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  1. cbanning

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    Took the OTA (wasn't rooted yet). Now I want to root hopefully with the Auto Root for MAC process. Can I still do that?
     

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    i dont know the answer,but when you find out,you should report back for us :)
     
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    This is an excellent question. Can it be rooted after today's OTA update? A friend of mine called me yesterday to root his phone, and today he installed the update. I haven't had time to root it yet..but I just want root access to remove the bloat. I don't mind the other stuff as is and I doubt he will either. So...dear fellow rooters, help us out =).
     
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    There shouldn't be any reason why not..

    The leaked update from weeks ago is the exact same as was released today..

    However, if you root first, DO NOT accept the OTA update!
     
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    what did the OTA consist of?
     
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    youll need to ask in the auto root threads if they have been updated to include the new firmware.

    the good news,is that you can definately still do it the "old school" manual method. from the first post:

    "Updated May 12th 2011

    This guide has been updated to MR1/OTA Firmware 1.13.605.7"

    that thread is here on xda: [ROOT] MR1/OTA PermRoot + Unlock Bootloader - Safer/Easier 5/12/2011 - xda-developers

    couple helpful videos on that method here: http://androidforums.com/thunderbolt-all-things-root/322897-thunderbolt-rooting-methods.html

    i assume there are tweeks to the files that trick the phone into accepting the downgrade RUU(tho i could be wrong),and if the methods arent updated you will be running 1.12.605.9 rooted firmware after the process,and your phone will hound you to update until: 1)you manually install the rooted 1.13.605.7 or 2)install one of the custom roms based on this firmware.

    if there are no tweeks to the files for the downgrade,youd be relatively safe to go ahead and run the one click/easy root methods,just make sure you do 1 or 2 above after.

    however,if there are tweeks to these files,i have no idea what bad things could happen :eek:

    my advice would be DO NOT run any of the easy root/1 click methods until you have confirmed with their creators that the methods have been accordingly updated.

    all methods currently out there are based on the manual method,wich is considered the safest and most reliable at this point. :)
     

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