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Anyone know why HTC blocks OS updates on Eris

Discussion in 'Android Phones' started by 75aces, Nov 12, 2011.

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    75aces Regular member

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    Just wondering why the Eris was never given OS updates to Froyo or higher. I used to have a HTC Windows phone and it also blocked the windows updates.
     
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    If you're interested in actually updating your OS, then do some proper reading here. Phone manufacturers often cite hardware as a limiting factor when they don't provide updates which is not technically the case more often than not. You wouldn't really be inclined to upgrade your phone model otherwise, would you?
     
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    Yes you are right about the upgrades. However, I'm referring to the limited updates by manufacturers. I have the Motorola Droid which is running gingerbread while my wife has the HTC Eris which is still on 2.1. I know they do it purposefully, but is there a possible way to bypass that in order to get the latest and greatest. The biggest turn off to upgrading to starting a new contract.
     
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