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  1. unitypunk

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    Freeze/Uninstall:

    MobileCare 6.3.0_B2 (com.innopath.activecare)
    MobileCare Extensions 1.0 (com.innopath.activecare.dev.oem)

    to avoid OTA updating, and possible loss of root/Brick until we nail down recovery.
     

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    Not sure of a way for you to disable OTA updates, but OTA Root Keeper might work in ensuring your SU Binary is backed pre update so you can restore post update (if the update breaks root).
     
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    i did note that "MobileCare 6.3.0_B2" has the same icon as the ota update app, and froze it (and MobileCare Extensions 1.0) without troubles.

    im using superSU and it says on that app description "
    The application doesn't support original Superuser and not SuperSU for a very simple reason. The same feature OTA protection feature is already present in SuperSU.
    In most case, only manufacturer's original recovery is able to install OTAs. It should not interfere with OTA update process itself." does that mean i shouldnt lose root via OTA anyway?
     
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    No, a system update of any sort, almost always means you'll lose root unfortunately.

    Which SU app do you have installed? It looks as though it's only the paid version of SuperSU that supports the root backup function.
     
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    positive the app is moblie care and its extension.... :)
     
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    im using SuperSU BTW, the free version
     

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