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I received the OTA update now I have a question

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by donzz, Dec 13, 2011.

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    I am rooted (one click root) and just received the ota update but have NOT installed it. As I understand it, I will lose root if/when I install it? If I do lose root can I just "reroot"" it? Thank you!
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    Don't install OTA yet. I can't explain it very well but someone here will. If you install the OTA it will prevent you from rooting at the moment till someone else finds away around it. The reasons they made an OTA are to give us firmware updates fixes and to UNROOT us! So beware.

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    If you forever root you will retain root after the upgrade. Even if you didn't forever root you can root afterwards but it more practical to just forever root first. The 5.5.893 update had been leaked long ago and we were never stopped from rooting it.
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    If you use "forever root", you should have no problem maintaining root. That's what I did before I installed the update. And I'm updated and still rooted

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    Same here. I used Forever Root and installed the update with no problems at all and STILL REMAINED ROOTED!!! You gotta LOVE the Android community!
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    I'm trying to install forever root now but the what the instructions say should happen, isn't. I think it has something to do with the Moto driver and my phone. ABD?
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    Ok, I received the update. It downloaded just fine but halfway through install it stops and says install failed. Im stock, rooted, forever rooted, uninstalled safestrap, removed titanium backup, updated all Verizon bloatware and still can't install updated. Need some help please

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    Weird, I just tried to install the Forever root and couldn't get it to work so I said the hell with and just installed the 893 Update. I did NOT lose root! Amazing.
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    I used bootstrapper to recover from a previous backup before I did the webtop hack... and voila the OTA install was successful!
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    I used the 1 click root method from the d3 to root and I didn't lose root after I installed the ota.

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    Donzz... did you do the webtop hack where you can hook it up to your TV? If so, i think thats our culprit... i'm gonna see if thats the true issue for me...
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    For the ones that still can install the ota, I would suggest to flash the stock recovery in fast boot mode. This will make sure your phone will take the update. Install forever root then, flash the ota.

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