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1: If i root my shield, can it stil do OTA updates and only need a reroot after each update?

2: if 1 doesnt work, is there then a way to unroot it completly to do the OTA update?
 
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1: If i root my shield, can it stil do OTA updates and only need a reroot after each update?

2: if 1 doesnt work, is there then a way to unroot it completly to do the OTA update?
You might have to uninstall custom recovery and put stock back on but cwm has been able to handle stock updates in the past just haven't tried it on the shield. You'll have to reroot. Supersu has an option for a full unroot as well.

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KR-1:~ KRIEGER$ chown -R US ./base
chown: ./base: No such file or directory
KR-1:~ KRIEGER$ mkdir ./base
KR-1:~ KRIEGER$ chown -R US ./base
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You might have to uninstall custom recovery and put stock back on but cwm has been able to handle stock updates in the past just haven't tried it on the shield. You'll have to reroot. Supersu has an option for a full unroot as well.

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1: No idea what cwm means
2: The unroot with supersu didnt work at all on my galaxy s4. so im unsure if it will work on the shield.
 
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1: No idea what cwm means
2: The unroot with supersu didnt work at all on my galaxy s4. so im unsure if it will work on the shield.
Something must have happened because the unroot option worked fine on my Verizon s4. Cwm is clockwork mod recovery. Unroot option does work on shield or at least it has on both of mine.

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KR-1:~ KRIEGER$ chown -R US ./base
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KR-1:~ KRIEGER$ mkdir ./base
KR-1:~ KRIEGER$ chown -R US ./base
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1: If i root my shield, can it stil do OTA updates and only need a reroot after each update?

2: if 1 doesnt work, is there then a way to unroot it completly to do the OTA update?
1.- In my experience CWM does not install my otas so i was getting always errors, but you dont need CWM on your device because there aren't roms and they aren't flasheable files on android development so in my opinion you don't needed (I dont needed)

2.- I had to return to 100% out of the box to get again all the otas installed just because of the error i told you on number 1 so i suggest you not to use a custom recovery if you want to install some mods or some addons to android just use xposed framework
 
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1.- In my experience CWM does not install my otas so i was getting always errors, but you dont need CWM on your device because there aren't roms and they aren't flasheable files on android development so in my opinion you don't needed (I dont needed)

2.- I had to return to 100% out of the box to get again all the otas installed just because of the error i told you on number 1 so i suggest you not to use a custom recovery if you want to install some mods or some addons to android just use xposed framework
I have a feeling there will be a need for cwm soon

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KR-1:~ KRIEGER$ chown -R US ./base
chown: ./base: No such file or directory
KR-1:~ KRIEGER$ mkdir ./base
KR-1:~ KRIEGER$ chown -R US ./base
ownership changed
 
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Iv used triangle away. U install it after root and then u can ota update again. Working on samsung galaxy anyhow

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What's CWM?
 
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What's CWM?
Clockwork mod recovery

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KR-1:~ KRIEGER$ chown -R US ./base
chown: ./base: No such file or directory
KR-1:~ KRIEGER$ mkdir ./base
KR-1:~ KRIEGER$ chown -R US ./base
ownership changed

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