Originally Posted by JerenOtt
So I have a stock rooted 2.2 evo. I have done nothing to it this time except use it for a hotspot. I understand that 2.3 is coming out in a couple of months and was wondering if I can OTA update to 2.3 while being rooted. I understand I will lose root I was just wondering if I could get the legitimate update. Thanks.
I wouldn't bother taking the actual OTA. It will be no different than flashing a stock rooted version prepared by one of the dev's here on XDA. That will still be real as it gets, and you won't lose root.
Also, sometimes it's been reported to be problematic to accept an OTA when you're rooted. The OTA may fail sometimes, depending on your hboot and radio versions. You're better off just flashing a rooted version. Or you could just unroot, accept the OTA, and then patiently wait for a new root exploit.
Also, in theory, if you've flashed unrevoked forever, you should always have S off, which then in theory you could just reflash recovery and go from there. However, I would not trust doing that, lol.
Device: Samsung Galaxy S4
Rom: Stock / Rooted
Kernel: Shabby Custom MDL
Recovery: TWRP 126.96.36.199