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Question [Q] Over the air updates

I'm sorry if this was posted somewhere else, but I searched and nothing came up. When you root your phone does that mean you no longer can receive over the air updates? Or is that only if you have custom ROM's installed? That being said, is the ROM that you install to gain root access considered a custom ROM? Sorry... I feel like a n00b but I had to ask. :] Thanks
 
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I'm sorry if this was posted somewhere else, but I searched and nothing came up. When you root your phone does that mean you no longer can receive over the air updates? Or is that only if you have custom ROM's installed? That being said, is the ROM that you install to gain root access considered a custom ROM? Sorry... I feel like a n00b but I had to ask. :] Thanks
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http://androidforums.com/thunderbolt...questions.html

"If you're rooted and you've deleted any bloatware and you try and install the ota update it will not update successfully. You can unroot and update, but be warned a lot of the time an ota update will also correct the current exploits that were used to achieve root access. If you are rooted it's usually a good idea and easier to flash a ROM that includes the update already. The developers get a hold of the source codes a few weeks before VZW actually pushes it to your phone and you don't have to wait for jcase, unrevoked, or whomever to find a new way to root if the ota breaks root access.

Hope this helps"

I was searching the same thing earlier bro and this is the answer I found.
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Does this mean if I don't delete bloatware and just freeze it, then I can still get the updates? I read that article and I didn't see them answer whether or not getting an OTA update would take root off. Thanks for the response!

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Does this mean if I don't delete bloatware and just freeze it, then I can still get the updates? I read that article and I didn't see them answer whether or not getting an OTA update would take root off. Thanks for the response!

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No the point is if you root, have SU, and/or a custom recovery, the update will fail.

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Good deal. Thank you for the info.

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So if I'm reading this correctly, a corollary is that if you intend to root but haven't, its likely a good idea to do it before the OTA is pushed, or else you'll have to wait for the developers to figure out how to root the new one?

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More then likely any important updates/fixes/etc will turn up in ROMs anyways.
 
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Default so how do you disable updates?

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No the point is if you root, have SU, and/or a custom recovery, the update will fail.

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so how do you disable updates I have a galaxy s2 4g service sprint I ve been searching around how to disable updates I keep getting prompt for one and it wont install root blocking it from installing I guess I just want to turn it of I read use bloat ware or titanum backup tried both same issue. I thought this would be an easy fix.
 
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so how do you disable updates I have a galaxy s2 4g service sprint I ve been searching around how to disable updates I keep getting prompt for one and it wont install root blocking it from installing I guess I just want to turn it of I read use bloat ware or titanum backup tried both same issue. I thought this would be an easy fix.
try this it works
only difference for you will be lines 4 and 5
look for your current ro.build.fingerprint and change it to the current update...
oh and also don't forget to delete the update from your cache


If you are comfortable editing the build.prop then follow these directions.

Directions:
1. Use root explorer and navigate to /system
2. Mount as r/w
3. Long press on build.prop then click on Open With then Text Editor
4. Find the line ro.build.fingerprint=verizon/SCH-I510/SCH-I510:2.3.6/GINGERBREAD/FP1:user/release-keys
5. Change FP1 or FP5 in that line to FP8
6. Press the menu button on the phone and click on Save and Exit
7. Mount back to r/o
8. Reboot phone
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try this it works
only difference for you will be lines 4 and 5
look for your current ro.build.fingerprint and change it to the current update...
oh and also don't forget to delete the update from your cache


If you are comfortable editing the build.prop then follow these directions.

Directions:
1. Use root explorer and navigate to /system
2. Mount as r/w
3. Long press on build.prop then click on Open With then Text Editor
4. Find the line ro.build.fingerprint=verizon/SCH-I510/SCH-I510:2.3.6/GINGERBREAD/FP1:user/release-keys
5. Change FP1 or FP5 in that line to FP8
6. Press the menu button on the phone and click on Save and Exit
7. Mount back to r/o
8. Reboot phone
I attached the file for more info.
mine reads:
ro.build.fingerprint=samsung/SPH-D710/SPH-D710:4.0.4/IMM76I/FI27:user/release-keys

do I change the FI to something else? if so this change will not brick my phone? this is my only cell connection to outside world.
the download system update that wants to install is a FL24 is it because the phone knows FI the FL will not install?
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