1. garry1bowie's Avatar
    Guys, if I root, does that stop me from getting OTA updates from Samsung? Plus I'm on a Mac which makes a relatively simple task seem like climbing Everest with you testicles locked in a vice and a red hot poker shoved up your ***!!
    09-10-2012 11:25 AM
  2. Kevin Harvell's Avatar
    I was rooted until the OTA they released for US Cellular about a month ago.

    I could not install the OTA because when it reboots, it would boot to Clockwork Mod thus causing the OTA to fail.

    Only once I downloaded the update file from Samsung for US Cellular directly could I install the update, which "unrooted" my device. To me this was fine. I only rooted to gain back WiFi tethering access.

    Have not bothered rooting again since due to having a few issues with SuperUser access causing problems on my end. I may root it again in the future, but not 100% positive on that.
    09-10-2012 01:20 PM
  3. garry1bowie's Avatar
    I was thinking of going down the route of rooting, see what I did there, then installing mobile Odin, dragging the files on to the S3 and updating that way? Would this be an ok way to do it?
    09-10-2012 02:28 PM
  4. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I believe there are ways around it and if you are running a Rom with the latest update you don't even have to download it over the OTA. But yes I believe it is possible to update with root on but even so you can always unroot and do it again.
    09-10-2012 04:12 PM
  5. Srambo217's Avatar
    Rooting does not prevent OTAs unless you manually alter some file extensions.

    ROMs with this "feature" simply delete the files.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=201533

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    09-11-2012 02:20 AM
  6. garry1bowie's Avatar
    Thanks for the replys guys, I'll have a look into it. Like I say, I'm on a Mac so as you know things aren't as straight forward as they are on a PC.
    09-11-2012 04:42 AM
  7. Srambo217's Avatar
    Thanks for the replys guys, I'll have a look into it. Like I say, I'm on a Mac so as you know things aren't as straight forward as they are on a PC.
    Bootcamp foo!

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    09-11-2012 04:38 PM
  8. garry1bowie's Avatar
    Bootcamp foo!

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    Well, funny you should say that.....that's the route I'l be taking.
    09-12-2012 01:48 AM

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