Gingerbread on the way Q2/2011

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    Nice find!

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    Will it break root?

    Nah..im just kidding. I had to be the first to ask. LOL

    Nate
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    Lol for those of are that aren't genius rooters...I have a question which thanks to this post im embarrased to ask

    If you root your phone NOW, and the phone updates in the future...will something happen to the phone? Do you have to unroot, update, then root again
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    Don't be afraid to ask. I have the same question, am new to android.

    - Powered by 1.21 Gigawatts of Android.
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    The update will break root and you will have to root again. If you are running a Rom or have removed bloatware you will likely have to return to stock.

    tappin and a talkin
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    ^Thank you! Will it brick your phone though though if you update while your phone is rooted.
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    no you will just be unrooted. if you have bloatware removed then the update will start and then quit, but still no brick. this is at least the way at has been thus far.
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    I was under the impression once you rooted and installed custom rom it would no longer receive OTA updates?

    Can someone please clarify to this?
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    no brick, and if you run a custom rom they generally turn off the OTA updates.

    and, fyi, by the time the gingerbread update comes out you'll probably have access to an Ice Cream rom :D

    Edit to add: once you have a recovery loaded (i.e. past the scary re-write the bootloader stage) it's nearly impossible to actually brick your phone.
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    that is true. if you are running a custom rom you will not recieve updates but if you are rooted you still will. depending on your rom though you may not need to update, the rom developer may already be ahead of the curve. it's different on the dx/2 because we have to have our roms based on the motorola release so we have to update in order to be up to date.
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    yeah exactly
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    Yep, one of the benefits of actually having an unlocked phone. My D1 was running Gingerbread shortly after the OTA FroYo update.
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    Ok thats what I thought. Just wanted to make sure.
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    i'll bet my thunderbolt that the gingerbread update won't be out q2.
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    True, but I'd like to see if HTC packs in a few hardware specific patches with whatever OTA they publish.
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    The devs will likely incorporate any fixes from leaked updates before the OTA hits, so not too much to worry about there.

    As an example, the 2.2.2 proprietary components were already in a lot of D1 roms and the ota was a ways off.

    e: stupid typos
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    True. We're already running roms with .9, stock is .6. I'm not worried about an OTA since most ROMs will be way ahead of the curve.
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    Exactly, I've been running Gingerbread on my OG Droid for months and months. I imagine once the Thunderbolt gets more Dev support, the same will happen here. As Mustang02 shows - it already is.