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Root Root, mess around, flash 2.1, still recieve OTA?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jdsingle, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. jdsingle

    jdsingle Well-Known Member
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    I have kind of a speculative question. Say I were to root, enjoy all of it and more, mess around for a while, then flash back to a 2.1 sbf, would I be able to get the 2.2 OTA update if I mine phone has already received the OTA update and I am running 2.2?

    So, in steps:

    1. Root
    2. Install ROMs and themes galore
    3. Flash back to 2.1
    4. Check system update to see if I can download 2.2 OTA
    5. Will it work?
    Just a curiosity question more than anything. If you don't have an answer for this other than, "just stay rooted, you won't want to go back," please refrain from answering.
     

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  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
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    Those steps sound logical. What's your reason for reverting back to stock though? I promise you'll love your phone even more once it's themed to your liking and overclocked. Whenever I look at my fiance's phone which is on 2.2 but not rooted I always say how boring and slow it is.
     
  3. jdsingle

    jdsingle Well-Known Member
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    Oh I am sure I will like it. The gf wants to try out a few ROMs but she wants to be able to go back to stock in case she has to take it to Verizon and I was just wondering if anyone has done this method and it worked.
     
  4. MaxPacker

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    I believe that if you do indeed flash back to 2.1, you'll again receive the OTA. Even if you don't, though, you can just flash 2.2 stock, which exists as a ROM.

    If past experience means anything, I'd say that if you flash 2.1, all you'd have to do is go into settings and check for a system update.

    Take it from someone who has a gf who didn't want me to touch her phone, she's way happier with a custom ROM now.
     
  5. jdsingle

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    It does work. I tried it a couple of times just to play around.
     
  6. Redflea

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    Same here...back to 2.1 = receive OTA update.
     

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