1. daniel178's Avatar
    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
    01-09-2014 10:28 PM
  2. zedorda's Avatar
    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.
    01-09-2014 10:44 PM
  3. daniel178's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply zedorda

    Is there a simple way to regain root that you could show me after the OTA is installed?
    01-09-2014 11:09 PM
  4. zedorda's Avatar
    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
    01-09-2014 11:14 PM
  5. byhoung's Avatar
    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?
    01-13-2014 01:41 PM
  6. zedorda's Avatar
    Changing the recovery doesn't effect /data.

    To remove a custom recovery you flash another one over it with ADB, fastboot, etc.
    01-14-2014 10:49 AM

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