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I have a rooted phone with the stock ROM/Kernel. I only use the tethering hack outside of the stock ROM. I was prompted with "System Update" this morning. Should I stay away from this update, or would it be ok? Thanks!

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What version have you got at the moment? – GAThrawn Dec 13 '11 at 15:33
Android 2.3.4 Baseband EG31 Build EG30 – rickwnet Dec 13 '11 at 15:37
As-is this is way too subjective and open-ended. What are your concerns and what information do you need to make the decision? – Matthew Read Dec 13 '11 at 16:37
If there's upgraded soft/firmware, I'd like to take advantage of it. But I don't want to risk some adverse effect if I update. I already bricked one phone, so I'm extra cautious. – rickwnet Dec 13 '11 at 20:32
The worst case scenario I could see is that you would lose root (and therefore your tethering). You'll have to regain root and re-apply tethering. – Bryan Denny Dec 14 '11 at 14:00
up vote 3 down vote accepted

A system update will most likely un-root your phone, but if all you have is the tethering hack, I would recommend updating, re-rooting, and reinstalling the hack, after making sure the the hack is supported in the next version.

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Got the same response above too... thanks. – rickwnet Dec 14 '11 at 18:00

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