Verizon HTC Droid Eris 2.0.1 software update: Enhancements and fixes

At last the HTC Droid Eris has a 2.0.1 software update by Verizon which includes enhancements and bug fixes.

Verizon is getting an OTA (over the air) update for the Droid Eris and this new firmware update should make the smartphone a little better than it already is, the question we want to ask you is “Will it make a major difference?”

Here is what to expect when you have the Verizon HTC Droid Eris 2.0.1 software update installed: While on a call and the device is in screensaver mode, pressing the End key now takes the device out of screensaver mode, and a second press will end the call, Upgraded functionality after activation eliminates the delay users were experiencing in receiving their first call and On-call mute and speakerphone icon functionality is enhanced.

You will also get: Device no longer requires users to reselect a default email after power-cycling, Device now switches effectively from 1x mode to 3G, Eighty-character MMS/SMS message subject lines are now allowed, Improved picture messaging functionality allows messages from LG phones to be opened and SMS and MMS messaging delivery is improved.

Please let us know when you have this brand new update on your Verizon HTC Droid Eris phone and let us know what you think of the update. Thanks Check out the full update via Verizon Wireless

Update: It seems we have made a little mistake, we thought that it was 2.0.1. Apparently this is not the update to either Android 2.0 or 2.1. it is in fact a update for a new boot ROM and radio software and fixes some minor performance issues on the handset.

Source – i4U


14 thoughts on “Verizon HTC Droid Eris 2.0.1 software update: Enhancements and fixes”

  1. max lerch says:

    the eris did not get a 2.0.1 update because it is not running 2.0, it is running 1.5 and after the update it is still running 1.5…the moto droid got the 2.0.1 update, because it was using 2.0….

  2. Jack says:

    What is this website talking about. I agree with the above comment. Eris is NOT getting an OTA update to 2.0.1 right now. Its running 1.5 and is not scheduled for an upgrade in system till first quarter of 2010 and its not clear if its 1.6, 2.0 or 2.0.1. But it is coming and will allow google navigator to work. This website better start reporting more accurate information.

  3. Geovanny says:

    One thing that I don’t care for: photo compression. Before the update, there would be times where a random pic would be too big to send as a pic message (ie where the pic would be over 1200 kb). After the update, no picture is ever too big. But the phone is compressing EVERY picture now, while before it didn’t. Why couldn’t they just have done the compression when necessary (if the pic is too big)? Now it seems as if the camera software (or is it the messaging software?) is thinking that every picture is over 1200 kb and automatically compressing it.

    Ugh, frustrating.

  4. Greg says:


    The problem with that is simply that larger files use more bandwidth, which slows down the network as a whole.

    It’s smarter from an infrastructure standpoint to compress images before sending them. While it’s true that their network’s so large it wouldn’t know the difference, by doing it to each phone, collectively, bandwidth is saved. Also, it cuts down in the time it takes to send a photo, which everybody likes, as well as using less room on your storage device if kept in the compressed format, opposed to only compressing for sending.

  5. Hollywood says:

    ever since the OTA update i cant receive picture messages..anyone else?sometimes another verizon user can get one to me..but it takes over a half hour. it’s really frustrating. i am going to have to get people to start sending them to my gmail just to get them… went to verizon and they had no clue what was going on. they said i could “try and factory reset” ..lose everything and start from scratch..seems a little drastic to me. but this is ridiculous.

    1. STEVE says:


  6. Greg's Single Mind says:

    Um, Greg… there are these people out there who use photographs they’ve taken with their phones for things other than sending picture messages and posting to facebook. Hands off my compression options. In fact, give me a RAW dump so i can have more flexibility in fixing up all the details that the brainless camera screws up. Then if i send a file, compress that before it is sent.

  7. zachary says:

    i want the eris so badly. my mom is like “maybe tomorrow”. but does anyone know the exact price? people said to me you have to pay $360 a year. my plan is up. i have the env1. the cheap silver one before env2.

  8. josh says:

    …” My mom is all like, ‘maybe tomorrow”…. LOL . What happened to kids paying for their own crap?

    I have an Eris, and love it. Don’t plan to update it though. I learned the hard way not to update ANYTHING these days. Seems like it always screws up something you want to keep working, and the tradeoffs are nil.

  9. Becki says:

    @Hollywood “ever since the OTA update i cant receive picture messages..anyone else?sometimes another verizon user can get one to me..but it takes over a half hour.”

    I’m having the same issue, and it’s driving me nuts. Does anyone know how or if this can be fixed?

  10. Sal says:

    Re Max and Jack: moto Droid had the 2.01 to start. 2.01 was known just as 2.0. The update was to 2.1. I cannot say whether Eris will get 2.0 or 2.1 via OTA, but you can root your phone and do it yourself. I would not recommend that unless you’re skilled enough, however.

  11. chris says:

    anyone's phone mutes when they are talking to someone, you can hear them but they can't hear you and i can't unmute them. it has nothing to do with the actual mute button on the phone. what to do

  12. Baradley says:

    well i cant type if or he!! also alot of the pages i brows i have t ozoom in on and its starting to annoy me. my browser page just shuts down every once in a while. but i like the new apps it came with and widgets and finally the you tube one is working !!!!!

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