Hey there, tech enthusiasts! Today, we’ll explore some cool methods to install OTA updates on your rooted Nothing Phone 2. While the journey froam custom development to stable rooting had its hiccups, the OEM has now delivered a seamless experience. Let’s dive in and discover how to keep your rooted Nothing Phone 2 up-to-date hassle-free.

Getting Started: Prerequisites

Before we delve into the workarounds, ensure you’re all set to go:

Back It Up

First things first, back up all your precious data to stay on the safe side.

Disable Those Modules

Temporarily disable all the modules. It’s a simple task—just launch the Magisk App, go to Modules, and toggle off the ones you have installed.

Say No to Auto-Updates

Disable automatic installation of updates from the Settings menu. This quick step prevents any surprises during the process.

Now that we’re prepared, let’s see how to get those OTA updates installed on your rooted Nothing Phone 2.

Method 1: Magisk Direct Install

This method is short and sweet, but there have been a few rare cases of bootlooping. No worries, you can easily fix it with a normal reboot or by flashing the stock boot.img.

  1. Launch the Magisk app and tap on “Uninstall Magisk” > “Restore Images.”
  2. Next, go to “Settings” > “System” > “System Update” and download the available update.
  3. Now, resist the temptation to hit that “Reboot” button. Instead, go back to the Magisk App.
  4. Tap on “Install” next to Magisk, and then select “Install to Inactive Slot.”
  5. A prompt will pop up; just tap “OK.” Magisk will work its magic and get installed in the inactive slot.
  6. Once done, your device will restart with the updated and rooted OS! Now you can re-enable all those modules you love.

Method 2: Magisk Reinstall

If you prefer a fail-safe approach, this is the one for you. It’s a bit longer as it’ll uninstall all your mods. You can always take a screenshot of the Magisk Module and LSPosed Modules pages to keep track of all your installed mods. Here’s how it rolls:

  1. Launch Magisk, tap on “Uninstall Magisk,” and then select “Complete Uninstall.”
  2. Your device will do a little reboot dance and land in the non-rooted environment.
  3. Now go ahead and install the OTA updates on your device.
  4. Once you’re done, simply root your device again using Magisk patched boot.img.

There you have it! These were the two methods to install OTA updates on your beloved rooted Nothing Phone 2. If you come across any roadblocks or have any questions about these steps, just drop a comment below. We’re here to help you out with a solution.


  1. Is it safe to install OTA updates on a rooted Nothing Phone 2?
    • Absolutely! By following the methods mentioned above, you can install OTA updates safely on your rooted Nothing Phone 2.
  2. Can I enable modules after updating my rooted Nothing Phone 2?
    • Yes, after updating, you can re-enable all the modules you had installed earlier.
  3. What if my phone faces bootloop issues during the direct install method?
    • In rare cases of bootlooping, simply perform a normal reboot or flash the stock boot.img to fix the issue.
  4. Will reinstalling Magisk remove all my installed mods?
    • Yes, Method 2 involves a complete uninstall of Magisk, which will remove all your installed mods. Make sure to take screenshots to keep track of them.
  5. Is there a way to revert to the non-rooted state after method 2?
    • Yes, after uninstalling Magisk, your device will be in the non-rooted state, allowing you to update it normally.