Unroot for upgrades and updates

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by whs37, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. whs37

    whs37 Well-Known Member
    103

    Jan 29, 2011
    597
    113
    103
    Male
    retired
    Florida/Germany
    Someone was trying to tell me that you have to unroot the device for major updates. He was citing going from 2.x to 4.x. Does anybody know whether that is true or false. Thanks.
     

    Advertisement
  2. valorian

    valorian Well-Known Member
    183

    Feb 15, 2011
    1,947
    499
    183
    Male
    Northern Illinois
    Are you referring to OTA update from your carrier? If you are then you don't need OTA updates. If you are rooted you can install any OS version you want that is made for your phone.
     
  3. Hadron

    Hadron VIP Member
    VIP Member
    2,118

    Aug 9, 2010
    18,387
    11,369
    2,118
    Spacecorp Test Pilot
    Dimension Jumping
    The best advice would be to ask in the device forum.

    In my experience it's generally not a good idea to accept over the air updates on a rooted device full stop - on some devices it just doesn't work, on others it causes problems. But I don't presume to give universal advice ;)

    But conversely, if you use custom ROMs you would probably never care about official updates - if the device has a decent development community any major update will be incorporated into the ROMs fairly quickly, in which case you'd just flash a new ROM.
     
  4. whs37

    whs37 Well-Known Member
    103

    Jan 29, 2011
    597
    113
    103
    Male
    retired
    Florida/Germany
    Thanks for the answers. It was really a generic question without any particular device in mind. From your inputs I gather that the answer is: "It depends".
     

Share This Page

Loading...