OTA 9.18.79 update fails

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  1. chuckh1958

    chuckh1958 Member

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    I grabbed a copy of motopocolypse and unlocked the bootloader. Not sure what to do next.

    I made a backup using apk -all -apk. If I do FDR, and successfully apply the update, will I be able to restore that backup to avoid having to reinstall and reconfigure everything? That could take me days.

    Also how would I go about recovering root should the update remove it, now that my bootloader is unlocked?
     
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    Okay, so here are the next steps.

    1) Install this app, OTA Snatcher this app will make a copy of your OTA which based on your system version 9.16.6 the OTA will be labeled something like "Blur_Version.9.16.6.XT926.Veizon.en.US" - I'll get to this step in moment for now download this app.

    2) Install the app OTA Rootkeeper, this is to backup Root.

    3) Go ahead and make all of your backups to this point, you will need to do an FDR, and this will erase all Data and everything. So make your backups of the apks, I should note that you will most likely only be able to restore the data on each individual apk, I don’t know what you’re using. If you are backing up the System and Data as a ROM Backup, if the OTA is successful you will not be able to use the ROM Backup as this OTA changes the System version and Baseband, restoring a backup would remove the new System version and Baseband.

    4) Go into OTA Rootkeeper and “Temp-Unroot” then go into Settings> Privacy> and hit the FDR.

    5) Go ahead and reapply your settings, and get your apps installed, once OTA Rootkeeper appears go ahead and Restore Root, if Root fails let apps continue to load. If Root has failed and once all apks have been updated and installed, go into the App drawer find the SU Hashmark app, hold down on it and Uninstall it. Once it has been removed go into Motochopper and reinstall Root. This will only work on System versions 9.16.6 and 9.16.9. Let device boot and go ahead and make sure SU is working.

    6) Now that you have Root and have the Unlocked Bootloader, go into Settings> System update> and begin to download the OTA. But do not install, yet.

    7) Once, OTA has downloaded go into OTA Snatcher and select the option to snatch the OTA. Pay attention to the location as the OTA is saved on the Internal Storage. In order to find the OTA which will be labeled "Blur_Version.9.16.6.XT926.Veizon.en.US" you need to have a file manager on your device, just find the file> then cut or copy the file and paste it on your External SD Card or SD1> do not place the file in a folder it should be located where the files such as “data”, “DCIM”, “LOST.DIR” are located.

    8) You will need to stock recovery to precede this produces the most consistent results, if you are unsure of what Recovery you have it is most likely that you stock recovery.

    9) Go ahead and go to your app drawer> find OTA Rootkeeper> select and “Temp Un-Root” save your SU Backup and go ahead to Settings> System update> select Install.
    If all goes well, then your device will reboot and the new System version will 9.18.79 and the Baseband will be VANQUISH_BP_100730.160.15P.

    If the OTA fails here is what you do.

    10) Go ahead and Reboot> Power + Volume (-) down> as soon as the screen goes black hold Power + Volume (+) up> highlight the Recovery option and press Volume (+) up> at the dead android screen hold Volume (-) down and quickly press Volume (+) up. Now find the option to install update for external memory and press the Power button> this will open your sd card find the file "Blur_Version.9.16.6.XT926.Veizon.en.US" and press Power.

    This may or may not work, but what is important is to get the error messages if it fails. Downloading the OTA through the System updates does not generate an error message, just mentions installations is aborted or install fails. Installation from the SD card, or Sideload, or ADB if there is something that fails then it is important to note what exactly fails, so it can be fixed or completely redone. Also, even if the update fails, still check your Settings> About phone> and what the System version and Baseband are. Sometimes the update will fail however it pushes enough information over to partial install or fully install the update with an installation failure.

    Don’t forget to restore Root with OTA Rootkeeper when all is done, if it doesn’t work, let me know and I will post a Restore Root method for after OTA completes.
     
  3. chuckh1958

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    For my backup I'm using adb -apk -all
     
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    The only thing to look for is the System apps as most of them changed with this update. You should be fine with the non-System apps like, ie Facebook.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk 2
     
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    So are you saying I should not include the system apps with the backup? IOW modify my backup command to "adb backup -apk -all -nosystem" ?
     
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    I've tried the above twice now and still fails to install the 9.18 OTA, what could I be missing?
     
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    if you followed KaChow's instructions and it is still failing, after you make any backups (if you want to), use matts utility to flash back to stock.
    when finished, setup 1 email and dont update anything. next, root, then protect root with voodoo and temp disable. now go to system update and take the update.
    it will not fail again because your phone is totally clean. after its done just re-enable root through voodoo and you should be all set.
     
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    You should be fine with the backup, my mention is that most of the system apps appeared to have changed from versions 4.1.2-6 to 4.1.2-34.

    Well, if you are receiving errors my suggestion would be to try this with your version 9.16.6 or if system version 9.16.9 . Download the appropriate version that you have to your computer and then transfer the file to the External SD Card. Next, set your OTA Rootkeeper if you plan on protecting Root, then Reboot hold Power + Volume (-) down> once screen goes black hold Power + Volume (+) up press the Volume (-) down button to highlight Recovery then press Volume (+) up> next at the dead android Hold Volume (-) down and quickly press Volume (+) up scroll the highlight to install from External Memory and press the Power button, find the OTA and press Power. This is a manual install, if you are having problems it is most likely that you will discover what issue is from here, as manual installs provide details as to what is Failing. If you continue to have errors after remedying the problem, I would suggest an FDR and if the FDR is unsuccessful I would recommend running an SBF, here is a link to all versions (includes ICS and JB) for our device. If you have never performed this type of reinstall pm me and I post instructions.
     
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    Thanks, I did run the manual install, but wasn't paying attention the first go round to the error....turns out I'd frozen a file (Guided Tours) that it was looking for and now it won't find it to fix....
    On the up side, from what I've read overnight about this update, looks like I'm not missing anything by NOT taking it as it appears mostly a security patch for Big Red to kill the bootloader exploit, and very little else (at least little that can't already be fixed with some tweaking and apps I already have).
    Think I'm gonna pass this time round and worry about it when/if we get pushed 4.2.2.
    Thanks for the help none the less!:icon_ banana:
     
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    Does this update not fix the problem where the device freezes if left on the charger overnight?
     
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    Where do you go to find out what's in the update?
     
  12. KaChow

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    Here I suggest reading through this thread, I have put into this thread a lot of information about the update, topics on restoring Root, Unlocked Bootloaders, system apps, and more. The one thing you did not mention and it is rather an important part of this update is there is a new Baseband Radio that was included in the OTA. The current Radio on the stock 4.1.2 System version 9.16.6 or 9.16.9 is VANQUISH_BP_100730.160.64.09P> after the OTA the new Radio for System version 9.18.79 or 9.20.1 is VANQUISH_BP_100730.160.64.15P. I do recommend reading through the thread that Announces the OTA in the Android News section as there is a lot of information contained in the thread.

    If you want just the New Radio here it is...
     
    #24 KaChow, Jul 18, 2013
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