this is the easiest way i have found to do this, got it from xda and figured it should go up here. someone wanna sticky this for me?
All-In-One Auto-Root Script - xda-developers
yeah... this was like the easiest thing EVER!!! great program. got stuck on the recovery.img thing.. Used this program and it did everything I needed it to do. Works great.
If anyone wants to root/upgrade their phone, this is the simplest, easiest way.
good looks evilways.. thanks
yeah, i tried the other way with adb and couldnt get it working (im not great with adb...aparently not even kinda good) and this way rocked my girls eris no problem. didnt see it up here so i figured id share the love. glad it worked for you.
I installed the PB001mg on my first Droid Eris. Everything worked fine except for a few Force Quits now and then. I was able to run apps that would not run under 1.5, such as Google Goggles, Google Maps Voice Turn by Turn directions, Thickbuttons, etc. I did notice that in the Market, there were many newer apps, many of the same apps, and missing some of the apps in the Market that came with 1.5.
After a couple of weeks, I started having problems with scrolling Right to Left and Left to Right. Enlarged web pages would move to the Right, like they were being pulled by a spring, and I could only see the Left hand side of the page. If I had the Home Screen displayed, it would suddenly scroll to the last screen to the Left, and I could not move back to the Home Screen at all. This effect would come and go through out the day, at random. When this happened, I could not press on the Home button, Menu button, Phone button, etc.. If I tried to scroll to the Home Screen, it would just spring back to the screen furthest left. If I was typing in a Text Field, the Cursor would move left, in front of the first character and I could not use the Trackball to move it back Right, to enter more text.
Could this be related to the 2.1 firmware or was this a defect in the phone? I returned it under warranty and was sent another phone, which is of course, still with 1.5 firmware.
I am leary of doing this again unless I know it is not related to the 2.1 firmware.
When I upgraded to 2.1, I just put the pb00img.zip file in the root directory of the SD card and followed the directions to boot the phone.
ok.. first.. there are a few different versions of the software floating around out there. I know i flashed 2.1 on my Eris and it had a lot of bugs. Apparently there is an upgrade from that. I believe the issues you had were with the firmware.. software.. 2.1 upgrade.. whatever... but I think you installed an older version.
Try using this program. I have had very few problems with the software that I got from it.
Also, some 1.5 apps are out of date and do not work with 2.1, so there is def a good chance that some apps you had on 1.5 are not out there anymore.
Where do I find the Android SDK kit?
What is the link to the file I need to download to install it?
What is the procedure to install it?
I am running Windows 7 64bit and Ubuntu Ultimate Edition 2.5 64 bit, in a dual boot. Is there an Android SDK for both OS's and is it possible to Tether the Droid Eris to either UE or Windows 7?
Is Tethering software included with this 2.1 Install? Can I access https// sites?
I have been using Easy Tether Lite, Free, but since I had to replace my Eris and install it again, it will not let me access Gmail or my Bank, now, for example. It did on the other phone and I did not have the Pay version.