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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jwhitlock206, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. jwhitlock206

    jwhitlock206 Newbie
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    I rooted my new Evo 4g with Gingerbread and had no problems. However now I have received an update for Gingerbread and I can't get it to update. i go through the download process, and then it unpacks the update but wont install. Please help.
     



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  2. DaRayvn

    DaRayvn Android Enthusiast


    what exactly are you trying to update?? if your trying to get the OTA htc software update, DO NOT do it....

    go into your settings/aboutphone and post the information on here....
     
  3. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Android Expert

    I dont think u want to do that . Dont do anything untill someone that knows what to do. But i know when you are rooted dont take OTA updates.
     
  4. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    Ok, be thankful it didn't mess up your phone. I understand rooted phones don't play well with the updates. There is a rooted version that has the update in here, let me find it for you, in the meantime, stop trying to get it to install... :p
     
  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    you do not wan the ota. DO NOT ACCEPT THE OTA. now that you are rooted you can just flash an updated rom and you are good to go. here is the rooted ota 5.53.651.1:

    [ROM][STOCK][Rooted] 4.53.651.1 - Odexed & De-Odexe
     
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  6. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    ah, you beat me to it. :p
     
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  7. jwhitlock206

    jwhitlock206 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    see i am a noob and i didn't know this stuff it was an ota update and now i will use the rom. and ocnbrze thanks for the root guide. also what is odexed vs. de-odexed?
     
  8. DaRayvn

    DaRayvn Android Enthusiast


    odexed OR deodexed? - xda-developers

    you can go there and at the bottom there is a post telling the difference...
     
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  9. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    we were all one once. so no worries.

    odexed basically is smaller by design and is packaged differently. because it is packaged in such a way that it can't be themed. de-odexed is a little bigger and tends to be slower by a tad. however, you can theme these roms better. if you just want stock then i would flash the odexed version.
     
  10. jwhitlock206

    jwhitlock206 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I am starting to get new update requests on my Evo do you know of any ota updates out there that I can flash I am not sure how to search xda's site...
     
  11. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    You really still don't want to accept any ota updates while you are rooted.

    Do you still have your phone set to check for updates?

    I am not on a sense rom right now but I think it is in Menu / settings/ system updates /htc updates or something like that, you want to make sure it is UN checked.

    As far as i know, the updates they are talking about are built in to that rom Ocn gave you the link to.

    If you want to try a non stock rom, Mikg2.55 has all the latest updates built in and apparently has some added security features by having removed some sort of data tracking capabilities, if I understand it correctly. Maybe they are offering some sort of updates to deal with privacy issues. If so, looks like Mik has it covered.

    If you try 2.55, you might also want to consider flashing a new kernel, which you could find listed under Sense in the roms and kernels sticky.
     
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  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yep NEVER accept an ota while you are rooted. it could create more of a mess then you want. it could unroot you and with most updates it could close the exploit and you will not be able to root until the devs find another exploit. that could take awhile and you will have to wait in the meantime. it could also brick your phone. really all you have to do is wait until the devs cookup a rom with the new ota built in.
     
  13. jwhitlock206

    jwhitlock206 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    OK OK OK i got the wording wrong I had learned my lesson after the first time. I never had any intention of getting an ota. what i meant to say was does anyone know about an updted gingerbread rom out there since sprint is doing an ota update? I don't want the ota
     
  14. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Android Expert

    The link in post #5 i believe is the latest:) OCN is the best and has always helped me out.
     
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  15. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    also if you go to settings/software update/uncheck software update checker. that way you will not have to worry about getting a notice of an update and accidentally accept it.
     
  16. NaterTots

    NaterTots Android Enthusiast

    Maybe that is the update that Sprint is trying to push OTA now?
    It would make sense that they do that if it's been leaked that there are security issues.
     
  17. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    maybe so, did you get you an updated rom to flash?
     

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