Following up on the availability of the manual Motorola Droid update, there is now a manual update available for the Droid Eris with one major caveat.
Unlike the Motorola Droid manual update, which allows for inline updating without loss of data, the HTC Eris update functions exactly like any major HTC ROM update, meaning the device will be reset to factory settings and all data must be backed up beforehand, while the OTA update being pushed out by Verizon is a (much smaller) inline update and does not affect user data.
Read more for the update instructions and changelog.
The manual update file is the official file sent out by HTC complete with correct security keys for Verizon store techs to apply on customer devices. In order to update the Droid Eris manually, these steps must be followed:
Download the ROM update from this location (this is the authorized MR1 update sent out to stores), run the executable, follow instructions and after 15-30 minutes the phone will be updated after a reboot.
The update addresses the following issues:
While on a call and the device is in screensaver mode, pressing the
End key now takes the device out of screensaver mode, and a second press will end the call.
On-call mute and speakerphone icon functionality is enhanced.
Upgraded functionality after activation eliminates the delay users were experiencing in receiving their first call.
Device now switches effectively from 1x mode to 3G.
Device no longer requires users to reselect a default email after power-cycling.
SMS and MMS messaging delivery is improved.
Eighty-character MMS/SMS message subject lines are now allowed.
Improved picture messaging functionality allows messages from LG
phones to be opened properly.