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Do I lose OTA if I root the device ?

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22nd April 2014, 10:53 AM   |  #1  
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Hi guys, as I cant stand the ads I'm thinking of rooting the device but I wonder if I can have OTA updates after this and if yes, do I have to re-root the phone after the updates?

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22nd April 2014, 11:59 AM   |  #2  
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Hi guys, as I cant stand the ads I'm thinking of rooting the device but I wonder if I can have OTA updates after this and if yes, do I have to re-root the phone after the updates?

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If you have non gpe device then yes root will deny ota.
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22nd April 2014, 01:19 PM   |  #3  
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No my device isnt the gpe.

How can I update my phone then ?
22nd April 2014, 01:39 PM   |  #4  
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No my device isnt the gpe.

How can I update my phone then ?

flash stock rom
update via OTA
again root..
solved...
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flash stock rom
update via OTA
again root..
solved...

There is no other easier way to do this?

I had in mind something like download the update to the pc and apply it to the phone with usb connection. Isnt that possible. Could this method I thought brick the phone?
22nd April 2014, 02:00 PM   |  #6  
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There is no other easier way to do this?

I had in mind something like download the update to the pc and apply it to the phone with usb connection. Isnt that possible. Could this method I thought brick the phone?

afaik OTAs cannot be installed via PC
name itself says Over The Air
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afaik OTAs cannot be installed via PC
name itself says Over The Air

I wanted to say if I get the OTA update from another source not over the air of course, could I flash it without porblem through usb cable?
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I wanted to say if I get the OTA update from another source not over the air of course, could I flash it without porblem through usb cable?

no you cannot flash OTAs via PC
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If you have non gpe device then yes root will deny ota.

Really? My XT1032 is rooted since i bought it and I was still able to apply the February OTA. Didn't wait for it to reach my phone though - I've downloaded it here on XDA, then checked for updates.
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There is no other easier way to do this?

I had in mind something like download the update to the pc and apply it to the phone with usb connection. Isnt that possible. Could this method I thought brick the phone?

you can install CWM.
Then make a full backup. You can move it on your pc or let it take space on your phone.
After that you can apply any patches via CWM or install root or whatsoever
When your phone will show the next update you should:
1) Boot into CWM and recover your backup. BUT! You should recover only part of it. The system part.
backup and restore -> advanced restore from /sdcard -> choose your backup -> restore system
2) wait till it complete.
Now you can delete your backup.
Reboot your phone (reboot system now)
After that you will see 2 messages and if you wanna be able to apply ota you have to make the right choises
Q: ROM may flash stock recovery on boot. Fix?
A: NO

Q: Root access is missing. Root device?
A:NO

After all that steps you'll get:
1) clear system part (which means no root, modified files etc)
2) default recovery

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