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    Default OTA Update for HTC Thunderbolt ICS - ROOTED

    I rooted my HTC Thunderbolt using Revolutionary and now my phone wants to install the new OTA update that came out on April 1, 2013. Should I let it run? If not, what else should I do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mort3770 View Post
    I rooted my HTC Thunderbolt using Revolutionary and now my phone wants to install the new OTA update that came out on April 1, 2013. Should I let it run? If not, what else should I do?
    I just got the notice for that update today.
    I had done a backup with CWM so I figured I'd let the update run to see what it did.
    At reboot It froze my phone at some warning screen.
    So I did a CWM Restore.
    Then when the ota tried to install again, I hit defer.
    .
    But I thought those of us who rooted and installed a Custom Rom, weren't supposed to get updates pushed from verizon.
    Device: Verizon Note2
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    Default Re: OTA Update for HTC Thunderbolt ICS - ROOTED

    If you backed up your phone with the OTA update downloaded (but not yet installed), it seems that it would still want to run it after you restored it. I am also confused, thinking the ROOT would not even let the phone look for updates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mort3770 View Post
    If you backed up your phone with the OTA update downloaded (but not yet installed), it seems that it would still want to run it after you restored it. I am also confused, thinking the ROOT would not even let the phone look for updates?
    I'm sorry, I failed to mention that I had already done a backup. I do backups quite often.
    Device: Verizon Note2
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    Quote Originally Posted by santod View Post
    I was confused because I thought I had your latest Rom.
    But looking down at the bottom of your post you linked, I see:
    Last edited by santod; 3 Days Ago at 06:44 AM. Reason: Updated to latest OTA Update from April 3rd, 2013
    Device: Verizon Note2
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    Everything has been just solid with the Rom I have now.
    So I again restored my latest backup.
    Then, before I rebooted, I installed OTA Killer that Santod linked.
    Device: Verizon Note2
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    Santod. The boss.

    Saving our behinds!

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    Default Re: OTA Update for HTC Thunderbolt ICS - ROOTED

    Downloaded the OTA Killer v2 and flashed it. Worked like a charm!

    Thank you!
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    Did anyone figure out what this update was for?
    Device: Verizon Note2
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    How do I install the OTA Killer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooperta79 View Post
    How do I install the OTA Killer?
    Go into recovery and select flash from sd card.



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    When I go to recovery I do not get an option to flash from sd card. The options I get are shown in the image. What am I doing wrong
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    Default Re: OTA Update for HTC Thunderbolt ICS - ROOTED

    Looks like you got taken to hboot and not recovery. Also looks like recovery isn't even available from hboot either.

    You can get to recovery two ways, preferred method is to reboot phone into it usually from the power options in the rom, or boot into hboot and then select to go into recovery.

    In your case, looks like it's been blocked, or like it says relocked.

    We will wait for someone who knows more on how to undo this, as my knowledge is limited in this field.


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    Default Re: OTA Update for HTC Thunderbolt ICS - ROOTED

    Btw, here's what my bootloader looks like.
    This is what yours most likely looked like before the ota hit your device, except for the different radio version, and the root method/date.

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    Figured it out. Had to go to HTC website and unlock the phone, then reflash the fastboot.exe thru the cmd prompt with usb cable. After that I was able to flash the OTA Killer.
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    Glad to see all is ok.
    I've mentioned that route to others, but they were in a different situation, and thought maybe there's an easier path you could take that I wasn't aware of.
    Either way, glad to see it worked out for you. :-)

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    When I flash the .zip it keeps aborting installation. Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon Mullins View Post
    When I flash the .zip it keeps aborting installation. Any ideas?
    Brandon, which rom are you on

    And
    I'm assuming you're flashing it in recovery correct?

    Should have a msg at the end saying that all OTAs should now be blocked


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    Yes I flashed from recovery. Having trouble finding out what rom I have installed. I may just flash a new rom then try again.
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    Good you tried from recovery.

    Reason why I was asking about which rom you were on was because could be the custom rom you're on already had the proper configuration to block OTAs.

    The developer who posted the OTA killer, Santod, he makes killer custom roms, though on his latest, he did not include the files that block future OTAs, mainly due to him assuming that there wouldn't be any more of them from Verizon, can't blame him. So some of us on his roms could have been affected otherwise, however due to his patch, some of us were lucky as I was to flash this and stop anything to be pushed onto the custom roms we're running.
    So more than likely, could be your device is aborting the flash of this patch because it is different rom that does not need this patch.

    Although I am no expert in this field, I may be wrong too, just my opinion/perspective on this.


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    No. unfortunately the rom I have doesn't block the OTA, that's why I was searching the forums for a solution. I've read alot about unsense but I'm having trouble finding a download for it. I even signed up on infected but it wont let me access the downloads. Idk. Its giving me a headache. I love my thunderbolt, but it sure is giving me alot of problems lately.
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    Hmm. :-(

    I wish I could try and help further with this. Seems like this section of these forums have quieted down. Hopefully someone with some more expertise can help us out.

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    well. since I had trouble trying to find unsense, I downloaded one from my clockwork mod app called killasense. It seems really stable and I haven't had another OTA push.But now I'm getting a really slow 4g connection and my ad blocker quit working. (sigh) guess I can't have it all lol. I'm thinking of trying the radio that you mentioned on another thread. It's been quite some time since I've updated it. Wish me luck. Just got to keep telling myself to hold out till my upgrade kicks in.
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    Yeah radio update can help a ton
    Depends on the tbolt though, not all are created equally

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