11-13-2016 01:02 PM
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  1. KPMcClave's Avatar
    I was just on XDA and all the topics I'm seeing are for rooting the phone in order to get the update. The site is really cluttered up. If someone can post a link to the OTA for Spring that will help a lot.
    You should not have to root to flash an official version. I can't comment on the SD card method because I haven't done it, but using ADB with the phone's Download mode, I previously flashed the US unlocked firmware and then back to the Verizon firmware. I also rooted for a while, but that was after flashing the unlocked firmware.

    You do need to be rooted with unlocked bootloader to flash custom ROMs, but the beta isn't a custom ROM.
    11-13-2016 12:44 PM
  2. WingLT's Avatar
    You should not have to root to flash an official version. I can't comment on the SD card method because I haven't done it, but using ADB with the phone's Download mode, I previously flashed the US unlocked firmware and then back to the Verizon firmware. I also rooted for a while, but that was after flashing the unlocked firmware.

    You do need to be rooted with unlocked bootloader to flash custom ROMs, but the beta isn't a custom ROM.
    The problem is that I can't find the Beta OTA... All I'm seeing are roms and to root the phone. I wanted to try the SD Card method because I have never used Odin before. Everyone saying it's really easy just downloading the file or files to the SD Card and just install it during booting up in recovery mode. And I'm seeing something else when going on XDA and YouTube for guides.
    11-13-2016 12:55 PM
  3. KPMcClave's Avatar
    The problem is that I can't find the Beta OTA... All I'm seeing are roms and to root the phone. I wanted to try the SD Card method because I have never used Odin before. Everyone saying it's really easy just downloading the file or files to the SD Card and just install it during booting up in recovery mode. And I'm seeing something else when going on XDA and YouTube for guides.
    Yeah, it would be cool if people who have done that could link it. I agree that finding things on XDA is far from easy.

    My point was to assure you that you don't need to be rooted to flash official firmware. Good luck finding it.
    11-13-2016 01:02 PM
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