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

THIS PROCEDURE IS OBSOLETE! PLEASE HEAD TO OUR NEW HOW TO ROOT PROCEDURE:

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!

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