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Thread: OTA Update Success! With Root/DeBloat - Here's my story

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    OTA Update Success! With Root/DeBloat - Here's my story

    I did not have to do a factory reset, because I had saved all the bloat in a separate folder for just this occasion. I simply restored all the bloat and then followed this process:

    Step 1:
    Make sure ALL bloat is restored to the System/apps folder

    Step 2:
    Go to Settings -> Software Update and check for updates (Do this even if you have already downloaded before). If it prompts you to download the update, do so. It is 52 Megs I believe.

    Step 3:
    In the same menu got to Status. Yes, you will get an info screen with no prompt...let it display for a bit. After about 5 or 10 minutes you will get a prompt to apply the update.

    Step 4:
    The phone will reboot and the update will apply. It will reboot 2 or 3 times, applying updates each time. Eventually, it will reboot to your main screen normally. For me this process took about 15 minutes or so.


    I now have the 5 bars. I got no errors. It looks like it took.

    Apparently I did lose root. Root Explorer still works...I can view forbidden folders (and copy!) but I have no write access anymore. The "R/W" button is still there, but it no longer does anything. Looks like I will need to re-root.
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    Also...you can download the update more than once. Even after I applied it, it is still allowing me to download again if I want in the Software Update screen.
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    If you did not save all your bloat when you first debloated, I think a factory reset will restore it. I am guessing that it will also re-lock you in addition to unrooting you though.
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    This is awesome!

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    Ran two benchmarks :

    Antutu - 5850

    Quadrant - 2375

    Both are the best I have seen on my phone so far...and this is WITH bloat.
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    Thanks for the post, finally got updated thanks to this. Had suspicions it was the debloating and sure enough you confirmed with your post.

    You can save root using OTA Rootkeeper as well(worked great for me).
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    I re-ran CleanTool, re-bloated, checked to be sure it was there, and when I go to Status I get the info screen telling me about the update, and an "OK". I tap OK, nothing happens. I leave it sit with the info screen up for 20 min., nothing happens. I try to re-run the download, but it says no new software available. Rebooted a couple of times, no change. I do have Bloat though.

    Anybody else having this? I really don't want to do a factory reset; the phone has been running fine. I did get the boot-loop issue, but that was when I had set it to CDMA only with FastBoot off; back to 4G and all is rosy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffe65 View Post
    I re-ran CleanTool, re-bloated, checked to be sure it was there, and when I go to Status I get the info screen telling me about the update, and an "OK". I tap OK, nothing happens.
    Do not tap anything. Just let it sit there.

    On mine I had to let it sit there for like 10 minutes. It does not come up quickly. Make sure the "status" window stays open...do not press "OK".
    Last edited by JeffDenver; 01-27-2012 at 02:30 PM.
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    After several hours, it didn't come up by itself. I tapped the "New Software" button, and lo and behold, there it was! Finally! I now have 5 bars; thanks. I'm going to wait a bit before de-bloating again, to make sure things work.

    I can't seem to start Launcher Pro, it's not in the app tray, but is in the Applications list in Settings.
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    Go to htc sense under applications and tell it to clear defaults. Then you can chose launcherpro again

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