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29th June 2014, 11:16 AM |#1  
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Hey there!

I was wondering if rooting via towelroot would affect OTA updates? Someone told me you don't get OTA if the system files, bootloader or kernel have been changed. I am completely on stock now. Will apps like Droidwall, Titanium Backup or Greenify make any changes to the system files, hence rendering my phone not eligible for OTA?

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29th June 2014, 11:19 AM |#2  
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Read the OTA helpdesk thread about OTA. Link in my signature. Those apps should be fine but you should root properly and use a custom recovery of you're going to be rooted and forget about OTAs.

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29th June 2014, 02:23 PM |#3  
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I agree! Being rooted without a custom recovery and/or not knowing how to use adb/fastboot is almost asking for trouble.
29th June 2014, 04:06 PM |#4  
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@rootSU gave you the best info.

You have a Nexus. You can flash stock in minutes when you need to do an ota. Or forget that and flash the update through fastboot. I've never taken an OTA on any device.
29th June 2014, 08:48 PM |#5  
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Thanks for the replies folks. I just dont feel like unlocking my bootloader at this very moment since there's stuff to backup and I am at the peak of my laziness ( and also very busy to do stuff with my phone)
Edit: Yeah, I sideloaded the 4.4.4 update. Can I sideload any update like this in the future even if I don't receive automatic updates? (i.e doesn't sideload verify that all original files are intact?)
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Probably best avoid root in that case then.

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29th June 2014, 08:53 PM |#7  
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Nice. You relax and we'll figure it out? That's not how XDA works my friend. Ask for help, put some effort in after you get answers. That's how it works.

I'd leave the phone as is and call it a day.
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29th June 2014, 10:16 PM |#8  
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The question has been answered and the thread is going the wrong direction, so I'm going to stop it here.

@Moonheart All the info about OTA's are here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...-desk-t2523217
It outlines what you need to do and how to prepare your phone for updates.

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