FYI: Root WILL BE LOST when taking an OTA update
Can you update without losing root?
Or will you need to un-root, update, then re-root?
EDIT (since i merged them wrong)
I see too many posts so im gonna leave this stickied for a while.
You will lose root when taking any VZW update. the current exploits should work but i suggest unrooting first (seems to have less problems rerooting)
also, anyone that removed/froze system apps: the OTA will NOT install without them back in place and with the proper permissions. reinstall/defrost them before installing the update.
Fell free to ask any questions here.
Last edited by Abe21599; 12-06-2010 at 11:50 PM.
Reason: added info
12-06-2010 03:21 PM
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When i sbf updated to the leaked 2.2.1 I lost root
Phone: Motorola Droid X
Base: Android 2.3,3 Gingerbread
OS: Liberty GB .8
Theme: Blackout Green
Launcher: Go Launcher
You don't need to unroot, just do the update when it comes and you will most likely just lose root and would have to reroot.
Originally Posted by rjizle4shizl
this is a good question. I have stock 2.2 with z4root. I used titanium to freeze some bloat. Can i just unfreeze bloat and take update? Wonder if z4root will work after update?
I have the first 2.2 leak. I hope I can go straight to the latest version.
So will I have install 2.2 again and then update? because I do not have an original back up I just backed up my roms like an idiot and none of the blur...
That is my worry also. I used 1 click root. Titanium back up. Bootstrapper. Rom manager. Wireless tether. I have done numerous backups with titanium and bootstrapper.
Originally Posted by Cigator
Will these stay on the phone after the update? Or will I need to install them again?
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Any backups on any app are saved on the SD card. The update will wipe the phone not the SD. And chances are you will lose root on the ota.
Originally Posted by Droid-Xer
So, is the update worth it?
I'm using Touchdown for Corporate Email, Beautiful Widgets for weather updates, and I am usually on vibrate so silent ringer is not an issue.
That seems to be the biggest "updates" that you get. Are there any other benefits?
you HAVE to have all system apps for the OTA to work. it will fail if they arent all there.