My roomate just caved in and bought the HTC Droid Eris (you made it on Phandroid, Phil). He desperately needed a new phone, the Motorola Droid was a bit big for his tastes, and he couldn’t wait for the Nexus, Incredible or other latest/greatest device to finally reach Verizon Wireless. As we know, the time frame from rumor to fruition is ever-changing and often fleeting.
Although “rooting” is geared towards the more brave mobile enthusiast who might even have a backup handset in case something goes wrong – if you want 2.1 on your Eris that badly there is now an option.
There are step by step directions from the always-modding mayhem makers at XDA Devs so head over there for details. A quick note – you can ONLY go from the base Android 1.5 prepackaged with the phone and can’t skip from one leaked build to this so be warned… again.
While the “wait” for either an official Eris OTA udpate continues, Phil’s saving grace is the 30-day policy that will allow him to return his phone within that window. I’m sure many of you have the same fate. And of the Verizon Androids we’re expecting, most people are thinking something SHOULD come by mid-April – within that 1-month time period if you purchased today. But an OTA to 2.1 wouldn’t hurt either. We’re waiting.
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