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Question [Q] Updating Rooted Phone - Keeping apps/data?

Hello all,

My Photon Q is rooted with the stock ICS ROM. I'd like to update it to at least JB cause I have a few apps that require 4.1. I've been away from the mod company for a while - what's the best way to update while keeping my current apps and settings? I have an OTA pending, if it would be easier to unroot, update via OTA, and root back (but not sure if unroofing would factory reset the phone).

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Hello all,

My Photon Q is rooted with the stock ICS ROM. I'd like to update it to at least JB cause I have a few apps that require 4.1. I've been away from the mod company for a while - what's the best way to update while keeping my current apps and settings? I have an OTA pending, if it would be easier to unroot, update via OTA, and root back (but not sure if unroofing would factory reset the phone).

Thanks for any and all help!
Unrooting doesn't reset the phone, but for safety, make a full nandroid backup of your phone's current state via recovery.

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