Do I Need To Unroot To Udate To ICS?


  1. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member

    With my evo it wasn't necessary, but I'm not sure?

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  2. james27007

    james27007 Look into my Eye VIP Member

  3. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    As a general rule, you never unroot to take an update and then reroot.
  4. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member

    I tried the kies air method for upgrading and it told me that I already had the latest firmware, so something is definitely amiss. It would be easier if ATT just pushed out an OTA that unrooted the phone, then I could just update and reroot.

    I don't know which path to take here, would you guys weigh in on the best method to get this update please.
  5. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member

    Update...

    Kies Air is telling me that my device "does not support firmware via kies".
  6. iOStracizer

    iOStracizer New Member

    Would you mind explaining this for noobs like me? Seems like a lot of stuff that im reading about updating a rooted phone suggests unrooting first, before updating. What's your take?

    I want to update to ICS. If i updated without unrooting first, would that remove the root? Many thanks!
  7. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member


    I read through this post, and the only problem is that my laptop likes to die about every 15 minutes, and I don't want to have my phone in download mode with the battery removed, kies air doing its thing and bam, dead laptop.

    There's gotta be another way.

    Will ATT push OTA updates?

    Can I do this without kies?
  8. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member

    Feel free to cancel the thread, I just ordered a replacemement note through ATT and it's shipping with ICS.
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