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10th September 2014, 12:42 AM   |  #1  
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So I got my phone today and rooted it directly. When I was browsing through the apps, I saw it has an update but it didn't let me install it because the phone was rooted. So, I had to go back to stock rom with a kdz file wiping everything, which seems to be the latest rom right now. I'm thinking about if i should root or not right now. Will I have to wipe everything again when the phone gets another update? Are you all in this situation or do i not know something correctly?
10th September 2014, 08:32 AM   |  #2  
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Some how I was able to install latest ota with root and also nothing was wiped.

Im not 100% sure but I think you can unroot with SuperSU then ota should go through but I may be wrong.
10th September 2014, 09:30 AM   |  #3  
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If you want to use apps like g3 tweaksbox, titanium backup etc, you will need root! I think you can do so much more when your Phone is rooted, so i would root it immediately!
10th September 2014, 12:48 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by homer285

Some how I was able to install latest ota with root and also nothing was wiped.

Im not 100% sure but I think you can unroot with SuperSU then ota should go through but I may be wrong.

I also took an OTA for my F460S while rooted and it worked. My phone also is fine (it didn't die, crash or kill itself). When I get my next OTA I'll upload a video to show that it does work for some odd reason (only for a few people that I have seen). The benefits of rooting outweigh the drawbacks. If you root your phone, than you should be comfortable flashing a KDZ to restore it.
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OTA updates often modify existing pre-installed apps, otherwise known as bloatware, so they check to be sure those targets are present and unmodified. If you have rooted but not deleted or removed or frozen any such apps, your system will pass that OTA test.
Some OTA's also look for su being installed, and hiding su can fool that, depending...
Sometimes the OTA is just mean altogether, for your protection.

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