the OTA update. After doing this, she got the OTA update notification, it downloaded, processed and then failed. I've also tried to install the OTA manually and it won't work. The hboot is version 1.47. Has anybody had success downgrading their 2.1 rooted install to 1.5 and then getting the OTA update to work? I'm back at 1.5. What should I do next to get the OTA update working?

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HTC Eris :: Need Root Only Apps

Mar 20, 2010

I just got root and started messing with it and I was wondering what are some apps that are root only. I'm already running wifi tether and root explorer and terminal. Is there any more apps for root only?

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HTC Eris :: Root On Leak V3

Aug 23, 2010

Totally confused about if I can Root or Not, If it will cure my problems (unresponsiveness, Freeze up's and the annoying self starting useless apps - Amazon MP3, my uploads, Footprints etc.).And of course, How to do it?I Progressed through all 3 leaks on My ERIS and now (just last week) have the OTA update as well.I know this has been talked about B4 but I can't seem to find the correct thread. Also, I can't get a simple definitive answer, that doesn't preface something Like, Here's a Link go read this and the 20 other links it references as well.Not that I have a problem reading all the info, it's just that everyday the answers change or someone offers a "better mousetrap" or just confuses the issue with opinions instead of facts.If there is anybody who can simply tell me if on leak 3 and the recent update, I can Root, How to "simply" do it. That one click root thread seems simple enough! And can give me the name and link of a ROM that will get rid of the Crap that runs in the background but wont cripple or disable the phones main functions such as Phone, GPS Email and the modified FLASH we have had since day one that for me at least, Works. I would be forever indebted.One other thing I would like to change is the phone dialer, I would love Moto Droid one, That just puts a large keypad on the screen, with tabs for contacts, recent etc. Instead of the horrible 1/2 screen one we have. that when you try swiping through the contacts it always dials them!

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HTC Eris :: 2.1 - Hboot 1.49 And Root ?

Jun 12, 2010

I got my eris 2 weeks ago so 2.1, and it has hboot 1.49 (can someone tell me wht that is/means?) was already on it. I've found out that the hboot is why I can't root. Has anyone came up w/ a workaround yet?

I only want to root to be able to use the Eris as a hot spot for my itouch, so if there is another way to do that.

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HTC Eris : App Inventor And Root

Oct 1, 2010

Is there any reason you should not use app inventor with a rooted phone? (eris)

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HTC Eris : HBOOT 1.47 And Still Can't Root 1.5>OTA 2.1 / Way To Do?

May 31, 2010

A leak has never touched this phone.

Imagebin - A place to slap up your images. fails.

Every Google hit returns a dead end because no one answers the poster with a Main Version is older! failure error.

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HTC Droid Eris :: What Is Root?

Feb 8, 2010

what exactly is ROOT?

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HTC Droid :: How To Root Eris 2.1 OTA

May 19, 2010

I know you cant root an eris with 2.1 OTA on it but is there a way to devolve it so to speak to be able to then root it... im knew to the hole root thing and the forum and dont really have the time to spend looking for the right threads to so me how to do this.

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HTC Eris :: Moving Applications After Root

Sep 16, 2010

I have to reload all the apps I had on stock 2.1 from the market or is there a way to get them from somewhere deep in the phone. Contacts and pictures seemed to have moved OK.

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HTC Eris :: What / Where Is Latest Root ROM Running?

Jul 29, 2010

I've been out of the Eris game for 2 months since my LCD cracked, however I just fixed it yesterday. Could someone help me get back up to speed on what/where is the latest root ROM running? I think I have the 2nd rooted 2.1 ROM: I just need the base ROM and I'll "cook" it up as needed.

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HTC Eris :: Trying To Flash ROM And Lost Root

Jul 5, 2010

I had my phone rooted and I accidentally hit volume down and power instead of volume up and power (I was going to flash a new ROM). I was asked to press action and update like I did the first time I rooted but after it was finished I tried to go and flash a ROM it just brought me to a screen with an android robot and a triangle with an exclamation point. What I need to know is do I need to re-root and if not what do I need to do?

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HTC Eris :: Universal Root For Dummies

Jul 20, 2010

Universal Eris Root for Dummies! You're not dummies, of course. But if you thought Jcase's spin on the new wag3slav3 rooting method was minimalist, this variation of it should help the fence-sitters and tech-intimidated join the world of Eris root.

- Zero typing!
- No SDK Installs!
- No USB Driver Installs!
- No Command Lines!
- No PC Needed! A Phone-only Rooting method!

Basically this is just a repackaging of the wag3slav3 method (as modified by jcase) into a form which allows you to do everything from the Eris without using a PC, and without any typing - just tap the Eris' screen in all the right places. For experts who are already have successfully set up the SDK and USB drivers, and are comfortable with the command line and adb, it is probably faster to just use the manual method. This method was created for the folks who have had trouble with, or are intimidated by, those things. Or, for those times when you want to help someone root their Eris without schlepping a "dev station" to their location.

- Amon_RA for the custom recovery which makes the world go round
- wag3slav3 for the "mid.txt" chmod/symlink rooting exploit
- jcase for exploit code de-obfuscation
- rogro82 for the Gscript Lite tool
- cast of thousands for providing good shoulders to stand upon.

- Eris w/ any HTC/VZW release (including 1.5, all leaks V1-V3, & root-ROM)
- Install free Market app Gscript Lite (PinkVenture)
- Install free Market app EStrongs File Explorer
- Download (MD5 92796a8c6e61e8f1ee36e315c0acae7d)
- The ROM of your choice downloaded onto your SD card in the root folder.
(T2noob's PlainJaneT2 V2.0 looks good - includes the July 2010 updates.)

I have organized this walk-through as a picture-book in a couple of posts:
0) Announcement ( this post )
1) Setting Things Up with a File Manager
2) Rooting with Gscript Lite
3) Finishing Up

These sections follow below in individual posts. Before you get started, please review this checklist:
1) Did you choose a ROM, download it to your SD card, and check the MD5 signature/file length on the copy of the file on your SD card?
2) Did you install from the market the free apps "Gscript Lite" and "EStrongs File Manager"?
3) Did you download the "" file (link above) using the phone's browser?
2010.07.20 v0.1 Initial Release
2010.07.21 V0.2 Clean up "mid.txt" symlink at completion of part2

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HTC Eris :: Contacts Disappearing After Root

May 8, 2010

I rooted my phone to the latest ROM using the script in the stickied thread. My google contacts re-synced when the phone started, and all was fine. I then proceeded to make a few edits to my contacts. That's when I noticed that they were disappearing from my "people" list. I can still pull them up by typing the name on the dialer screen, and I can still send email to them, but they just don't show up on the list. This also happens with newly-created contacts. I've tried forcing a manual sync, rbooting, editing the contacts through gmail on my computer, and nothing has worked.

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