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If I end up rooting, can i still download OTA like 2.2, and later Gingerbread?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mdonova33, May 26, 2010.

  1. mdonova33

    mdonova33 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    If i root my incredible when someone gains root access, will i need to unroot it to install OTA updates on 2.2 and gingerbread?

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  2. Humpa

    Humpa Well-Known Member

    I suspect that depends. Like with the Droid, I imagine as long as you had the appropriate otacerts file on the phone, then the update would happen - of course depending on what root did, or what you did when rooted, the update may fail (it is expecting certain things/files/programs/whatever).

    But perhaps we should wait until either it is rooted or they release the OTA.
  3. mdonova33

    mdonova33 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. Also, is it possible to unroot, get the OTA update, then root back?
  4. Humpa

    Humpa Well-Known Member

    No, it is not possible to root yet, nevermind what happens next. ;)
  5. stanfna

    stanfna Well-Known Member

    well...technically it is "possible". it just hasn't been done yet. ;)
  6. Humpa

    Humpa Well-Known Member

    I said "yet" :D

    EDIT: ok, I see what you mean now. It would have been accurate if I had left out the word "possible". ;)
  7. mdonova33

    mdonova33 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    What i am asking is if when i am able to root it, if i do so, will it be possible to unroot it to install new versions of android, and then root back?
  8. Humpa

    Humpa Well-Known Member

    I do not think anyone can answer that 100% yet.
    But I would think it would stand to reason that if things advance enough to get root, that you'd also then be able to unroot/get back to stock (ie, able to receive OTA).

    EDIT: and then to root after the OTA, you'd have to wait until they come up with that "fix" - which may or may not be easy, depending on the rooting process that they may or not even come up with by that time.
  9. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Based on the progress of Inc rooting, you may have 2.2 OTA before there is a rooted option ;)
  10. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    That's very true. lol

    If you have a rooted Inc then you'll have to disable otacerts.zip if you don't want to receive updates (most custom ROMs that'll be made will do this automatically). If you don't and you accept the update, than you'll lose root access as the update will fix that. You would then lose the ability to root again until someone figures out how to gain root access on 2.2.

    If you did root before the update, I'd suggest keeping it. It's more likely that someone makes a custom 2.2 ROM quicker than it'll take to gain root access on 2.2. In any case, the custom 2.2 ROMs will LIKELY be out beforehand, anyway.
  11. mdonova33

    mdonova33 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    What is the difference between rooting a phone, and a ROM?
  12. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    Correct! OP, you'll still get the 2.2(and anything afterwards) update, just not officially.;)

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