Originally Posted by pjjohn73
Currently I have root and have a few "frozen" apps. I have not received the option to do the update yet. When I do I will "Thaw" my "frozen" apps and update then reroot with option A I think
But was considering option C for the CWM. So with this I would Root option A then do option C? If I did this in the future would I receive OTA updates?
If I Root option A and then choose option D to disable CIQ, would this stop me from receiving OTA updates?
Just a little confused as far as this goes to be able to still receive updates. At some point I will put a custom ROM on I am sure, but for the time being I just want root to freeze apps and do backups. But would still like to be stock enough to get OTA updates.
Thanks ahead of time.
If you want to be able to apply the official OTA update you need the following:
1) stock EG30 kernel and recovery (that means no CWM)
2) most (let's say all) the files from the stock EG30 ROM (that means /system should not have modified or deleted files, added files is ok)
3) stock EG30 modem (ie baseband EG30 in menu->settings->about phone)
If all you did was Option A, then the OTA will work fine, since only changes were adding files to /system. No files were modified or deleted.
If you did No CIQ, then the OTA will work fine, since CIQ was disabled in the configuration. No /system files were removed or modified.
If you did Option C, and chose to install a CWM-repacked kernel, then your zImage/kernel/bootimg was changed. You are still running the stock "linux" kernel, but the initramfs portion was changed. Thus it will fail the integrity check for the OTA update. You just need to choose Option C and install the EG30 BootImg/zImage/Kernel.
In summary, you do NOT need to unroot nor do you need to enable CIQ to successfully install the OTA update.
You do NOT need to unfreeze your apps to apply the OTA udpate, as the apks are still there. When you freeze your apps, you are disabling the apps using configuration changes, rather than physically deleting or removing files.
You DO need to restore the EG30 BootImg/zImage and undo any modifications/deletions you might have done in /system.
If it is too difficult to figure out what you changed in /system consider:
1) restoring the EG30 ROM/Kernel using ODIN (see Reference A4 in the 2nd post), your data will be untouched
2) using the EK02 "full updates" instead of the OTA (see Reference A11 in the 2nd post)