Can I update my phone after rooting it?

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Nov 30, 2011 10:13:32 PM via Website

Hi all,

I've rooted my samsung galaxy s2 recently and was wondering if I am able to update the firmware while the device is rooted?
Or would I have to unroot then upgrade?

thanks.
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Feb 23, 2012 3:54:45 PM via Website

makes sense but doesnt there have to be a rooting method for the latest update thats installed??
im new to android so i have several questions myself and this was one of em..

cheers
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Feb 24, 2012 2:36:07 PM via Website

Not entirely correct. Once your rooted, you can update the firmware. Just boot your phone into bootloader mode and make sure the firmware is on the root of your sd card, and it should install automatically. You shouldnt lose root after doing this, as I ve updated my firmware a few times and its never happened.

Only by flashing a stock ROM should you lose root.

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Jul 8, 2012 10:49:52 PM via Website

I got a notification to update. Keep in mind that my phone is also rooted. When I update, it automatically proceeds to the boatloader screen. I have no idea what do do from here. I actually don't care if I lose my root or not. I would like to update to the new android version that is available to me.
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Dec 8, 2012 4:59:03 PM via Website

Yep. But first you need wipe dalvik cashe and wipe system/data
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Dec 27, 2012 6:45:40 PM via Website

your recovery should not be modified if you want your update to be successfully applied
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Mar 26, 2014 7:26:03 AM via Website

Hi all'

I have lenovo p780 ROW 8GB variant I successfully rooted my phone
Before rooting I have latest Firmware update and after root I was back To previous firmware don't know why and I again got that upgrade so how to apply official OTA update without bricking my phone or any other problem I unrooted my mobile and tried to install the update it give different error while applying update signature verification failed or one more error what should I do help please anyone
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Jul 5, 2014 2:21:44 PM via Website

If you use the rooting to unlock your phone to any network can it be updated after or will i lose the rooting? Thanks.

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Aug 25, 2014 8:55:39 AM via Website

So if my phone is rooted, but everything is stock(ROM, kernel, etc) I can update without any problems?

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Dec 12, 2015 5:10:57 PM via Website

hi , sorry to disturb.
i've just purchased a wich seems to be rooted lg g2 , i have been trying to upgrade from jellybeen to lolipop , but i keep getting the same message, authentification error, and i downloaded the pc suite but it doesn't detect my phone.

Please what's the problem , and if possible how can i fix it

sincerely the noobest

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Dec 12, 2015 5:40:22 PM via Website

Yeah, you would be able to update it, but it voids the warranty of your device, so think twice.

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Dec 13, 2015 9:27:48 AM via App

nooo
you need to unroot your device before applying updates

official updates required stock recovery
if you rooted your device your recovery will changed to a custom recovery

if you install the updates on rooted devices
either they turn off and open in bootloader mode
or may device got hard brick

so
before applying
1st unroot your device
clear davlik cache

then apply your updates

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Dec 14, 2015 7:56:37 PM via Website

Abhinav

nooo
you need to unroot your device before applying updates

official updates required stock recovery
if you rooted your device your recovery will changed to a custom recovery

if you install the updates on rooted devices
either they turn off and open in bootloader mode
or may device got hard brick

so
before applying
1st unroot your device
clear davlik cache

then apply your updates

First let me thank you for the gracious help mate.

As i said i'm very new at this, i'm glad i asked the experts before going all noobacrazy on the phone.

I have recently purchased this phone from a guy ( open market ), and i fond this ''kingo root'' app installed '' that's how i figured it was rooted, besides the authentification error message, i can't check my imei using #*06# ( i don't know what this means ), the only thing i fond on the internet is how to mount a lollipop sprint ROM using cyanogenmode ! ( not sure how to do it exactly ) but i can follow the instructions and hope for the best i guess.

as for stock recovery i'm afraid that :

1st/ i have no idea what i'm supposed or how to do it.
2nd/ if i succeed it would become network locked,, ( it happened to me with an S2 once )
3rd/ The professional repairer in my city , to which i took my phone, said it was risky to go ....well hard brick as you said

Sorry for the long poste , again thank you !!! and thank you so much for any further info you can give me.

Desperately yours
the lollipop seeker

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Dec 15, 2015 5:33:57 AM via App

simon yervin

Abhinav

nooo
you need to unroot your device before applying updates

official updates required stock recovery
if you rooted your device your recovery will changed to a custom recovery

if you install the updates on rooted devices
either they turn off and open in bootloader mode
or may device got hard brick

so
before applying
1st unroot your device
clear davlik cache

then apply your updates

First let me thank you for the gracious help mate.

