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Breaking: DROID Eris Receiving Update July 16th

According to Verizon, Droid Eris users should expect to see an OTA update starting Friday July 16th.  This update is not to Android 2.2, but does feature a bundle of OS enhancements.

Here are the details…

You haven’t been forgotten about just yet Eris users!  Nice to see Verizon and HTC still supporting one of the original Droid family members.

  • Ojdukes

    will the eris get froyo

  • Ojdukes

    will the eris get froyo

    • kimir

      of course not.

  • Bev

    Does anyone know if the watered down Eris upgrade could handle the new BlueAnt Q2 Bluetooth that needs 2.2? I am dying to get that total voice command Bluetooth! Not sure if the contact list would xfer to the BlueAnt if no 2.2? Any takers on this one who know what's cooking?

  • Pushdrops

    It's made my wife's Eris MUCH faster, definitely. She was happy with the Eris until 2.1 which was very buggy, now her phone is as fast as my stock Droid. Very glad VZW provided this update to the Eris. It will keep her phone usable for quite some time even “as is” (no 2.2) . Surprised not more comments on the recent Eris update as it seemed to rollout to most everyone on Monday 7-19-2010…

  • Kevincochran22

    This phone is CRAP i cant get my wheater to stay on and when i go different place it takes it up to thirty mins locate what city i'm in this phone real SUCK DONKEY DICK.

    • Ebargaldes

      real nice try on spelling weather there kevin…

      • Sammiijo1

        If you want to be correcting people, the correct word it whether.

        • Howdydoo

          ^^ Epic Fail!

        • kimir

          no. he is talking about the WEATHER outside. the widget won't locate him and tell him the weather.

  • Hamm1878

    Well I keep waiting for all the bugs “problems” to get a fix but it just seems to keep taking forever and nothing has improved. This is the worst phone I have ever owned. Unfortunately the 30 period had passed by the time I realized the phone was a lemmon. Good luck if you have one of these phones. Verizon doesn't tell its customers a phone is a lemmon and that is not good customer service. If you have a problem with a device you should let your customers know instead of letting them spend lots of money on a piece of crap.

  • Ojdukes

    did anybody get the new update

  • Ian_dotson

    were getting the cupcake version of the froyo july 16th at 11:59 pm

    • Ojdukes

      how u found that out

  • derick

    hmm.. too bad i installed the leaked version of 2.1 on my wifes eris, only to find out i cant go back to stock.. she wont be getting this update either.. learned my lesson. oh well, she says shes happy with her phone the way it is now though.

  • Kraze050181

    i'm wondering if i can somehow root my girlfriends htc eris even though i manually updated it to 2.1 without root access? Help please cause she's jealous of my rooted Moto Droid Bugless Beast V 0.4

  • ericsorensen

    Is the Droid still getting it's 2.2 on Tuesday 7/13? Haven't heard a peep in a while…

    • Droidzilla

      The Droid's getting 2.2 over a month ago.

      Oh, you mean from Verizon? They'll roll out the dumbed down, slow version of FroYo any day now 😛

      • ericsorensen

        It's for my Wife's phone. I don't dare root and make any ROM changes to it. (“changes” being the operative word here). At least with an OTA update, I can blame the phone company if something is different.

        • Sholtkamp32

          you should just root it.. load a new theme on it and tell her it got an OTA update

    • Drummer62

      Ya, is that still supposed to happen tomorrow? Like he said, I have not seen a word reported about it lately. What gives Verizon?????

  • El El Kool J

    well thats good to know.. still alot of Eris owners out there. This phone has been phase out, but still gets support.. Go Verizon/HTC

    • Anonymous

      not no mo’

  • claydelk

    My wife has the Eris and it's been crap ever since the last update. She went to the Verizon store last week and they said an update was coming soon that would try to fix some of those issues… probably has something to do with that.

    • Mike

      Yea, same with my wife's. sometimes the phone would jsut stupid and you couldn't get a call out, or only one-sided voice until you rebooted. I called customer service and they're sending out a new one. Her unit is ~4 months old. Good to see that it will get a new update also.

  • Mcook1670

    maybe this will fix the silent bug issue, and the other bugs this phone is plagued with

  • ajavgeek

    Finally some Eris love…..

    • Michael_NM

      Dude, your avatar has a big white pimple! 🙂

      • ajavgeek

        Really, but I use Droid 1 with Froyo KangeradeV5.0.9 and I guess you are looking it wrong way

        • Michael_NM

          Just giving you a hard time man! 🙂 It's just kind of ironic to me.

  • JC

    Sweet, I can update it right before I put it on Craigslist…

  • zepfloyd

    I'm wondering of this resolves the issue on the story Slashdot was running…

  • andrewcweaver

    Verizon took it down from the Eris Software update page. Still shows 2.1 update. Unless it hasn't been put up yet.

  • mhoe

    What about droid getting 2.2 tomorrow? Is that still happening?

  • Off topic: To those who downloaded the Cm6 RC1, are you al having problems with the email app, and the cyanogenmod menu in settings??? I am and i would like a fix if there is one

    • t0ni

      Are u talking about setting the UI? I had to re boot for the changes to take effect. Not sure about the email. Report the bugs to the Cyanogen site so they can work on it.

  • EggoEspada

    Wow. Very nice to see Verizon giving it one last update for the road..

  • First!

    • garbagedick

      im thinking the same thing. good thing i didn't hold my breath this time

      • kellex

        Eris might not be able to handle it? Not totally sure.

        • Ericlmccormick

          The Eris can handle and it runs much better then 2.1. The problem is that you can't easily slap Sense on it and HTC won't let it go out the door without it.

        • Ace Z.

          Kellex off topic, but Sapphire ROM has been updated my only question is, what is market hack? thank you

          • Anonymous

            I am running Froyo Droid 2.2 on the Eris and loving it. It runs much better than 2.1 and seems to contain all the sense extras of its predecessor. Root your phone & be free.

  • Tabe

    Uhoh… was TheOtherRay REALLY first? duh duh duhhhhhh…

  • Michael_NM

    What's the Eris? 🙂

    • lol

    • kellex

      Haha mean 😛

      • Michael_NM

        I'm a little bored waiting for a meeting, and just got thinking about Droid Eyes and wondered do the Eris have an Iris?

        • KaZx

          Eris was the Goddess of Discord. Probly why Women like the Eris so much my wife included

          • iTpHo3NiX

            Couldn't agree more, when it comes to the Eris it seems that women tend to like it more. My wife will most likely be happy with update, but she is jealous of my rooted droid with froyo 😉

  • The_Other_Ray

    first finally!!!!!

    • The_Other_Ray

      Well, that's it from me. My day has been officially productive. Going to bed now.

      • Michael_NM

        Congrats and sweet dreams! 🙂