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[Q] Is a 2.3.3 to 2.3.5 update possible? (when it's available)

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16th November 2011, 02:56 AM   |  #1  
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I'm thinking about SBFing my rooted x2 back to 2.3.3 from 2.3.4 because of the terrible battery indicator, and was just wondering if I would be able to update straight to 2.3.5 (or possibly ICS) when the update comes. I don't know why this wouldn't be possible, but I just wanted to make sure before I actually SBFed the phone.

I also was wondering if my phone would still be rooted after the SBF because of the maintain-root-through-any-update mod. Any thoughts?

On a different note, if I had the x2 bootstrap, the maintain-root-through-any-update mod, and MyBackup Root, could I just backup all my apps and the system (using MyBackup Root and the bootstrap, respectively), SBF, then restore the phone by downloading the bootstrap and MyBackup Root and restoring my apps/system? Would this get my back to where I was before, or would I have to manually download each one of my apps and lose all previous data that I had on them? I'm just wondering what's the easiest way to restore my phone back to the layout that I had before I SBFed.

Thanks for your answers to any of these 3 questions!!! I definitely appreciate it.
16th November 2011, 08:35 AM   |  #2  
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I'm thinking about SBFing my rooted x2 back to 2.3.3 from 2.3.4 because of the terrible battery indicator, and was just wondering if I would be able to update straight to 2.3.5 (or possibly ICS) when the update comes. I don't know why this wouldn't be possible, but I just wanted to make sure before I actually SBFed the phone.

Perhaps someone elses experience proves different however, I kept 2.2.2 on my DX2 for quite some time because of similar reasons. When I decided to take the plunge from 2.2.2 and upgraded to 2.3.4 OTA, my phone needed to first upgrade to 2.3.3 before it would upgrade to 2.3.4. Thus, I had to perform two separate OTA updates.

If you're going to SBF you can SBF directly from your current version to the desired version.

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I also was wondering if my phone would still be rooted after the SBF because of the maintain-root-through-any-update mod. Any thoughts?

To be honest, I'm not sure. I personally prefer to SBF to a clean DX2, wiping all settings and cache. To me I treat it like formatting my computer with a clean install of it's OS.

Perhaps someone else will have more insight with the maintain root through updates mod.

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On a different note, if I had the x2 bootstrap, the maintain-root-through-any-update mod, and MyBackup Root, could I just backup all my apps and the system (using MyBackup Root and the bootstrap, respectively), SBF, then restore the phone by downloading the bootstrap and MyBackup Root and restoring my apps/system? Would this get my back to where I was before, or would I have to manually download each one of my apps and lose all previous data that I had on them? I'm just wondering what's the easiest way to restore my phone back to the layout that I had before I SBFed.

Thanks for your answers to any of these 3 questions!!! I definitely appreciate it.

What I typically do is using the X2 Bootstrap, I make a Nandroid backup and restore directly from that. Performing an SBF is only going to be necessary if the backup was on a different kernel, otherwise if you may run into boot looping.

What exactly happened and what are you trying to do? Are you trying to restore your phone to an earlier point via SBF? As in you enjoyed the phone on 2.3.3, made a backup and now you're unhappy on 2.3.4 and wish to go back?

It sounds like if you were to SBF back to your desired version (the version you made the backups on) you would then be able to apply your backups and should be back to your desired phone state.

I'm slightly confused to the details due to the way it's worded. I know it's somewhat difficult to describe but that's the basic idea I'm getting. Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong or fill in the blanks.
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17th November 2011, 09:01 AM   |  #3  
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Is 2.3.5 much better?

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18th November 2011, 04:49 AM   |  #4  
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Okay so what I did was SBF back to 2.3.3 (I did this two nights ago) and before I did that, I:

1. Renamed the bloatware back to .apk (I had the suffix's ".bak" as an alternate "freezing" method).
2. Used MyBackup Root to make a backup of all my apps+their data.
3. Made a backup of the phone using the bootstrap.
4. SBFed
5. Rooted
6. Downloaded MyBackup Root
7. Restored all my apps and data and it worked!!!
8. Celebrated! I had no faith in it working but all my apps are back! I was so impressed, I was expecting to have to redo all my games and everything. MyBackup Root is such a sweet app, or I'm just a loser.

I hoped this helped other people, I had no idea what was gonna happen, no one's ever told me how to specifically get my phone back to the layout that I wanted.
18th November 2011, 04:53 AM   |  #5  
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and related to reaktor's post, what I was doing was SBFing back to my desired state of 2.3.3, just because I hate the battery glitch on 2.3.4. It had nothing to do with any apps I had, sorry for the confusion.

Your last reply was a little off but that was my fault, I'm sorry for my wording haha. I just have never known how to NOT have to redownload all my apps and start over on my games' data once I restore/SBF a phone. Now I know.

BTW my phone didn't maintain its root, just for reference for others. I had to reroot.
18th November 2011, 03:11 PM   |  #6  
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Well... You might want to do that again. There's now a battery fix for 2.3.4 and 2.3.5 in the dev forum.
18th November 2011, 03:33 PM   |  #7  
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Pepperm1nt's battery fix thread @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1350336

It works great
19th November 2011, 06:36 AM   |  #8  
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Greatttttt haha all that fer nuthin. I may update again, or I just might wait til I get bored with the phone again to install this. Thanks a bunch for the link though!

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The battery fix works great. Just flash it over stock or any custom rom. It works perfect!

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