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Discussion in 'HTC Droid Eris' started by beamer182, Feb 17, 2011.

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    Hey there, I'm new to this-relatively. I know KIND of what rooting does for us, but not completely. What I'm interested in is whether or not it saves battery life and/or the responsiveness and speed of the phone itself. Overall, is it worth it to root, considering the possibility of BRICKING my phone? I have no warranty with Verizon.
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    It's worth it to root. Period. As long as you're doing something you have to root in order to do.

    Overclocking is quite possible on the Eris, which helps with the responsiveness, but not with the battery life. Once rooted you can flash on ROMs which can even give you FroYo, which will nearly double performance. Lots of good reasons to root.
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    Just remember that if you ever have to take the phone into a store, in case anything happens, you must unroot!

    Sent from the Blue Falcon cockpit on my Fission 2.4.3 D2G
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    ok

    well then you pretty much convinced me. last question, whats the probablity of success, vs the probability of bricking my device?

    and...if I get the answer i want out of the above question, what is the best way to root, any suggestions to very detailed instructions to root would be much appreciated.
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    to root? thats the program?
    what about the probability of bricking?
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    Youre only going to brick your phone if you mess with system files/and something goes wrong. Just follow the instructions for stuff here in the forum and you'll be fine

    Besides that a lot of market apps (for the poweruser) require rooting and have absolutely no harm for your phone,

    Setcpu, droid overclock, wireless tether, systempanel, titanium backup, to name just a few

    Edit; to clarify yes overclocking can harm your phone, so take some caution...

    Sent from the Blue Falcon cockpit on my Fission 2.4.3 D2G
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    While I'm no expert on the eris, I have never heard of anyone bricking their phones running unrevoked. :) Some people have experienced some problems, yes, but they have always overcome them with some software tricks. Just read up on that page and give it a swing.
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    so the issue is, when trying to load the HBOOT windows drivers, I got to the HBOOT screen on my phone, and the instructions said to wait for the phone to say HBOOT USB DEVICE, which it never did. further more, in the device manager on my screen under "Other", Android 1.0 showed up, but when I right clicked on the device, the "update driver" did not show up as an option, and so i could not load the bootloader. Help?
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    Did you install the HBOOT drivers on your PC?
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    is there a .EXE file included in the download?
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    is there a .EXE file? all i see is a .inf file that doesnt have anything to install as a driver
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    That IS the driver. :)

    I need to go work on cooking supper and stuff. I'll be back later to help out. Uninstall your phone from the device manager, then plug it back in, and when it asks about installing, try pointing it at that file (unzipped, of course) to install. Good luck. :)
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    so now my question becomes, because the manual rooting does not work for me somehow, does the Eris 1 click rooting app from android market work?
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    Check the date. If it's more recent than the last update for the Eris then the answer is most likely. If it's older, probably not.
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    I was going by what their site said. :) If it doesn't work it doesn't work, and my apologies for wasting your time.
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    Well thanks for the help everyone. The unrevoked recovery didnt work, never got my PC to install the drivers correctly for some unresolved reason. anyhow, I used 1-click Root for Eris, and it worked perfectly. I then flashed KaosFroyo v39, and its running better than ever. ADW is a great tool, along with Ti Backup which allowed me to save all my apps via backup and now its like i didnt lose anything at all!
    Can't believe I waited so long to do this, it was worth every second.
    Rooting is the only way to go. Google struck gold. This is far better and more effective than Jailbreaking for the ipod/iphone.
    Thanks again for the help everyone!
    Any app suggestions are much appreciated.
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    Sorry to have lead you astray. I was under the impression -- and their site had me convinced -- that it would work for you.

    But, hey, you're rooted now and that's the important part. :) Isn't FroYo awesome? :D
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