1. Sithtiger's Avatar
    I have a rooted Nexus 10 with Jelly Bean 4.2.2. I take it if I upgrade to 4.3 my tablet will no longer be rooted. If that is true, then how do I keep it from automatically updating? Obviously if you have Wi-Fi off will stop it, but then you need Wi-Fi to....well use your tablet and update apps. What should be done then?

    Thanks in advance!
    07-26-2013 10:47 AM
  2. gnr_2's Avatar
    If you are rooted, you aren't going to get OTA updates.

    Sent from the Superuser account on my newly flashed Sprint Galaxy Nexus with XenonHD
    07-26-2013 11:14 AM
  3. Sithtiger's Avatar
    Thanks, so I don't have to worry about it automatically then, thanks!
    07-27-2013 01:18 AM
  4. silentagenda's Avatar
    If you are rooted, you aren't going to get OTA updates.

    Sent from the Superuser account on my newly flashed Sprint Galaxy Nexus with XenonHD
    This isn't entirely true. I'm on Franco's Kernel, Rooted, Unlocked. Woke up - lo' and behold, 4.3 system update. However, I haven't flashed the stock 4.2.2 kernel yet; so, I know if I installed the updates, I'd soft-brick my N10. =p
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    07-27-2013 07:07 AM
  5. Sithtiger's Avatar
    This isn't entirely true. I'm on Franco's Kernel, Rooted, Unlocked. Woke up - lo' and behold, 4.3 system update. However, I haven't flashed the stock 4.2.2 kernel yet; so, I know if I installed the updates, I'd soft-brick my N10. =p
    Thanks for telling me that. I've flashed the ROM to 4.2.2, but I didn't know you could brick it by doing that. I was thinking about trying 4.3 and if I did, I would have gone into settings and tried the update. So, if I want a rooted 4.3 version, I'll have to wait until someone releases a 4.3 ROM?

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-27-2013 07:12 AM
  6. anon(301129)'s Avatar
    On both my N4 and N7 I lost root but everything else was just fine. Root was easily restored. Still waiting for the OTA for my wife's N10.
    07-27-2013 09:02 AM
  7. anon(301129)'s Avatar
    Got the N10 4.3 update just fine on a rooted and unlocked device this weekend. I lost root however recovered it. The whole process including update took about 15 minutes. Search my posts on how I recovered root.
    07-29-2013 09:05 AM
  8. gnr_2's Avatar
    This isn't entirely true. I'm on Franco's Kernel, Rooted, Unlocked. Woke up - lo' and behold, 4.3 system update. However, I haven't flashed the stock 4.2.2 kernel yet; so, I know if I installed the updates, I'd soft-brick my N10. =p
    Got the N10 4.3 update just fine on a rooted and unlocked device this weekend. I lost root however recovered it. The whole process including update took about 15 minutes. Search my posts on how I recovered root.
    I'm confused as to how you got the OTA update. I thought if you were rooted, you had to unroot to get it or just use an updated ROM.

    Sent from the Superuser account on my newly flashed Sprint Galaxy Nexus with XenonHD
    07-30-2013 07:56 PM
  9. eahinrichsen's Avatar
    If you have rooted or flashed a custom recovery, OTA updates will he unavailable for most OEM/carrier-branded devices. This does not seem to be the case for Nexus devices, though. As long as you have a stock ROM, you should get the OTA. Both my N4 and N10 are rooted and have CWM recovery, but they both got the OTA.

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    08-03-2013 12:37 PM
  10. silentagenda's Avatar
    Got the N10 4.3 update just fine on a rooted and unlocked device this weekend. I lost root however recovered it. The whole process including update took about 15 minutes. Search my posts on how I recovered root.
    Yeah, it normally will - even if you're rooted. In my case, I was using a custom kernel (Franco Kernel); which happens to modify some system files. In order for the OTA update to function properly, I had to flash the stock system files and recovery (which wasn't affected, but just wanted to be sure). My Nexus 4 is on 4.3 - my Nexus 10, I'll probably get to 4.3 later today. I just wasn't in the mood to flash stock system/recovery files again. No, neither devices were/will be wiped (just pushed the files without the -w [wipe] tag).

    I'm confused as to how you got the OTA update. I thought if you were rooted, you had to unroot to get it or just use an updated ROM.
    As eahinrichsen had said, as long as you're running the stock ROM - you'll get the OTA update. The only problem is, if you have a custom kernel or recovery, the update will (most likely) fail. In the past, this could soft-brick your device. In my experience, this time (I figured I'd try it for the heck of it), my Nexus 10 simply rebooted after it reported an error with the update and started up into 4.2.2 again. Like I said, I still need to flash stock files as Franco's Kernel modifies some system files.
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    08-03-2013 12:44 PM

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