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4.2.2 OTA to 4.3 ? Root preservation ?

3rd February 2014, 09:43 AM   |  #1  
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Hi all,
I have a few questions that burn me. Just received the OTA notification that .569 is available (304.4 MB)

I am running .67 with stock recovery, root and phone encryption. Will those be preserved if i OTA update ?
3rd February 2014, 10:40 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by mromantan

Hi all,
I have a few questions that burn me. Just received the OTA notification that .569 is available (304.4 MB)

I am running .67 with stock recovery, root and phone encryption. Will those be preserved if i OTA update ?

AFAIK root is lost and recovery is rewritten. I don't use phone encryption but I guess it is ok (or it would be stupid of Sony).
4th February 2014, 01:29 AM   |  #3  
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My experience has always been that OTA updates break root, and most of the time you wont be able to get it back until there is an exploit for the new firmware
4th February 2014, 02:41 AM   |  #4  
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4.3 OTA update will take away root and you will be unable to root under 4.3 directly.

You have to use the root methods shown as below(root under 4.2-flash another recovery-flash pre-root 4.3).
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2565850
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2590088
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5th February 2014, 12:09 AM   |  #5  
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OTA left my root as it is. Check my post, how I did it:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1&postcount=36
6th February 2014, 08:18 AM   |  #6  
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This was the first OTA that broke my root, even with supersu in survival mode.
7th February 2014, 09:05 PM   |  #7  
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I updated ota from 4.2 to 4.3 and kept root.

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