Devs Need volunteers that are using 1.5
This is a call to arms for anyone still running 1.5 on their eris. We (developers) need people to capture the update process using wireshark (or an equivalent). This is needed for a new root attempt, but sadly all of the devs have already updated to 2.1 so we can't do this.
First go here and download the RUU:
Next you need to go to verizon's website and login to your account. Click "Suspend/Resume Service" and suspend your phone. You can resume service on the phone after you are done here with no penalties or charges.
Please follow these directions, taken from the first root thread
Originally Posted by bftb0
[Binny knows this, but if anyone else is reading, it is the same as a factory reset - you will lose all your settings and apps (but not the contents of the SD card)]
1) Unpack the 1.16.605 RUU - by running it as if you were going to actually do the RUU using the USB cable and your host PC, but stop right before you would apply the update to the phone. Pull the "rom.zip" file out of the temporary area that the RUU installer unpacks.
(Poke around under C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\??? (I can't remember - you'll see folders with names that look like registry entries). You have to do this while the RUU installer is sitting there waiting for you - if you cancel the install, it will nuke everything it unpacked. I just made copies of the entire subtrees.
2) Cancel the RUU install.
3) Move the ROM.ZIP file to the root folder of your SD card, and rename it PB00IMG.ZIP
4) You can cancel the RUU install session on the PC, and unplug the USB cable if you want (so long as you have a well-charged battery!)
3) Power down the phone, and boot it back up holding the Call and End buttons simultaneously
4) Scroll down (or whatever it asks) to go from Fastboot mode to HBOOT mode
5) The phone will automatically discover the PB00IMG.ZIP file, and unpack it and verify it.
6) It will ask you if you want to install; when you (select and) enter Yes, the phone will reboot, and come up again - appearing as if it is repeating the same thing. This time, however, it won't stop and ask you - it will just begin the install.
7) Wait... Wait... Wait... Wait... and then wait some more. If I recall correctly, it seems to hang a little bit at the HTC splash screen after the reboot. That is normal - just WAIT and let the phone do it's thing.
That's it, except for:
8) You probably will want to dial *228 and choose option 1 to complete the programming of your phone - it will reboot after it completes.
After you are done, DO NOT start the OTA update that it prompts you to do.
Now we are going to install wireshark and setup the capture environment:
- Download wireshark from http://www.wireshark.org/download.html for your versions of windows
- Install it - make sure you also install WinPcap
At this point you should turn off any wireless encryption on your router. I know it's not necessary but it makes it easier to go through the captures.
Setup the wireless on your phone to connect to your wireless router and turn off your mobile data connection.
After you have turned off the wireless security on your router, we are going to start the wireshark capture.
- Run wireshark - if you are on vista or windows 7 make sure to run it as an administrator
- Click "Capture" then "Interfaces"
- Click "options" next to the interface that your computer has an IP for
- Make sure to check "Capture packets in promiscuous mode"
- In the Capture Filter box, type "host <ip_address>" where <ip_address> is the ip address your router gave your phone
- Make sure that "Automatic scrolling in live capture" is checked so you can ensure the capture is working
- Click "Start"
At this point, you should browse the web with your phone. You should see lots of stuff scrolling by in the wireshark window.
If there isn't, you messed up something above and should try again.
If there is a lot of stuff scrolling by, continue:
- Close the browser
- In wireshark, click "Capture" then "Restart"
- Reboot your phone
- On your phone, go to "Settings" -> "About Phone" -> "Check for Updates" and go through with the OTA update
- After the update is done and your phone is rebooted, go to wireshark and click "Capture" -> "Stop"
- Then click "File" -> "Save As" and give it a name.
- Upload that file to Megaupload, or Mediafire, or some other file sharing site, or any private server that I can get access to.
After you have uploaded the file please message me through the forums with a link to the file.
Thanks a ton.