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  1. mrfarinhight's Avatar
    Hey fellas. Excitement got the best of me and I installed 2.1. The LEAK, not the real thing from Verizon. KEEP IN MIND, YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO DOWNGRADE CURRENTLY. SO YOU ARE STUCK WITH THE LEAK UNTIL A WAY AROUND IT HAS BEEN FOUND. And YES, I would recommend backing up just incase. I did it using a free trial of a program called "My Backup". SO, here is a pro - con list of findings that I will continue to edit as time goes on, to help you decide on whether or not to download it. Feel free to post below this anything you find, I will add your input to the list as soon as possible!

    And if you are unaware, 2.1 with root is currently available. It's your call.

    2.1 Leak PROS
    -New boot screen, faster.
    -Quick view of all home screens by pressing home or pinch zooming on homescreen.
    -Highly increased lockscreen response.
    -New App. Icons.
    -New Apps. Include: Facebook, Navigator, Search People.
    -Much improved Market, includes filters.
    -Add to home now includes the categories: HTC Widget, Android Widget, Program, Shortcut, and Folder.
    -Youtube App. Works and in high quality too.
    -Camera has different interface and much better response times.
    -Overall much faster and snappier performance.
    -Settings menu now has color icons and different settings.
    -For those of you familiar with the "Backgrounds" App, It now can save pictures to your Albums. Meaning you can use the pictures from that app as lock screens.
    -Menu button still bypasses lock screen
    -If you like the "pattern" lock screen, it now displays the pattern box, emergency call, time, date, and % of battery left when charging. When drawing the pattern it is also much more responsive.
    -GPS seems to be fixed, my location is dead on every time.
    -When changing wallpapers, you now have the option to use the Wallpaper gallery for both Home AND Lockscreen.
    -New market has all those beautiful apps you wish you could have had before such as google earth and live wallpaper. Although live wallpaper is not usable on this leak.
    -Many cool new widgets to add to home such as Power Control to adjust brightness etc.
    -Not so sure on battery life, may be worse. Best get a bigger seido one and save yourself the hassle. I would say I had pretty minimal usage today and it left me charging my phone twice in 1 day. Down to nothing in about 9-10 hours.
    -Google nav. works virtually flawlessly, tested.
    -"Add HTC widgets" option is now available.
    -Phone now has feature where when you pick up the phone when it is ringing, it will silence it.
    -New Calendar.
    -Faster loading of apps.
    -Faster switching from Portrait to Landscape mode, or vice versa.
    -Full Exchange support.
    -Phone does not seem to send "Preceding message modified" message anymore when texting.

    2.1 Leak CONS
    -Reason for bad battery life is the phone is constantly on Cell Standby. To fix this, turn Airplane mode on, and then back off. You will have great battery after that.
    -"Add HTC Widgets" does not seem to work.
    -The silence when you pick up the phone feature can get annoying, it will silence in your pocket etc. It can be disabled through the settings though.
    -Unable to use live wallpaper.
    -Handcent is no longer bugged. Sends texts flawlessly just as it did before.
    -My version of Swype seems to be force closing more often now. (If you download the Beta of Swype before it is gone, it fixes this problem entirely.)
    -Pinch-zoom will randomly stop working occasionally. Reboot fixes.
    -The 4 soft buttons on your screen will occasionally lag.
    -Google Earth does not work.
    -Occasionally when you reboot your phone, you will need to re-sign into Google.
    -Some apps are no longer in the market place due to Dev's not updating them, you will need to download from the internet.
    -Some contacts do not sync with Facebook.
    -App drawer apps do not stay in list view if switched.


