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Default [Q] I need help - phone won't boot after update

I'm hoping someone can help me. I have a rooted, unlocked E-980 with ATT. I am NOT running a custom ROM. I woke up this morning, looked at my phone and noticed in the notification window something about an available update. Being half asleep and not expecting any issues I did not pay attention to the pop up box and simply clicked update. My phone immediately rebooted and went into recovery which I now cannot get out of. I even tried restoring to a backup from a couple months ago and the phone will not boot up. Has anyone ran into similar issues today and/or know how to fix this? Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
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I actually had the same issue... I tried restoring from backups & it will boot up then go back to recovery... The way i got out of it was factory restore using lg flash tool method & re rooting...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2432476

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I hear the new update is unrootable
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No it's not currently rootable but if you root before the update then you keep root but you will sift brick if you have custom recovery.... I restored to stock...rooted...applied the update then did freegee to install cwm... I'm now rooted with custom recovery and have the update...

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Same thing happened to me. I kept trying to dodge the update, and kept checking the forums to see if anyone had posted about it. Well I guess I accidentally clicked update, or it decided to do it for me. Now all I can get into is freegee cwm recovery.
 
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Thanks for the advise! I'll try the back to stock option. I do have one additional question - Is there a way to get a backup file off the phone if it only boots into recovery? Prior to wiping my phone I did a backup in CWM and I can see the backups in CWM. Is there a way to get that backup file off the phone?
 
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Did you do the backup & save it to your memory card or the phone memory?

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