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    Path from Rooted ICS 4.0.2 to JB 4.1.1 (VZW GNex)

    I have VZW Galaxy Nexus that is still running ICS 4.0.2, rooted and with unlocked bootloader (of course). I've backed up all my apps/data and made a nandroid, but I'm not sure what the path is to get to the newly released JB 4.1.1 from where I am. I downloaded the factory image from Google, but wasn't sure that it would really be the best approach. I do have ClockworkMod Recovery available, but I didn't permanently replace the stock recovery (I use ROM Manager to temporarily flash it/reboot).

    Really appreciate your help!
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    You'll have to explain further...if you are still stock rooted, you should have an OTA to 4.0.4 that you can take, which should then give you an OTA to 4.1.1 (just make sure you are connected to WI-FI for that one).

    If you'd like to fastboot the factory toro "mysid" images, then you can. If you'd like to be stock rooted after doing either, just flash the newest su.zip through a temporary clockwork mod.
    Don't be scared, adb is your friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syndicate0017 View Post
    You'll have to explain further...if you are still stock rooted, you should have an OTA to 4.0.4 that you can take, which should then give you an OTA to 4.1.1 (just make sure you are connected to WI-FI for that one).

    If you'd like to fastboot the factory toro "mysid" images, then you can. If you'd like to be stock rooted after doing either, just flash the newest su.zip through a temporary clockwork mod.
    Hey,

    Thanks for your reply. I disabled the OTA updates by renaming otacerts.zip to otacerts.zip.bak because I read you could not accept the 4.04 update if you were rooted. Maybe that was a myth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by motionblurrr View Post
    Hey,

    Thanks for your reply. I disabled the OTA updates by renaming otacerts.zip to otacerts.zip.bak because I read you could not accept the 4.04 update if you were rooted. Maybe that was a myth?
    Very much so. The only thing that would have stopped your OTA is if you had a custom recovery. Since you only do a temp boot into a CWM to perform your recovery needs, then you would have been able to take the OTA. You would have lost root, but since it's a Nexus, flashing a new su.zip will work every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syndicate0017 View Post
    Very much so. The only thing that would have stopped your OTA is if you had a custom recovery. Since you only do a temp boot into a CWM to perform your recovery needs, then you would have been able to take the OTA. You would have lost root, but since it's a Nexus, flashing a new su.zip will work every time.
    Awesome. Time to dive in! Thanks!
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    If you decide to OTA, make sure you've frozen or removed no system apps. I think if you just disabled them through the settings then you're good. But if you froze with titanium or deleted, I think the OTA may fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syndicate0017 View Post
    If you decide to OTA, make sure you've frozen or removed no system apps. I think if you just disabled them through the settings then you're good. But if you froze with titanium or deleted, I think the OTA may fail.
    Yeah, I know I'd forget to do that every time, so I never freeze apps. I'm all done and upgraded now though, thanks! Now just gotta get root back and then go to sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motionblurrr View Post
    Yeah, I know I'd forget to do that every time, so I never freeze apps. I'm all done and upgraded now though, thanks! Now just gotta get root back and then go to sleep.
    Man yer gonna flip! 4.0.2 was so slow compared to JB and even 4.0.4 for that matter!

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