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OTA Updates?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2' started by phlux, Apr 1, 2011.

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    Running rooted GB and have not uninstalled anything... Will I still be able to accept the GB OTA update when it finally pushes, or will I be able to SBF back to Froyo and accept it at a later time?

    Thanks


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    Word on the street is you will have to sbf back to froyo to update.

    tappin and a talkin
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    I am a little lost here. So if I wanted the OTA when it is available then I have some questions.

    Will my phone prompt me to install it?
    I am rooted and running Liberty 2.0....what all would I have to do if I wanted to install this?
    There is no going back, at the moment, is there? Like if I install the OTA I wont be able to return to Liberty right?
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    when you say install this, are you talking about gingerbread?

    also when you say install the ota are you referring to the official ota when it comes out or the leaked gb?
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    I am talking about the official OTA when it is released.
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    when the ota comes, you most likely won't recieve a notification if you are on a custom rom. if you want to take the update, you'll have to be on the stock rom with all the bloat present. this will probably involve flashing your stock backup or if you don't have one you'll have to flash an sbf.
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    I see.....is there any chance of the OTA GB providing better battery life then the custom ROM's?
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    possibly. i have never heard a definitive argument either way.
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    I really wish there was some magic button to make your battery last 2 days on a charge with use.
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    tell me about it. one day battery technology will catch up with smartphone technology, and it will be glorious.
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    Check out the extended battery. I've had it last 24+ hours, under heavy use (lots of 3G browsing, taking pictures, maps, calls, texting, the works). Best $40 I've spent in a while, and it barely adds to the mass of the phone. In fact, IMO it makes it a little more comfortable to hold in your hand because it creates the slightest bevel on the back.
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    Where can I get it?
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    Any VZW store should have 'em. They're $50 normally, but I've got a discount on my account (state employee discount). If you hunt around online you might be able to find some coupon codes.
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    are you running Liberty 2.0 or GB?
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    I'm on stock. I imagine you'd get even better performance on Liberty or GB. I've thought about flashing the leaked GB, but I don't want to run the risk of bricking my phone or even having to fart around with it for a few hours just to get GB a few weeks early... official GB will come out soon enough.
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    Do a search for imoseyon v6.2.1 zip
    I have way better battery life on leaked GB since installing this patch

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1008470

    Kernel/OS Tweaks for most/all ROMs

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    So there will be no way for us to get it? What if I SBF back to Froyo and hit "check for updates?" Will it install the OTA GB for me?

    Id love to avoid this altogether, but I think the ota update will fix the issues we are having on the leaked version.

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    You'll be able to update just fine, you just wont get a notification of it and yeah you'll have to sbf back to froyo.

    tappin and a talkin
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    Well, hopefully people will upgrade via the ota update and talk about it here so we'll all know. Think it will be able to be rooted as easily as it was to do Froyo? I used doroot for Froyo and it worked like a charm...not going to get the ota update if I can't root it!

    Thanks for all the replies, by the way.

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    You will definitely hear about it here when an update rolls out, and the best idea us to wait on it for at least a few hours. That way you can find out if the update went smoothly and if it can he rooted or not, that way you can stay on the leaked rooted gb if need be.

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