Originally Posted by originalgadz
So I just noticed I got updated to 6.2.2 and lost my root. Even though OTA says it has a saved su and says it restores when I hit restore, it does not give me root. Have re-booted. Do I need to go through the steps of rooting again from my PC? Also noticed that OTA has a new button to protect su. Must have been part of an update that I didn't see until now and am too late. So I assume next time need to protect su so as not to worry about updates to the OS? Thanks for the advice! -OG
I hadn't rooted before 6.2.2, so I don't know how effective any version of OTA Rootkeeper would have been. It's effectiveness relies on the OTA update not overwriting the partition where it stashes a copy of root, and that's unknown for future updates. So, OTA Rootkeeper provides no guarantee at all. I think the best use of OTA Rootkeeper is to provide a "one click" solution to unrooting and rerooting an already rooted Kindle, so that you can unroot quickly to use the Amazon streaming video feature. Click again and root back. Again, no guarantees it'll work after an OTA update.
As far as rooting from your PC, the biggest challenge I had was getting my darned PC and my version of the Android SDK to see the attached Kindle via ADB. Having done that, rooting was trivial (even 6.2.2). So, assuming you still have your PC set up for the task of using ADB, re-rooting is almost as easy as running the rootkeeper app. The big fear is that future OTA updates will patch the exploits that the current rooting tools use to gain su. Neall