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  1. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    10/4/13 DO NOT ACCEPT THIS OTA!!!!!
    this one only updates hd voice, but it includes Radio, PRI 3.02_003 & a few other smaller updates.....however, moonshine will not work.

    update:11/1/2013 we now have rumrunner to get s-off now

    looks like no new hboot, but the radios and touch panel was updated.

    here is a word of warning from captain throwback:
    update from the captain:
    new OTA update is out:

    old OTA's
    8/29/12 OTA Sense 4.1, android 4.0.4, new H-boot 1.19
    Sprint Community: 8/29: HTC EVO 4G LTE Software Update 2.13.651.1 (MR2)
    HTC EVO 4G LTE Software Update - 2.13.651.1 (MR2)

    - Browser no longer randomly closes from bookmarks
    - Bluetooth fix (minor)
    - Latest Version of Google Wallet
    - Latest Version of Visual Voicemail
    - LTE Scanning Improvement

    Rate your HTC EVO 4G LTE
    More information about your device in Support

    Important Notes:
    - Software version is: 2.13.651.1 (MR2)
    - Released in stages. If your device doesn't receive the update on the first day, please be patient and
    check back later.
    - Refer to the HTC EVO 4G LTE Software Updates for install instructions
    Here's the full changelog

    Sprint EVO 4G LTE Update v1.22.651.3 Rolling Out, Finally Fixes Google Wallet Along With A Bunch Of Other Things Sprint EVO 4G LTE Update v1.22.651.3 Rolling Out, Finally Fixes Google Wallet Along With A Bunch Of Other Things

    Seriously don't download it. Wait for a rooted version to be released. You could bork your phone. Do you really want that???

    This update addresses:

    Google security updates
    Wifi disconnect issue
    Time zone issue
    Google Wallet fix
    Side loaded video pause issue Random power cycling issue
    Pioneer Bluetooth Car Kit connection issu
    Gallery app crash
    Calendar reminder (all day even time) issue

  2. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

    Anyone with root (but s-on/stock) give this a shot with OTA Rootkeeper?

    So I'm Zedomax rooted, but stock rom/S-On, so as far as I understand, I don't have an outside Recovery flashed and cannot flash zips to the phone; what exactly am I missing and/or waiting for? Would the correct process be accepting the OTA but with OTA Voodoo Rootkeeper?
  3. kbp08tls

    kbp08tls Well-Known Member

    Here's what I posted in reply to your question in the other thread:

    It appears that accepting the OTA if you're s-on with stock recovery using OTA Voodoo Rootkeeper works. But that's with only one data point that I know of.
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  4. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    This appears to have given us a new bootloader, no word yet on if lazypanda works with it.
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  5. CYNICALifornia

    CYNICALifornia Well-Known Member

    Thanks for doing the leg work on this. Would you be willing to aggregate the proper course of action per root method on the top of this sticky?

  6. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    If you are stock rooted with the stock recovery (locked & S-on) you can take the OTA but may lose root.

    If you are unlocked or S-OFF do not take the update, wait for a flash-able updated ROM
  7. CYNICALifornia

    CYNICALifornia Well-Known Member

    If I am stock rooted with stock recovery I should use OTA Root Keeper?

    (Sorry if I'm redundant and slow here. I had a full root on mt OG Evo, so this 'soft root' stuff is new territory to me.)
  8. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    I have no personal experience with that, but based on other's responses I would say you will need something like that to keep root.
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  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I would personally advise against any OTA updates, regardless of method.

    If this OTA does mess with the bootloader, then I think that many will rue the day they avoided this warning.

    Once upon a time it was an inviolate rule of rooting - never, never, never accept an OTA. The "accept OTA/re-root/try-to-preserve root" school is one I'll never accept - look at the 1.5 year history of people doing it and right after declaring victory, crying that they're stuck until new exploits can be found.

    The s-off unlocking of the bootloader expects a specific exploit - will it remain? The Regaw one-click goes through HTC anonymously selecting "other supported device" - with that still work with this bootloader?

    Your mileage may vary, do as you all think best.

    No one has ever been jammed up following the "just wait, don't accept the OTA advice" - ever. Plenty of those who went the other way lived to regret it.

    As for "soft root" - I've a thread on that - it's a total misnomer, although chosen with good intentions. The "soft root" method is simply perm root, meaning - permanent root but without a custom recovery nor unlocked bootloader (the requirement for custom recovery).

    PS from the OTA Rootkeeper page -

    All of us here are already using SuperSU, so - what's the point of playing with that?

    Second PS - No one has ever once regretting following my rooting advice in over two years. I feel like a dork for putting it that way, but I really want to stress the importance of giving this a day or two to sort out.

    Confirmed with a big tip of the topper to Sgt. Slaughter (AF member, XDA mod and a friend to all) -

    We're all on 1.12.xxxx now (1.12.2222 for those staying current).
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  10. kbp08tls

    kbp08tls Well-Known Member

    I would, but I would hate for it to turn into something like "don't do it unless it's a full moon on the second thursday of the month and you're standing on your head while chewing bubble gum" sort of deal.

    There's another report of someone that was rooted, stock rom, stock recovery, that the update failed. So the jury is still out.

