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    Default Is it Safe to do the OTA update on my rooted G2?

    Hello all,

    I have a G2 that I haven't touched, except for rooting. It's running Android 4.2.2, kernel 3.4.0-perf-g7c2d0a2, build JDQ39B, software version VS98011A. I'm running stock (just as it came), no ROMs, nothing else, TWRP not installed.

    If I do the OTA update that started popping up a couple of days ago (I would like to update), will I screw my phone up? Will I screw up my root? I am most worried about losing my tethering....

    Thank you for any help
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    Default Re: Is it Safe to do the OTA update on my rooted G2?

    OTA will likely break root but it is fine to accept the OTA otherwise. Custom recoveries are the main reason to avoid OTA updates because the ROM has to use the recovery to install the OTA update and custom recoveries don't handle this correctly.
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    Default Re: Is it Safe to do the OTA update on my rooted G2?

    Thanks for the reply zedorda

    Is there a simple way to regain root that you could show me after the OTA is installed?
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    Default Re: Is it Safe to do the OTA update on my rooted G2?

    There is an app you can try called Root Keeper that might be able to help you but only before you take the OTA update.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....otarootkeeper
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    Default Re: Is it Safe to do the OTA update on my rooted G2?

    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    OTA will likely break root but it is fine to accept the OTA otherwise. Custom recoveries are the main reason to avoid OTA updates because the ROM has to use the recovery to install the OTA update and custom recoveries don't handle this correctly.
    How do you remove custom recovery to apply the ota without erasing data?
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    Default Re: Is it Safe to do the OTA update on my rooted G2?

    Changing the recovery doesn't effect /data.

    To remove a custom recovery you flash another one over it with ADB, fastboot, etc.

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