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Root Do I need to un-root to install OTA Froyo Upgrade?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zacelliott, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. zacelliott

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    I rooted my Incredible using UnRevoked, and now i'm hearing that you have to unroot it to get the OTA upgrade to Froyo? Is this true? And if so how do I go about unrooting it?
     

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  2. Vaseline Smith

    Vaseline Smith Well-Known Member
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    Just go install the leak for this OTA im already running it.
     
  3. fillyo

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    No, if all else is stock. You will lose root though.
     
  4. brettd03

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    Im seeing conflicting reports of this...some say u need to unroot, some say you dont.

    I understand that I will lose root, but I have S-off...i assume i will be able to root again after OTA.

    My question is, do I need to unroot to get OTA?
     
  5. 0tter

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    From all the reading I've done, it seems the consensus is that no, you don't need to unroot. Also, like you said, while the OTA will take away root, if you are set S-off, then you should be able to get root back.

    Personally, I decided to not even bother worrying about it and just installed the pre-rooted version of the OTA leak.
     
  6. disciplined

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    I have the same concern. I have rooted my phone with unrevoked, but did not install the leaked antenna/720p OTA. Now that the OTA is being pushed to me (yes I am getting the message to upgrade to 2.2) I am not sure if I need to go back to stock first.

    Did anyone try installing the official 2.2 OTA on top of the unrevoked 2.1 root without the antenna leak?
     
  7. lafester

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    I think the consensus actually is that you do in fact need to UNROOT in order to receive ota. You do not need to have s-on which may be where the confusion is. These are two different things and each have a different effect on your phone.
     
  8. lafester

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    let us know if you are able to install while rooted :)
     
  9. crimton

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    from what i understand its the custom recovery that is what prevents the ota. and almost everyone who has root, has clockworkmod recovery. so if you have a custom recovery, for making nandroid backups and such, i think you need to unroot. thats what i'm doing, as i type this.
     
  10. lafester

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    yes clockwork basically is root along with busybox (whatever that is) and the superuser app.

    the ota checks to make sure you have stock recovery (no clockwork) as far as we know but i haven't seen any confirmation yet.
     
  11. jasperwill

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    he says his phone was rooted using unrevoked. doesnt that mean that he has the clockworks recovery?
    he also says that he is gettting th update message. that says to me that the OTA doesnt check for clockworks.
     
  12. ACD168

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    was rooted, could mean he was rooted with clockwork and now has stock recovery, also.
     
  13. jasperwill

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    HEY OP, can you tell us if you are currently rooted and are getting the update notification. do you have clockworks still?
    and when you have completed the update can you give us a quick rundown of what you have before and afterwards?
    clockworks, root permissions, homescreen setup, s-on or s-off.
    whatever your able to give us would be great ! :)
    thanks!
     
  14. lafester

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    just because you receive notification does not mean it will install.
    it would be nice if disciplined would update us on how it went.
     

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