I'm going to want to update to android 4.3 when it comes out. I have rooted my Nexus 4, flashed Paranoid Android and Franco Kernel. Can I just use Root Keeper to temporarily un-root, then install update from settings>about phone>system updates, and turn on root in Root Keeper? Ultimately I want to have the latest android and paranoid android version and keep all my data.

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No, if you're running Paranoid Android you will need to wait for them to update to Android 4.3 when it's released by Google. You need to be on the stock rom to be able to install the update from "settings>about phone>system updates".

  • Then what do I have to do to get back to the stock rom?
    – Cobold
    Jul 24, 2013 at 14:36
  • You would need to get a zip of the stock rom or flash the factory image (which by default completely wipes your device). Take a look at this forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2010312 thread for details.
    – bmdixon
    Jul 24, 2013 at 14:44

I also use Franco's kernel and run PAC, based largely on ParanoidAndroid. Unfortunately you won't be able to do an OTA update because it's not the root that breaks it, but the fact that you're really running a different kernel and OS. (In the case of PA, it actually automatically disables the OTA update feature to keep stuff from breaking).

That said, you can easily flash the 4.3 image using FastBoot when it's released - but remember, you'll lose all your PA and Franco goodness!

ParanoidAndroid will be updated to 4.3 when the devs get to it, which shouldn't take too long. I'm just gonna wait for them personally.

EDIT: Also remember that your kernel is compiled for 4.2, and probably won't work with 4.3. You may have to wait for Franco to update as well, or switch to another kernel.

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