Question Update and keep root and data

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Thrudvangar

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Sep 18, 2008
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hi guys,

so finally the update for european devices is available.
normally the update runs automatically but my fold is rooted and due to that it will not update.

how is the procedure to update and keep my root and my personal data?

thanks in advance
 

bigchrizzieboy

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Same question for me...

What i planning to do for now:
- Backup everything with Migrate.
- Update with sideloading Odin (patched AP file).
- Restore everything with Migrate.

Other ideas?
 

Thrudvangar

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will it be enough only to flash the PDA file? i assume you have to flash BL, PDA, CSC and Home CSC??
 

pvillasuso

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push!

nobody out there with rooted device and the intention to update???
Grab your latest firmware , get the AP file and patch it with your magisk app
Then Odin flash the full firmware , using the AP magisk patchfile @ AP Tab
Use CSC_HOME file @ CSC Tab ( to keep all your data and actual setup )
Done > Updated with root + data + setup
 

Thrudvangar

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Grab your latest firmware , get the AP file and patch it with your magisk app
Then Odin flash the full firmware , using the AP magisk patchfile @ AP Tab
Use CSC_HOME file @ CSC Tab ( to keep all your data and actual setup )
Done > Updated with root + data + setup
hi. thank you for your quick reply.

so i only need to flash the patched AP and the csc file?

from where i get the home csc file?
 

pvillasuso

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hi. thank you for your quick reply.

so i only need to flash the patched AP and the csc file?

from where i get the home csc file?
You need to flash the full firmware via Odin ( 4 files ) , as I wrote in my previous post
So, Have you ever used Odin before ?
 
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Thrudvangar

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You need to flash the full firmware via Odin ( 4 files ) , as I wrote in my previous post
So, Have you ever used Odin before ?
Yeah, of course. I rooted my device so i used odin.

okay. i take the 4 files and the home_csc file.

i hope data will not be wiped and magisk/root and lsposed keep active after update 🤞
 
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bigchrizzieboy

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Thanks
I will use this thread and update the "How To ROOT" thread.

- Can i update my Fold 4 after root?:
Automatic updates will not work!
You can however download new firmware and keep your data: see pvillasuso hist post:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/update-and-keep-root-and-data.4504467/#post-87583223
Grab your latest firmware , get the AP file and patch it with your magisk app
Then Odin flash the full firmware , using the AP magisk patchfile @ AP Tab
Use CSC_HOME file @ CSC Tab ( to keep all your data and actual setup )
Done > Updated with root + data + setup

:)
 
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Grab your latest firmware , get the AP file and patch it with your magisk app
Then Odin flash the full firmware , using the AP magisk patchfile @ AP Tab
Use CSC_HOME file @ CSC Tab ( to keep all your data and actual setup )
Done > Updated with root + data + setup
What about new updates after rooting? Will they be installed automatically or just downloaded the same why, or do we have to go fishing?
 

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What about new updates after rooting? Will they be installed automatically or just downloaded the same why, or do we have to go fishing?
As you are rooted, you will NOT receive OTA updates. You will need to Download the firmware, patch the AP file on phone with Magisk and flash the entire firmware in ODIN (using the Patched AP file)...
This has been stated multiple times...
If you did get n OTA update it would cause problems as it would most definitely unroot your phone...
 

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    hi guys,

    so finally the update for european devices is available.
    normally the update runs automatically but my fold is rooted and due to that it will not update.

    how is the procedure to update and keep my root and my personal data?

    thanks in advance
    2
    What about new updates after rooting? Will they be installed automatically or just downloaded the same why, or do we have to go fishing?
    As you are rooted, you will NOT receive OTA updates. You will need to Download the firmware, patch the AP file on phone with Magisk and flash the entire firmware in ODIN (using the Patched AP file)...
    This has been stated multiple times...
    If you did get n OTA update it would cause problems as it would most definitely unroot your phone...
    2
    push!

    nobody out there with rooted device and the intention to update???
    Grab your latest firmware , get the AP file and patch it with your magisk app
    Then Odin flash the full firmware , using the AP magisk patchfile @ AP Tab
    Use CSC_HOME file @ CSC Tab ( to keep all your data and actual setup )
    Done > Updated with root + data + setup
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    hi. thank you for your quick reply.

    so i only need to flash the patched AP and the csc file?

    from where i get the home csc file?
    You need to flash the full firmware via Odin ( 4 files ) , as I wrote in my previous post
    So, Have you ever used Odin before ?
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    it worked. thank you so much