Should I unroot my phone before froyo?

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    I was wondering if I should unroot my phone before froyo is released next week... I don't know if it would cause a problem with the update or not. Does anybody know?

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    You won't be able to update to 2.2 if you are rooted. So I would say, if you want to have the rooting ability stay rooted, if you want froyo, unroot.
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    Thanks, I wasn't sure if it auto update and jack up "my precious". I'll remove root once I hear it's out

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    Or you could just install froyo now since it's been available for rooted people for a while now.
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    Froyo for the X is not available for rooted people ... yet

    Also, I wouldn't put all my hopes on Froyo next week either. That's just a rumor, right? Those update rumors are a dime a dozen. I'm not saying that this particular rumor isn't a good rumor, just that it isn't official news or anything.
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    did i miss something? its out for the x?
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    My bad…..I didn't realize I was in an X thread…
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    Yeah good point humpa, I was thinking that too. I guess once I hear it's out from the community, I'll unroot. Thanks for the replies everyone.

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    How exactly do you know this? Since 2.2 hasn't started rolling out yet...

    Maybe 2.2 will install and kill root, maybe 2.2 will install and leave root or maybe 2.2 will not install with root. We will find out when it rolls out. :)
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    If you've rooted and done nothing else, I suspect the OTA will work just fine (and kill root, of course).

    If you've renamed some apk's that can only be renamed with root, then depending on what apk you've renamed, the OTA might come over the air but fail to install.

    But you are right - we just don't know 100% until the OTA gets released.
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    I know this because that how rooting works. You can not install an ota and remain rooted. You can't even install an ota while you are rooted and that is that.
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    I thought people who rooted before installing the 604 OTA could still install the OTA, they just had to reroot afterwards.
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    What he said ----^. They got the OTA, it just wouldn't install until any removed or renamed stock software was restored. Most devs that make a ROM put something in to block OTA updates right? Why would they need to do that if having root automatically blocked OTA updates? Not trying to be a jerk, I just sort of took issue that you were (and still are) claiming something to be a fact that no one could possibly know yet.
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    Rooting just means you get root access to the filesystem. You have to actually turn off the OTA settings in on the phone for it to not receive those updates. And to my knowledge, the files used to obtain root do nothing of the sort.

    In all probability, you will be able to receive the Froyo update but you will lose root access. So I would stay rooted (cause it doesn't hurt anything) and wait for Froyo to be released. If you stay rooted, then you may be able to install Froyo before you actually get the OTA update notification. The community will probably have it available to download and you just use clockworkmod recovery to install it. If you remove your root access, then you'll be at the mercy of the OTA.

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    he knows cause thats how rooting works man...gosh.
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    A very similarly-themed question I have a rooted droid x. I have renamed blockbuster, kindle, amazon mp3, corporate directory, skype, and Verizon voicemail.

    Today (all day... for about 8 hours now) I noticed that when I manually check for system updates I get an error message that says "Check for updates was not available at this time. Try again later."

    Does simply being rooted and naming a few apk's eliminate the ability to check for updates? I already understand that I will need to unroot and restore the renamed apk's when froyo hits the X.

    Or is this just what everyone who has a Droid X is getting at this moment?
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    I just tried it and I got a message sayin my phone was up to date.
    I think it might be something you renamed.
    But it looks like you and I renamed the same things so I dunno.
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    I am rooted and have installed some root-only apps, but I haven't removed or renamed any apps. I get the "not available" message as well.
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    I uninstalled wireless tether and was able to check for updates again. Thought I'd share.

    EDIT: nope, that wasn't it. I am getting a notice that updates are not available again. This leads me to believe the problem might be on the server side and not anything to do with the handset.
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