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Will rooting my Inc keep me from getting the GB OTA?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jhanna1701, May 27, 2011.

  1. jhanna1701

    jhanna1701 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi,

    I'm a noob to rooting. Just wondering if rooting now will prevent me from getting the (hopefully) upcoming Gingerbread OTA?

    Or should I just wait until after Gingerbread to root?

    Thanks,

    jamie
     



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  2. dhays90

    dhays90 Well-Known Member

    If your just leave your phone at stock root you may recieve a notification of the new BG. If try out ROMs will your not be notified. I would go ahead and root your phone because when we do get the GB it may take some time before we can achieve root for it.
     
  3. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    I would strongly recommend that you root now, as it is possible for htc to sneek something into the ota that would make known rooting methods not work.

    Rooting with unrevoked3 leaves you with an s-off bootloader that gives you the flexibility to easily replace clockwork with the stock recovery and accept the ota if you'd like. Going back to a rooted state is a easy as reflashing clockwork.

    You also have the option to run the leak that's out now, and any other custom roms based that, or on the actual ota.

    There are no benefits to waiting that I can think of.
     
  4. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    I wouldn't wait. Never know what they might come up with to block root with the next update. Plus the Inc isn't exactly a spring chicken, it wont be the first phone to get attention.
     
  5. jhanna1701

    jhanna1701 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for all the good advice guys!
     
  6. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    Everyone referring to this news seems to conveniently forget about carrier limitations. An example would be the Xperia Play. Sony has released information on how to unlock the bootloader for this phone...unless you have the Verizon version.

    Verizon will not allow unlocked bootloaders on their network. This won't change anytime soon.
     
  7. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User


    Verizon just issued a statement that they will allow unlocked bootloaders on the network.

    http://phandroid.com/2011/05/27/all-clear-verizon-will-allow-unlocked-bootloaders-on-their-network/

    But that doesn't mean they will allow rooted phones or phones with custom roms etc.
     
  8. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    My interpretation of that is that they will still not allow an OEM to release a phone with an unlocked bootloader, but should you unlock it after being on their network, they won't suddenly kick you off.

    But we'll see, as they were clarifying a previous statement, but it still needs further clarification.
     

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