1. newbeginning828's Avatar
    Hey guys, I tried searching and couldn't find a straight answer so sorry if this has been asked before. I used MotoRoot to perform the entitlement hack and then unrooted my device. Can I simply accept the ota 4.4 update or do I need to remove/flash anything in order to avoid bricking my phone?

    I'm not worried about keeping root, I've seen the method in order to keep it.. And well, being a newb at this, am hesitant to try.

    Thanks!

    Sent from my Droid Maxx
    01-14-2014 05:37 PM
  2. phathands's Avatar
    I used motoroot for the same and unrooted afterwards. I upgraded with no issues with the 4.4 soak. This has no guarantees for every individual, however.

    You will not retain the entitlement hack post update.

    Sent from my DROID MAXX
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    01-14-2014 06:52 PM
  3. yenyob's Avatar
    I think I'm going to stay on 4.2.2 for now. I'm way too green to try and root this thing on kit kat. I'll stick with MotoRoot until there is an easier way. I have kit Kat on my Nexus 7 so I can use it there. Nothing mind blowing so I don't feel like I'm missing much. I'd rather be able to backup and tether. Now, if Helium worked on Moto phones and foxfi or any other tethering app worked I wouldn't mind going off root.

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    01-15-2014 09:02 PM
  4. rjack22's Avatar
    I too am staying on Jellybean, at least for the foreseeable future. For me it is the free tethering issue. If KitKat was radically different then I might reconsider but from what I am reading it isn't.
    01-16-2014 07:28 AM
  5. mustang02's Avatar
    I'm on KitKat with Root. There isn't anything mindblowing about KitKat. I would not take the OTA if you want root with 4.4.
    01-16-2014 07:31 AM
  6. jtreadwell's Avatar
    I updated to 4.4 and lost the entitlement. Has anyone figured out the secret to root 4.4 on these phones yet so I can get my hot spot back? Just got a wifi nexus 7 and now its nearly useless. :-/
    01-24-2014 04:11 PM
  7. Toes Up's Avatar
    Check out the XDA site. As I understand it, there is no known root method if you are already on KK. In fact, there is a "bounty" thread going for that.
    01-24-2014 04:40 PM
  8. phathands's Avatar
    I updated to 4.4 and lost the entitlement. Has anyone figured out the secret to root 4.4 on these phones yet so I can get my hot spot back? Just got a wifi nexus 7 and now its nearly useless. :-/
    When they figure it out, it's not going to be nearly as simple as motoroot, unfortunately. Hopefully they surprise us.

    if you can read this, you're standing too close
    01-24-2014 05:22 PM

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