2.3.20 Update + Root


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  1. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    1.) Will this for sure break root

    2.) If I update to this OS, can I re-root using one click method with 2.3.20?

    3.) I have mentioned it before - OTA Blocking on root please???

    I am willing to break root to try it out and re root, but I need some feedback, if possible, first.
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  2. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Dammit -- Can a mod move this to root section :D
     
  3. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

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    best chance of preserving root through any ota is to move the su binary to xbin before taking the update
     
  4. jasnmar

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    1. Yes.
    2. Don't know about one click, but standard rage exploit and a few unix commands to regain root works (I did it twice today).
    3. Outside of my abilities :)
     
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    So would it be advisable to unfreeze frozen apps and uninstall anything that was root dependent prior to doing the OTA???
     
  6. jasnmar

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    I can't speak to frozen apps as I didn't have any, but apps requiring root survived fine. I didn't try launching any of them while un rooted, but they survived the process fine.
    Jason
     
  7. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Unfreeze (might as well) - T. Backup everything - OTA update - re-root - T. Backup restore. DONE That's what I will be doing at least.

    However, I have had root applications exist on a non rooted phone from Market restores, but I have never launched them in an unrooted phone. Maybe best not to.

    Then again, my D2 was rooted within a couple hours of getting it, so I guess I don't have too much non root experience anymore.
     
  8. RJT185

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    Yeah that's what I think I'll be doing. IDK, my phone in the last couple of days has been unsually laggy and jumpy (between 1x and 3G). Used to be I'd just do a factory restore ... but with it being rooted ... not as clean cut.
     
  9. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Maybe *228 option 2 to update roaming, for the 2g/3g issue.
    Let me know how my suggestion worked.
     
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    I tried *228 O2, both @ home and @ work. We'll see if it works.
     
  11. Montuhotep

    Montuhotep Well-Known Member

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    Last I checked, this was am "all things root" section! ;)
     
  12. Montuhotep

    Montuhotep Well-Known Member

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    Do I have to restore to the original os before I do the ota?
     
  13. Thornfullessrose

    Thornfullessrose Well-Known Member

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    LOL... It was moved like he asked. Think about it. ;)
    I don't think so. Are you on something else? Like a ROM or something? if so, you might want to.
     
  14. JDunc

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    I did and I suggest it but I don't think you HAVE to.
     
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    infil Well-Known Member

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    i used the update.zip format found over on xda(will post link) and had no problems after i uninstalled clockworkmod recovery. didnt loose root or anything.
     
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    can you post this link?
     
  17. crg31953

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    I don't get to spend much time here but, since the OTA 2.3.20 update this is what worked for me.

    Had to go back to a 2.2.20 rom backup to install it.
    I was able to use my terminal emulator to reroot and had some Super User issues but an upgrade took care of that.
    I was also able to deodex the OTA update and move whatever .apks to my sdcard that I don't use.
    I also was able to OC the system and am now running it at 1.3 ULV with no problems so far ;).
    I am using Droid 2 Overclock to set scaling frequencies and Set CPU for profiles, I am letting Droid 2 Oc set my voltages and as I said it's working.
    The only major issue I had was installing my favorite theme (Black Glass), I tried twice and both times it put my phone in a boot-loop. Thanks to Rom Manager and my habbit of rom backups after each step I was able to go back and am now themeless.

    Any way, I'm Happy :) screen shots included.
     

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    JDunc Well-Known Member

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    More and likely the port for that theme is based on 2.2 so it will put your phone in a bootloop unfortunately.
     
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    I believe you are right, I hope 928 does an update. I think it is an excellent and well done theme!
     
  20. JDunc

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    It is. The first theme I put on my phone was that one.
     
  21. RJT185

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    I definitely just bricked my phone. Thank the lord for the SBF file. Oy!
     
  22. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Fun isn't it!!
     

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