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    Default Noob - 2.3 Update w/no Data Plan - Update Stops Ability to Root?

    Two questions here.

    First, will be able to update with no data plan? If so, is it straight forward? Right now I only have wifi and 2.3 is coming out OTA starting today so I'm not sure if I'll be notified in the future or not. Also, why don't they just have a download site to update?

    Second, this phone is not rooted. If I upgrade, will I be able to root after?

    Sorry, I'm OK with computers (limited experience with Linux) but I've been living in the dark ages with smartphones. Thanks for any info
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    Default Re: Noob - 2.3 Update w/no Data Plan - Update Stops Ability to Ro

    You should have no problem updating. From what I remember, you just need to have a data connection, whether that be WiFi or 3G.

    As far as rooting, there is no root exploit available for the 2.3.4 OTA right now, but there's no doubt that it will come eventually. If you want root, you should root now as 2.2 and then flash a 2.3 OTA pre-rooted ROM.
    LG Nexus 5 / LG Nexus 4 / HTC One / Sony Xperia ZL // T-Mobile / AT&T
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    Default Re: Noob - 2.3 Update w/no Data Plan - Update Stops Ability to Ro

    Quote Originally Posted by daleshar View Post
    Two questions here.

    First, will be able to update with no data plan? If so, is it straight forward? Right now I only have wifi and 2.3 is coming out OTA starting today so I'm not sure if I'll be notified in the future or not. Also, why don't they just have a download site to update?

    Second, this phone is not rooted. If I upgrade, will I be able to root after?

    Sorry, I'm OK with computers (limited experience with Linux) but I've been living in the dark ages with smartphones. Thanks for any info
    We came across a loophole on the G2 coming from 2.2 (rooted, S-OFF and SuperCID) that allows you to update to 2.3.4, regain root and still KEEP your data. For some this may be advantatgous to flashing a custom or stock pre-rooted build.

    Root and not starting over on Angry Birds... priceless.



    Kind Regards,
    Kevin

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