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Root Want OTA; Rooted from 2.1; Will this work?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mallinj, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. mallinj

    mallinj Well-Known Member
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    I want the new radio. I'm currently rooted (unrevoked3) from 2.1 running Cyanogen 6.0. Would the following work and preserve my ability to re-root after receiving the official OTA?

    Unrevoked Forever -- S-OFF
    Reboot to Recovery
    Load first recovery image (official Android 2.1 w/ Sense)
    Try to request the OTA from settings
    Get OTA and go to Android 2.2 w/ Sense
    Reroot with something?? I think if I go S-OFF I can reroot without waiting for an upgrade to unrevoked.

    Am I thinking this through ok? Any alternative suggestions? Also, I want to do something that can be undone in case of warranty claim. I believe Unrevoked Forever can now be undone.
     

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  2. DizkoDan

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    If all you want is the radio (since you are already running froyo), just install unrevoked forever, and install the 2.15 radio:

    Do a nandroid.
    Make sure your SD card is formatted fat32
    Copy the following to the root of your SD card.
    http://adrynalyne.us/files/radio/2.15.00.07.28/PB31IMG.zip
    Boot into hboot (volume down + power)
    It will ask you if you want to update, say yes.
     
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  3. drdeceased

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    The OTA required stock recovery to run.
    You will have to take yourself back to stock recovery, no clockwork, and 2.1 with the May patch to use the OTA.
     
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  4. mallinj

    mallinj Well-Known Member
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    Did it. Thanks!

    Let me pose a hypothetical though. Say I never did the 2.2 OTA and Verizon releases 3.0 OTA near the end of the year. Do you think I can do 2.2 OTA and 3.0 OTA at that time? Any chance they'll pull the 2.2 OTA to screw rooters over? I'm sure somebody would find their way around this but it concerns me somewhat that I'm not doing the OTA for 2.2.
     
  5. DizkoDan

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    There's no way to know until that time. That said, I can guarantee that we'll all have gingerbread before vzw pushes it out. This is one of the reasons why I don't understand the desire to unroot to get the OTA's. You already have the best of both worlds, and it will only get better!
     

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