OTA Update?


Last Updated:

  1. Cjohn8792

    Cjohn8792 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    9
    I've been reading posts for an hour now and can't find a direct answer. Or maybe there is one and I'm missing it due to my lack of rooting knowledge. I am using velocity .2 and clockwork mod recovery. I am getting a system update notification, Update now/Later, etc. What do I do? I am reading some of the posts and some seem like they pertain to it. Since Im rooter and on velocity .2 can I update? Do I have to go to the stock LG rom in rom manager and apply that first? do I have to do a factory reset? Am I supposed to lose root. Some help on how to apply the update with velocity .2 and clockword mod recovery tutorial to apply the update without bricking phone please.
     

    Advertisement
  2. jetblack

    jetblack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    5
    I'd be interested to hear an answer to this, too. I wasn't sure whether we'd be prompted for the OTA update if we were running Velocity 0.2. How are other Velocity users handling the VZB update? Are you all just applying it manually first, or is it possible to ignore it entirely and stick with Velocity?
     
  3. KuroTsubasa

    KuroTsubasa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    18
    I'm not sure about how to apply the update over Velocity, but I just did some research last night on how *not* to apply it. An update request poped up on my girlfriend's Ally (running Velocity). I was worried that if the update was applied over Velocity, it might have some issues.

    It turns out that CWM recovery will actually block the update from installing. Therefore, if you want the update request to go away, tell it to apply the update and recovery will just block it on restart.

    As for applying the update, your best bet would probably be to wait for Trident to patch any changes into Velocity. If you want it right now, I think you'd have to go back to the Stock rom and stay there. The update would be incompatible to apply *over* velocity, and applying velocity *over* the update would (I think) just nullify the update and get you back where you started.
     
  4. Cjohn8792

    Cjohn8792 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    9
    So if I go to rom manager and apply the odexed/stock v8 rom, then when the OTA pop up alerts me to install I can do it then? Or will it still cancel it out when restarting? I just need like a step by step thing if possible. I'm planning on creating a backup in clockwork, then applying the V8 Stock rom in rom manager then after it is done applying the update. Then leave it at that with no custom rom put on it until there is one made for the update. Also, when this update comes onto my phone, which is currently rooted. Does it stay rooted and will all of my apps continue to work as rooted and superuser permissions still there? I dont want to lose root or brick my phone because of a stupid required update if there isn't even anything being changed much. And what does the update do, has anyone applied it yet?
     
  5. death2all110

    death2all110 VIP Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,995
    Likes Received:
    1,208
    Velocity does not block OTA updates custom recovery has OTA disable and clockwork blocks when trying to install. However, even if you do go stock. apply the update and then apply velocity again, all you will get is the new radio. everything else from the update is taken off, simply because Velocity is based off the stock V8. You will lose root if you go stock and do the OTA update. it is not required. this update fixes stability issues and camera issues and adjusts responsiveness. and adds more junk pre-installed apps. Once again, this update UNROOTS the phone. it can be rooted again though. and if you apply the v8 stock rom via rom manager make sure you clear cache and dalvik cache and wipe data. Once again if you get the prompt to update and you have clock work recovery installed, tell it to apply the update, and then the recovery will block it on its own, no need to do anything else. and your phone also will not prompt you again for the update.
     
  6. jetblack

    jetblack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    5
    Will drellisdee's recovery also block the update in this manner, or should I flash Clockwork until I get the update and then switch back?
     
  7. death2all110

    death2all110 VIP Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,995
    Likes Received:
    1,208
    drellisdee's blocks OTA completely, which means your phone WILL NOT receive notification of a new update, or even download the new update. Personally, i could care less about the update.
     
    flick159 and jetblack like this.
  8. jetblack

    jetblack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    5
    Beautiful, that's exactly what I wanted and I agree with you. Now that I've finally taken this plunge, I'd prefer to install what I want when I want. Thanks for clarifying!
     
  9. gaetawoo

    gaetawoo Guest

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    17
    That's not true, because I have drellisdee's recovery on my phone, with velocity and his turbo4 and I have the update notification that keeps popping up. Unless there is something wrong with me, what you said isn't the case. When I reboot into recovery, drellisdee's recovery comes up, so i know that is working fine. yet, i still have the update.... am i missing something?
     
  10. flick159

    flick159 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    19
    Which version of his recovery are you on?
     
  11. gaetawoo

    gaetawoo Guest

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    17
    v1.2.3
     
  12. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Messages:
    599
    Likes Received:
    149
    The update is not turned off on Velocity and I believe its on on drellisdee's (I'm not 100% though), turning off the update feature kills the battery on custom ROM's so dev's dont turn it off anymore. The update does not bring anything fun but hold on guys some fun is coming to your Ally's =)
     
  13. gaetawoo

    gaetawoo Guest

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    17
    I did a little peruzing in drellisdee's media sharing folder and found the signed_VZB_rooted_deodex_radio_1015.zip file in there. I flashed that and then flashed his Turbo4 without kernel on top. With just the rom flash, linpack got 3.9 or so average. With the turbo4 and no kernel, it got 7 or so average. So far, i haven't gotten any update notifications, even though my system info still says VZ8. Is that supposed to change? Anyways, everyone is sure talking up velocity 3.
     
  14. darkxsun

    darkxsun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    470
    Likes Received:
    119
    When installing via this method, it doesn't change that. It's just cosmetic, though.
     
    warkrismagic and gaetawoo like this.
  15. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Messages:
    599
    Likes Received:
    149
    Meaning that you have the newest update but because its not signed with LG keys and all those fun little stupid things LG made its just not showing but you do have it so its all good :cool:
     
    gaetawoo likes this.
  16. gaetawoo

    gaetawoo Guest

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    17
    excellent, you guys are most excellent
     
  17. turbine

    turbine Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2010
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    2
    Yeah I finally got the OTA and just let it try to install so it could fail and I could go on with my day. I'll just wait for the .3 velocity with the update baked in.
     

Share This Page

Loading...