1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root ROOTED but now afraid of OTA updates

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nathanb7, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. nathanb7

    nathanb7 Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    26
    Joined:
    May 3, 2010

    May 3, 2010
    26
    1
    16
    I have been successfully rooted now for a couple of days on my Incredible, and I am happy with it. I rooted because i thought i was going to be able to install a Froyo rom.....but am now aware that the Inc does not have this yet.

    With updates hitting pretty soon I am pretty sure i will lose root....which stinks!!
    Should i downgrade now before updates hit?

    What is everyone else's plan?

    Also if i downgrade, it would be to stock and it wouldnt have the OTA update that has already been distributed.

    Is anyone else worried or am i freaking out too much
     

    Advertisement

  2. Outatime

    Outatime Android Expert
    Rank:
     #110
    Points:
    253
    Posts:
    1,629
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010

    Mar 6, 2010
    1,629
    662
    253
    Male
    Fed
    That's actually the only reason I haven't tried to root. I've been hearing the buzz about 2.2 coming and I thought I'd wait. The benefits of rooting (for me) aren't all THAT great just yet. It's a solid phone and a fast OS. I'm pretty happy.
     
  3. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    2,188
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010

    Apr 14, 2010
    2,188
    207
    143
    College Student
    NC
    there will be root safe updates within soon after if not before official OTA's are released so just root and dont accept the OTA and let someone give u one
     
  4. nathanb7

    nathanb7 Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    26
    Joined:
    May 3, 2010

    May 3, 2010
    26
    1
    16
    so is that going to be the plan...I can live with it, but still am a little uneasy.

    one more question is there anywhere that i could find the original OTA update....just in case if i wanted to do recovery back to stock?
     
  5. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    2,188
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010

    Apr 14, 2010
    2,188
    207
    143
    College Student
    NC
    yes u can go back and there is a step by step guide in this section but i dont remeber where it is
     
  6. Gh0stShinobi

    Gh0stShinobi Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    33
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010

    Apr 8, 2010
    33
    2
    16
    I think if you have the custom recovery, you won't get OTA. That's what I've heard around here...but I'm not sure myself, guess I'll have to wait for the next update!
     
  7. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    2,188
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010

    Apr 14, 2010
    2,188
    207
    143
    College Student
    NC
    i think you are right i have hear the same and i have the custom recovery and do not get OTA nagging
     
  8. rayporsche

    rayporsche Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    88
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010

    Jun 12, 2010
    88
    9
    36
    Business Owner
    Macondo @ Miami
    You might use the 'Root Explorer' app to rename the OTA file .....
     

Share This Page

Loading...