Originally Posted by imb951
Haven't seen an answer to this in this thread yet so I'm quoting to bring attention to it again.
I'd like concrete info about this as well. I want to have simple root for a while without recovery or ROM flashing and still get OTAs and I want to be sure I do it right.
Originally Posted by nanosp
You'll be able to download OTAs after root as long as you stick with stock rom. If you flash another ROM you'll have to flash a stock ROM then update and reflash the custom but the root stays no matter what.
Originally Posted by Whyzor
OTA also has a pre-install check that may fail if you or an app modifies system files, like /etc/build.prop...etc.This is the risk of rooting without having a custom recovery to make a backup.
I have done rooting and running custom roms in the past but with my shiny new device I am hoping to keep it as close to stock as possible with using root simply for customization and settings (Xposed installer for example).
It is important to me to have the latest updates as soon as possible with as little pain as possible. Could someone who understands this a little better than myself please explain exactly how OTA updates will be effected by this method.
Thank you for your help and sorry if the answer is staring me in the face, just seems to me that there is conflicting information.