Will 905 Kill Root?


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  1. Coronach

    Coronach Well-Known Member

    My wife's phone got a notification that it has an update pending. I assume it is the 905 update that everyone is talking about. I'm at work right now so I can't do a lot of research on it, but she was wondering if she should update or not. Her phone is rooted and we don't want to lose root. If we want to not update, how can she kill the notification?

    Thanks in advance, and I would do more digging myself, but like I said I'm at work and can't really do too much looking right now.

    Mike

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  2. goldz28

    goldz28 Well-Known Member

    I used Voodoo OTA RootKeeper to back up my SU. temp unroot with the same program, updated, reroot and phone is still rooted.
  3. dberthia

    dberthia Well-Known Member

    I had previously rooted using the "Forever" root method. I defrosted all my frozen bloatware, ran the 905 update, and retained root after the update was complete. No problems here.
  4. Somniferum

    Somniferum Well-Known Member

    Same experience here.
  5. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member Guide


    I had some weird in-between root. Rerooted using motofail and everything was good.
  6. New Rising

    New Rising Well-Known Member

    I lost root applying the update, but just rooted using motofail again. I'm now on eclipse 3.0.
  7. William T Riker

    William T Riker Well-Known Member

    OTA's will always remove root.. just use voodoo ota rootkeeper and backup before you update, worked fine here no issues
  8. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Well-Known Member


    That's what I thought, too. I mean, that's what we've been told since the days of our OG Droids. But I've accepted the last two OTA updates, and I've retained root both times. I've been on the stock ROM for quite some time now, so I didn't have a ROM that protected it, or use any alternative method to ensure I kept it.

    Mostly, it was a curiosity thing as I wasn't worried about having to reroot, so this isn't something I'd recommend to anyone not wanting to have to go through the motions of losing root.
  9. William T Riker

    William T Riker Well-Known Member

    It's a fact, OTA's will remove root- which means you either forever rooted (or used a script that included it) and forgot or you just got lucky with a glitch on your handset both times, this isn't a Moto thing. Read up a post or two (New Rising) or in the 905 update thread, some users have already had their root removed on update, which in that case you would have to use motofail.. and like you said if you really are concerned about your root just use rootkeeper easiest way to go because doing nothing you're gonna lose it... under normal circumstances
  10. Lars

    Lars Well-Known Member

    You only loose root if the ota wipes the system partition. Not all otas do but 905 will.

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