How to prepare for update

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    Should I be unrooting and/or unfreezing my stock (bloat) apps in preparation for the update. IT's been so long since we've had an update I can't remember if this step is necessary.
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    Thaw out your bloatware in Titanium Backup Pro, change back to the default boot animation if you've changed that and unroot just to be on the safe side. You can download Voodoo Rootkeeper to make a backup of your super user app and temporarily unroot your phone for the update.
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    Alright I have a better question, is there a safe way to uninstall safestrap and unroot without doing a full system restore using the .215 or .219 files? Computer is fried right now. :(
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    You guys could use OTA Rootkeeper to keep root or you can just root it using the D4 utility after you've been upgraded to ICS.

    As far as what to do there's no need to unroot or defrost apps. The only time you would have to worry is if you modified or deleted system apps/files. In that case the update won't work because the system is not stock. The update looks for a stock system. You would have to fastboot 219 to get a stock system.
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    So many different opinions...just when I think I know what I'm doing a different one throws me into a tailspin of doubt. :icon_eek:

    So I'm stock with root & safestrap and I've done the following:

    1) Defrosted all apps
    2) returned to original boot animation
    3) Uninstalled safestrap app
    4) Used voodoo to temp unroot

    Did I miss anything? And is uninstalling the safestrap app enuf or do I need to do something else to remove it from the system?
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    Did you uninstall recovery as well as uninstalling safestrap?
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    Crap! No! Ok...rerooted...restored Safestrap, uninstalled recovery, uninstalled Safestrap and unrooted...:wacko:

    Sound about right?
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    Sounds right!

    BTW, you can keep your phone rooted.
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    Thanks for the quick replies occ!
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    Well...that was weird...the install didn't take. It got about a third of the way on the progress bar and rebooted. Still on 2.3.6. :blink: Now it's re-downloading the update. Guess I'll try again & see what happens.
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    If it still doesn't work there are a couple things you can do:

    1. Safestrap modifies and adds a highjack and sometimes uninstalling recovery and safestrap doesn't always remove it, but it can be manually undone using these instructions: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-4-hacks/212307-droid-4-utility-updated-4.html#post2150036

    Pertinent part is here:

    2. You can fastboot gingerbread 219 to get a completely stock system, instructions here http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...otorola-droid-4-xt894-stock-windows-only.html
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    How do you uninstall the safestrap recovery?
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    You have to be on the unsafe system then open safestrap and press uninstall recovery.
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    The one that I did was disable safesystem, then it told me that I would have to use the safestrap .apk file to reinstall. Did i do this correctly? Sorry like i said before im a noob to motorola devices. lol
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    Reinstall safestrap, open it, uninstall recovery, then uninstall safestrap.
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    Damn, thanks buddy.
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    U def have to uninstall safestrap. Btw I did mine rooted but lost root./the ics utility should work but didn't try that yet
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    Will I need to unroot so my phone sees the ics update? Maybe I'm just being impatient.
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    No you don't. Go to Setting, About Phone, and check for updates. Sometimes restarting your phone helps, but it's being rolled out on a random basis, so even if you do those things it still won't show up until it's your turn.
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