1. AlwaysSmile's Avatar
    If you are on Verizon with a Galaxy S4 and have root access DO NOT update to the latest OTA Update, it will Kill your root access!

    Posted via Android Central App
    leroybrute likes this.
    10-16-2013 04:20 PM
  2. fatboy97's Avatar
    If you are on Verizon with a Galaxy S4 and have root access DO NOT update to the latest OTA Update, it will Kill your root access!

    Posted via Android Central App
    Sorry, but if you think this is news... sure, but it VERY OLD NEWS.
    Bizzle69 likes this.
    10-16-2013 06:24 PM
  3. RHChan84's Avatar
    All updates I have ever done removes Root access on all my devices.
    Bizzle69 likes this.
    10-16-2013 07:37 PM
  4. leroybrute's Avatar
    Sorry, but if you think this is news... sure, but it VERY OLD NEWS.
    But his post is much more useful and helpfull than yours.

    OLD NEWS!
    10-17-2013 12:34 AM
  5. fatboy97's Avatar
    But his post is much more useful and helpfull than yours.

    OLD NEWS!
    And yours. Also, you might want to learn to use spell check.

    And unless you have been living under a rock... which is possible, most EVERYONE who has the device and been on this forum or any other knows very shortly after the release of the new update by Verizon that they have been learning a thing or two about the rooting process and put in some fixes. Am I happy... NO.
    10-17-2013 05:47 AM
  6. starbuckk's Avatar
    Alwaysmile thanks for being willing to take time to post this. Obviously if you did not know before, probably others didn't either.

    Sent from the tiny keyboard on my S4
    leroybrute likes this.
    10-17-2013 08:26 AM
  7. djisia87's Avatar
    Sorry, but if you think this is news... sure, but it VERY OLD NEWS.
    It is a old news but people do accept updates THEN ask what happened to root
    leroybrute likes this.
    10-17-2013 12:06 PM
  8. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Sorry, but if you think this is news... sure, but it VERY OLD NEWS.
    It is a old news but people do accept updates THEN ask what happened to root
    Yeah, I used to have a canned PSA message I'd post every time a new update would come out just to put the warning out there because inevitably there would be a dozen or so threads started that either said, "I installed the OTA and now root is gone, halp!!!1!" or "If I install OTA will I lose root???" ... so one would hope that issuing a warning thread would head those off at the pass, but I've found it doesn't.

    A lot of folks tend to just act first and ask questions later.

    Of course, the biggest concern isn't always about *losing* root, but more if an update will kill the known exploits to gain root in the first place (and very often this is the case). Long story short, if your phone is rooted and you like it that way, don't install OTA updates. Ever.

    I think too many folks get hung up on whole "there's an update out I must have it immediately even though I have no idea what benefits I can possibly get out of it!!!". I've owned various Android phones and tablets over the past 4 years and they've all been rooted and I have yet to EVER install an update OTA. I generally just wait until a rooted version comes out in a flashable ROM or I'm already running a ROM that is far superior to the "official" update to worry about it.

    Anyway, the OP's warning is appreciated, but probably falling on deaf ears in the case of those that need to hear it.
    10-17-2013 12:58 PM
  9. tech_head's Avatar
    Yeah, I used to have a canned PSA message I'd post every time a new update would come out just to put the warning out there because inevitably there would be a dozen or so threads started that either said, "I installed the OTA and now root is gone, halp!!!1!" or "If I install OTA will I lose root???" ... so one would hope that issuing a warning thread would head those off at the pass, but I've found it doesn't.

    A lot of folks tend to just act first and ask questions later.

    Of course, the biggest concern isn't always about *losing* root, but more if an update will kill the known exploits to gain root in the first place (and very often this is the case). Long story short, if your phone is rooted and you like it that way, don't install OTA updates. Ever.

    I think too many folks get hung up on whole "there's an update out I must have it immediately even though I have no idea what benefits I can possibly get out of it!!!". I've owned various Android phones and tablets over the past 4 years and they've all been rooted and I have yet to EVER install an update OTA. I generally just wait until a rooted version comes out in a flashable ROM or I'm already running a ROM that is far superior to the "official" update to worry about it.

    Anyway, the OP's warning is appreciated, but probably falling on deaf ears in the case of those that need to hear it.
    Voodoo OTA RootKeeper does in fact protect and restore root on this update.
    Enabled the frozen app that blocks OTA.
    Took the OTA.
    Restored root.
    10-17-2013 01:57 PM
  10. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Voodoo OTA RootKeeper does in fact protect and restore root on this update.
    Enabled the frozen app that blocks OTA.
    Took the OTA.
    Restored root.
    That's good to know. That's another point is that often no one knows if existing "root keeper" apps will work either.
    10-17-2013 03:04 PM
  11. tech_head's Avatar
    That's good to know. That's another point is that often no one knows if existing "root keeper" apps will work either.
    I normally wait for the other lab rat.
    10-18-2013 04:47 PM
  12. Anisha Kaul's Avatar
    Hi,

    I have a Samsung S4 Phone with the following details:

    Model number: SCH-I545
    Android Version: 5.0.1
    Baseband Version: I545VRUGOC1
    Build number: LRX22C.I545VRUGOC1
    Secure Boot Status: Type: Samsung
    Hardware version: I545.06


    My research shows me that my phone cannot be rooted because verizon has locked the bootloader in the most recent update. Apparently it can also not be downgraded (with Odin or something). Is it possible to root this phone? Are there specific instructions on how to root VRUGOC1 update
    07-10-2015 02:21 AM
  13. Anisha Kaul's Avatar
    Yeah, I used to have a canned PSA message I'd post every time a new update would come out just to put the warning out there because inevitably there would be a dozen or so threads started that either said, "I installed the OTA and now root is gone, halp!!!1!" or "If I install OTA will I lose root???" ... so one would hope that issuing a warning thread would head those off at the pass, but I've found it doesn't.

    A lot of folks tend to just act first and ask questions later.

    Of course, the biggest concern isn't always about *losing* root, but more if an update will kill the known exploits to gain root in the first place (and very often this is the case). Long story short, if your phone is rooted and you like it that way, don't install OTA updates. Ever.

    I think too many folks get hung up on whole "there's an update out I must have it immediately even though I have no idea what benefits I can possibly get out of it!!!". I've owned various Android phones and tablets over the past 4 years and they've all been rooted and I have yet to EVER install an update OTA. I generally just wait until a rooted version comes out in a flashable ROM or I'm already running a ROM that is far superior to the "official" update to worry about it.

    Anyway, the OP's warning is appreciated, but probably falling on deaf ears in the case of those that need to hear it.
    Hi,

    I have a Samsung S4 Phone with the following details:

    Model number: SCH-I545
    Android Version: 5.0.1
    Baseband Version: I545VRUGOC1
    Build number: LRX22C.I545VRUGOC1
    Secure Boot Status: Type: Samsung
    Hardware version: I545.06


    My research shows me that my phone cannot be rooted because verizon has locked the bootloader in the most recent update. Apparently it can also not be downgraded (with Odin or something). Is it possible to root this phone? Are there specific instructions on how to root VRUGOC1 update
    07-10-2015 02:23 AM

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