Will Rooting Lose OTA Updates?

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    I have a newer Samsung Tablet I was thinking about rooting.
    I want to root it to run xPosed modules, delete apps, etc.
    However, I am not looking to install a custom ROM.
    As long as I don't switch ROMS or install TWRP/CRM, will I lose access to future OTA Updates for the tablet?
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    Yes, once you change the system by deleting apps you won't be able to OTA update anymore. You can still update by downloading the source and installing it.
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    Would I need TWRP or CRM to install the source?
    Would I lose OTA if I didn't delete app, but just disabled them or hid them from the app drawer?
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    I'm not familiar with Samsung's source but for motorola we use RSDLite and use the source(FXZ). Personally I'd do what you want and not worry about the updates.

    Or as you mentioned, freeze the apps with Titanium Backup so they don't appear in the app drawer, then you can still take OTAs
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    I just want to make sure I can get L and be rooted, without installing TWRP or CRM, and without installing a custom L rom
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    We don't know who will get L, if any of the current devices will.
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    My S3 and S4 are both rooted and I do not get Sammy OTA updates.
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    On your S3 and S4, do you install the new source for each update?
    If so, how?
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    I think you going to see at least the s4, s5, note 3, note 4, and the newer tablets will get updated to L. Of course it may take a while as Samsung, lg, and HTC like to wait until the next minor update to the new build to build upon (ie L.01).
    For immediate updates I recommend either a nexus, gpe device, or Motorola (as of late).

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
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    I guess I just want to know: After I root my Samsung, will there be an easy way to get the updates, or will I need to install things like TWRP/CRM?
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    You have to unroot the device and also have STOCK ROM installed for get the OTA update.

    Triggered from My Moto G