Updated (Again): Verizon DROID Eris Getting 2.1 Update Now

Posted on 12. May, 2010 by in Tech News

Update: @VZWSoCal responded via Twitter about the opt-in process.

The opt-in is being offered in phases. U will C an icon in notification window. Open that window & read 4 download instructions.

Update 2: Apparently this has been up for almost a week, but it’s relevant to this post so I’ll put it here. This is from the Verizon Support page for Eris

The day Droid Eris customers have long waited for has arrived.  According to a tweet just sent out on the @VZWSoCal account Eris users can opt-in for upgrade to Android 2.1.  No word on where or how, but this is sure to be a good sign that the update is ready to roll out.  We will see what we can dig up and report back.  If you have an Eris can you upgrade via the system settings?  Let us know in the comments below!

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52 Responses to “Updated (Again): Verizon DROID Eris Getting 2.1 Update Now”

  1. Shawn

    12. May, 2010

    no option for update via systems settings

  2. Pete Green

    12. May, 2010

    Checked System Updates/settings 3x today… no sign of it yet!

  3. Brandon

    12. May, 2010

    The update started on the 11th. It’s OTA only and they said it will take 13 days to complete the roll out but after two weeks all Eris owners will have it!

  4. RoberK

    12. May, 2010

    Mine says, “Your system is currently up to date.” No 2.1 yet, bummer.

  5. Andy

    12. May, 2010

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  6. Natalie

    12. May, 2010

    I got the update! It’s amazing!

    • John

      12. May, 2010

      can you take a screen shot….or a picture?

      • Harsha S

        14. May, 2010

        dude.. Can u list out the new enhancements..?? is 3d Gallery and Live wallpapers included in the update..??

  7. Marie Masarova

    12. May, 2010

    HOW?????????????????????

  8. Ben

    12. May, 2010

    I still have not received the update yet but I do hope to have it within a week! Anyone else receive it already?

  9. ac

    12. May, 2010

    I have checked my Eris for the system update and have not received 2.1 yet. Brandon is probably the most accurate in that the OTA updates are not going to be available on our end rather whenever VZW decides to issue each batch of updates it should either show up or just install unattended.

  10. Kyle

    12. May, 2010

    So is it completly random how they’re choosing who gets the update 1st?

  11. Doug

    12. May, 2010

    Got the update this morning. Everything works great. Phone is Much faster!! Lots of new stuff. Google navigator with voice took me home better than my Tom Tom! I’m not one to go gaga over a phone, but I must say It turned my Eris into a keeper.

  12. brian

    12. May, 2010

    seems random. I’ve heard of people in my state(PA) getting the update but I haven’t. Can’t update from settings, or reboots.

  13. Alex

    12. May, 2010

    I got it today as well… and it’s bittersweet for me. It seems that a lot of HTC Widgets have disappeared, namely the People widget. The phone works much faster, but I’d like to be able to use it properly.

  14. judtin

    12. May, 2010

    Did the update include live wallpapers? I know leak v3 didn’t.

  15. judtin

    12. May, 2010

    Just hit menu and than wallpaper, and see if it says live wallpapers

  16. jeremiah smith

    12. May, 2010

    As of now I can’t update my Eris manualy in N.C. Has anyone got a confirmed OTA yet?

    • Marie Masarova

      12. May, 2010

      It is sent out in random numbers, to random people, in random states. It doesnt matter your location…im in Texas still havent recieved it….maybe within the next couple of days….at least i hope! =D

  17. cj

    12. May, 2010

    That’s some timely reporting…Verizon announced this yesterday

  18. Avogel

    12. May, 2010

    Nothing yet for me in Michigan. Those that have, is it automatic updated? Do you get a notification? Do you have to manually check for it in settings?

    • Marie Masarova

      12. May, 2010

      Its doesnt matter where you are located it is sent out in random number, to random people, in random states..in this case close to 9000 people each day for the next couple of weeks…..it will come (aT Least i HOPE) i am in texas…nothing for me yet either….above someone from N.C commented that he hasnt recived it yet either…someone from Nevada said they got it…so it is random

  19. Kj

    12. May, 2010

    I want my update!!!!!

  20. S

    12. May, 2010

    In Virginia…. nothing yet!!! Gimme Gimme Gimme

  21. DKM

    12. May, 2010

    no update for me yet…im in New Jersey

  22. Marie Masarova

    12. May, 2010

    GUys the upates are sent out randomly…..its not by states….its by random…in this case 9000 or so updates each daY….YESTERday only about a thousand recieved itQ! =D

  23. Matt

    12. May, 2010

    If Live Wallpapers is included (I don’t think it is on the ADR6200) then long-press an unoccupied spot on a home screen to access it. At least, that is how you do it on the A855.

