Rooted users: Results After Installing Maintenance Update?

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scirio

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As reported here and on SU, the maintenance update from Sprint/HTC is being rolled out over the air. Can people with Root and/or a custom ROM tell us what happens if you update? I doubt you'll loose root but I'm just curious and I'm sure other are too.

This is only for rooted users. No need to post if the update isn't available to you yet. IF it works for you and you're rooted/rom'ed, post.

Root: Yes or No
ROM: Tell us which
Reuslts: Still rooted, working fine?

As for me, the update isn't available yet but I want to know what I'm getting in to before I allow it.

EDIT: So far it looks like the update won't even install for rooted users - Recovery image gets in the way...
EDIT2: freshlyill has provided a direct download of the update pkg file in post #7
EDIT3: This update definitely cannot be made on rooted Heros but doesn't hurt the phone if you try. No risk.
EDIT4: UPDATE: SUCCESS! thecodemonk has confirmed that root is still available on page 4. Process: Use stock RUU to bring it back to stock, download and apply update, re-root like normal!
EDIT5: Satinkzo has also confirmed that the above works. Now, somebody ROM this sucker up :D
 
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flipzmode

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freshlyill (from fresh rom) got the update and also said it seemed to error out because of the recovery image. But he rebooted again and it appeared to work. He still has root but has no signs that the update applied. Still getting wake lock on stock messaging app.

No firmware update available for my phone yet.
 

ElAguila

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Mar 12, 2007
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San Antonio
Rooted: Yes
Custom ROM: No
Results: Failed to update with the following message:
Welcome
Build : RA-heroc-v1.2.3
Finding Update Package
Opening Update Package
Verifying Update Package
E:No signature (265 files)
E: Verification failed
Installation aborted
At this point I select reboot system now and it boots normally to the old firmware.
 

Negrito

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May 22, 2008
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Rooted: Yes
Custom ROM: No
Results: Failed to update with the following message:
Welcome
Build : RA-heroc-v1.2.3
Finding Update Package
Opening Update Package
Verifying Update Package
E:No signature (265 files)
E: Verification failed
Installation aborted
At this point I select reboot system now and it boots normally to the old firmware.

Same here, but using Fresh ROM

@Fresh: how did you get the update to take?
 
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thecodemonk

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Oct 23, 2009
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Spokane, WA
Rooted: Yes
Custom ROM: No
Results: Failed to update with the following message:
Welcome
Build : RA-heroc-v1.2.3
Finding Update Package
Opening Update Package
Verifying Update Package
E:No signature (265 files)
E: Verification failed
Installation aborted
At this point I select reboot system now and it boots normally to the old firmware.

Ditto...I'm going to nandroid, RUU, then apply the update and see if I can re-root from there. I'll let ya know (assuming someone doesn't beat me to it)
 

kylez64

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May 25, 2009
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Ditto...I'm going to nandroid, RUU, then apply the update and see if I can re-root from there. I'll let ya know (assuming someone doesn't beat me to it)

Good luck solder lol i would not risk loosing root.

shouldn't we wait to include this in a custom rom? Sense no one rooted has this update we cant get a Nand backup of it :(
 

chicojd

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I'm in that process right now just to test. You might beat me though

The reason it won't work is that the rooted image has testkeys and the stock image has release keys. You don't want to apply the maintenance update on a rooted phone in any manner. The purpose of the maintenance release, from what I've heard, is to fill the hole that makes root possible.
 

thecodemonk

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Oct 23, 2009
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Good luck solder lol i would not risk loosing root.

shouldn't we wait to include this in a custom rom? Sense no one rooted has this update we cant get a Nand backup of it :(

It's actually not as dangerous as it sounds since I can always RUU back to the vulnerable version and nandroid restore. ;)

EDIT: Status...RUU complete, applying update now.
 
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ElAguila

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The reason it won't work is that the rooted image has testkeys and the stock image has release keys. You don't want to apply the maintenance update on a rooted phone in any manner. The purpose of the maintenance release, from what I've heard, is to fill the hole that makes root possible.

If that is the case then you don't want this MR if you want to stay rooted then. I was kind of hoping that wasn't the case with this MR.