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    Default New Update and Rooting

    I recently rooted my Motorola Droid Razr Maxx with the last firmware 4.1.2 Last night I received the news on my phone that a new update is available. If I update to the new version will I lose my root and have to re-root or will this screw my phone all up. I'm not a very tech-savvy person when it comes to rooting devices so if you could put it in ***** terms that would be great.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: New Update and Rooting

    Do not update your phone.

    Not only will you lose root but you run the risk of messing up your phone.

    Never accept OTA's when rooted
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    Okay, so should I unroot my phone, update, and then re-root?
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    Default Re: New Update and Rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighter4ISU View Post
    Okay, so should I unroot my phone, update, and then re-root?
    Negative.

    Find a custom ROM that's up to date, flash that , and never worry about an OTA again
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    Default Re: New Update and Rooting

    Ones to check out would be Cyanogen Mod and AOKP.

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    Default Re: New Update and Rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by VDub2174 View Post
    Negative.

    Find a custom ROM that's up to date, flash that , and never worry about an OTA again
    Agree with VDub. Most of the time, the updates patch any root exploits. If you really need the next OS, a custom ROM would be better anyway

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