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    Default Will busybox installation prevent OTA update?

    I unlocked and rooted via the Nexus 4 Unlock and Root Guide. I'd like to install busybox, but I want to be able to install OTA updates if/when they are available. If I install the busybox package from the playstore, will it prevent OTA updates?
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    Default Re: Will busybox installation prevent OTA update?

    Quote Originally Posted by lindend View Post
    I unlocked and rooted via the Nexus 4 Unlock and Root Guide. I'd like to install busybox, but I want to be able to install OTA updates if/when they are available. If I install the busybox package from the playstore, will it prevent OTA updates?
    I don't believe it will but others will jump in if that's not the case.

    Having a non-stock ROM will usually prevent the OTA update from even appearing.
    If you have a custom recovery w/ a stock ROM then you'll get the update and it'll download but when it tries to install it you'll get a failure.
    To my knowledge though, just being rooted with busybox installed will not affect your ability to take and install the OTA.
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    Default Re: Will busybox installation prevent OTA update?

    Quote Originally Posted by lindend View Post
    I unlocked and rooted via the Nexus 4 Unlock and Root Guide. I'd like to install busybox, but I want to be able to install OTA updates if/when they are available. If I install the busybox package from the playstore, will it prevent OTA updates?
    Unlocked and rooted with a stock ROM will not affect OTA's. BusyBox and SuperSU will not affect OTA updates. Custom ROMs can affect OTA's of course, and it's possible an OTA can kill root even with stock ROM (though you can install OTA RootKeeper to avoid an OTA removing root).
    Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. -Buddha-
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    Default Re: Will busybox installation prevent OTA update?

    I did one update and used OTA Rootkeeper to recover superuser post upgrade. Thanks everyone for the advice. Feel safer installing busybox.

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