Updating?

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    I got my Droid 2 a while ago and recently rooted it. My question now is can I still update the phone using settings/about phone/system updates? Or would doing so brick my phone? Thanks in advance for the help
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    You cannot receive OTA updates once rooted.
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    I don't believe that is entirely correct. Some say you can update, but you will loose root.
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    Hmm. Well, on my Droid 1, I wasn't able to download OTA, I thought it might be some universal rule of android.
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    An OTA update was just pushed to my droid I accepted it and tried to install just to see what would happen. I am rooted. It rebooted and came back that it failed. Phone is still working fine. So i'm going to say no you can't update and it probably won't brick your phone.
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    mine too, what is the update supose to fix?
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    Did you remove any apps?
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    this is where I messed up:


    5. Next, extract the patch (pst_flash.ini) to the Motorola/RSD Lite folder. It'll ask you if you want to overwrite the file. Choose yes.

    (My file path to place the file was: My Computer -> C Drive -> Program Files -> Motorola -> RSD Lite)
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    Not sure what all it fixed, but one thing was the bug that kept contacts from a complete sync with exchange server. As soon as I updated, boom they were all there, prior to the update, I only had about 60 percent of them.
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    Two things block OTA update - removing/renaming otacerts file on your Droid (true on D1, haven't looked for this on D2) and having a custom recovery.

    On the D1, tf you have a custom recovery (CWR) installed when the ota update tries to boot to recovery to install it will fail. I don't know of any reason why that wouldn't behave the same on the D2, if you have ClockworkRecovery installed.
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    Is there anyway to turn off the OTA updates?
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    Yes, developers have figured that out on other phones. I'm not sure what we need to edit to make that happen on the D2, but it's definitely possible.
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    Yeah I've tried to find it but haven't been successful. My phone keeps trying to update and in the process reboots. It's annoying. I rather just turn them off. I haven't been able to rename otacerts.zip. Or find it for that matter...
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    I ended up unrooting, doing a factory reset, then the update, system version now is: Verizon 2.2.20. I have only had it less then a week but Im seriously missing my BB