Is it safe to do OTA updates with bb .4?
That depends, have you installed Pete's block updates patch, do you have a custom recovery installed (SPR/CWR)
If you installed the patch you shouldn't be prompted for an OTA, if you haven't and you are prompted for an OTA the custom recovery should make it fail during install
Essentially, they answered you, but I am not sure the correct answer was given. I use BB and when I got OTA update messages I patched and they stopped. A new OTA is out today and I am getting update messages again. A new patch is needed Id guess, but like the OP I wonder if it is just safe to install. Probably would give me grief because I themed my BB.
Using Droid, 2.2, Verizon.
If you're using clockwork or sprecovery, just allow the update. Your phone will boot into recovery, then block the update. if it freezes pull the battery and you're all good. No more update notifications.
After I got the latest stopota, I still got the update notification. ended up doing what the others suggested on installed in and CWM will block the update.
I canceled the update though after it had downloaded(instead of updating and rebooting for the block to happen) and then my phone refreshed and the update notification went away :-)
Just an FYI... Folks that allowed the install via clockwork mod are saying they're receiving the notification again after an undisclosed period of time. Seems like just allowing the install is just stopping the notification for short period of time.
As far as those who are wanting to use the latest patch to stop the OTA, FRG22D is THE LATEST ota out for verizon. I think theres some confusion between the OTA a couple weeks ago that released FRG01B and this weeks OTA that released FRG22D.
That being said, Pete's original STOPota.zip that he still has available on his site was constructed to stop the FRG01B OTA. He built it prior to anyones knowledge of the frg22d OTA. Therefore, his patch does NOT stop this most recent OTA.
So those receiving the OTA TODAY are receiving it for FRG22D. and should download and install the patch here:
FRG22D Stop OTA Notification for BB Froyo V0.4
As to my knowledge, this is the only patch out for BBv0.4 for frg22d.
if you restart just to get the OTA still, allow it AFTER you install this latest stop ota patch, let clockwork deny it, and it will be gone for good.