[Q] Nexus devices - updating with root
Background: I'm no stranger to modding devices in general but I'm not an expert in Android modding. Just a tinkerer.
I love my Nexus 10 but it's feeling a little unloved after my attempt to update it to 4.4 KitKat. Until recently I was running:
- Android 4.3 (JWR66Y build)
- Rooted using the Nexus Tool Kit
- Storage encryption using the built-in cryptfs functionality
- TWRP recovery
The device automatically downloaded the KOT49H (4.4.2) OTA update. I went to the XDA IRC channel on Freenode and asked in there if it'd be OK to let it install. They said yes, it'll be fine but I might need to re-root. I let it install. It soft-bricked it. All I got was the KitKat boot animation.
I went into Fastboot, wiped and flashed the KOT49H stock build to the device. I don't have root and the device is fresh as a daisy (apart from having TWRP recovery still).
What I wanted to know is why the device became bricked. Judging by the other
/ I found
in the forum there seems to be some disagreement
as to the actual process and even possibility of installing the OTA delta updates.
Can someone clarify why the device became bricked and help with avoiding such issues in future? I have a freshly updated device and I'd like to know what steps I should take to avoid having to wipe the tablet each time I want an OS update.
Thank you in advance