One of the most common questions people ask when they are finally rooted is “will I be able to update?” The answer is somewhat different depending on what exactly you did during the rooting process. After all, rooting methods vary greatly between devices, and sometimes, getting rooted isn’t all you end up doing.
You see, much like any PC or MAC out there, your smartphone is also a computer. It has partitions that separate the system or operating system files from the space you use for your own files and installations. Your smartphone also contains a recovery image and a boot image. The recovery image is usually used to install updates as well as custom files and firmwares.
One type of root is what I would like to refer to as vanilla root. It is a rooting method that only makes...