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[Q] Updating rooted One to 4.4.2.

12th May 2014, 12:34 AM   |  #1  
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I rooted my HTC One a while ago.

Recently, I got the request from my phone to preform a system update. I wasn't used to my phone being rooted and forgot it was rooted and preformed the update. When the update tried to install, it opened up my recovery (ClockworkMod Recovery) and rebooted my phone (I guess this is the normal reaction).

I really like my phone to be up-to-date. How can I get the official 4.4.2. update on my phone?
(If necessary, I wouldn't mind losing my root access in the process as long as I can root back after the update. However, I would prefer my Bootloader to remain unlocked so I won't have to format again.)

I am very interested in Android, but i know very little about things like this so please, if you know how, explain it to me step by step without leaving out little details.

Thanks in advance.
12th May 2014, 01:13 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by JellyFox

I rooted my HTC One a while ago.

Recently, I got the request from my phone to preform a system update. I wasn't used to my phone being rooted and forgot it was rooted and preformed the update. When the update tried to install, it opened up my recovery (ClockworkMod Recovery) and rebooted my phone (I guess this is the normal reaction).

I really like my phone to be up-to-date. How can I get the official 4.4.2. update on my phone?
(If necessary, I wouldn't mind losing my root access in the process as long as I can root back after the update. However, I would prefer my Bootloader to remain unlocked so I won't have to format again.)

I am very interested in Android, but i know very little about things like this so please, if you know how, explain it to me step by step without leaving out little details.

Thanks in advance.

Many things are required to flash ota updates. First one is the stock recovery, you can't install an ota update with a custom recovery like cwm or twrp. So flash back the stock recovery that match the version you have on your phone. If you have modified or deleted files in /system, you'll have to revert those changes. The updater script of the ota update MD5 cheksum these files. If only 1 file doesn't match the expected value, the installation will fail. Same thing apply to preloaded app that get wiped when you unlock bootloader (calculator, flashlight etc...)

So first, flash your stock recovery and try to install the ota. If it doesn't work, post the output of ''fastboot getvar all'' (except imei/sn) and we will check what you can do to updates your phone
30th June 2014, 11:31 PM   |  #3  
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Many things are required to flash ota updates. First one is the stock recovery, you can't install an ota update with a custom recovery like cwm or twrp. So flash back the stock recovery that match the version you have on your phone. If you have modified or deleted files in /system, you'll have to revert those changes. The updater script of the ota update MD5 cheksum these files. If only 1 file doesn't match the expected value, the installation will fail. Same thing apply to preloaded app that get wiped when you unlock bootloader (calculator, flashlight etc...)

So first, flash your stock recovery and try to install the ota. If it doesn't work, post the output of ''fastboot getvar all'' (except imei/sn) and we will check what you can do to updates your phone

Thank you for the reply.
I wasn't able to try this since my phone broke down and i had to return it to the store.
(The person working there knew what he was talking about and was familiar with Bootloader.)

I will use your info if i ever need it again.
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