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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DatacomGuy, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    YMMV.. I was rooted prior to taking the update.

    Ran Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper. Saved SU. Temp unrooted. Took update. Once done, re-ran Voodoo, and re-rooted. Then re-unlocked bootloader with EZ-Unlock. DONE, everything is perfect and have root without issue.
     



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  2. Ginge

    Ginge Member

    Yup, I did the same thing. I found out about it on XDA and it worked flawlessly. Highly recommended!
     
  3. eversontx

    eversontx Newbie

    It didn't work for me. I temporary unrooted, then downloaded the OTA and when it rebooted it went into the clockworkmod recovery and gave me the option to "install untrusted file". I chose that but the installation was aborted.
     
  4. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Standard OTA's tend to fail if you don't have stock recovery installed. You'll want to find a flashable zip of the ota with the recovery removed and flash it in cwm.
     

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