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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tckosvic, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. tckosvic

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    I have samsung captivate glide with android with OS 2.3.6 (gingerbread?). I've been a unix/linux guy for a few decades but am new to phone android OS. I am wondering if I root this phone and then upgrade soon to ICS will my rooting prevent upgrade or might I need to do the rooting again.

    Perhaps it's best to just wait a bit, upgrade to ICS and then root.

    Thanks for ideas,
    Tom Kosvic
     

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    if your currently rooted, it wont effect your upgrade to ics. BUT upgrading WILL take your root away. but there should be a way to root it on ics..
    my question is if I upgrade to ics on a unlcoked phone will it become network locked again?
     
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    I just upgraded then rooted.

    Rooting ICS was fairly straight forward for me. I used Odin to install CWMR. Then used CMWR to install the appropriate zip from here Superuser

    Whole thing took maybe 15 minutes.

    Usual disclaimer: If you break your phone it is your problem. This is just a rough account of what I did. Your results may vary.
     
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    is updating to ics worth it? what are the bugs ? i ordered this phone, and it says its unlocked, so if I update to ics will the phone become locked again to at&t?
     
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    Unlike with the first ICS upgrade that was pulled, I haven't noticed any bugs yet. The main advantage I see is the option to encrypt the /data partition.

    Mine is unlocked by code. I purchased the phone locked to AT&T and then purchased the unlock code from someone several months ago. It remained unlocked when I upgraded. Has a T-mobile SIM in it right now.
     
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    As an FYI...I had my phone unlocked by code when it had Gingerbread. Updating to ICS did not remove the unlock...my phone is stock and not rooted.
     

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