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[PSA] There's an OTA coming and it COULD be bad for us

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By gunnyman, Senior Member on 2nd August 2012, 08:24 PM
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It seems AT&T is pushing out an OTA version 2.20 that is rumored to close all the loopholes we've used to unlock and root the One X.
If you have NOT rooted and unlocked your bootloader and you want to do so don't accept the update.
Wait until someone has gotten a hold of this version and picked it apart before installing it.

Keep Calm and Carry On.
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2nd August 2012, 08:31 PM |#2  
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If you have NOT rooted and unlocked your bootloader and you want to do so don't accept the update.

Even if you are rooted and unlocked BL, don't accept the OTA, unless you are brave and feel like being the guinea pig (I guess somebody has to be). The install may not work, or it may wipe out root, and the existing root methods may have been plugged up. OTA Rootkeeper might work. It did for the last OTA, but there is no guarantee that it will work this time. Somebody will probably post this as a recovery flashable zip in pre-rooted form. So be patient, unless you feel like experimenting, and living with the consequences.

Thanks for the public service announcement, as I'm sure people will start asking whether its safe to install the OTA.
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I figured people who rooted would know this but thank you for adding it.
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I figured people who rooted would know this but thank you for adding it.

It never fails to surprise me how may people who are rooted try to install an OTA.
2nd August 2012, 08:46 PM |#5  
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Bu-bu-but I want the update NOW. Can I plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz install it? I know you said its not safe, but is it safe?
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It never fails to surprise me how may people who are rooted try to install an OTA.

Or how many people unroot just so they can get an OTA that will provide very little added performance if any. People are sooooo quick to accept OTAs when they have no clue what they are for. I can understand wanting to accept an OTA for a major OS update like ICS to JB (ok that was a lie, I still have no clue why people would rather accept an OTA than just flash a rooted ROM) but to give up root for a simple MR is just asinine.

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Metalhead it's part of the changing face of XDA I'm afraid. the D is secondary in a lot of members minds.
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Metalhead it's part of the changing face of XDA I'm afraid. the D is secondary in a lot of members minds.

Yep. This place is turning into a general Android forum. All the "I'm not really into rooting" posts crack me up.

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It needs to be taught that people need to wait for the devs to take the ota's and root them


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It needs to be taught that people need to wait for the devs to take the ota's

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Yup.
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