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Root [Verizon] Is it Safe to do the OTA update on my rooted G2?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by daniel178, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. daniel178

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    Hello,

    I have a Verizon LG G2 that I haven't touched, except for rooting. It's running Android 4.2.2, kernel 3.4.0-perf-g7c2d0a2, build JDQ39B, software version VS98011A. I'm running stock (just as it came), no ROMs, nothing else, TWRP not installed.

    If I do the OTA update that started popping up a couple of days ago (I would like to update), will I screw my phone up? Will I screw up my root? I am most worried about losing my tethering....

    Thank you for any help
     

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    Unroot first, then update, then root again. As far as tethering, if you pay for it you get it, if you don't, you may lose it. (And if Verizon catches you tethering without paying for it, they'll terminate your account, and if you're still under contract, charge you the ETF.)
     
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    What tethering? Did you apply a tether hack with unlimited data or are you on tiered data using the built in tethering app?
     
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    Everything I've read says if you are on the stock recovery then you can take the update. If you lose root just re-root it. Disclaimer: this could be terrible advice. Read several thousand posts at XDA before making a decision.
     
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    as long as youre on the stock recovery its safe to take the OTA....... you will lose root if you do nothing to protect it.... but the 12b OTA is still rootable using the latest ioroot from XDA

    you can even keep root during the OTA if you use an app like SuperSU Pro or OTA Rootkeeper and place them in survival mode
     
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    Moved to root subforum. :)
     

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