I've got a Verizon LG G2, and I've performed the following tweaks:
- Disabled a few unneeded services (e.g. verizon location agent, sync service, etc. using the built-in android capability
- Rooted via "ioroot" technique
- Installed ClockWorkmod Superuser app (for some reason the ioroot app wasn't prompting before allowing root)
- Backed up and then uninstalled extra cruft using Titanium Backup.
Lately I noticed that there's an OTA update available. However, when I try to install it, it reboots and eventually gives me a 0x1117008 error. Through a little bit of searching, I concluded that 0x1117008 was perhaps an error indicating that the device had been rooted. And sure enough, the Status section in About Phone did indicate "rooted" in Rooting Status.
Through using Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper, I was able to un-root the phone. I also removed other traces of the SuperUser apk and used the "forel.lee" trick to reset the "Rooting Status" property back to "unrooted". However even after all of this, the update failed with 0x1117008. "Rooting Status" still shows "unrooted" after the failed update, too. So my next strategy was to restore the bundled cruft apps via Titanium Backup, and re-enable the unneeded services (and subsequently performing the root removal steps). And sure enough, 0x1117008 once again.
My questions at this point are:
- Is 0x1117008 really because the error detected that the device was rooted? Or is it perhaps some generic message that could mean multiple things?
- If 0x1117008 is indeed because root was detected, does that imply that the update process does a different/more-thorough check for a device having been rooted? And if so, what indicators of having been rooted might I be missing? e.g., could it even be going as far as detecting the presence of apps such as Titanium Backup Root as indication of being rooted?
- Other posts indicate that a way to get the OTA update working is to do a factory reset and then upgrade from there. But that'd blow out all of my data such as text messages and app-specific stuff, right?
Any questions or suggestions on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated. I'm not overly concerned about this incremental upgrade, but my fear is that when the KitKat update eventually comes out, I'll be in the same boat. Worst case scenario, I suppose a factory reset combined with the same steps that I used to migrate data from my old phone (Google online backup, SMS Backup & Restore, etc.) might allow me to do it. But that was a headache I'd like to avoid if at all possible.