Should I root or install OTA first?


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  1. kemical

    kemical New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all! I have a Droid Incredible on the way and it should be here in about 2 weeks *crosses fingers*. I want to get all the software I will need downloaded ahead of time, and I am confused about the order in which to do things. I have previously rooted and installed roms on my wife's Motorola Droid so I am somewhat familiar with the process.

    My plan is to have a rooted and OTA updated Incredible running 2.1 until there are 2.2 roms that function well with the camera. What I need to know is what order to install things. Do I install the leaked OTA update and then root? Is the OTA update officially out yet, and if so should I just wait for that to download and install before rooting?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
     

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  2. Bug Splat

    Bug Splat Well-Known Member

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    If rumors are correct 2.2 will be out before you get your phone. I would not installed the leak update because you will just have to downgrade and wipe your phone before you could get the official OTA update. If you want Root just wait for a rooted 2.2 ROM after the official one comes out and save yourself a lot of hassle.

    As for downloading the apps you want, just use Appbrain and select the apps you want. When you get your phone just sync it with Appbrain and it will suck down and install all the apps you selected.
     
  3. GatorsUF

    GatorsUF Well-Known Member

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    So can you not get OTA on a rooted phone? I am also wanting to root, but not sure how far into it I am ready to get yet.
     
  4. civicsisedan

    civicsisedan Well-Known Member

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    1. Apply original OTA
    2. Root
    3. Apply leaked 2.2 Rom

    Be happy. Dont worry about official update. You already got fully functional leaked and signed 2.2 update with ROOT!
     
  5. GatorsUF

    GatorsUF Well-Known Member

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    apply original OTA meaning what is already on my phone?
     
  6. civicsisedan

    civicsisedan Well-Known Member

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    No meaning the leaked OTA with radio update, 720 recording, and wifi tether to name a few.

    Then Apply Root via unrevoked.

    Then apply 2.2 Leaked Rom
     

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