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Droid Eris gets Android 2.1 update

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Feb 2010 15:32 User comments (6)

Droid Eris gets Android 2.1 update Verizon has begun OTA updates for the HTC Droid Eris, giving owners Android 2.1, the newest firmware available from Google, even before Motorola Droid users have gotten it.
Users at Droid-Life have had mixed results however: "it's now sounding more and more like eris users truly are receiving some sort of an update to 2.1. some are reporting that sense ui is missing while others apparently still have it. and now after our source has confirmed an update request from a droid user, we have to wonder what verizon has done this time. this is shaping up to be a huge disaster for htc, motorola and verizon," reads the post.

HTC had confirmed the update was coming on Tuesday, but did not give a date.

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6 user comments

118.2.2010 17:40

how is this a disaster for moto?

218.2.2010 18:43

After reading some of the dedicated Android sites, seems like this update is Bad Info. Here is an email reply posted on one of those sites:

New Response From [ Richard (North America Support (Tech)) ]
Hello #####,

At this time the update to 2.1 does not appear to be available. As soon as the update is ready it will be delivered as an OTA(over the air) update. Currently the only update available for the Eriscan be found here:

Personal Communications Devices

HTC America Technical Support
HTC Online Survey - Experience Nexus One
Android Developers
HTC Technical Support 1.866.449.8358
Customer Information
Name ###############
Telephone ############
Email Address ##########
Country United States
Inquiry Information
Inquiry Type Technical Support
Inquiry Description Where can I download the Eris 2.1 update?
Issue Date & Time
2010/02/19 03:51

319.2.2010 8:27

So when could we have the change to see the official firmware update for Android 2.1 for a HTC Hero for example ?

418.3.2010 12:21

For those of you who just can't wait to get the 2.1 update on your Droid Eris, the developers at the XDA Developer Forum have rooted the Eris and leaked a working ROM for 2.1. Read more here:

513.4.2010 16:47
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Originally posted by lapinou:
So when could we have the change to see the official firmware update for Android 2.1 for a HTC Hero for example ?
Ya us hero users and moment users could use it

619.7.2010 3:46

The new MR4 update is being leaked across the Web, however most sites offer no instructions for users on installation procedures. If youd rather install the update yourself, rather than waiting for the OTA, you can download the update file and receive simple installation instructions here:

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