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I am sorry for what might be a silly question to most of you, but I don't spend a lot of time thinking about this stuff, which is why, I guess, I need as ask for some advice.

I rooted my TB a couple months ago. Recently I have been getting the update notifications, and I kept putting the off, that is, until today.

I have ClockworkMod installed and the phone is now in a loop of wanting to install the update. If I chose to just reboot (in ClockworkMod), it reboots and then goes back into the CWM screen. Not sure what to do next to restore from previous back up (8/10/11)

How can I get out of the loop the phone is in now, and how can I get back to my rooted version of the phone and stop the phone from wanting to install the update?

My main concern with having my phone rooted is using the hotspot feature. Other than that, I just need the phone to work now.

Any help to get me going again QUICKLY would be appreciated!
 

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Without knowing what you want to do... and it sounds like you can either reload your backup... or flash a custom ROM, and there are plenty of sources to tell you how to flash a custom ROM.
 

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Loading a custom ROM will stop any updates... but I doubt seriously if you are getting any OTA for GB, otherwise we would have heard bigger news from AC by now it's rolling out.

Have you done anything with updating your radio's since you rooted your device???
 

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Ok, I ran the restore of an 8/1/11 backup I had in CWM. I am up and running again.

The phone wanted to run an OTA update, I only assume it was GB, unless it was wanting to update the rooted version of software I have?

I have not updated anything since I rooted a couple months ago. I hate to say this, but I don't even know how to update a "radio" or why I would want to.

I am interested in installing a custom ROM to prevent further update. I see you have BAMF Forever. I assume that is a good one?
 

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Sounds about right... if you root your device, the rooting process puts the MR1 radio on the device. You could update your radio using http://forums.androidcentral.com/thunderbolt-rooting-roms-hacks/97307-guide-upgrade-mr2-compatible-rom-radio-mr1-after-root.html... read the top couple posts by the OP (Original Poster).

BAMF Forever is a very good ROM... it's a Sense 3.0 ROM... it's a very good Gingerbread ROM... and like most ROMs they will still have some updates and changes to fix any bugs they might have... if you decide to check out this ROM just remember that you will have to update your Radio to a Gingerbread Radio.

Besides the Sticky threads here at the TOP of this forum, check out the links in my signature... good source for ROMs, and Radio updates.
 

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I download and installed the BAMF Forever ROM, ver 1.04. Everything seems to work ok, EXCEPT for the fact I am not able to make or receive any calls. No bars and there is an X, indicating no service. I downloaded it via ROM Manager Pro, and everything seemed to go ok, what did I do wrong?
 

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I download and installed the BAMF Forever ROM, ver 1.04. Everything seems to work ok, EXCEPT for the fact I am not able to make or receive any calls. No bars and there is an X, indicating no service. I downloaded it via ROM Manager Pro, and everything seemed to go ok, what did I do wrong?

What Radio did you load??? That is a Gingerbread ROM and you need a Gingerbread Radio.

BAMF Forever is a very good ROM... it's a Sense 3.0 ROM... it's a very good Gingerbread ROM... and like most ROMs they will still have some updates and changes to fix any bugs they might have... if you decide to check out this ROM just remember that you will have to update your Radio to a Gingerbread Radio.
 

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There enlies my problem. After I posted this question, I went to the link you post above (which I didn't have time to ready before I loaded the ROM. I didn't load a radio I guess. Keep in mind, I never did this stuff before, and while I consider myself "techie" I am way behing the ball on this stuff. Going to read the link you posted now to see how to load the radio. Thanks for putting up with me.
 

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The latest radio is TWO radios... a CDMA radio, and a LTE radio... you need to load BOTH!!!

I prefer the latest radio which is 2.11 CDMA radio, and the 2.10 LTE radio. Use the "Latest Radio's" link in my signature below.

To flash the radio, rename the zip to PG05IMG.zip if it's not already and place it on the root of your SD Card. Boot into Bootloader: power off your phone... Turn the phone back on by holding down the volume down rocker and the power button at the same time until the phone opens in bootloader. The zip should start running and updating the radio. Once done reboot the phone on and remove the PG05IMG.zip from your phone, or rename, or move it off the root of the sd card in another folder. If its not moved after the installation it will constantly keep trying to update the radio if you ever need to boot into bootloader again to get to recovery.
 

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The latest radio is TWO radios... a CDMA radio, and a LTE radio... you need to load BOTH!!!

I prefer the latest radio which is 2.11 CDMA radio, and the 2.10 LTE radio. Use the "Latest Radio's" link in my signature below.

To flash the radio, rename the zip to PG05IMG.zip if it's not already and place it on the root of your SD Card. Boot into Bootloader: power off your phone... Turn the phone back on by holding down the volume down rocker and the power button at the same time until the phone opens in bootloader. The zip should start running and updating the radio. Once done reboot the phone on and remove the PG05IMG.zip from your phone, or rename, or move it off the root of the sd card in another folder. If its not moved after the installation it will constantly keep trying to update the radio if you ever need to boot into bootloader again to get to recovery.

I am about to root and flash Gingeritis and I assume that I first have to load both radios before flashing gingeritis correct?

Also, for the process of loading both radios, we are essentially performing it twice? Once for the CDMA radio and once for the LTE radio? Both of the radios need to be named PG05IMG.zip at the time of flashing and both need to be flashed through bootloader? I assume you CANNOT simultaneously flash both radios also.
 

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I am about to root and flash Gingeritis and I assume that I first have to load both radios before flashing gingeritis correct?

Also, for the process of loading both radios, we are essentially performing it twice? Once for the CDMA radio and once for the LTE radio? Both of the radios need to be named PG05IMG.zip at the time of flashing and both need to be flashed through bootloader? I assume you CANNOT simultaneously flash both radios also.

It doesn't matter if you load radio's first, OR the ROM... either one.

Yes, you have to do it twice... both radio's, and both with the same name, so you will need to boot up, rename your files, then do it again.
 

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