I purchased my Droid Eris with much happiness and anticipation in mid February of this year with the 1.5 software. Everything worked great except the battery left you a little high and dry. I googled top android apps and ran across advanced task manager which seems to help. About a week or 2 ago I got an automatic s/w update request by VZW to upgrade to 2.1 s/w I didn't do my hw b4 I dl it and i clicked accept everything and the new s/w was dl.
Since then my phone went bonkers with issues I never experienced before signal was in and out, dropped calls, the phone began lagging with all apps but the top complaint I have was the sound. I had to do hard resets (taking battery out and putting it back in) as opposed to soft resets (just turning phone on and off) about 15-20X a day!!! I kept getting phone calls i couldn't hear person and the person couldn't hear me. Also affected was the sound of the ringer / notification on the phone, it would ring sometimes or notify me, other times it wouldn't and i'd have missed calls and emails.
ANother biggie is the internet browser on 1.5 you go to a webpage and everything is the size it's supposed to be with 2.1 software all the pages you'll have to manually expand by pinching and zooming outwards veryyyy annoying!!! The reason i'm writing all this information is because i've had to suffer 2 weeks with VZW operators on the phone as well as having to run down to the local big VZW store by me to get this taken care of. I fnally got a "new" phone from the VZW store though tt's not guaranteed that it's a new phone, the service rep told me it could be refurbished or new they dont know they get them in from HTC in a box that says certified new. My new phone has 1.5 s/w so I have my fingers crossed that i wont have any issues with this phone. I'll follow up with you guys to keep you updated but from what i've read on other VZW forums as well as various other forums i've run into online it's unanimous....STAY AWAY FROM 2.1 Software it will definitely mess up your phone.
Please reply with any comments or issues you've experienced because apparently VZW operators on the phone as well as the in store VZW team haven''t heard about any sound issues regarding the 2.1 software just people losing their contacts.
How did you get the leaked version? What site? Also is it safe to upload to my phone? Have you noticed any bugs?? I read on another post from a VZW specialist that at this time they dont have any update on when HTC is releasing a patch for the 2.1 software.
BTW 1.5 works just fine, i'm very shaken at using 2.1 again.
Dont install the leak. It is the same as the OTA. stick with 1.5 till they debugg 2.1, or do a factory reset on your phone after installing it.