Eris worth the trouble???

Discussion in 'HTC Droid Eris' started by estilo, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. LoneWolfArcher

    LoneWolfArcher Silver Member

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    Sounds like you need to factory reset, root, or both.
     
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    I've factory reset my first 2 before, but it didn't seem to help any.
    This phone is only about a week old, still acts like my other 2, so I'm assuming it's an Eris thing..
    I've contemplated rooting, but I'm not brave enough to. LOL...
    But, I think once I'm out of warrenty, I'll seriously concider it... or when I get me a real droid, and transfer this one to another line, I'll mess with it..
     
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    Personally, the droid eris is a lot better then the motorola devour (i had orginally), it didn't turn off every time i set the phone down. But like other people have already said, the phone is slow initially. But i have completely changed that in the past 2 months. First, root the phone (yes it voids the warranty, but you can always flash the stock rom back), then flash froyo 2.2 (personally i use v37-was more stable for me then v38 or v39), then get setcpu and overclock it (most people up here recommend not going higher then 710-performance, but i am at 787 with no issues, battery can last all day with moderate use), also turn off animations, 3D drawer, and don't use live wallpaper and you should be fine,
     
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    I don't have the Eris but I can tell you that you can stay below the
    150MB limit monthly. Stay off the internet and only download what
    you just have to have. I shepard my phone all month, as I cannot
    afford a bigger plan, and wait to the last day to make any changes
    and avoid any overages. I will eventually update, though. I also
    believe you can use WIFI to avoid data usage, I don't know the
    particulars on it but I do believe it can be done. If not, then my
    bad. Good luck with your phone, I elected to get a reconditioned
    Droid and I just love it to death, it's the 1st phone I have actually
    enjoyed owning.
     
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    if you do consider rooting make sure your phone is fully charged and on AC power or you will brick your phone! I have researched over and over again and the only way you ruin your phone is when you swiping out roms and your battery dies!



    Sent from my Eris using DroidForums App
     
  6. Bob Dammit

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    By default, it should pull emails, calenders, contacts, weather, and anything else you have set up every 15 minutes.
     
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    Dont waste your time and money on the Eris. It was outdated the moment it was released. HTC was simply trying to dump very very old chipsets. Everyone I know who owns the Eris is regretting it now. Its basically a ridiculously slow POS.
     
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    That's great advice, except he already bought it. I would have bought it for $90 too, and after I was done trade it back and get the $130 from Verizon. Once you get rid of the bloat and over clock it, it chugs along surprisingly well.

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  9. LoneWolfArcher

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    This + infinity. Not sure why Grim is so negative toward the Eris. It ran great on 1.6. The 2.1 update hurt performance, but rooting and overclocking make it a very nice and affordable smartphone option. Even now. Why else would Verizon still be offering $132 for it in trade?
     
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    The Eris is good not the best Droid at first I hated it. But I downloaded this forum app. And learned about rooting. Tried to root my first phone and it kept on trying to load turned it on under warrany and I saw what I did wrong. Now its perfectly fine and runs as fast as my friends incredible. If you dnt wanna sign a 2 year agreement don't. Do the prepaid smart phone. The first month u should do the 30mbs and then after u have downloaded all your apps go to the 150 lbs and just watch it. With the apps you can get something like limewire on your phone which is great when ur riding down the road, and u wanna hear a song 3 seconds for to download then I can listen to it. And its free. Overall its great after u root it. If u want help with it just message me

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  11. estilo

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    I'd rather resell for profit instead of verizon credit. The whole point of that is to get you locked into a contract.

    I don't understand "rooting" at all, or want to. I don't think it's necessary. I've read reviews that it's actually irrelevant, you can't tell the difference in milliseconds. "Rooting" seems to be this huge deal around here, but it's not going to impress anyone except a nerd.

    I would rather download the apps via wifi. I plan to resell the phone. I really don't need to check email waiting in line at target.
     
  12. LoneWolfArcher

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    Could have stopped after the bolded part. -shrug-
     
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