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I updated my Eris to Android’s 2.1 OS last night and everything went pretty well. I had wanted to update the phone mainly for two reasons. The first was to have the Navigation feature of the Google Maps application and to make YouTube work again. YouTube used to work on the phone and then stopped a few weeks ago. But before I started I looked around various forums and blogs to see what doom and gloom folks were talking about the update. Based on what I read and some common sense I used the following steps:

  1. Made sure there was a good charge on the phone.
  2. Connected to our WiFi (the download is about 77 megs, not very 3G friendly).
  3. Checked that the contacts were synced with the GMail account.
  4. As a precaution I copied off any music and pictures from the SD card to my laptop.
  5. Started the update process and waited for the download and installation to complete.

It took maybe 30 minutes to do everything. After the update I re-synced the contacts and tested out the phone (it does make calls after all). I did need to download the text to speech application to get the Maps Navigation to work but that was easy enough since the application prompted me to download it. And now the YouTube application works again.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 10:32 AM | Back to top

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