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lose root after ota?

Discussion in 'HTC Droid DNA Development' started by BuzzKillBob, Feb 19, 2013.

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    Will this question be resolved? I seem to ask questions noone has answers to on here. So as title states,will I lose root if I accept prompted its update? And if I do,will it be easy to get back?
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    Short answer yes u will most likely loose root. I did 2 ota updates while rooted and both times lost root. I just re rooted and had no issues.

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    Thank you. I'm not worried about the ota now.
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    OTA will break your root. The best way to go about this is to download the app Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper. You open it and select "protect root." Then you "temp unroot," take the OTA, when its fully installed and the phone has rebooted open the app and "restore root."

    This comes in handy because for the new updates the old root method does not always work.
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    Thank you. I was previously unaware of this app. Will definitely give it a try
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    Dl the app,checked that root access was true,clicked the "protect root" root button,it reset,and then I re opened the app and it seems to not want to save back a protected copy of superuserSU. am I doing something wrong?
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    Are you just trying it to try it?

    Proper steps for OTA survival are:
    1.) Protect root.
    2.) Temp unroot. (This will unroot your phone temporarily)
    3.) Install OTA (or reboot if you are just testing it.)
    4.) Restore root.

    This app worked for my X2, my HD and my Nexus 7. It should work for your phone as well.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
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    Would like it tested b4 I push ota.
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    Will follow steps and report back in a couple mins.
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    Oh. Duh. Shoulda read more on the app. SuperuserSU does the same thing rootkeeper does from within the su app

    EDIT: superuserSu won't update binaries.when I click accept,it just reboots the phone. Going to try another superuser app.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
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    So it seems I'm stuck with superuserSU. no uninstall option in app list,tries using root explorer to delete apk and delete it from sys/bin and no such file exist in bin. Can't get superuser to overtake superuserSU and binaries will not install. Also update fails,when it reeboots phone goes into recovery and does nothing else. I'm lost :( someone help
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    In SuperSU can't you go to settings and at the bottom there is an option for full unroot? This may only work for the paid version of the app, I don't remember. If you do do this though you'll need to re-root.

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    I can't use any su app functions as the binaries will not update. I open the app

    View attachment 60784

    Get that screen,click continue,and the phone resets,doing nothing else.
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    Shot in the dark here, do you have busy box installed? Is it up to date?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
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    Can't get it to install. When it says install bb,it just re sets the phone.
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    Hey BKB, check out this thread: Droid DNA > [ROOT][COMPLETE GUIDE] How To Root Pg 14 > XDA

    I had the same issue. I flashed the .ZIP linked there. It will remove SuperSU and install an up-to-date Superuser. Good luck.
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