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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by inssane, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. inssane

    inssane Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    1.) Will this for sure break root

    2.) If I update to this OS, can I re-root using one click method with 2.3.20?

    3.) I have mentioned it before - OTA Blocking on root please???

    I am willing to break root to try it out and re root, but I need some feedback, if possible, first.

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  2. inssane

    inssane Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Dammit -- Can a mod move this to root section :D
  3. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    best chance of preserving root through any ota is to move the su binary to xbin before taking the update
  4. jasnmar

    jasnmar Newbie

    1. Yes.
    2. Don't know about one click, but standard rage exploit and a few unix commands to regain root works (I did it twice today).
    3. Outside of my abilities :)
  5. RJT185

    RJT185 Android Enthusiast

    So would it be advisable to unfreeze frozen apps and uninstall anything that was root dependent prior to doing the OTA???
  6. jasnmar

    jasnmar Newbie

    I can't speak to frozen apps as I didn't have any, but apps requiring root survived fine. I didn't try launching any of them while un rooted, but they survived the process fine.
  7. inssane

    inssane Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Unfreeze (might as well) - T. Backup everything - OTA update - re-root - T. Backup restore. DONE That's what I will be doing at least.

    However, I have had root applications exist on a non rooted phone from Market restores, but I have never launched them in an unrooted phone. Maybe best not to.

    Then again, my D2 was rooted within a couple hours of getting it, so I guess I don't have too much non root experience anymore.
  8. RJT185

    RJT185 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah that's what I think I'll be doing. IDK, my phone in the last couple of days has been unsually laggy and jumpy (between 1x and 3G). Used to be I'd just do a factory restore ... but with it being rooted ... not as clean cut.
  9. inssane

    inssane Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Maybe *228 option 2 to update roaming, for the 2g/3g issue.
    Let me know how my suggestion worked.
  10. RJT185

    RJT185 Android Enthusiast

    I tried *228 O2, both @ home and @ work. We'll see if it works.
  11. Montuhotep

    Montuhotep Member

    Last I checked, this was am "all things root" section! ;)
  12. Montuhotep

    Montuhotep Member

    Do I have to restore to the original os before I do the ota?
  13. Thornfullessrose

    Thornfullessrose Android Expert

    LOL... It was moved like he asked. Think about it. ;)
    I don't think so. Are you on something else? Like a ROM or something? if so, you might want to.
  14. JDunc

    JDunc Android Enthusiast

    I did and I suggest it but I don't think you HAVE to.
  15. infil

    infil Well-Known Member

    i used the update.zip format found over on xda(will post link) and had no problems after i uninstalled clockworkmod recovery. didnt loose root or anything.
  16. lukester78

    lukester78 Lurker

    can you post this link?
  17. crg31953

    crg31953 Newbie

    I don't get to spend much time here but, since the OTA 2.3.20 update this is what worked for me.

    Had to go back to a 2.2.20 rom backup to install it.
    I was able to use my terminal emulator to reroot and had some Super User issues but an upgrade took care of that.
    I was also able to deodex the OTA update and move whatever .apks to my sdcard that I don't use.
    I also was able to OC the system and am now running it at 1.3 ULV with no problems so far ;).
    I am using Droid 2 Overclock to set scaling frequencies and Set CPU for profiles, I am letting Droid 2 Oc set my voltages and as I said it's working.
    The only major issue I had was installing my favorite theme (Black Glass), I tried twice and both times it put my phone in a boot-loop. Thanks to Rom Manager and my habbit of rom backups after each step I was able to go back and am now themeless.

    Any way, I'm Happy :) screen shots included.

    Attached Files:

  18. JDunc

    JDunc Android Enthusiast

    More and likely the port for that theme is based on 2.2 so it will put your phone in a bootloop unfortunately.
  19. crg31953

    crg31953 Newbie

    I believe you are right, I hope 928 does an update. I think it is an excellent and well done theme!
  20. JDunc

    JDunc Android Enthusiast

    It is. The first theme I put on my phone was that one.
  21. RJT185

    RJT185 Android Enthusiast

    I definitely just bricked my phone. Thank the lord for the SBF file. Oy!
  22. inssane

    inssane Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Fun isn't it!!

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