- 05-26-2011, 10:42 PM #2
- 06-02-2011, 11:18 PM #3
- 06-03-2011, 07:34 AM #4
- 06-03-2011, 09:49 AM #5
- 209 Posts
Once you are rooted either for a custom rom or kernel you will need to wait for the developer to include the OTA into the specific rom or kernel you are using. Taking the OTA with root could lead to problems, I know when I had an EVO people were bricking their phones that way.
You could always go back to stock and get the update while you wait for your specific rom/kernel to be updated.
- 06-03-2011, 11:28 AM #6Just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not really after you!
- 06-03-2011, 02:54 PM #7
- 442 Posts
- Bugless Beast Nightly
fastboot is the key
So, what I am saying is, give it a try. Worse case scenario, you may have to fastboot flash your system recovery etc, but there are threads and Google guides that get you on the right path."I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about." - Oscar Wilde
- 06-09-2011, 05:21 AM #8
Just to double check this question, I am stock, rooted, and considering flashing Netarchy's kernel for BLN and hopefully better battery. And right not my phone goes a 1.5 days on battery, so very happy
I'm somewhat hesitant for 2 reasons - my phone is running so great and do want ota's from Google not Sprint. I will stay stock rom at this point.
So, if I flash kernel, will it receive updates?
If I want to go back to stock, can I use Odin and the pda from Samsung DL 720, or can I just go to backup in CWM?
I come from flashing and playing with Epic, so actually enjoying a wonderful functioning phone without any maintenance, so very comfortable with Odin and capabilities, but not so much with fastboot, had a
heck of a time unlocking and rooting so would rather stick with backup or Odin if I decide to go back.
- 09-11-2011, 04:10 PM #9
Re: Rooting and OTA updates
So, is there a definitive answer here? I successfully unlocked and rooted my NS4G using the method it went perfectly....
I am not using a custom ROM, or Kernel or making any mods - i only rooted so i could take screen captures...So, I don't see any reason why I couldn't still do an OTA update. If it DOES un-root it automatically, then I would assume that I could just re-root again. All I am worried about is being ABLE to download and install the OTA updates when they are pushed through google/sprint.
Just triple checking,
Last edited by KillerQ; 09-11-2011 at 04:15 PM.
- 09-11-2011, 04:55 PM #10
Re: Rooting and OTA updates
1. Boot into fastboot
2. Connect via adb
3. type in "fastboot oem lock"
Then afterward you would probably have to unlock and reinstall root but that is simple enough too....
This would be the worst case situation since you haven't changed or modded anything just gaining root access to take screen shots.