question about rooted droid and ota updates


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  1. jimbubba3

    jimbubba3 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have rooted my droid and now I started wondering about what happens when verizon releases ota updates. I reverted back to 2.0.1 , 2.1 was a little too buggy for me. Does anyone know what will happen if/when verizon releases 2.1 ota. Will rooted droids receive the ota updates, will there be any problems installing the os. I just want to make sure I get the updates if I don't go back to mc's 2.1 rom.
     

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  2. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member

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    Just like I forced 2.0.1, I'll be forcing the next update too. I have OTA updates disabled just to be safe.
     
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    BigMace23 Well-Known Member

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    So if I unroot, OTA updates will be back to normal??
     
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    jimbubba3 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    How do you disable ota updates? My big fear is that an ota update could mess up my phone.
     
  5. neemo6

    neemo6 Well-Known Member

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    Im wondering the same thing. This is the reason I have not yet rooted, worried as how ota's affect a rooted phone.
     
  6. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member

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    To turn OFF future OTA updates, there is a file in the /system/etc/security folder. The file is named "otacerts.zip". Rename it "otacerts.zip.bak", or whatever you want. That will prevent future updates.

    You can change that filename using ADB, the root explorer app, or a terminal emulator app of choice right on your DROID. I use root explorer because it is easy and fast. But that's just me...
     
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    your solution worked like a champ :)
     
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    I'll try it
     
  9. RottnJP

    RottnJP Well-Known Member

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    Does this method still work? I ran the one touch root script, and it seemed to run properly... Barnacle wifi tether is running, so it looks like root is happy... But it's not letting me rename the ota file as described above.

    Any thoughts?
     
  10. SNeitzel

    SNeitzel Well-Known Member

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    Are you using RootExplorer like messenger13 notes above?
    If so, make sure you switch to Read/Write mode before you try to rename the file. By default, RootExplorer opens in Read Only mode.
     

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