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Root OTA for ICS says failed!! Need help

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tpdtopcop, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. tpdtopcop

    tpdtopcop Well-Known Member
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    Just bought used razr maxx. received the OTA and states update failed. Original owner says he rooted with matts utility but thats all he did
    nothing else. Shouldnt I be able to install ota and just break root or do I have to unroot?




     

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  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
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    I would always recommend you unroot first as it may cause some firmware issues with the update.
     
  3. tpdtopcop

    tpdtopcop Well-Known Member
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    thanks
     
  4. smurfe

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    When they had the last update for GB I never could get the update to install on mine. I had to wipe my phone, install the factory recovery, download the updates the re-root. I am wondering if I am going to have the same problem with this one. I to have the Voodoo unroot installed, it didn't work the last time. Wonder if it will this time.
     
  5. syntrix

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    I would venture a guess that you have to remove the su binary first, but what do I know :D:D
     
  6. tpdtopcop

    tpdtopcop Well-Known Member
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    I know unrooted using droid razr utility and put a fresh install of .181 on and now I can't get the phone to download the ota. It just says device is up to date and I was downloading it at will yesterday and today before I unrooted.
     
  7. wnoble

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    Here too.
    With my phone rooted, downloaded the OTA 3 times and each time it failed. Now unrooted and factory reset, no updates available. Weird.
     
  8. Kelmar

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    What have you done since being rooted?

    Give it a week or so, the update should be available to pull by then. Or use the latest Matt's utility to install it.
     
  9. tpdtopcop

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    I did a search on that and a lot of people were having problems doing it that way
     
  10. digdug1

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    Im guessing that you guys got prompted for the update early because you signed up for the soak test. You should hopefully be prompted again when everyone else is.

    Perhaps having a custom recovery is what prevented the update from going through or you deleted some bloatware?
     
  11. syntrix

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    That prevents some OTA's on other devices that have that modification! Well known issue on other devices. Great tip.
     
  12. BaadAndy

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    I had to use matt's utl. to flash stock and then unroot it to work. No matter what I tried I could not get it to update until I went all stock and then updated it. I know I froze some bloat, and uninstalled some, but restored it all, or so I thought, But I guess it did not like what I had done.
    Best this is there are many people out there way smarter out there than I am, and they like to write things down for me to follow :)
    Good luck@
     
  13. jlewis74

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    No issues here! Very easy if you follow the process!
     

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