2.1 OTA Update OK on Rooted Phone with WIFI Tether

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    Is it OK to do the Verizon OTA update to 2.1 if your phone is rooted and is setup for Wireless Tether?
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    sure, why not?
    Assuming you get the OTA, all that will happen is you get updated and will have to wait for root instructions/files for this new build.
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    you'll undoubtedly lose root and your tethering
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    Most ROMS do not allow the OTA.
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    he sounds like he rooted his phone manually and just added wifi tether. Though who knows what he really did, so that is why I said "Assuming you get the OTA" :D
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    That is correct. Also, I am not using a custom ROM.
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    If you have nandroid, you will have to give the update permission to install (the sprecovery blocks the auto-install) - but you should still get notified. But if you've removed the otacerts.zip, you will not get the update.
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    I am running nandroid.
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    Think I'm gonna pass on this update until somebody figures out a root and overclock.

    I rooted, overclocked, and installed 2.1 last week and I'm not going back to 550Mhz dammit! Ain't NO WAY!
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    We'll have the update.zip on the www by tomorrow.

    If you are worrying about getting the update downloaded to your phone, who gives a crap? Just download it to your pc tomorrow and drag it to your sdcard. Problem solved. ;)
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    wait so what's in this newer build that most custom roms don't already have? I don't see a point in updating of it'll just return the phone to stock options.
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    What about the radio in the update? Or the new kernel. Will we need any of this to get flash to work when they finally release it?
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    We don't know what adobe will require for prerequisites. We are assuming that any Android 2.1 device will work with flash if it is supposed to work with 2.1.