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Root OTA Updates, Reverting Back, and Apps After Rooting?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by konman795, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. konman795

    konman795 Well-Known Member
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    So I'm contemplating if I should root my Nexus One mainly because I really want that extra performance boost. However I have a few questions. First will I still receive the OTA updates Google pushes out? And secondly, will I be able to revert back to stock android OS after rooting. And lastly, do all the Google apps work (mainly the Google GPS Navigation) without problems? Thanks everyone!
     

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  2. mi_canuck

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    also wondering if the OTA backup works too, to restore settings, purchased apps, etc.

    :thinking:
     
  3. daffyduck

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    Apps = yes in all cases, though you may need to reinstall from the list on the market
    Settings = yes with Modaco's tweaked factory rom; no with Cyanogens (my favoured but this one downside - minor)
    Google contacts, etc.....yep.

    Another slap from the wife, ouch :D
     
  4. SubyWill

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    you can use nandroid and titanium backup to backup every single thing on the phone.
     
  5. lostprophet894

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    Am I right in the understanding that once the Nexus is rooted, it is impossible to put it back to it's stock state?

    In other words, I rooted my Nexus on day two. Am I out of luck as far as returning the phone?
     
  6. daffyduck

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    Yes.....I don't think anybody has worked out how to "re-lock" the bootloader (i.e. the method of gaining root access). Check out XDA developers.....

    As far as returning the phone (for warranty reasons I presume, not restocking), I have heard that obvious hardware issues are being honoured.

    Words to the effect of, as long as you don't do anything stupid (IMHO, count over-clocking) to fry the hardware, you should be fine.
     
  7. Viralmind

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    correct.
    you cannot return the phone if you have unlocked your bootloader as your warranty is void.
     
  8. lostprophet894

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    I was thinking more along the lines of returning within the 30 period for a full refund. I'm about 90% sure I want to keep it but I suppose I should have waited til I hit that 100% mark before I rooted.
     
  9. daffyduck

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    Definitely don't root it in your case then, unless you are 100% sure. My view, for what it is worth, is that it is a better phone since I rooted it....
     
  10. lostprophet894

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    Well since it's been done already I guess I'm stuck.

    I'm sure I'll inch closer to 100% once I can install that Cyanogen ROM...
     
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