do custom ROMs allow firmware update?

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  1. hakujin

    hakujin Well-Known Member
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    might be a dumb question, but I don't wanna do the fw update on my fresh 2.1.2 hero, if it's going to break root. I'm guessing not but want to be sure.

    thanks!
     

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  2. hakujin

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    anyone? sheesh, I'm starting to feel like a leper here. I thought this would be an easy one for someone more in the know.
     
  3. 330D

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    Firmware is the version of android you have and sprint's bloatware, I believe. It won't update if you are rooted, and you don't want to.
     
  4. barnacles

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    Correct. Updating any firmware through sprint, assuming custom ROMS allowed it, would break root. ROMs do not have this option, and as mentioned, you don't want it anyway.
     
  5. mslisaj

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    Okay Gentlemen, I have had this question and instead of starting a new thread I'm sure you can answer it here. I am rooted with DC v2.09.1, do I have to ever worry about an OTA update sent to my phone by sprint that I didn't want? I have updated my profile and PRL but in the back of my mind I wonder if I'm opening the door to sprint to come in and update everything (I like my phone just the way it is now)? Should I worry about this? From what I read here the answer would be no but let's get it out there for a real answer..........

    Thanks so much.......

    Lisa :)
     
  6. mslisaj

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    Okay Gentlemen, I have had this question and instead of starting a new thread I'm sure you can answer it here. I am rooted with DC v2.09.1, do I have to ever worry about an OTA update sent to my phone by sprint that I didn't want? I have updated my profile and PRL but in the back of my mind I wonder if I'm opening the door to sprint to come in and update everything? Should I worry about this? From what I read here the answer would be no but let's get it out there for a real answer..........

    Thanks so much.......

    Lisa :)
     
  7. 330D

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    I am pretty sure you can turn that feature (auto-update) off. I haven't done it, so I am not sure where it is, but I also don't think rooted phones will auto update if sprint ever releases an ota update for you.
     
  8. hakujin

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    Exactly what I needed to know. Thanks!
     
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