Originally Posted by doogald
I'm not sure if this will work, but in this thread:
Find the PB00IMG.zip file for "[ 2.36.605.1 ] a.k.a. "Leak-V3" (or MR3/"Official" RUU)" (not the RUU, but the Eris_LeakV3_v2.36.605.1_PB00IMG.ZIP. Rename it to PB00IMG.zip, copy to the SD card, start HBOOT (hold VolDn while starting up - but I think you know how to do this already) and see if that installs. Since you have a later version on the phone already, it may not.
Looks like this one worked...or it got me farther than I've been before. I used the file above and got the progress bar to show up on the top left side. That's never happened before.
You were correct that the version above was too old.But there's good news. The update failed. I tried three (3) fixes:
1) Renamed the 2.36.605.1 file PB00IMG (load it on my laptop using SD adapter, then just rename it), and tried to use HBOOT. It started the blue progress bar in the top left (that's never happened for me so YAY), finished. But, when it was "Checking PB00IMG.zip", it said "Update Failed" and "Version Too Old" or something like that.
2) I tried using
#13 [ Converts 2.37.605.4 -> 2.41.605.6 ] - 5th Eris OTA
I renamed this file PB00IMG (did laptop rename process) and got the progress bar in the top left again, and the process finished. This time it went to "Checking PB00IMG" and finished no problem. The bar in the top left disappears, but it stays on the same screen with:
<SEND> FastBoot Mode
<VOL UP> Recovery
I didn't know what to do from here. So just pulled the battery and tried fix #3
3) Renamed the #13 File from Fix 2 above "update" (using laptop rename process). With phone off, held "VOL DWN" and "PWR" button to get into stock recovery mode. I navigated to "install sd update.zip", started it, and got this message:
E: can't open cache/recovery/command
--Install from sdcard...Finding update package...opening update package...verifying update package...installing update...file_getprop: failed to stat "/system/build.prop":No such file or directory
E:error in sdcard/update.zip
Do you think I just need a ROM file or something on the sd card too (besides just the PB00IMG file)? Or should it automatically load something after the PB00IMG status bar and check finishes?
Neither method worked, but I at least got something different. It's getting me farther than I had gotten before. So thanks for the recommendations. Ready to try your next suggestion when you get time.