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Root FOTA update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ChiweN, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. ChiweN

    ChiweN Well-Known Member
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    Interesting enough, my attain just tried a fota update. I wonder what its for.
     

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    `whats that?
     
  3. ChiweN

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    For over the air updates from MetroPCS/Samsung
     
  4. Tokenpoke

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    An attempt to block built in wifi tether id immagine
     
  5. Tokenpoke

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    Fota updat to 2.3.6

    After reboot it showed a radio update notice. Playing with stuff to figure out if wifi tether was blocked.
     
  6. ChiweN

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    What radio version are you showing?
     
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    Nothing seems changed really.
    Can't test wifi tether.
     
  8. jemini1988

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    my phone did that and the update un-rooted my device. =-\
     
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    So anyone that get this update what difference my end we fota error
     
  10. ChiweN

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    No changes. According to metro there was no fota update. At first we thought it was a radio update but I later learned the radio versions didn't change.

    Im inclined to believe metro. I don't think there actually was a fota update. Everyone that has seen the update message has one thing in common, they are rooted. Non-rooted attain users didn't get a fota update or message.

    Now ask me why we got the message, and ill say hell if I know lol.
     
  11. skinlab

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    I'm rooted and never received a fota update.
     
  12. ChiweN

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    I didn't say ALL rooted attains. I said the only people to get it have rooted attains.
     
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    Actually when I got it first (when I sent pictures) my phone was 15min out of the box and the second time I was rooted and it was 3am
     
  15. Goochy

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    I have 2 attains, both rooted. 1 recieved fota, 1 didnt. So I dunno.
     
  16. ChiweN

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    Really? I hadn't heard of anyone with an unrooted phone getting it until now. Hmm maybe a conspiracy by metro? Lol. It didn't seem to do anything and they deny it even happened.
     
  17. bowtomecha

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    Mine isn't rooted and I got a forced update a few weeks ago.
     
  18. Tokenpoke

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    Wanna settle it? See what may change?

    Find a way to compare a full dump from a fresh rooted phone to one from the same phone after it auto updates or whatever is going on.
     
  19. kcsvx

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    i have got the fota twice n my girl has a non rooted attain n she has yet to get one
     

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