Originally Posted by iJimaniac
Actually, I flashed it because I had modified the /system partition and my limited understanding of how Nexus devices update told me the ota wouldn't work with a modified system. Is this correct, or does the modified system only keep your device from receiving the ota, not sideloading it? This is the first device I've had that actually receives official updates, so I'm new to this.
If your not stock your right, the OTA will likely fail. You can get away with being rooted, you'll just lose root.
Unfortunately everyone wants to get away without clearing and reseting their device and it leads to problems when people dirty flash the factory image.
If your not stock and want the latest update, your best bet is to bite the bullet and install the full factory image the way it was intended.
Clearing the device at the same time with the factory image, or installing one of the pre-rooted roms that comes out shortly after the new version drops. (Again clearing user data)
It's part of the price that comes with tinkering with your device.