It is usually recommend to do a factory reset and if you can wipe all caches, doing the OTA and not doing this is like a dirty flash. I have always wiped after OTA since my HTC Aria days and have had no issues. in fact even using @Wonders_Never_Cease
great roms after I debloat further to what I like I go in and zip align and wipe caches just for my peace of mind.
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Originally Posted by Thibz68
After years of being away from the phone mod seen (I quit when android first appeared when Google came out with the G1 and G2.) I was a Windows Mobile guy.. I'm trying to get back into it and flash some bada$$ roms and mod away, but know nothing about android. I'm not gonna lie.. All this new lingo on here with android has me scratching my head .. But I am reading, searching and trying to learn..
So here's where I am stuck.. I have rooted my M8 and done S-Off.. But when I was reading up on Viper rom to get that bad boy installed on my M8 its says "It would be best if I update my firmware to 4.4.3".. But the device is not offering me the OTA... All I have done to the phone is root it and use Sunshine to do the S-Off.. I also read that OTA is not the best way to go.. So am I needing to un-root my device to get this new firmware ??.. I also seen where there was a Guru tool to show that my phone is back to locked and un-tampered to get OTA's ..But not sure if it works for the M8.. But any help I can get for this ol' schooler-noob would be much appreciated.. I just wanna install some cool roms again.. Any help would be greatly appreciated..
If I was you I would check out this thread by @Wonders_Never_Cease
. Should have everything you need.