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    Default OS updates disabled after rooting

    Hello. New forum member, new tablet user, and believe it or not, new mobile computer user. I have found most every answer to my many questions by googling, but answering this question is more elusive for some reason.

    SCENARIO: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7. Running Jellybean 4.1.1. Rooted with Odin & CF-Auto root procedure. All went well. Installed ROM manager and performed Nandroid backup. All went well.

    I happened to do a manual check for updates (Settings / About Device / Software update), and I got "Your device has been modified. software updates are not available". I knew I was voiding my warranty by rooting, but have I also lost my ability to apply OS updates? There must be a workaround, but not finding it so far.

    thanx ahead of time for any answers.
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    Default Re: OS updates disabled after rooting

    There is no workaround. You will not receive OTA updates on a rooted device. The fix is to un-root the phone. OTA updates are meant for completely stock devices. Once you root a device it is no longer stock which means you may have made other changes and allowing an OTA update has the potential to brick a device. You other alternative would be to flash the new ROMS as they come out.

    Galaxy Nexus 10 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Galaxy Nexus 7 (2nd Generation) - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Nexus 5 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
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    Default Re: OS updates disabled after rooting

    Thank you Pat.

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