    You can follow things on the thread I started on AC here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc-evo-4g-lte/188675-psa-do-not-accept-ota-if-you-rooted.html. I saw that folks were getting OTAs, posted that thread as a warning, then came over here to see how the update was going for you guys. Then I see this post and I'm like "great minds think alike!" lol
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  11. kbp08tls

    kbp08tls Well-Known Member

    Excellent advice. Do you mind if I quote this, with reference to this thread and yourself, in my thread at AC?
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  12. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

    Ah, the change in the bootloader is something new. I didn't want to rush into the LazyPanda S-OFF because the last I saw in the thread here was that it was bricking phones and people were still in the midst of investigating. Is there any new word on that front?
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  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    You're more than welcome to, but last time (that I'm aware of, someone sent me a link last year) someone quoted one of my posts from here and named me over at AC, the mods took it down as against the standard competing-site clause in the site rules.

    We have one of those clauses too, we're just not wrapped really tightly about it, especially when phone failure is on the line. Then again, we're the oldest and largest Android self-help site and the old adage applies - our house, our rules, their house, their rules.

    Myself, I like to give to credit where due because I think we're all in this together. ;)
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  14. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator


    We're pretty confident that 1) the unbrick method works (we think we're past true bricks to just a stuck state on Qualcomm Download Mode), and 2) a simple live CD or USB stick set up to do the s-off in Linux with that unbrick tool on stand-by (it only works in Linux) is the way to go. It avoids all of the Windows pitfalls associated with USB drivers, the cause of most trouble - and leaves you ready to go to bypass the Qualcomm condition.

    Granite has been working on a fool-proof step by guide for that.

    If anyone wants to take the pieces as-is and go for that solution, ping me in this thread, I'll assemble the instructions from our existing successful posts on this.
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  15. kbp08tls

    kbp08tls Well-Known Member

    I'll give it a shot. I wasn't aware of the competing-site clause. Was I out of bounds for posting a link to one of my threads at AC in this thread (post 10)?
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  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I know a mod or two here - I wouldn't worry a lot about that. ;) :D ;)

    Pimping other sites for the sake of pimping is something we will shut down.

    Trying to link communities to prevent bad phone karma - isn't that what we're supposed to be about?? ;)
  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    New Radio Firmware!

    Courtesy of another great member of this site and XDA and another friend to all -

    [RADIOS] Jewel Radio Collection - Latest: - xda-developers

    When the smoke settles, one of us with make a radio thread for this and add to the root sticky here.

    Big props to our pals at XDA for this fine work.

    Highly recommend installing only with the new update bits (when ready) - these things often go hand-in-hand.
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  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

  19. ovrrdrive

    ovrrdrive Well-Known Member

    I'll be curious to see if they closed the lazypanda exploit in the new bootloader for sure. That's one of the reasons I was in a rush to get s-off before I did any updating. These loopholes come and go pretty quickly.

    And for anyone that wants the update so bad they're willing to risk an ota, just relax. As already shown these hit the forums pretty quickly and will be incorporated into your favorite rom within days. There's really no reason to take it ota. Not only will it be safe to flash, but it will probably work better once the devs get done with it anyway.
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  20. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    There's absolutely no doubt about it, as insisted earlier, and now -

    Adding insult to injury -

    Or look at people in the other forums who thought they could outfox that advice - and are singing the blues now that they are screwed, blued, and tattooed - right in threads like this where they were warned not to do it.

    Sucks to be them, but it is what it is.

    Sure glad our gang didn't go the wrong way.
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  21. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer Moderator

    Yes the unbrick tool has been confirmed to work by several members over at XDA, and across the forui. :)

    The Live CD isn't very hard to set up, though it may be time consuming depending on your internet connection speed and your PC optical drive read speed. It took me about 30 minutes +/- to get everything working properly with a live CD.

    I have been working on a S-OFF guide, and I'm just about done. Shouldn't have taken this long, but a lot of outside forces have been stealing my chi lately. :eek:

    My apologies on the delay

    The Cap'n strikes again!! We'll have to get that thread added to the All Things Root Guide pronto!!


    No need to OTA it, patience is a virtue. ;)

    Remember when Gingerbread was released for the OG Evo? 3 months or so later a root method became available. I'm not willing to take that chance for a maintenance update. :)

    I'll try really hard to get the S-Off (work in progress) thread posted tonight. With EM's blessing and Midas touch of course. :p
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  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Take your time on the guide, and many thanks.

    We'll hook up in the usual venue.

  23. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Another reason NOT to accept the OTA!!!!!

    It also may be that kernels are not flashable when unlocked
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  24. kbp08tls

    kbp08tls Well-Known Member

    So, am I right in assuming that if you want the updated radios, you need to flash it before flashing the stock rooted ROM? I am rooted, HTC unlocked, s-on.

    EDIT: NVM, just saw answer in other thread.
    Now, my question is does flashing the stock rooted ROM update the bootloader as well? I'm assuming it's just like flashing any other ROM.
  25. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    No, flashing a ROM does not touch your recovery, radios, or bootloader.

    Flashing the updated ROM will leave you with the old H-boot (which is exactly what you want)
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