1. rayden8's Avatar
    This G2 is the first phone I've rooted, so I'm still trying to learn about the process. My understanding is that you can't take an OTA update if you want to maintain your root. I just got a notification last night that my G2 is ready for an update, and I'm currently rooted without any custom ROMs. I'm trying to understand how updates can happen with a root. However, I can't find any mention here or on XDA if there are plans for any kind of updated root. Are updated roots typical? Do rooted VZW G2 users expect to update if they are not currently flashing any other ROMs?

    Thank you
    01-08-2014 11:23 AM
  2. sofryj's Avatar
    From what I've seen in other threads about this update, it doesn't affect your root.
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    01-08-2014 11:33 AM
  3. dcleveng's Avatar
    I think there a couple things to keep in mind here.

    First, if you are rooted with a custom boot loader you DO NOT want to take an OTA. From what I understand you could brick your phone.

    If you are just stock rooted without a custom boot loader, then yes you can take OTA and you may or may not lose root depending on the update. There are some caveats however, for example if you have uninstalled some applications that were included with the stock rom (which you can do since you are rooted), then the update may fail because those files are missing.

    I'm certainly no expert, but from what I've read and experienced those are some considerations with OTA updates.
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    01-08-2014 12:05 PM
  4. heggood's Avatar
    I rooted last night and did the hotspot provision mod to get my free hotspot going, Im definitely not taking any chances of losing root, nor losing my free hotspot, plus the update may cause more problems than good. I. am always hesitate to take new updates, specially when my device works exactly like it should. New updates are often buggy, and with Verizon (as with any carrier) you never know when it may be fixed. Good luck whatever you decide.

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    01-08-2014 04:25 PM
  5. moosc's Avatar
    First this update is better second restore any bloat u removed and restore the hotshot. Secondly use voodoo keeper to preserve root. As long u didn't flash a custom recovery you'll b good.

    Sent from Bad Azz VZW LG G2 Cyan Tapatalk
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    01-08-2014 04:53 PM
  6. rayden8's Avatar
    Forgot to mention I do have TWRP installed, but it isn't critical for me to maintain. Also, I'm using the Hotspot mod, which I really want to maintain. From what I'm hearing it doesn't sound like I should do the update. However, this update reminder is persistent, and I don't see any way to turn it off indefinitely
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    01-08-2014 06:29 PM
  7. heggood's Avatar
    I froze the software updater with tb. So far so good.
    01-08-2014 06:35 PM
  8. essjay50's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat as rayden8 above and still am unclear on the options at this point. i did push back the verizon update to 4:00am tomorrow, so i have a little time here.
    if i do nothing, will the update go through? or will it stop when it finds out i am rooted and have been a bad boy and spank me??
    from what i read on the google kitkat site, i dont really need those 'features', but there's probably more to it than what they publish and i don't want to screw myself in the long run.
    does this happen every time google/verizon does another push with updates? ie: a scramble trying to assess its worthiness and to revert to the original state.
    i am new to all this and have accomplished what i set out to do with the hotspot and have delayed any other changes until this update to 4.4 matter has been resolved.
    help would be appreciated....thanks in advance
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    01-08-2014 09:20 PM
  9. moosc's Avatar
    With twrp DO NOT FLASH the update it'll mess up. U need stock recovery
    Forgot to mention I do have TWRP installed, but it isn't critical for me to maintain. Also, I'm using the Hotspot mod, which I really want to maintain. From what I'm hearing it doesn't sound like I should do the update. However, this update reminder is persistent, and I don't see any way to turn it off indefinitely


    Sent from Bad Azz VZW LG G2 Cyan Tapatalk
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    01-09-2014 01:05 PM
  10. Shaun Watson's Avatar
    I am rooted with stock recovery. I've removed some Verizon apps and no longer have them. I have the hotspot provision but replaced it with the stock one. I keep getting the error code. Any suggestions?

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    01-10-2014 01:44 PM
  11. UJ95x's Avatar
    I am rooted with stock recovery. I've removed some Verizon apps and no longer have them. I have the hotspot provision but replaced it with the stock one. I keep getting the error code. Any suggestions?

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    Are you trying to update? If so, you need to unfreeze or re-install the Verizon system apps

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    01-10-2014 01:50 PM
  12. Shaun Watson's Avatar
    Where would I get those apps?

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    01-10-2014 02:02 PM
  13. UJ95x's Avatar
    Where would I get those apps?

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    Not sure, some of them are available in the play store...

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    01-10-2014 02:45 PM
  14. moosc's Avatar
    I learned to just flash one of the stock deblooted rom. You could flash your device back to stock. Only way to know u have apps.

    Sent from Bad Azz VZW LG G2 Cyan Tapatalk
    01-10-2014 02:58 PM
  15. Shaun Watson's Avatar
    Anyway to flash without recovery?

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    01-10-2014 03:02 PM
  16. UJ95x's Avatar
    Anyway to flash without recovery?

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    You can't boot into recovery?

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    01-10-2014 03:24 PM
  17. UJ95x's Avatar
    I learned to just flash one of the stock deblooted rom. You could flash your device back to stock. Only way to know u have apps.

    Sent from Bad Azz VZW LG G2 Cyan Tapatalk
    This. Didn't even think about it lol

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    01-10-2014 03:24 PM
  18. Shaun Watson's Avatar
    You can't boot into recovery?

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    I just have stock recovery. Nothing else. Should I download cwm or twrp instead?

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    01-10-2014 05:25 PM
  19. UJ95x's Avatar
    I just have stock recovery. Nothing else. Should I download cwm or twrp instead?

    Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk
    I don't have a G2 so I'm not exactly sure how you would be able to get back to stock. Samsung has Odin, but I haven't seen anything similar for LG
    Here's a thread from xda on how to revert to stock though
    LG G2 Stock Firmware (Go Back to Stock) - xda-developers
    01-10-2014 05:40 PM

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