Question about rooting on new OTA Gingerbread update.

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    Ok, I have recently received the Gingerbread OTA update for my D2. I am wanting to root it again. ( had it rooted before but did sbf back to stock to receive update) I have heard about the D3 one click root. My question is is there a method for rooting the GB OTA update that would allow me to re-root if need be?

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    What do you mean re-root? Did you mean to say un-root your phone?
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    Yes. I want to be able to unroot just in case I would need to update again or go to the verizon store with phone problems.

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    Ok well then yes it does do that. I am not sure about the specifics and what condition your phone has to be to unroot so that you would have to research.

    Look for Pete's Motorola Root Tools, or something like that, it is the one click method I used and it has an unroot option. Its also really easy to use. I would link you to it but it is off-site and I am not sure that I can.
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    So it has the unroot option on the app? If app is the right word

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    Not quite an app. It is a program you need to run from your computer.

    And yes it does have the unroot option but as I said I am not 100% on the specifics of how it works. That would require some research.
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    Thanks for the help. Im guessing bootstrap recovery will still work?
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    Yes it will. You still need to use it to get into clockwork recovery.

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    Awesome. Any suggestions on a great rom for GB?

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    Well I am on the DX but I am loving Apex 2.0.0 RC3. It is an RC (release candidate) but IMO is very stable and awesome.

    And as a random thought I would make sure to do a full nandroid of the bone stock rooted GB after rooting and installing bootstrap, prior to doing anything else, just in case you need to have an unmodded ROM to perform the unroot process. Sorry if I didnt think of it in time.
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    I'm not sure what nandroid mean, but are you sayin reboot into recovery and do a backup?

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    Yes that is correct. The technical name for the backup you make from recovery is a nandroid.
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    Ok cool thanks again.

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    No problem!

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