Droid Eris Getting an OTA Update

HTC Droid ErisVerizon stated that today they started the over-the-air (OTA) pushing process for all HTC Droid Eris users. This firmware update will get the ROM to version 1.16.605.1 and the radio to version  This kind of OTA pushing process usually  takes around a week to be complete. If you own a Droid Eris,  post a comment below sharing with us your experience and tell us if you noticed any improvements on the audio quality.

The main improvements and updates are:

  • 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.
  • On-call mute and speakerphone icon functionality is enhanced.
  • Upgraded functionality after activation eliminates the delay users were experiencing in receiving their first call.
  • Device now switches effectively from 1x mode to 3G.
  • Device no longer requires users to reselect a default email after power-cycling.
  • SMS and MMS messaging delivery is improved.
  • Eighty-character MMS/SMS message subject lines are now allowed.
  • Improved picture messaging functionality allows messages from LG phones to be opened
Eris users were waiting to see an Android 2.0 version on their smartphones, mainly to get the so desired Google Navigation.  That update is slated to start in the first quarter of 2010.  , If you are having any troubles installing your
update you can jump to the Verizon’s support page.
Source: Androinica

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  • Namja

    I noticed that I was experiencing wifi issues that now seem to be corrected with the 12-10 push. These are not listed in the build list but now I can connect to a WPA Personal wifi network where I couldn't before.

  • It's about time Droid Eris got an ots update rock on!


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  • Kim

    I hope it will result in a more responsive device…