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OTA updates with rooted att GN3?

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By Evilmonkee, Junior Member on 23rd March 2014, 03:50 AM
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So I've been rooted on my ATT GN3 for awhile now and I have a custom ROM(UrDroid stock 4.3) installed using Safestrap.

For the last several weeks, periodically when I'm on wifi, I get a prompt that there is an OTA update. I can't decline it and it reboots the phone into recovery mode. I just choose to reboot again and it says the update did not complete.

I'm worried about loosing my root or worse. What do I need to do?
 
 
23rd March 2014, 04:43 AM |#2  
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You can freeze the system app called "at&t software update".
24th March 2014, 12:05 AM |#3  
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Yeah, I could do that. But I would like to keep my phone updated if possible. Maybe it's better to wait for the official release of KitKat?

I would still like to get familiar with the process of updating while rooted though.
24th March 2014, 01:50 AM |#4  
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The irony in this is killing me...


If you update, you will lose root, but can just as easily get it back. And that is if the update even Installs with you rooted. It will normally fail. And since it is a custom ROM you should not even be getting a notification.

What bothers me is that you say you want to keep the phone updated, but continue to cancel the update.

I suggest you use a custom KK ROM. It is the most up to date.

Be it KnoxRaid based off of the leak for our device, or one of the few ported ROMs we have available.

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29th March 2014, 09:04 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by graydiggy

The irony in this is killing me...


If you update, you will lose root, but can just as easily get it back. And that is if the update even Installs with you rooted. It will normally fail. And since it is a custom ROM you should not even be getting a notification.

What bothers me is that you say you want to keep the phone updated, but continue to cancel the update.

I suggest you use a custom KK ROM. It is the most up to date.

Be it KnoxRaid based off of the leak for our device, or one of the few ported ROMs we have available.

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I guess I should explain that I'm still very new to the Android platform, having been a long time iPhone user. I've managed to figured out how to get my GN3 rooted and even install a custom ROM, but there are many things I still am unclear about on this platform.

Jailbreaking the iOS was relatively simple and straightforward. New iOS version comes out, wait for jailbreak, backup phone in iTunes and other apps like PKGBackup. Run jailbreak utility and restore everything the way it was.

Maybe I'm not quite understanding the process, but it seems hard to find direct step-by-step instructions for what I want to do. Maybe it's because there are so many different devices and ROMs, etc.

I don't want to lose all the apps/settings for my phone if I don't have to. I just don't know the best course of action to take in order to ensure that I am able to keep my phone updated and then rooted without losing everything.
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I would also recommend the Knoxraid ROM. It's a great ROM and Drakey is constantly updating it. As of version 5.5 released today it's based on the latest OTA update. There is a step by step guide in the Knoxraid post that explains how to do everything. Take a look. It is pretty easy really.

As for backing up, you can backup all your apps/app data pretty easily with Titanium Backup. If you haven't already give it a look. There are tons of guides and how-to's available for how to use it. I know how overwhelming switching from iOS to android can be at first, but once you get the hang of things you will be so glad you switched. Good luck!
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