[Droid Eris] Upgrading to 2.1 Tutorial

IMPORTANT UPDATE: 04/03/10
I had to make a choice between my Droid Eris and purchasing a vehicle for the future. Of course, the vehicle won; so I no longer have the Eris *pout*. I hope everyone has fun with the future updates and conversations regarding the Eris and 2.x updates. I thank everyone that has helped me out and the 50+ who thanked for this Thread.

This is an UNOFFICIAL, UNFINISHED, LEAKED Version of 2.1.
You agree to accept any responsibility and or damages resulting from using the information listed.
Happy Upgrade!

SAVING APPLICATIONS

· Install “Sprite Mechanic
· Open Mechanic & Accept Liscense Agreement
· Select “App Backup
· Go through the process (It will create a file called Sprite Backup with ALL your Free and Paid apps)
· Mount your phone through your USB to your computer
· Find “Sprite Backup” and copy it onto your Desktop

You just successfully copied all your apps.
Unfortunately, Sprite Mechanic will not work on 2.1.
(You can even give your friends your paid apps for free. Cool, huh?)

SAVING MEDIA

· Mount your phone through your USB to your computer
· Locate “DCIM” folder**
· Copy all your Photos and Movie clips from “100MEDIA” to your desktop

UPGRADING PHONE
Follow These Simple Steps and You’ll Be On
The Road to Your Eris Getting 2.1 In No Time!

· 2.1 Leak 2 – NEW
· 108,819,939 bytes (106,270 KB or 103.81 MB)
· Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?dkhjyklhn0m

· 2.1 Leak 1 – OLD
· 108,854,573 bytes (106,304 KB or 103.78 MB)
· Download: http://grense.no/android/android.2.1.droid.eris/PB00IMG.zip

IMPORTANT: DO NOT RENAME ZIP. IT WILL NOT WORK OTHERWISE.
· Backup all Important Information and apps (use information above)
· Delete any useless information off the SD Card (I deleted everything, it wont hurt anything)
· Setting > Security > Factory Data Reset > Reset Phone > Erase Everything
· Allow Eris to fully perform a Factory Reset
· Log into your Google Account
· When prompted to press 1 or 2 on the *228 – Press 1
· Allow Eris to Program itself
· Turn OFF Eris
· Remove Back Cover of the Eris
· Remove the SD Card and transfer PB00IMG.zip to it (DO NOT UNZIP IT)
(Or Mount using USB cable and transfer from your Computer to your Eris (Remember to UnMount))
· SAFELY remove the SD Card from the Computer and insert it into the Eris and Replace Cover

This is the Point of No Return
Once you do this, you cannot go back to 1.5, PERIOD.

· Charge your phone at least 50% or more.

· Start Eris by holding Volume DOWN and Power / End Call Buttons.
You will see this pop up with the 3 Droids on Skate Boards

PB00100 XC SHIP S-ON
HBOOT-1.49 000 (PB0010000)
MICEOP-0111
TOUCH PANEL-MELFAS_45_17
RADIO-2.32.40.11.09
Feb 8 2010, 00:08:56

· Let it do it’s thing. There will be an Update bar on the top/right side of the screen.
· It will ask you if you want to Update Phone In Red Text – Press Trackball
· It will then ask if you want to Reboot Phone In Ted Text – Press Trackball
· Eris will reset and perform like if it was a brand new phone.
· Perform *228 with Option 1 & 2
· Enjoy!

Did the 2.1 Upgrade not install and your still left with 1.5? Go down to the Trouble Shooting section and see if any of the tips help out.

ADDING APPS & MEDIA BACK TO PHONE

IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE ANY APPLICATION THAT RESTORES (including Sprite Mechanic)
It is a new OS, and not designed the same way of 1.5, so it will put files where they do not go!

· Open your Camera and take a picture (this will create a file called “DCIM
· Mount your phone through your USB to your computer
· Inside “DCIM” open “100MEDIA” and move all your saved pictures and movie clips from your computer to the folder.
· Copy the “Sprite Backup” folder you saved previously onto your SD Card (Not in any folder)
· Unmount your phone
· Install “Astro File Manager
· Open “Astro” find folder “Sprite Backup” and locate your backup apps
(the apps are going to be in the programmable name, not their actual title)
· Click on the app you want to install
· Click “Open App Manager
· Click “Install” then “Install” again

Go through this to get your all your apps back onto your phone.
Some apps may not be designed for 2.1, so they may not work.

SYNCING INFORMATION BACK TO PHONE

Even though your using a Smart Phone, it can be dumb at times.

Settings > Accounts & Sync

Under “General Sync Setting” you can tap on Auto-Sync to have your
phone Sync periodically to pull information from your account, to your phone.

Under “Manage Accounts” tap on your Google email.

It will list 3 different settings to Sync.
Sync Contacts
Sync Gmail
Sync Calendar

Check which ever setting you want synced and when your phone Auto-Syncs.
You can also Uncheck Auto-Sync and check which ever setting you want to be Synced,
and click on “Sync Now” to only Sync when you want it. Very useful.

Need Help After Upgrade?
http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/50542-eris-2-1-leak-bugs-fixes.html
Caddyman and Forum Members help with Fixes, Bugs and great info on the Droid Eris 2.1 Leak.

*Credit for Patched 2.1 goes to xda-developers

**DCIM = Digital Camera IMage

TROUBLE SHOOTING
This section will help you resolve any issues you may have while installing the Leaked 2.1 upgrade.
When new problems become known, we’ll try and find a fix for it.

You ask.. “Why will the Leaked 2.1 install on my Eris?”.. Lets see if we can’t find out.

1) Is the file on the lowest level of the SD Card?

2) Is the file named PB00IMG.zip? It cannot have (1) or anything like that on the name.

3) Is the file 103 MB (108,854,573 bytes)? If not, it did not download fully.

4) Phone froze while upgrading. Remove battery and replace. Restart phone.

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