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Can't change "Verizon Wireless" from notification tray...

Discussion in 'HTC Droid Eris' started by billygalbreath, Mar 16, 2010.

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    The typical eri.xml hack on my moto droid works like a charm, however upon examining the eri.xml on my wife's rooted 2.1 eris I have come to discover this is indeed not where "Verizon Wireless" is saved.. bummer.. Anyone find where its located yet? I'll keep searching..
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    This hack doesn't even work on my Droid. I get a brick when I try.
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    ok - tried the hack anyways... i copied everything from my eri.xml between 6.4 and 6.5 and nothing... didnt brick. didnt break anything. and most importantly, it didnt change "Verizon Wireless"

    hmm - i'll keep trying.
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    ok after playing around some more i ended up bricking the damn phone...

    but was all good. running the 2.1 root update in hboot (again) saved my life!!

    i then continued to play and tried editing the eri.xml file quite a number of different ways.. all yielding with the phone not receiving any serve and the phone app kept force closing..

    eventually i gave up on this file and started to look elsewhere. I found a file (/data/local/dmdata/00004) which looked promising, but after editing it quite a number of different ways, nothing happened. so I put it back to normal.

    I'm calling it a night, but will again start searching tomorrow for where this stupid string is located. i know its not pulling it out of thin air... for now.. i sleep. 'night!
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    Prior to the pulldown editor being available you had to use a hex editor and go after a certain file. You can backtrack through the thread I listed above or ask the person who created the editor. I also do not know if your phone's files will be layed out the same as the Droid's but I imagine they are pretty close. I'm assuming you don't own a motorola droid due to the forum section we are in, yet your listed phone seems to indicate you are using a moto droid.
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    I do have a moto droid. And I have done the hex edit putting my name in place of the verizon wireless text on my phone. I'm in the eris forum because I am looking dor the method of doing this to the eris. My wife's eris to be exact.

    ;)
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    PullDown Editor

    I can't get the PullDown editor to work for me - it generates the files and everything looks OK. I apply the theme, it restarts, and nothing changes. Anyone else getting this issue?
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    The pulldown editor will only work on the moto droid. Not the eris.
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    Yeah my fault I should have said that it is on a Droid. Looking at the eri file that was generated, I think the file size is off (read somewhere that it had to be a certain size). Running BBv.08 & Chevy01 5slot 1.1ghz kernel
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    My woman also has an Eris...
    Just flashed to XTR and really want to get this to work for her...

    Did you try spelling out the name like this: B.i.l.l.y?
    It doesn't look like the the eri.xl is where the Verizon Wireless
    is generated.
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    The best thing to do is push a new eri.xml file, regardless if the file is there or not. I've done it to my Eris a dozen times already.

    1. Create a file called eri.xml and put the following in:
    <EriFile VersionNumber="1357" NumberOfEriEntries="1" EriFileType="1">
    <CallPromptId Id="0" CallPromptText="CallPromptId0"/>
    <CallPromptId Id="1" CallPromptText="CallPromptId1"/>
    <CallPromptId Id="2" CallPromptText="CallPromptId2"/>
    <EriInfo RoamingIndicator="128" IconIndex="1" IconMode="0" EriText="YourBannerHere" CallPromptId="0" AlertId="0"/>
    </EriFile>

    2. Replace "YourBannerHere" with what you want and save the file.
    3. adb push the eri.xml file to /data/
    4. Restart your phone
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