1. h3llpoison's Avatar
    I know that ota updates wont delete user apps and data but does anyone know if updating from android 4.4 kit Kat KRT160 to KRT16S via ota will delete or remove cwm?

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    11-21-2013 08:01 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    It depends on how you install it, but generally OTA scripts run via the stock recovery. If it does, you'll still be unlocked and can easily reflash CWM or TWRP via an app like ROM manager or through your ADB connection like previously.
    11-21-2013 08:18 PM
  3. h3llpoison's Avatar
    So basically if I update via ota, I'll have to reflash cwm?

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    11-21-2013 08:22 PM
  4. Aquila's Avatar
    So basically if I update via ota, I'll have to reflash cwm?

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    You may have to. I updated my mother in law's Nexus 7 with CWM via adb and did not have to reflash it, but while it's 99% the same as an actual OTA, it is still slightly different. My assumption would be that you will not have to, but that if you do, it's easy.
    11-21-2013 08:37 PM
  5. Sir Alex's Avatar
    It appears I lost custom recovery after I did the OTA from KRT160 to KRT16S.
    11-22-2013 10:13 AM
  6. someguy01234's Avatar
    I don't know how you managed to do it because as far as I know CWM will not work for flashing OTA and you will brick the device, but TWRP can flash it successfully.

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    11-22-2013 10:58 AM
  7. Sir Alex's Avatar
    I don't know how you managed to do it because as far as I know CWM will not work for flashing OTA and you will brick the device, but TWRP can flash it successfully.
    Yes, it was TWRP.
    11-22-2013 12:51 PM
  8. anon(847090)'s Avatar
    So basically if I update via ota, I'll have to reflash cwm?

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    here is what i did to avoid the mess.

    1. downloaded ota to device via chrome
    2. download supersu via chrome (flashing ota will wipe the superuser)
    3. flashed ota( if you reboot u will lose root and custom recovery). now before rebooting flash the supersu.
    4. now reboot the phone go to ROM manager to flash custom recovery. since i have root it will flash.

    easy.
    11-22-2013 01:51 PM
  9. someguy01234's Avatar
    You forgot to mention that trying to flash OTA using CWM will either fail or brick the OS.
    11-22-2013 02:07 PM

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