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Thread: Will official OTA 2.1 update mess up rooted Droid?

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    Will official OTA 2.1 update mess up rooted Droid?

    This is a newb question and I apologize in advance if this has been asked / answered before.

    I want to root my droid to install the unofficial 2.1update, however, I want my phone to be able to receive the official 2.1 update when it is available. I understand that my phone will no longer be rooted if I do this and have no problems with that.

    Will installing an official copy of 2.1 on my phone prevent the official update from being received and installed?
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    the latest nandroid flash utility blocks OTA updates. Make sure you have that installed. Other than that, you can google how to stop OTAs.
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    Disable OTA updates from Terminal Emulator on your DROID.

    Type:

    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    cd /system/etc/security
    mv otacerts.zip otacerts.zip.bak
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot
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    What if I want the 2.1 update when it comes and i have a rooted on 2.0.1 what is the best thing to do?
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    Someone will upload the official 2.1 when it comes out. Just intall that on your phone like you did the unofficial 2.1
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    If you want to be safe, you can always install an original update.zip of like 2.0.1 and then do the 2.1 official update. That should eliminate any possible conflicts.

    hope that answers your question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alienware777 View Post
    Someone will upload the official 2.1 when it comes out. Just intall that on your phone like you did the unofficial 2.1
    will this method delete our stuff we have on our phones? like apps and settings and stuff?
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    What will happen if I don't have OTA updates blocked, and I update my rooted 2.0.1 to 2.1? Will that brick the phone, or will I just revert to be no longer rooted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by messenger13 View Post
    Disable OTA updates from Terminal Emulator on your DROID.

    Type:

    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    cd /system/etc/security
    mv otacerts.zip otacerts.zip.bak
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot
    ok... I just did this and now my power control won't show anything... it just shows empty black squares...

    edit: nevermind it's working fine now...
    Last edited by taypotts; 01-12-2010 at 10:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofexcuses View Post
    What will happen if I don't have OTA updates blocked, and I update my rooted 2.0.1 to 2.1? Will that brick the phone, or will I just revert to be no longer rooted?
    I would like to know this as well. If i will stay rooted I won't block OTA. Will there be anything in the OTA that is not in the 2.1 i already have?
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