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The HTC Droid Eris receives an unexpected update

Verizon just released a very unexpected OTA update for the HTC Droid Eris. No, seriously -- look! The latest update to hit the Eris brings the little guy to ROM: 2.41.605.6 and the Radio: Sadly, this is not Froyo. Remember, the Eris isn't getting Froyo.

Here is a list changes from the update:

  • Improved Bluetooth connection performance with Mercedes-Benz E350 automobiles.
  • New Twitter authentication allows users to login to their accounts with ease.
  • The Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) display,  showcasing the strength of the incoming signal on the device, has been visually improved. 
  • Visual Voice Mail (v1.0.19) now comes preloaded.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 calendars can now be synced with the device.
  • Videos, pictures, and audio multimedia messages can be sent and received with or without text included.
  • Videos, pictures, and audio multimedia messages  sent to devices on other wireless carrier networks will be received.

Head into the the Android Central Forums to see what others are saying about the update. [Verizon (.pdf file)]

  • That seems rather surprising considering how far past its eol date it is.
  • I have some friends who hate Android because of this phone. I tried to convince them to root and flash, but they just glazed over. My CM7 Hero destroys the stock Eris. I hope this update does something for them.
  • Yes, my CM7 Eris also outdoes the stock Eris. You need to tell your friends with an Eris that there is a very active rooting community for the Eris, and we have a stable GB build for it.
  • WOW, this sort of makes me want to dig out my eris and show it some love....poor lil guy. Verizon never gave it a chance.
  • Wanna dig it out and sell it to a guy who has been stuck with a RAZR2 for 2 years? Yeah - that would be me... zoomy942 at gmailz
  • Glad to know they are working on an OTA update for SOMETHING (disgruntled fascinate owner). I thought Verizon had redirected their financial streams and took their happy butts to a country that doesn't extradite...never to be heard from again.
  • So they have already "end-of-lifed" it. And they are wasting time updating it. I guess it is good for those that have one. However, it must infuriate those still waiting for actual froyo.
  • Man I remember my Eris. I was so happy when I got a d1 as replacement that I never looked back. I went through 3 of them before they finally swapped it out.
  • Who cares about Froyo?! Root and flash baby! I'm running gingerbread on my Eris thanks to workshed at XDA!
  • Hi all,
    I am very new in android world. I will have to measure RSSI using bluetooth.
    I am in stack :( ... I can't understand how to start and in which way I should go.
    can you please give me a complete hints. like an algorithm.
    and how can I get RSSI values? is that read from any file or select randomly etc etc. I need almost all info to get start.
    any one please help me !
    thanx ! :)