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By Frankenscript, Senior Member on 26th June 2014, 11:46 AM
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Hi folks,

I got a used I337 S4 and have been using it on ATT no problems. I rooted it (towelroot), initially just to make it easier to back up some application data but eventually I plan to debloat the thing. Probably will stay on stock ROM unless I have a compelling reason to switch.

My question is, now that I have a rooted device, do I have anything to fear from possible OTA updates to 4.4.3 or 4.4.4, updating the OS and making me loose root. And if I do need to be concerned, what is the best way to block such updates from happening, until such time as a new root is (hopefully) developed.

Sorry if this is a basic question... I'm still learning my way around these things.

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Marc
 
 
26th June 2014, 08:01 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by Frankenscript

Hi folks,

I got a used I337 S4 and have been using it on ATT no problems. I rooted it (towelroot), initially just to make it easier to back up some application data but eventually I plan to debloat the thing. Probably will stay on stock ROM unless I have a compelling reason to switch.

My question is, now that I have a rooted device, do I have anything to fear from possible OTA updates to 4.4.3 or 4.4.4, updating the OS and making me loose root. And if I do need to be concerned, what is the best way to block such updates from happening, until such time as a new root is (hopefully) developed.

Sorry if this is a basic question... I'm still learning my way around these things.

Thanks

Marc

Read the section about "Block the AT&T OTA update" in the post 1 here.
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26th June 2014, 10:32 PM |#3  
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Thanks. Perfect info.
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