Rooted X and 2.2

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  1. kwiksilvr
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    How will this affect the over the air 2.2 froyo update?

    will we have to figure out how to root it again after 2.2 comes out?

    Will we even be able to update to 2.2 without unrooting the device?

    how do we unroot this rig?

    I really dont want any custom roms, but I would like to have flash on my device... I miss it from my droid 1

    will we be able to update to 2.2 and still maintain root?
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    This is one thing im wondering as well. I am waiting for 2.2 to come out before I root just to be safe.
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    answers in quote
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    I just asked this same question. Abe21599 thinks receiving the official Froyo update would undo rooting.

    I'd have to agree. I can't really imagine them letting us slip by rooted and allowing us the official Froyo without unrooting our phones.
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    this is just what i recall from having the droid 1 when I rooted it

    custom roms would be preset to block ALL OTA updates so i presume if you dont have a way of blocking it it will install itself sooner or later and remove root..
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    Then what we need to do is figure out what service is being used or what IP address is being checked for updates and put a stop to it for now. I don't want my phone automatically updating and killing root. I'd rather stay rooted on 2.1 than lose it to 2.2.
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    ehh 2.1 root was figured out in a week i bet well see something by 2.2 that will not have to worry about it
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    Well I already figured out how to block OTA updates from installing for us haha. Just move/rename the file at:

    /system/etc/security/otacerts.zip

    I just renamed it to otacerts_.zip using Root Explorer mounted as R/W. This file contains the certs used to validate the OTA update prior to installing. Without those certs, no OTA update will validate. :)
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    I rooted Droid X, so if I got Froyo 2.2 update, will it brick my phone or no?
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    sounds good to me but im not a dev :) so i really dont know

    see if one of the devs on here or take it over to droidxforums.com to see what they have to say - more DX devs there
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    no youll just lose root
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    That's all I need to hear.
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    I thought the people who rooted without installing the OTA could no longer receive/download the OTA? Why would the next OTA be any different?

    I see a lot of people jumping on this "one way" root process. Hopefully they find a way back before rooted Froyo leaks.
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    The way they rooted they said could work on any device, so I bet they could root again in the same way after the update. Just wait till they do to be safe.

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    I thought after rooting people could no longer receive the current OTA?
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    That is only if you have a custom recovery or a special aspect built into the rom your running, which I don't know if the x has a custom recovery or not...

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    Let me try again ... lol

    People that did not yet do the OTA, and then rooted, are now unable to do the current 604 OTA.
    Is this not correct? I've read people say that, and I've not read otherwise. Did I miss something?
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    Oh, yes, you are correct.

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    It has been my observation that those who were affected by that OTA failing had renamed some of the default apps / or removed them.

    Once they re-named them to be seen, etc. the update went through.

    The fact that they received the update should be enough for all of you to see that just applying root will not stop the OTA, D1, X or otherwise. (But that was said already).
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    That makes sense. I knew that renaming system apps (or certain ones) will cause updates to fail.

    I had thought just the root process itself did something that caused the OTA to fail.