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  1. Unicorn512

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    Has anyone got a successful step by step method to apply the OTA and still keep root?

    Since I didn't delete any system apps (just froze them), here is what I imagine will work, but I am a little hesitant to try it, since I don't have time right now to deal with any problems. Too many other projects in the wind....

    1) Using TI BKUP - unfreeze everything that was frozen
    2) Uninstall SU after removing permissions in SU and uninstall TI BKUP
    3) Unroot D3 using the tool that rooted it
    4) Reboot
    5) Apply the OTA update (includes reboot)
    6) Re-root using the same tool that rooted it originally
    7) Reboot
    8) Re-install TI BKUP and SU

    Do I really need to uninstall TI BKUP and SU? (step 2)

    Can anyone confirm that reroot procedure works for the updated D3 system? (step 6)

    Also, I noticed yesterday that my PC got an update to the MOTO device drivers and they are now MotoHelper 2.0.53 Driver 5.2.0. Will this driver update affect unrooting or rerooting? (steps 3 and 6)

    I want to move forward, but would like to follow (rather than lead) at this time.
     

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    the OTA is provided by VZW, by moto standards, so basically moto will do what they can to remove root, and patch all exploits to gain root access

    every ota that i have come across always loses root, but luckily rooting isnt hard with the 1 click method
     
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    This new update 5.6.890 is easily rooted with the 1 click program. No need to worry about retaining it since it's a 5 min process once the OTA installs.
     
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    I finally took the plunge and followed the following steps to successfully
    a) Un-root
    b) Apply OTA
    c) Re-root

    Note: I never deleted any system apps in the first place - I just froze them

    1) Using TI BKUP - unfreeze everything that was frozen
    2) Removed SU permissions and uninstalled TI BKUP (not sure I needed to do this but it did not hurt anything)
    3) Unroot D3 using Pete's tools v1.06 (originally used vers 1.03 to root)
    4) Reboot
    5) Downloaded and applied the OTA update (includes reboot)
    6) Re-rooted using Pete's tools v1.06
    7) Reboot
    8) Re-install TI BKUP
    9) Re-froze unwanted apps

    During the un-root process Pete's tool offered to restore system apps, but I declined since I never removed any.

    I did notice a definite drop in performance when running with all the bloat!

    All is good. Just waiting for fully functional ClockworkMod and custom ROMS!:D
     
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    in the future just use root keeper on the market... the ota doesnt brick your phone if your rooted, it just unroots... Run Rootkeeper after updating and you dont even have to plug into computer!
     
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    Run it also BEFORE updating, to stash away your root stuff. Then run again afterwards to restore it.
     

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