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[Q] Flash Stock ROM and keep ROOT

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18th February 2014, 04:09 PM   |  #1  
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Hi, ok, so i'm on CM11 currently and was thinking of flashing a stock rom, but keeping my root and recovery intact; whats the best away of doing this, any ideas?

From what i've gathered i have the following options;
  • DL and flash stock rom direct from google, reroot and re install recovery (i used wugs toolkit first time round; but i'd rather avoid having to reroot and re-install the recovery if i can)
  • Flash one of the currently rooted roms in Android Development (this is likely going to be the 'root' i go down; why would i need to flash the radio and or bootloader update???)

I'm just making sure i'm not making this more complicated than it needs to be; that is to say, make sure there isn't an easier method.

p.s. The reason behind using stock rooted rom is simple, i was using Xposed Frameworks and came across Gravity Box, the number of options on it are mind boggling, and i feel it gives me greater control over my phone.
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18th February 2014, 04:14 PM   |  #2  
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Either way will work. Personally I'd flash the factory image and then re-root, but that's just me. If you go that route use this instead of wugs
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=47025283
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18th February 2014, 04:36 PM   |  #3  
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easiest?

Flash factory image
start android....enable USB debugging
Fastboot flash custom recovery
xfer and flash SU zip
reboot
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18th February 2014, 05:10 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by chaco81

easiest?

Flash factory image
start android....enable USB debugging
Fastboot flash custom recovery
xfer and flash SU zip
reboot

Even easier is that you do not need to enable debugging in order to fastboot flash recovery or push via adb in recovery...

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18th February 2014, 06:07 PM   |  #5  
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Either way will work. Personally I'd flash the factory image and then re-root, but that's just me. If you go that route use this instead of wugs
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=47025283
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easiest?

Flash factory image
start android....enable USB debugging
Fastboot flash custom recovery
xfer and flash SU zip
reboot

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Originally Posted by Pirateghost

Even easier is that you do not need to enable debugging in order to fastboot flash recovery or push via adb in recovery...

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Thanks all, your advice is appreciated; jd, I'll give that link a shot
18th February 2014, 06:11 PM   |  #6  
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Even easier is that you do not need to enable debugging in order to fastboot flash recovery or push via adb in recovery...

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Even more easy is to buy a rooted phone, now top that
18th February 2014, 06:24 PM   |  #7  
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I'm in a rush to go somewhere, I very well know 2 ways to go: 1st avenue which takes 20 minutes and 2nd avenue that takes 25 minutes. Both ways are safe to go. Why should I spend 30 minutes analyzing the map to see which is faster and/or looking for a 3rd way if the time will be spent anyways
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18th February 2014, 06:26 PM   |  #8  
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why not just factory reset and flash a deodexed stock ROM with SuperSU included, there are plenty hanging around development.
19th February 2014, 09:21 PM   |  #9  
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why not just factory reset and flash a deodexed stock ROM with SuperSU included, there are plenty hanging around development.

Is their literally a step by step to flash back to stock ? Mistah seems like your way is fairly simple ? Is there a guide to that anywhere ?

I have a GS3 (SGH i747) on CM11 and just want to be able to use MHL / HDMI.. Which the CM currently does not support.. Dont really want to go back to stock but I need MHL to work and I'm not sure any other way ?

Is there another ROM I can flash that supports it MHL that is decent ? If not, I dont know exactly how to get it back to stock if someone can help ..

Thanks.
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Is their literally a step by step to flash back to stock ? I have a GS3 (SGH i747) on CM11 and just want to be able to use MHL / HDMI.. Which the CM currently does not support.. Dont really want to go back to stock but I need MHL to work and I'm not sure any other way ?

I dont know exactly how to get it back to stock.. Thanks.

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