1. trter10-imore's Avatar
    Hi guys! This is a set of recovery zips that disable or re-enable OTA updates.

    *Insert Disclaimer* Not responsible for any damages

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    This zip will disable OTA updates.

    Download: Goo.im Downloads - Downloading OTABlock.zip

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    This zip will re-enable OTA updates.

    Download: Goo.im Downloads - Downloading OTARestore.zip

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    Enjoy!

    Source code availible at https://github.com/trter10/Thunderbolt-OTATools
    05-10-2012 10:55 PM
  2. lou1210's Avatar
    Are these necessary if you'really rooted? I'm running thundershed, not stock.

    Sent from my rooted Thunderbolt using Tapatalk 2.
    05-10-2012 11:36 PM
  3. blackjaguar25's Avatar
    Thank you! Just flashed them. You only need then if you're stock rooted.

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    05-11-2012 12:01 AM
  4. trter10-imore's Avatar
    Thank you! Just flashed them. You only need then if you're stock rooted.

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    Did you flash both? You only need to flash the disabling one


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    05-11-2012 12:27 AM
  5. blackjaguar25's Avatar
    Did you flash both? You only need to flash the disabling one


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    Yeah I just flashed the disabling one. I may be slow, but not that slow.

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    05-11-2012 01:09 AM
  6. trter10-imore's Avatar
    Yeah I just flashed the disabling one. I may be slow, but not that slow.

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    Haha ok good, just making sure since you said just flashed them

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    05-11-2012 06:54 AM
  7. wildman's Avatar
    Hopefully HTC consider add this as a option in OS..
    05-11-2012 11:17 AM
  8. leonoe's Avatar
    Sorry for the noob question... Can someone please provide steps on how to flash the disabling OTA zip?

    I rooted my TB awhile ago thanks to the detailed Revolutionary instructions but haven't really played around other than that so before I royally screw things up, hoping for some help...

    Thanks
    05-13-2012 11:26 AM
  9. trter10-imore's Avatar
    Sorry for the noob question... Can someone please provide steps on how to flash the disabling OTA zip?

    I rooted my TB awhile ago thanks to the detailed Revolutionary instructions but haven't really played around other than that so before I royally screw things up, hoping for some help...

    Thanks
    Put the zip on the sdcard, power off, hold volume down and power until hboot shows up, wait a few seconds, use volume to scroll and power to select, select recovery, when recovery comes up select install zip from SD, choose zip from SD, then scroll until you find OTABlock.zip, select it, hit yes, once it flashes, hit the back button and select reboot system now.

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    05-13-2012 11:54 AM
  10. leonoe's Avatar
    Thanks! Appreciate the steps...
    05-13-2012 01:54 PM
  11. y2bandit's Avatar
    I installed this but my phone still tried to update and gave me error. Suggestions? I'm on rooted stock
    05-16-2012 08:10 AM
  12. trter10-imore's Avatar
    I installed this but my phone still tried to update and gave me error. Suggestions? I'm on rooted stock
    What was the error

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    05-16-2012 11:10 AM
  13. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Hopefully HTC consider add this as a option in OS..
    VERY DOUBTFUL. Remember, only those who have rooted their phones have to worry about this, and even though HTC *kind of* supports this, Verizon would probably never allow them to distribute tools to circumvent updates.

    Sorry for the noob question... Can someone please provide steps on how to flash the disabling OTA zip?

    I rooted my TB awhile ago thanks to the detailed Revolutionary instructions but haven't really played around other than that so before I royally screw things up, hoping for some help...

    Thanks
    Put the zip on the sdcard, power off, hold volume down and power until hboot shows up, wait a few seconds, use volume to scroll and power to select, select recovery, when recovery comes up select install zip from SD, choose zip from SD, then scroll until you find OTABlock.zip, select it, hit yes, once it flashes, hit the back button and select reboot system now.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk 2
    Very important part of this step: MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT HAVE A PG05IMG.zip FILE ON THE ROOT OF YOUR SD CARD BEFORE BOOTING INTO HBOOT!

    Second, here is what I find to be an even easier way to reboot into recovery (if you don't have it as a power off option as some custom ROMs do):

    Install a terminal emulator app.
    Open it, and at the prompt type:
    Code:
    su -
    reboot recovery
    (You will have to allow root access to terminal after typing "su -")

    Your phone will automatically reboot into Recovery.
    tropper likes this.
    05-16-2012 02:40 PM
  14. tropper's Avatar
    Okay I had the forced update yesterday and I went into error mode upon installation, every time I rebooted or booted from recovery the install process would restart. I tried the blocker but it was too late. I had to factory reset. I am wondering now that all the factory files are reset (ie the factory verizon api's are back to the original permissions) would it be ok to accept the update now? I rooted through revolutionary and kept it stock, cept moving some bloatware?
    Whatdaya think?
    05-17-2012 10:50 AM
  15. trter10-imore's Avatar
    I wouldn't. It can still cause errors

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    05-17-2012 11:23 AM
  16. tropper's Avatar
    I wouldn't. It can still cause errors

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    I kind of figured, I dont wanna factory reset again.
    05-17-2012 11:43 AM
  17. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Okay I had the forced update yesterday and I went into error mode upon installation, every time I rebooted or booted from recovery the install process would restart. I tried the blocker but it was too late. I had to factory reset. I am wondering now that all the factory files are reset (ie the factory verizon api's are back to the original permissions) would it be ok to accept the update now? I rooted through revolutionary and kept it stock, cept moving some bloatware?
    Whatdaya think?
    I wouldn't. It can still cause errors

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk 2
    My understanding is one of the big problems is that during the rooting process you replace the default recovery partition with a custom one (i.e. ClockworkMod), which is what actually causes the update to fail, because it's attempting to use the stock recovery to install it (which is no longer there).

    It doesn't matter if you're running stock OS because you've modified your bootloader and recovery partitions.
    tropper likes this.
    05-17-2012 03:29 PM
  18. trter10-imore's Avatar
    My understanding is one of the big problems is that during the rooting process you replace the default recovery partition with a custom one (i.e. ClockworkMod), which is what actually causes the update to fail, because it's attempting to use the stock recovery to install it (which is no longer there).

    It doesn't matter if you're running stock OS because you've modified your bootloader and recovery partitions.
    The modified bootloader doesn't matter, it is in fact the recovery like you said.
    tropper likes this.
    05-17-2012 03:59 PM
  19. rot#AC's Avatar
    all you have to do its rename the ota certz no need to install anything.
    05-20-2012 01:11 PM
  20. trter10-imore's Avatar
    all you have to do its rename the ota certz no need to install anything.
    Yes well this makes it easy for unskilled people


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    05-20-2012 01:18 PM
  21. surf4u2's Avatar
    Following the link it says the file was not found. Thanks
    10-07-2012 11:22 PM
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