1. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    a friend rooted my device for me i only use the root access to see emojis...will he need to unroot my device for me to receive ota update to jelly bean?
    10-24-2012 03:28 PM
  2. Deadly_Poison630's Avatar
    Pretty much yup.
    10-24-2012 03:33 PM
  3. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Pretty much yup.
    Beat me to it.... Yup....
    10-24-2012 03:35 PM
  4. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    Beat me to it.... Yup....
    ok so i can just leave my phone as is and still be able to update thats great thanks,will i loose root access once i update?
    10-24-2012 03:45 PM
  5. xplode196's Avatar
    Related question to clarify, if I'm running a custom ROM (FreeGS3), I need to revert to stock everything (recovery/rom) in order to receive the OTA update right?
    10-24-2012 04:23 PM
  6. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Let me see if I can answer both of your questions...

    If your phone is 100% Stock Unrooted without any of the required bloatware removed and stock recovery, you should be able to get the ota without issue. We have seen people completely stock still have issue however few.

    If you are rooted, have the stock recovery and haven't deleted any files it's looking for, you will be able to accept the update but may lose root. Get the ota rootkeeper from the play store and save your root. you can also use it to temporarily disable root if it makes you feel better.

    If you are rooted and have a stock rom with a custom recovery there will be a way (most likely within hours of the release) for you to update and keep root.

    If you are on a custom rom there will no way for you to get the update until your rom's developer updates it.
    flan and ubigred like this.
    10-24-2012 05:44 PM
  7. Chief71's Avatar
    Let me see if I can answer both of your questions...

    If your phone is 100% Stock Unrooted without any of the required bloatware removed and stock recovery, you should be able to get the ota without issue. We have seen people completely stock still have issue however few.

    If you are rooted, have the stock recovery and haven't deleted any files it's looking for, you will be able to accept the update but may lose root. Get the ota rootkeeper from the play store and save your root. you can also use it to temporarily disable root if it makes you feel better.

    If you are rooted and have a stock rom with a custom recovery there will be a way (most likely within hours of the release) for you to update and keep root.

    If you are on a custom rom there will no way for you to get the update until your rom's developer updates it.
    I am rooted on the Spring GS3 with the Wicked Sensations ROM..if I install OTA Rootkeeper, can I update to Jelly Bean and then re-root to Wicked Sensations whenever I want? Or do I need to restore one of my earlier Nandroid backups?

    Thanks for the help
    10-26-2012 09:31 PM
  8. smithe68's Avatar
    I don't know if this helps at all but, I rooted using the steps Skunkape60 posted, the one with the touch enabled recovery. Today, I manually downloaded the update for JB, used rootkeeper to backup root, then did the update. When it was done updating, it took me back to the touch enabled recovery, I chose to reboot and got a screen among me if I wanted to restore my root, I said yes and all is good. Everything works, updated to JB, root is good, battery life is good, etc.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    10-27-2012 03:09 PM
  9. DOUBLEGUY's Avatar
    I have a problem i have rooted my android 4.1.2 jellybean now how to update it

    my device is a Samsung galaxy tab 2 gtp3100 4.1.2 jellybean

    plz help
    04-05-2013 11:50 PM
  10. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I think you'll have much better luck asking in the Galaxy Tab forum than the Galaxy S3 forum. Whatever you do, do NOT try to root using instructions for a different device than the one you own.
    04-06-2013 09:45 AM

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