    As you can see, the pros clearly outweigh the cons. Since this is a LEAK it obviously has a few minor flaws, but these will most likely be resolved when Verizon ships us the authentic version.
    03-04-2010 01:01 AM
  2. pmdied's Avatar
    Only negative so far is "unable to download widgets" "Tap to try again"
    03-04-2010 01:38 AM
  3. pmdied's Avatar
    PhoneFussion has a great widget!
    03-04-2010 01:40 AM
  4. rw6497's Avatar
    its there any lag when typing? any lag at all? hows the browser?
    03-04-2010 02:58 AM
  5. mitchell.23's Avatar
    Typing is more responsive than before. The browser is better too. Overall it is more responsive and smoother and even more polished than before.
    03-04-2010 03:03 AM
  6. rw6497's Avatar
    yeah but is there still any notablelag?
    03-04-2010 03:34 AM
  7. aquaj13's Avatar
    1. are the apps that I bought in the market still there? I don't see how to retrieve them.
    2. Does this version have the unified mail inbox?
    03-04-2010 06:44 AM
  8. aquaj13's Avatar
    is there a way o download new HTC widgets. I was looking forward to those.
    03-04-2010 07:23 AM
  9. weihl165's Avatar
    is there a way o download new HTC widgets. I was looking forward to those.
    From I read in the other forum they dont appear to be working yet
    03-04-2010 08:03 AM
  10. aquaj13's Avatar
    do you think we have to wait for the official ots before we get these?
    03-04-2010 08:21 AM
  11. hakoreh's Avatar
    is there a way to go back to 1.5 if neccesary? BB users had VZW's site to download the latest. Do they have the same for Android?
    03-04-2010 08:29 AM
  12. johnny9374's Avatar
    ok ive been trying this and when it asks me to install update what do i push? nothing works lol ok nvm i think its wrking ha
    03-04-2010 09:02 AM
  13. CrackMonkey91's Avatar
    I don't know if this is because of it being leaked or if its final but NO LIVE WALLPAPERS
    03-04-2010 09:08 AM
  14. Ratchet's Avatar
    ok ive been trying this and when it asks me to install update what do i push? nothing works lol ok nvm i think its wrking ha
    Mine won't get past Hboot. Flashes no image very quickly. Ok...scratch that. Appears it's working now. Just had to attempt the install several times.
    03-04-2010 09:11 AM
  15. rw6497's Avatar
    2.1 working great . Browsing is very fast and we now have overview when viewing pages. Double tap to zoom in.sweet...typing is also improved. Faster with no lag. Predictive library seems to have improved
    03-04-2010 10:17 AM
  16. jeffgman's Avatar
    I don't know if this is because of it being leaked or if its final but NO LIVE WALLPAPERS
    It appears reading posts from some of the Verizon testers live wallpapers have been disabled on the Eris. I don't think our phones have enough power to handle live wallpapers. I am not sure if this was a Verizon or HTC decision.
    03-04-2010 10:24 AM
  17. kenyu73's Avatar
    At least the underlining API isn't disabled... the weather widget displays clouds across my whole home screen. I'm assuming thats part of the live wallpaper API as I didn't notice that on 1.5.
    03-04-2010 10:40 AM
  18. judasmachine's Avatar
    At least the underlining API isn't disabled... the weather widget displays clouds across my whole home screen. I'm assuming thats part of the live wallpaper API as I didn't notice that on 1.5.
    I think that's Sense. My g/f's Touch Pro2 got the Winmo 6.5 update and it started doing that too. So it isn't Android, it's Sense UI.
    03-04-2010 11:44 AM
  19. jeffgman's Avatar
    At least the underlining API isn't disabled... the weather widget displays clouds across my whole home screen. I'm assuming thats part of the live wallpaper API as I didn't notice that on 1.5.
    I am pretty sure that is Sense and not live wallpapers. Under 1.5 if you hit the weather section under the clock and brought up the full screen weather app it also showed the weather across the screen. Under 2.1 it now does it on the home screen when you bring it out of sleep.
    03-04-2010 12:05 PM
  20. Adiliyo's Avatar
    I don't know if this is because of it being leaked or if its final but NO LIVE WALLPAPERS
    it seems as if google is saying only phones with a snapdragon level processor or better will get LWP, as even the droid isn't supposed to get them in it's 2.1r1 update.

    they would slow my droid down when i was running roms with them, it could have been because they weren't optimized, but it was slow nonetheless.
    03-04-2010 12:45 PM
  21. quic's Avatar
    Since the upgrade Handcent has had problems sending Text Messages. only about 75% go through on the first try and 25% need to be resent. and at times my phone jumps from 3g to 1X then back to 3G and then back to 1X and so on, then it seems to settle on 3G for a while and maybe a half hour or hour later begins doing this again.
    03-04-2010 01:25 PM
  22. quic's Avatar
    Now i'm being told that Handcent it giving me the error that these aren't being sent but in reality they are being sent and when i resend it sends it as a duplicate message. Which means everybody gets my texts 2 times. Anybody else having this issue and do you think its a Handcent and 2.1 issue, or a 2.1 issue or a handcent issue?
    03-04-2010 01:29 PM
  23. quic's Avatar
    i also installed a task manager and have noticed that without doing anything different than i used to do suddenly since the update my battery drains extremely quickly and Visual Voicmail, Voice Dialer, and MP3 Store open on their own. I can't uninstall them and they keep opening and running without me even opening anything related to them. Does anybody else have this happening as well?
    03-04-2010 01:35 PM
  24. GenericMessage's Avatar
    it seems as if google is saying only phones with a snapdragon level processor or better will get LWP, as even the droid isn't supposed to get them in it's 2.1r1 update.
    Actually the REAL update of 2.1 for Droid is supposed to have LWP. And perhaps the real update for Eris will as well.
    03-04-2010 02:16 PM
  25. Adiliyo's Avatar
    Actually the REAL update of 2.1 for Droid is supposed to have LWP. And perhaps the real update for Eris will as well.
    where did you hear this? from what i've read the droid won't have LWP or the new app grid
    03-04-2010 03:07 PM
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