Getting OTA Ice Cream Sandwich on Bionic while rooted

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Hacks' started by erich93063, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. oldguy

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    For rooted users I would recommend

    If you are on 905 and rooted, I would recommend dowloading the OTA and then copying it from the /cache/ folder at the root of the phone to a folder of your naming (I named mine OTA) on your external SD card. Then use Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper to backup your su and make a protected copy. I have no idea how it does this but it seemed to work. Then, unroot the phone using the same Voodoo application and reboot into the boot tools menu using the hard keys. advance from that menu to the menu that allows loading a system from your SD card. Instructions for these built in menus are available on the web by googling bionic hard reset or similar key words. After getting to the update menu, you can select the update from SD Card option and navigate to your saved OTA file and start the update. After the update finishes, go back to the Voodoo application and restore root. Good Luck!

    Can I be promoted from Junior Droid now? Just kidding! I have no idea what that takes.
     
  2. JonnyCobra

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    I have tried this twice now and am getting an error when recovery tries to apply the update from SDCard;

    "assert failed: mount("ext3", "MTD", "system", "/system")
    E:Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted."

    Any thoughts?

    Edit:

    I had Safestrap (non-3.0) installed with the nICEcream Eclipse ROM installed.

    Before all of this I ran Safestrap and uninstalled the recovery. Then uninstalled Safestrap. Ran TiBu and unfroze all apps. Ran Voodoo, did all that jazz. Downloaded and moved the ICS update .zip to SDCard. Temp-unrooted, then reset phone into External Hard Reset and tried to install the ICS .zip from SDCard. Got that error.

    Thoughts?
     
  3. oldguy

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    Thoughts on rooted bionic intalling ics

    Just one thought. Are you speaking of SDCard in the precise sense or in the general sense? I was imprecise in the specific name in my post but referenced the external location generally. The location of the actual folder containing the OTA .zip file is my external SD card which shows in the root directory as sdcard-ext. The internal SDCard shows simply as sdcard. It is possible that the internal card can't be mounted/unmounted as required for a sideloaded OTA. If you actually, as I did, loaded from the external SDCard, then I don't have much wisdom beyond what I did. The only thing I could suggest beyond that is to edit the /system/bin/mount_ext3.sh file and remove any chmod 4755 /.... commands that you find after the last fi statement at the bottom. Your installation script may still be objecting to those artifacts of the "forever root" exploit. Of course, that was the last thing I did prior to getting into an endless boot loop. After the endless boot loop, I did a cache wipe (no joy), a factory reset (no joy), and then the installation of the OTA from the external card. The good news is that the factory reset didn't do as much damage as I thought it would. All the contents of the internal sdcard seemed to be intact (including media and most applications' data) and everything backed up to google was still there and the market remembered all my apps once I entered my gmail account credentials.
     
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    Success! Updated to ICS .246!

    I used this method here and used RSDLite to flash my phone using the .246 file in the links on that page. No worries at all, just took a while.

    Thanks for your help though!

    Edit:

    I WAS NOT able to keep root throughout this update. Just wanted to make that clear to anyone reading.
     
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    Help please!!

    Im new to some of this but I catch on quick. I need help understanding a little something. Im trying to do the side load of OTA ICS but it tells me that update from SD is only available in safemode. I thougt that you had to be in unsafe to install the update as it is the main OS. Please any help would be appreciated.
     
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    I'm getting the same error. I was rooted on stock ROM. Backed everything up via TiBu/CWM Nandroid, then used voodoo temp unroot and tried to install via recovery. I even tried a factory reset and then applying the update, but still got the same message. I hadn't deleted any bloat, only frozen, and I thawed it all before attempting. I also checked the mount_ext3 file and there's no chmod commands in it. Not really sure where to go with this, I guess SBF stock 905 and then upgrade? I'm just worried about loosing root doing things that way.

    Edit: I read too fast, I'm getting a slightly different message.

    Verifying current system...
    assert failed: apply_patch_check("/system/bin/logwrapper", "longasschecksum", "longassdifferentchecksum")
    E:Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    I think it's due to Bootstrap Recovery, and I think I found a solution:

    I'm going to give it a shot and post the results.

    Edit again:
    Well, it looked good. It got past where I was getting the error--

    updating BP...
    updating LTE...
    Removing unneeded files from preinstall...
    Patching preinstall files...
    Unpacking new files in preinstall...
    Symlinks and permissions in preinstall...
    Removing unneeded files from vwebtop...
    Unpacking new files in vwebtop...
    Symlinks and permissions in vwebtop...
    Removing unneeded files...
    Patching system files...
    assert failed: apply_patch("/system/app/PlusOne.apk", "-", checksum1, 8942820, checksum2, package_extract_file("patch/system/app/PlusOne.apk.p"))
    E:Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    Edit:
    Wiped cache twice, restarted, tried the update again, and it finished! Why, hello there, ICS!! :icon_ banana:
     
  7. mattm312

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    I'm trying to do the OTA update on my fathers rooted Bionic...no custom rom or anything just rooted... (i didn't root the phone for him so i dunno how or what was used) i just want to remove the root completely and get the OTA update... i tried VOODOO from the playstore among others... tried Petes one click unroot and it failed at step 3... anything else i can try to do?

    BTW not trying to hijack thread or anything and didnt think starting a new thread simular to this was wise...
     
  8. sgtbrabant

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    Had same problem. had to FXZ back to stock .905 using RDS lite. You should also be able to manually update with the download available in a different thread using the same method. But i Havnt tried it.
     
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