How To: Root the HTC Droid Eris (and Get Android 2.1)(Updated – 06.11.2010)

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HOW TO ROOT THE DROID ERIS (UNREVOKED METHOD)


I. Before You Begin

1. IN ORDER TO GAIN ROOT ACCESS FOR APPLICATIONS, YOU MUST DO THIS PROCEDURE AND THE HOW TO LOAD A CUSTOM ROM PROCEDURE AND FINISH BOTH OF THEM. ONCE YOU FLASH A CUSTOM ROM YOU WILL HAVE ROOT ACCESS FOR APPLICATIONS!

2. This will put you are Android 2.1

II. Download and Flash the Android 2.1 Rooted Image

1. Download the PB00IMG.zip

PB00IMG.zip

2. Do NOT extract it, and save it to the root of your SD card in your phone (NOT in any folders, just on the SD card itself)

3. Turn off the phone.

4. Turn the phone back on by holding down Power and Volume Down (to get into Bootloader Mode). The phone should automatically look for the PB00IMG.zip file

5. Press the trackball (or volume down, whichever it asks you to press) to begin the update once it finds the file.

6. Once it finishes, reboot the phone (it can take up to 10 minutes to boot the first time so be patient).

III. Flash a Custom ROM to Gain Root Access (and other benefits)

1. IN ORDER TO GAIN ROOT ACCESS FOR APPLICATIONS, YOU MUST DO THIS PROCEDURE AND THE HOW TO LOAD A CUSTOM ROM PROCEDURE AND FINISH BOTH OF THEM. ONCE YOU FLASH A CUSTOM ROM YOU WILL HAVE ROOT ACCESS FOR APPLICATIONS!

Thanks to thefuzz4.net for the How To!
Thanks to  Jamezelle!
Thanks to Caboose!


  • Bridget

    Was just wondering if a safe root method has been found for the 2.1 version yet?? Have been waiting and watching but not noticed. I got the download for the 2.1 automaticly from verizon so its not the leaked version. Please help!!! Need to root so I can gain access to the wi-fi tether. Thanks!!

    • http://TheUnlockr.com TheUnlockr

      Bridget,

      There is technically. Try the How to Root the HTC Wildfire (Unrevoked Method) procedure, it should technically work on your Eris. Let us know if you get stuck.

  • eric

    when root htc droid eris dose it delete everthing off your phone

  • Dgxcfgcjjyh

    When i root my Eris, does it delete me SD card?

  • Joe Mom

    Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Elovefire

    i went to download the PB00IMG.ZIP and during download from megaupload .com , my computer turned off. now megaupload won’t let me try to download it again, because i “exceded my limit”; but it never actually got to finish downloading. now it wants me to pay if i want to try again. i do not see a link to download it from an alternate source. so i cant move on to the next step….

  • Mauricio

    hey! my droid eris doesnt turn on, when i press the turn on buttom, it stays where the 3 little guys are in skatebords, it seems like my phone doesnt have OS! i tried this method but it cant load the file, it says that is no image or wrong file… idk what to do, do u know whats my problem or better, how to fix it?

    thnk u!

  • Teamoelisabet

    okay i get an eris and it fails to connect 3G or the internet what should i do?

  • Verizonman

    This post is far from irrelevant as theunlockr.com says…. it is the solution for the problem if ur eris is stuck at the android boot screen