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[Verizon] Will my phone get the jellybean OTA update if it is rooted?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by babygoat666, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. babygoat666

    babygoat666 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Will my phone get the jellybean OTA update if it is rooted? If so, should I avoid it?

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  2. GTWalling

    GTWalling Android Expert

    If you have a custom recovery (CWM) it will fail. You will need to go back to stock recovery and may need to use Kies to install.
    No do not avoid, it is worth the upgrade.
  3. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy Android Enthusiast

    Is it rootable?
  4. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    you can have the OTA update RIGHT NOW if you're rooted...actually you could have had it a week ago
  5. babygoat666

    babygoat666 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    How do I get it now? I just checked 'Software Update' through settings and it said no update was available. Thanks!
  6. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    You shouldn't be taking ota updates if you are rooted. Just flash the rooted Rom when it comes out
  7. babygoat666

    babygoat666 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok that's what I was trying to ask but I'm getting some different answers.
  8. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    its been out for over a week!
  9. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy Android Enthusiast

    I also found it confusing. Getting two different answers.

    Is the rooted rom around here somewhere? I guess i could check xda.
  10. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    The stock builds are over at xda as always
  11. StillHacking

    StillHacking Member

    I defered the update for a day then forgot to defer again and it updated while I was busy. It is a nice upgrade and does seem a bit smoother. I was able to restore root with Voodoo Rootkeeper and unlock the bootloader again with EZ-Unlock. If you want to keep it simple and not flash a rooted ROM tis option seemed to work fine for me.

  12. beerfish

    beerfish Lurker

    MY phone was rooted and running CM10. I reverted it back to a stock rom and no longer have root. I was with three others over the weekend that have the same phone and they all received the OTA update. Mine still says no new software update available. Should I just be patient and wait for Verizon to roll it out to everybody, or because of my previous root am I going to not be getting the OTA update? I am running i535vrlhd. Kies says that My devices current firmware isnt supported to update via Kies.

    Thanks for your help.
  13. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    VRLHD was a leaked build of ICS...not official...that is possibly why its not seeing an update
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  14. beerfish

    beerfish Lurker

    Crap. Ok. What's the correct build?

    Update. I just upgraded it myself using the VRBLK3 build on the XDA site without wiping my data. Piece of cake. Thanks for your help.

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