Originally Posted by sinndissension
id like to update to 4.3, but as far as I know, only a few people have had success keeping root, without having to re root. Is it at all possible, such as if I used superSU pro survival mode, or something else? I don't have access to a computer to re root, and want know if anyone has had success with keeping root. I don't wanna risk doing something stupid and bricking the phone lol. Thanks.
You will lose ROOT when updating a OTA update but i will explain a way to keep it.
1. Open the Google Play Store (or Android Market) and search for ‘Superuser’ (link to Superuser here). Be sure you have the latest version installed. Update or install if necessary.
2.Open Superuser (not SuperSU if you also have that installed). Click on info in the top left corner. Swiping to the right will also go to the info tab. If on a tablet click the “i” icon on the top of the screen on the right.
3.Verify that you have ‘superuser v3.1′ or higher installed.
4. Click on ‘su binary’ (not the ‘outdated binary notification’ checkbox).
5. Click on ‘Update’. Click ‘Grant’ and ‘Allow’ on boxes that pop up. Keep clicking on ‘Update’ and ‘That was cool, do it again’ until the update process runs through without any errors. Turning your device off and back on may resolve any issues you hit.
6.Press the back button to get back to the info screen. Check the ‘ota survival’ box.
7. Install the OTA update for your device. When the update is complete open the Superuser app again. If it is no longer installed reinstall it from the Google Play Store. Go to the info tab once again. If you do not see ‘su binary not found’ then you are finished! If you do see ‘su binary not found’ move on to the next step.
8.Uncheck ‘ota survival’ to restore root access. ‘su binary’ should now show a version number. If successful, recheck the ‘ota survival’ box as a precaution to future updates.
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