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    Default OTA Updates With CWM

    Hello,
    I've seen many threads about this, but was wondering:
    If we had a unlocked device, rooted and had CWM installed.

    Could I download the OTA, or does it block it entirely?
    Such as, then going to the /cache folder obtaining the file, deleting the recovery folder then flashing with CWM?

    Or is there a way to repackage the ROM for CWM, using the dsixdas Android kitchen?

    *ALSO - Say if I got a US based ROM for a Australian device, would it work flawlessly?
    Any help would be nice,
    Thanks.
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    Default Re: OTA Updates With CWM

    Quote Originally Posted by SpiralBorg View Post
    *ALSO - Say if I got a US based ROM for a Australian device, would it work flawlessly?
    Any help would be nice,
    Thanks.
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    Default Re: OTA Updates With CWM

    Quote Originally Posted by VDub2174 View Post
    US ROMs on International devices never play nice. You'll either get a boot loop or a bricked device
    How about the Nexus 4? Seeing as their is a singular version, the stock ROM for that will work on any N4 (from any country)?

    Any way, its alright. From now on, Ill just keep it to stock recovery: And just flash CWM when there`s a custom ROM I favour.
    That way, I can get OTA updates easily, and not hassle all over XDA for a deodexed ROM, or a specific-country ROM.

    thanks for your help
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    Default Re: OTA Updates With CWM

    Quote Originally Posted by SpiralBorg View Post
    How about the Nexus 4? Seeing as their is a singular version, the stock ROM for that will work on any N4 (from any country)?

    Any way, its alright. From now on, Ill just keep it to stock recovery: And just flash CWM when there`s a custom ROM I favour.
    That way, I can get OTA updates easily, and not hassle all over XDA for a deodexed ROM, or a specific-country ROM.

    thanks for your help
    If devices have different radios then you sill start to have problems or possibly a bricked device. It's always advised that you only install ROMs intented for your specific device to not have issues. I have heard of people installing ROMs meant for International devices onto US ones as long as the radios are not changed, but I don't recommend it.

    Regarding the official OTA updates, you can unroot back to stock and receive OTA updates. However, it should be noted that on most devices you may no longer be able to re-root right away if the manufacturer patched the root exploit. If you are using the N4 then there won't be an issue since that device is designed to be rooted easily with the stock firmware. You might want to sit tight and wait for a Developer to release a stock, rooted version of the update for flashing through CWM to not deal with the unrooting process.
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    ^^ This was very important...

    Its not the ROM or OS itself that causes a brick its the radio firmware that causes the brick in most cases. So that is why we always stress flash only official/unofficial software that is intended for your exact device, carrier, country and/or region.
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    Default Re: OTA Updates With CWM

    This is out of the questions, but how would you dump, extract the stock recovery, or any recovery in to a image so you can flash it later?
    In which I would want a OTA, I would need to have stock recovery.

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