This might be exactly the reason why the full update file doesn’t exist. The problem with Android 6 and root is not just - as with Android 5 - that the incremental update doesn’t work, but that the app optimization process after the update will fail if the device is rooted/modified and therefore you’ll end up in a boot-loop.
I guess the only way it’s safe to release a full update file would be if that file automatically unmodifies the device first.
Well and sorry if the remark is silly, since I was able to to the update from Android 5 to Android 6 with a rooted phone without any problem whatsoever, the installation of android 6 does work from a rooted device as soon as the update is re-installing the full system (which was the case in the 17.04.3), I suppose I may do the same thing again from Android 6 to Android 6?
I know my case is quite specific but, I’ve done the update to 17.04.3 when it was public but no suppose to, otherwise I would have update from 1.13 to 17.04.8 and I guess, had no issue as I’ve had no issue from 1.13 (rooted and encrypted) to 17.04.3 (rooted and encrypted).
Hi, you overlooked 2 lines above mentioned “Get fastboot running as described in Step 1 here”. It is a portion of Android developer tools.
With the mentioned activities you flash a new image which does not require the Google way which works only with regular, non-rooted devices and leaves you without root afterwards. If you have not missed being root before, you won’t need those extra steps.
hi amber, thank you for the answer! i didn’t skip the fastboot step. i really just dont know how to start the flashing process, i tried some different commands like “fastboot flashall c:\Users…\flash.bat” but nothing seemed to work. so i juat need help with getting the flash.bat running!
thank you in advance!
@retsifp:from which version did you upgrade? I’m still on 17.04.1 (rooted, XPosed and so on :P) and I wouldn’t like to loose time going through 17.04.3 if I could directly jump to 17.04.8.
Thank you Bye!