Verizon wireless finally granted a new OTA update for their latest smartphone – HTC Droid DNA with firmware version 2.04.605.2 710RD and baseband version 1.01.01.0110. Just as usual, in case you have rooted device and then received a software update, you will lose root, so you can’t make use of apps that require root access, you can’t remove bloatware apps that came with the OTA update.
When you choose not to receive this update, then you’ll miss some of the new features and improvements from the new firmware that makes our Droid DNA has optimum performance. Here are some of the new features and improvements that you will get from 2.04.605 update: enable streaming video from HuluPlus, better WiFi / Hotspot connectivity, improved audio quality, and many more.
For many who prefer to get a software update via OTA and keep root, make sure you have plenty of time, since manual update requires a lot of steps:
To this day there is no working root method for the Droid DNA with latest update (2.04.605.2), We will inform you when there’s new method available.
Relock device bootloader via fastboot USB mode, Grab RUU for DROID DNA, and run it on a Windows PC. Most complete guide to relock can be seen here. Accept an OTA update, once running 2.04.605.2 710RD firmware the next step is perform an unlock and root the Droid DNA again. Although the process is quite lengthy but you will get a whole new features and improvements from new 2.04.605.2 firmware and 1.01.01.0110 radio/baseband.
If you want fast and hassle-free update without losing root on HTC Droid DNA, you can flash your device with stock rooted ROM (2.04.605.2 base) via custom recovery (CWM or TWRP). You can grab a custom ROM from xda forums, such as those made by .torented who develop stock rooted ROM Deodexed Zipalign and semi-debloated ROM. The lack of flashing custom ROM via recovery is we will not get the radio-related enhancements since a baseband/radio is not flashable via recovery.