Droid 4 Update

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    Has anyone tried the OTA update yet? I downloaded it but I'm hesitant to try it without knowing what it will do to bootstrap.

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    not getting a OTA yet. Didn't even hear about it.
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    talk android has a signed download for it early.
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    I installed it. First I unfroze all the apps I froze and unrooted to see if the OTA was availble but it said my system is up to date. So i downloaded it, installed it, rooted using the D4 utility, and installed safestrap (I didnt have safestrap before). Everything is working fine just as before. I have not noticed any improvement from the update.
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    U can install the update rooted bloatware frozen with safe strap and any other root dependent apps the install will work an nothing will happen except u will only lose root. All u have to do is reroot the phone an safestrap an all root dependent apps will work just fine

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    The reason I did what I did was to see if I could get it OTA since I heard you have to be stock to get an update OTA.
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    So you DO NOT have to unroot? Just defreeze?
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    Here is what I did:

    I was running stock rooted with voodoo rootkeeper and safestrap recovery installed. Here are the steps I took:

    1. Unfroze apps I had frozen in Titanium Backup.

    2. Uninstalled safestrap recovery via the safestrap app (Shouldn't need to uninstall the app itself).

    3. Backed up Superuser using Voodoo then selected "temp. un-root".

    4. Rebooted and installed the update via the instructions from the link (FYI: You will need to have the update zip in /sdcard-ext, not /sdcard).

    5. Rebooted and the phone shows the updated software version.

    6. Restored root via Voodoo.

    7. Reinstalled safestrap recovery using the safestrap app.

    Success!


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    Seems like the word is that there are still the same issues even after the update. Anyone seen an improvement?
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    What issues? My phone never had problems.
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    U don't even have to defreeze

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    How about when the update comes OTA (Over The Air)?
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    Its all the same update whether u side load it or OTA

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    I remember reading that your phone has to basically be stock to get OTA updates. So that's not true?
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    Its true to a point ex. rooting, safe strap, freezing bloatware, mobile hotspot hack, webtop hack and minor system adjustments will allow a successful install but theme changing, boot animation alteration, uninstalling bloatware or any major change in the system will cause an install error

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    Thanks for the explanation!
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    Anyone have a link? Seems like Moto ripped 'em all down already.
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    So has anyone noticed if this update helps in any way?

    I cant really tell because I did the droid4 utility overclock to 1300 at the same time I did the update, which made it just the slightest bit snappier. How can I undo the overclock hack?
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    Nevermind, I found the stock setting and ran tne script to return it to stock 1200.
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