As i said i'm very new at this, i'm glad i asked the experts before going all noobacrazy on the phone.

I have recently purchased this phone from a guy ( open market ), and i fond this ''kingo root'' app installed '' that's how i figured it was rooted, besides the authentification error message, i can't check my imei using #*06# ( i don't know what this means ), the only thing i fond on the internet is how to mount a lollipop sprint ROM using cyanogenmode ! ( not sure how to do it exactly ) but i can follow the instructions and hope for the best i guess.

as for stock recovery i'm afraid that :

1st/ i have no idea what i'm supposed or how to do it.
2nd/ if i succeed it would become network locked,, ( it happened to me with an S2 once )
3rd/ The professional repairer in my city , to which i took my phone, said it was risky to go ....well hard brick as you said

Sorry for the long poste , again thank you !!! and thank you so much for any further info you can give me.

Desperately yours
the lollipop seeker

well buddy

you can do 3 things
1st use the device as it is in .. don't unroot or apply update . use it in your current Android version

2nd. take some risk unroot your device
watch some videos on YouTube and download stock from from xda site and flash it
well it is risky for newbie ( I have rooted my device 8 times
unrooted 9 times
applied cyanogenmod 3 times
applied resurrection rom 3 times on htc device and many more)

all you need is a video tutorials from YouTube and guts 😁

3rd .. go to service center and ask him to fix it

on more opinions I wanna give

just call that person from which you had buy that phone and tell him to fix it
if he rooted the device then he can unroot it also

have a good day buddy 😊

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Dec 15, 2015 5:20:00 PM via Website

Abhinav

simon yervin

Abhinav

nooo
you need to unroot your device before applying updates

official updates required stock recovery
if you rooted your device your recovery will changed to a custom recovery

if you install the updates on rooted devices
either they turn off and open in bootloader mode
or may device got hard brick

so
before applying
1st unroot your device
clear davlik cache

then apply your updates

First let me thank you for the gracious help mate.

As i said i'm very new at this, i'm glad i asked the experts before going all noobacrazy on the phone.

I have recently purchased this phone from a guy ( open market ), and i fond this ''kingo root'' app installed '' that's how i figured it was rooted, besides the authentification error message, i can't check my imei using #*06# ( i don't know what this means ), the only thing i fond on the internet is how to mount a lollipop sprint ROM using cyanogenmode ! ( not sure how to do it exactly ) but i can follow the instructions and hope for the best i guess.

as for stock recovery i'm afraid that :

1st/ i have no idea what i'm supposed or how to do it.
2nd/ if i succeed it would become network locked,, ( it happened to me with an S2 once )
3rd/ The professional repairer in my city , to which i took my phone, said it was risky to go ....well hard brick as you said

Sorry for the long poste , again thank you !!! and thank you so much for any further info you can give me.

Desperately yours
the lollipop seeker

well buddy

you can do 3 things
1st use the device as it is in .. don't unroot or apply update . use it in your current Android version

2nd. take some risk unroot your device
watch some videos on YouTube and download stock from from xda site and flash it
well it is risky for newbie ( I have rooted my device 8 times
unrooted 9 times
applied cyanogenmod 3 times
applied resurrection rom 3 times on htc device and many more)

all you need is a video tutorials from YouTube and guts 😁

3rd .. go to service center and ask him to fix it

on more opinions I wanna give

just call that person from which you had buy that phone and tell him to fix it
if he rooted the device then he can unroot it also

have a good day buddy 😊

well, since you mentioned guts, i really don't have a choice now do i ? (laughing)

So i guess unrooting here i come, i pray god i don't end up with brick in my hands !!!

I can't really tell you how much i appreciated your early replies, and valuable help... But for what it's worth You have my sincerest expressions of gratitude...may you root and unroot blissfully for the rest of your life mate :)

PS1: i bought it cheep from a dude in the market, i have no means to get a hold of them + believe me he ain't no expert.
PS2: Seriously, i'm the only expert in here in this town, just by knowing how to poste a help request on the internet loool ( sad but true ).

Sincerely yours
I should have bought a nokia 3310

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Apr 1, 2016 5:57:26 PM via Website

omg pls help me ive rooted my android phone and i updated it need a way t fix it but i cant access the phone at all i can only go into recovery mode how do i fix it!!! pls i beg u:'(

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Apr 15, 2016 3:58:13 PM via Website

I will also say that if you have the memory that will be taken for doing the update then you can update your rooted phone easily.

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Apr 26, 2016 6:33:43 PM via Website

There are two ways to upgrade your phone.

1- via OTA :You can't use this if you've a rooted device
2- via flashing an updated firmware: you will actually need root permission to do this

I hope that answers your question