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[Q] OTA after root and s-off

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23rd April 2014, 09:54 PM   |  #1  
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My M8 keeps wanting to update OTA. I rooted with weaksauce and got s-off with firewater. Is it safe to do the OTA update? If so will I still have root / s-off after the update? Sorry, I'm new to Android rooting.
24th April 2014, 03:43 AM   |  #2  
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I'm a beginner too, don't do what I say

From what I know, it should work if you flash the stock recovery through ADB from this thread:
AIO VZW M8 Developer Resource Thread

And then installing the OTA.
From what I (think) i (might possibly) know: An OTA installs "stuff" through the stock recovery, therefore if you have a custom one it wont work.

As I said, I'm a beginner too. If you do what I said above, there is a decent chance it wont work. That's because I'm guessing.

So if you are bored and have 500 spare M8s laying around, go for it.. Otherwise wait for a more experienced guy to find this thread.

(this post is my way of saying that I'm curious too.)

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
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24th April 2014, 04:24 AM   |  #3  
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This is a question that has been answered time after time. You will NOT lose S-OFF. You need the stock recovery in order to take it and will need a custom recovery to flash super zip or install weaksauce and superuser.

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24th April 2014, 03:08 PM   |  #4  
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This is a question that has been answered time after time. You will NOT lose S-OFF. You need the stock recovery in order to take it and will need a custom recovery to flash super zip or install weaksauce and superuser.

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Sorry, all the posts I found had people who flashed a custom recovery. I didn't flash a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP. So if I do the OTA, I need a custom recovery afterwards in order to install weaksauce and superuser? When I first rooted, I just installed weaksauce (not from recovery) and it worked fine.
24th April 2014, 03:11 PM   |  #5  
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You can just install weaksauce and superuser

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24th April 2014, 06:26 PM   |  #6  
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You can just install weaksauce and superuser

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25th April 2014, 06:06 AM   |  #7  
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The root you get from weaksauce and superuser is just a partial, temporary root. For a full root, you need to flash a custom recovery through fastboot, and then flash a supersu zip through your custom recovery.
Check out this thread: How to Achieve Permanent Root and S-Off

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