  24. jared

    12. May, 2010

    I’m in AZ and I got my update. It’s phenominal, pinch screen, HD YouTube videos along with improved icons.

  25. ben

    12. May, 2010

    I’d be surprised if live wallpapers is included. The Eris has a slow processor as it is. If it tried to use live wallpapers it would probably slow the phone down to a crawl. Nice thought, but I don’t think it could handle it. In Florida. Still no update.

    • John

      12. May, 2010

      Ben- Agreed…Eris wouldn’t handle live walls very well…. btw totally unrelated..it’s amazing that you own the domain name in your email!

  26. ANDREW

    13. May, 2010

    SEARCH LEAKED ANDROID 2.1 FOR DROID ERIS, I HAVE IT ON MY PHONE! :)

  27. Dewey

    13. May, 2010

    i don’t have service with virison anymore but i still have the droid eris and use it everyday for like a media player. is there a chance i wont get the update? i always keep my wifi on and get notifications from facebook all the time so i hope i’m still connected to the update service

    • ekyle

      13. May, 2010

      I don’t think so. The OTA is being pushed over the VZW network so the phone wouldn’t get it while on WiFi. At some point HTC or VZW may put a download on their website that you could install manually.

  28. Taylor

    13. May, 2010

    In idaho, no update yet. I can’t wait :)

  29. Eric

    13. May, 2010

    Waiting in so cal wish they would get. It done. I worry about Verizon changing thier mind again before I get the upgrade …….still hopeing

  30. Ryan

    13. May, 2010

    In Arkansas and no update here either…

  31. ace

    13. May, 2010

    U can get it thru wifi I had my. G1 out of service for a long time but when donuts came out I got the update thru Wifi I even got the smaller one after that and my phone had no service.

  32. Marie Masarova

    13. May, 2010

    Hi i dont know where i read this but if the update is being given out the same way the droid updates then after today 200,000 updates a day should be given out everyday starting tommorow until all users get the updates…only 1,000 people reciveed it the first day and 9000 supposebly recieved it today….so its not alot…and thats why there are more saying they dont have it then people saying they do! I think these next couple of upcoming days we will really start to see much more people with it…200,000 to be exact if that is the way they are distributing it! =D

    • ryan etzel

      14. May, 2010

      well thanks im in houston texas friendswood and non of my friends have not gotten it yet if ur in houston and recived it please email me at etzelryan76@gmail.com
      thanks:)

  33. Josh

    13. May, 2010

    Leak V3 is the same as the OTA update

  34. Nick

    14. May, 2010

    I used the link to manually update on another site and it is working great. Unfortunately there are no live wallpapers though. The phone is much more snappy and it is definitely worth the update.

  35. Mercedes

    16. May, 2010

    I got the update today. Verizon says we have live wallpapers but I can’t figure out how to get them to work.

  36. Heyjoojoo

    16. May, 2010

    Just got the OTA on May 16/17. Not sure about live wallpapers. There isnt anything in settings that indicates their functionality.

  37. colt

    17. May, 2010

    Just got my ota 2.1 for my Eris last night. It does have live wallpapers BTW.

  38. chance

    17. May, 2010

    @Nick, what was the link?

  39. Barry

    18. May, 2010

    I got my Eris 2.1 update yesterday morning over wifi in Southern Vermont. I don’t see what all the hype was about. My phone is the same except for a couple of features nothing special, But the navigation with voice is nice. There are no live wallpapers either. Eris is to slow to run them. I have only had my eris for two weeks. I would be pissed if i was waiting since December for this update.

  40. ken

    21. May, 2010

    Got 2.1 works pretty well. It’s automatic over the air dl. rolled out 4 days ago.

  41. Jules

    21. May, 2010

    awesome update and market is a home run … Love it !

  42. JP

    24. May, 2010

    Still without the ota update, got the v3 leak, maybe those that went v3 don’t get it. HOPING WE CAN ROOT SOON

  43. PF

    26. May, 2010

    I have the 2.1v3 installed, got an email from Verizon yesterday stating that the update has been sent to my phone already – but nothing…… any other way to force it to download the OTA?

  44. dave

    26. May, 2010

    There are no live wallpapers… people are probably confused by the fullscreen htc weather widget graphics

  45. bc

    26. May, 2010

    I got a notice in my email that the update was sent out to me, but I still haven’t gotten the update. Although, my phone was turned off last night it still should come. I updated it with leak 1 a while back and have been awaiting the official since..