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    Question Question on updating a rooted phone from 4.4.3 to 4.4.4

    I have a moto G that I rooted a few days ago. This was my first time at rooting.
    Just got an a notice on the phone tonight that 4.4.4 is available to apply.

    I read something when I was researching rooting my phone that I shouldnt apply updates.

    I unlocked the bootloader and then rooted the phone. The instructions I went from didnt say to relock the bootloader.

    Is it safe to apply the update ? I am prepared to re-root the phone if that is needed.

    Suggestions ?

    Ron
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    Default Re: Question on updating a rooted phone from 4.4.3 to 4.4.4

    Rule of thumb is to not accept updates while rooted. At best the update won't install. I have heard of instances where updating can cause a bricked device, but that was for Samsungs as I recall.

    You would have to fully unroot to possibly accept the update. Even then, you may have to reflash the original ROM in order to continue.
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    Default Re: Question on updating a rooted phone from 4.4.3 to 4.4.4

    If I have to fully unroot, then I first have to unroot. I take it there is a program for that ? That way I unrooted, there wasnt a fallback option given. Once I have have unrooted, the I have to relock the bootloader ?

    Where do I get a copy of the original rom ? Where do I find the instructions for how to flash the rom ?

    Thanks,

    Ron
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    Default Re: Question on updating a rooted phone from 4.4.3 to 4.4.4

    If you have a superuser app, it can be done there. Otherwise, reflashing a stock ROM should return you to an unroofed state.

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