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What to do once 2.2 is officially released?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by guyinlaca, Jul 31, 2010.

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    For many of us with rooted phones and/or custom roms, the 2.2 update will not be something we want.

    Given that the update is "mandatory" how will we deal with this? Will it try to update phones using 2.2 already or will it bypass them?

    I'm running Bugless Beast V0.4, any insight?
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    wait they said it was mandatory?
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    Mandatory meaning it will prompt your phone to do the update every 30 minutes until it runs.

    On the DroidMod ROM it would allow the update to run, but it ran a spoofed update.zip then the phone would return to normal. I've seen no mention of what the current roms have in place to prevent an official update from running, and unrooting ones' phone.
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    oh i see but i guess we are about to see im still doing the DM one right now
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    Experts can correct me if I'm wrong, but if you're rooted and you have flashed an alternate recovery (SPRecovery or ClockworkRecovery) these will prevent the OTA updates from being installed.

    Also, since you already have a Froyo ROM installed, I find it highly unlikely that you'd even be prompted by the OTA since your version is already 2.2. But even if you do get prompted, my understanding is that you would just accept the install, and that your alternate recovery would block it.
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    Incorrect, Only if the ROM renamed the otacerts.zip file will the OTA be blocked.
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    in sprecovery you have to "allow" update zip installation. It will try to ruin and fail....thats it
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    I'm a bit confused still about this myself. If the update is FRG01B Like we think it is then I see no reason for it to even give me an update message. And if it does, how do I go about ignoring it. I don't want it flashing on my screen every 30 minutes, and I don't want to remove the root.
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    Here is my plan...

    Back up my FRG01B in SPR.

    Restore my 2.1 backup and then do the update, most likely using the manual update.zip we'll have by then.

    Evaluate.

    I can always go back to what I have.
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    I don't like that plan. You lose to much from rooting. Even things like Cache Mate for Root users won't work if you go back to stock. Not to mention overclocking, Root Explorer. The list goes on and on.

    No, going back to stock is not an option for me. I just want to know what to do about the messages (If I even get them) about the update.
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    There looks like there could be a few tiny differences in the final release...such as remote device wipe/lock.

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    Based on your latest post, hook, that I didn't see before my last post, you can ignore my last post! :)

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    Guys relax. 99% of froyo roms have built in scripts to prevent an ota update from showing on your phone or even promting you about it.

    Don't worry, you won't be asked every 30 min. It just comes down to whether you want to try it or not

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    I've already got that via an app. I've got Mobil Defense, that will work for me.

    Well, I'll guess I'll cross that bridge when I get to it but I'm not giving up all the rooted stuff I have now for a couple of minor tweeks. I'll just stay with what I have.
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    I posted too quickly :) You don't get to be the number 1 poster around here by being slow. :D

    That's great news!!!
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    What will we do once 2.2 is officially released?


    Start asking for 2.3 of course.
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    Are we certain that going back to my backup will drop root? I still have SPR at that point, even so, we already know that 2.2 can be rooted, just apply that update to install SU, etc.

    My only thought is this in reguard to the OTA:

    Size, has more code been trimmed out of it, excess code ...

    Performance, although it is still FRG01B, can we verify that it is the same code? There might have been minor tweaks made between that leak and the OTA, not enough to warrent a name change, but a change never the less.

    Otherwise, I'm well enough to leave it as is until 3.0 (or 2.3 update5 ...) :)
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    Love the Macaw. I have a Hahns. As far as the update. It will never hit your phone. It only goes to phones that don't have 2.2 on them as of now. When I first rooted on 2.0.1 it would prompt me every 30 to move to 2.1. I then went to ROM manager and got a rooted 2.1 and all was good.
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    Im even more confused.. there is an SBF for SPRecovery.. and all the 2.2 ROMs out for the most part have already been rooted. Take into account the ability to use SDK for android and do a push... why is everybody crying about loosing root when the nut has already been cracked? If it tells you mandatory then just do the thing and re-root it and go on about your life ;)

    The ONLY glitch I can think of and I havent seen this brought up before directly is that the locked bootloader in the Droid X is a result of a chip (Im trying to recall specifics but failing) that was supposed to already be on the D1. So as I said if my trivia is correct the only glitch I can see is if the official OTA starts to make use of the locked bootloader. But then that isnt even a glitch as the DX has been gotten around as well so it will just take a bit of time to do a revamp of the current rooting methods and its all good.
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    I was on a 2.0.1-based BB ROM when 2.1 came around, and never once got nagged about it. It was mandatory too, wasn't it?

    Right now I primarily use a 2.1-based UD ROM, and I'm not expecting any update nags in the future. I tell my phone when it's time to upgrade, not the other way around. :icon_twisted:
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