Android 2.1 leaked out for HTC Droid Eris

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Android 2.1 leaked out for HTC Droid Eris
A leaked copy of the Android 2.1 firmware for the HTC Droid Eris has made its way to the XDA developers forum. The leak came frim someone who claims to work for HTC in China. The initial version that was posted had some problems, but after a spit and polish shoe shine by the developers at XDA they were able to repair it and flash it onto their phone. The ROM is totally functional and even includes the new Sense UI. As we previously reported, not all of the 2.1 features were part of the upgrade, such as the animated wallpaper. It still could be a while before the official release is launched. Web site Android and Me feels that Google is working on a coordinated release among carriers for the second quarter. Oh, and if you decide to download XDA's handiwork on your phone, well, you could end up with an Android flavored brick. Some other developers are working on porting the code over to the CDMA version of the HTC Hero.Those with the Hero over at Sprint could soon have a leaked 2.1 upgrade of their own. Or, we could all just take a chill pill and realize that the official release probably is not too far away.

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source: XDAdevelopersforum via AndroidandMe

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11 Comments

1. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

I hope battery improvements come with the updates.

2. scottmbolt unregistered

It surprises me that people will actually risk bricking their already fully operating phone just to get the release of a hack 2.1 version. Absurd. But I guess you take the risk and get what you deserve if you try it. I will wait for my official 2.1 upgrade.

3. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Hacking your phone is not that hard, and it's pretty easy to recover your phone if it goes. The droid has a recovery menu which is a sweet addition.

4. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

I believe is "spit and shine shoe polish" rather than "spit and polish shoe shine."

6. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

no they got it right. and you need to remember to use articles like the word "it", you could fix this by going back to third grade english. so stop worrying about your future as a english professor because it is not going to happen.

5. Neversky

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

This was actually surprisingly easy to do. The most difficult part was downloading the ROM the rest was cake. 5 minutes and I had Android 2.1.

7. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

My Eris works fine for me a few small bugs. But over all 1.5 FW is fine for me. I'll wait until VZW releases 2.1. If not I'll live. That's just me though. I don't need the flashy stuff. A good phone is what I want.

8. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

ya i had an eris lying around here and i got the rom from alldroid. i loaded it and it works great. i hooked up my droid so that i can wait and get the desire sense ui rom from geektern and birdman.

9. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

i wish my motorola droid would stop calling people randomly...very upsetting, and no one can fix it .. techs at vzw or motorola... i hope this software upgrade fixes it or im going to have to go back to blackberry... yuck!

10. newfdog 13

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

How about a reception fix for this thing? I had to pay the $250 for the Network Extender because reception is terrible in my home. All other phones get 2-3 bars in my house. Eris gets 0-1. Even with NetExndr it still drops a call once and a while. And since I'm at it, Verizon/HTC/Google did say Q1 was the window for the update.

11. douxchienne

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Hey, those of you who have put 2.1 on your Eris, how is it working so far?

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