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  1. harmlessdrudge

    harmlessdrudge New Member

    My Sensation 4G is on Android 4.03, Sense 3.6, software rev 3.32.401.5

    I rooted it long ago in order to install Titanium backup. A few weeks ago the backups started to fail because root privilege couldn't be obtained. I haven't had time to investigate this yet.

    Today I realized that the periodic OS software update alerts and subsequent installations I'm getting aren't actually doing anything. If I check for an update right after installing one it wants to do it all over again.

    Apart from backups not working and the phone not updating it's working ok. Any ideas?

  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Do you have a custom recovery on there? Have you been rooted and accepted an update?
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  3. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Welcome to the forums!!! :D

    Custom recoveries will prevent you from taking an ota successfully, and most OTAs will break root.

    Its some sort of paradox
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  4. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    yup... the custom recovery is preventing your updates. if your rom is still all stock,you could possibly install the stock recovery so the device will update properly.

    my persoal recomendation,would be to simply flash a rom in recovery thats based on the update. since youre just stock,and the OTA is prolly minor,you can possibly flash an updated rom without a data wipe and not lose personal data.

    im on my way out the door,but ill try and help you find a rom or another solution later this evening(i thot your built was the most current :eek:) but in the mean time,you may check here for a rom to install: http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1112
  5. harmlessdrudge

    harmlessdrudge New Member

    I am not sure I understand all of the responses here (bear with me please; am not a phone geek). What is an OTA? (excuse my ignorance) -- but I get the gist.

    What would my phone be running if I hadn't rooted it? Can I find out? (software rev etc.)

    I took a look at the xda-developers list and was a bit daunted at the selection! Any advice on how I should decide? I'd certainly be interested to hear of the experiences of other HTC Sensation 4G owners.


    BTW Yes I have Clockworkmod Recovery v5.8.0.9 installed.

    BTW2 I'm guessing OTA = over the air ?
  6. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Yes, ota is over the air updates :D
  7. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    i am very sorry for the late responses,ive not been near the computer much the last couple days.

    i sould suggest making a nandroing backup,then flashing a new rom in CWmod recovery.

    this one is an enhanced stock rom,and would be a good "first flash" choice :)

    just holler if you have further questions :)

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