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HOW TO Manually Update the Eris using RUU


Android Enthusiast
Nov 11, 2009
These instructions were copied from the HOW-to included with the MR1 update...so ALL credit goes to the person that included them with the MR1!!! :)

ROM Upgrade Utility (RUU)

Before Running the ROM Upgrade Utility

Before you run the ROM Upgrade Utility (RUU), make sure you check and do the following first:

USB sync cable is connected to the computer.
2. The standby and hibernation modes are disabled on the computer.
3. All running applications on the computer have been closed.
4. USB sync cable is connected to the Mobile Device.
5. Do not interact with your Mobile Device unless instructed to do so.

General Procedure on Installing the ROM Update

The upgrade process takes up to 10 minutes. It is recommended that you close all programs on your PC prior to starting the update program and do not open any applications or files while the update is in process. All customization and downloaded applications will be lost however contents of the SD card will remain intact.

Back up your personal data from the Mobile Device to your computer using HTC Sync if you want to ensure you don
Just giving you a hard time. Thought it was a bit odd to start a thread containing installation instructions that are readily available.

You know, I don't want to sound harsh...but, there are newbs like ME that do find these instructions helpful. Seems, like people on this site are not so friendly. If you don't find these useful, just skip the thread and go onto the next one. There are many things that get repeated, many identical threads that get started and so on, but that doesn't mean that people deserve to be flamed. Check droid forums, there are same exact instructions that exist, and no biggie, people use them. I am done venting....if people find these helpful, great...if not, then mods can delete this thread, and done deal. :)
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not sure where that file in the link above is hosted, but the original file that was on Verizon's site this morning has been pulled and is no longer available

the files still there they just shutdown the site cause us geeks over at xda blew a load when they posted it and are trying to root the phone as we speak.

i'm downloading it as we speak from the closed site
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Good Morning everyone. Ok first things first if you dont feel comfortable doing this dont. Nobody wants to hear how your pantys are in a bunch. If you are comfortable this is the bomb. Coming from BB i was used to loading os every few days. This was easier imo than doing the blackberry upgrade.

When you do this its wipes everything do a back up first.

I did this at 7:00 am so dont have a good set of findings and fixes yet after 24 hrs i will post some info.
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Thanks for posting the manual update :) It is no longer on Verizon's site and I'm tired of waiting for the OTA notification!

but the download is still there just download the zip i posted and unzip it to your desktop and exicute. just tried it now at 10:52 this working strong just no webpage to directly get it guys. that's why i posted the zip for you.
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