September 10th, 2012, 10:24 AM
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Device(s): Nexus 5
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Originally Posted by TambourineMan
I just got a Sprint S# and rooted it and applied the GalaxyS3root.com file that does the OTA LG8 update but preserves root. So my S3 is still stock.
There will be other updates coming (Jelly Bean anyone?)
How do I prevent them from installing until I know they are OK for a rooted phone or until I can unroot if the update will allow me to root after it is applied?
Will an OTA update for a rooted phone just automatically fail?
I know for my Thunderbolt I renamed some files so OTA updates can't run. My EVO 4G has CM7 so updates don't run.
, your device should not automatically install the OTA (up to LG8) unless you give it permission to do so. On a majority of SGS3 ROMs, developers have disabled the ability for the device to even connect to the Sprint OTA server, thus eliminating the issue you are currently experiencing. As to your original question - you could always try to modify that file name, but be sure to create a backup of the original elsewhere.
I talk to corporate like a BAWSS!
DEVICE ► Nexus 5 / Nexus 7
ROM ► Dirty Unicorns
KERNEL ► Stock / ElementalX