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28th January 2014, 04:32 AM   |  #1  
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Hi everyone, new guy here.

I'm rooted and currently running 9.18.79 with Verizon. I'm trying to install the 9.18.94 OTA update, but it fails everytime. After I select "Install Now" it reboots and starts to install, but then I get the Android robot on its back with the red triangle. The phone then reboots again and I get a message that says the software update failed. What's the secret to updating when rooted (while also making sure to still have root access afterward)?

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28th January 2014, 06:14 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by filmfanatic09

Hi everyone, new guy here.

I'm rooted and currently running 9.18.79 with Verizon. I'm trying to install the 9.18.94 OTA update, but it fails everytime. After I select "Install Now" it reboots and starts to install, but then I get the Android robot on its back with the red triangle. The phone then reboots again and I get a message that says the software update failed. What's the secret to updating when rooted (while also making sure to still have root access afterward)?

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You cannot be rooted or you must hide root w/ voodoo or super su. Also you must use stock recovery.
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28th January 2014, 10:18 PM   |  #3  
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the update will not actually fail if you are rooted, although it may report failing.
if it actually fails, you can obviously see it doesnt go through the process, then there is some other factor causing it to fail.

some things that would cause it to fail all together are: non stock recovery, freezing any bloat, removing any bloat, pretty much any modifications to the stock software other than rooting will cause it to fail.

once you have any system deficiencies fixed, use voodoo from the market to protect root and temp unroot before taking the update.

if you cant figure out what you did to the system to fix it, you may want to re-flash using the proper utility for your current system, re-root, protect and temp unroot through voodoo, then try the update again.
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29th January 2014, 04:36 AM   |  #4  
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Thanks for the replies.

The primary reason I rooted in the first place was to remove a ton of unwanted bloatware, so at this point it's not even close to resembling the stock software. What are my options? Do I really have to re-install everything I deleted, or is it possible to flash the whole system back to stock?
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Thanks for the replies.

The primary reason I rooted in the first place was to remove a ton of unwanted bloatware, so at this point it's not even close to resembling the stock software. What are my options? Do I really have to re-install everything I deleted, or is it possible to flash the whole system back to stock?

you can flash the hole system using this http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2474393 get the 1.33 version to match what you are on or the 1.34 to go right to the version you are trying to upgrade to. either is fine.
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