[Q] R800a can not OTA update or enter fastboot, root problems? mode.
I recently purchased a R800 from someone on Craigslist. The phone is already rooted, permanantly I think since it is rooted after doing a factory restore. It is not sim locked, I believe its factory unlocked.
I tried to do the OTA update, which downloads, but fails to install. It appears to get about 3/4 of the way done, reboots and gives me an "update failed" message.
I wanted to unlock the boot loader, I got the unlock key from SE. I must of tried 10 times to get the phone to boot into fastboot mode, it NEVER does it. It simply boots up normally. I even got an app that makes it easy to reboot into restore or fastboot modes (just click an option and it reboots), however just like before the phone simply reboots normally. I even did a factory restore prior to trying the update... no go.
Should I try to remove the root access? Is this what is giving me all the problems. I was able to successfully install root explorer and titanium backup and both of those programs worked fine.
R800i, Android 2.3.3, Kernel 188.8.131.52-perf SEMCUser@SEMCHost #1, Build number 3.0.1.A.0.145
Edit: Title should be "Can not OTA or enter fastboot mode, root problems?"
Current [T Mobile USA] phone lineup:
-- HTC One <silver, clear plexi case, stock rom 4.1.2, bootloader unlocked & rooted> (me)
-- iPhone 5 <white, 100% stock, hello kitty case> (wife)
iPad 2 (wifey), Kindle touch, Nook HD+ (Carbon Rom, Android 4.2.2), Samsung Ativ 500t (Windows 8 tablet, 11.6" of Awesome)