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[Q] How to Root from unlocked phone without losing data on Mac?

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Default [Q] How to Root from unlocked phone without losing data on Mac?

HI guys,

i just recently updated my nexus to 4.3.3 and lost the 'root' capability.
My phone is unlocked at the moment and all i want to do is to root it again but i don't want to lose/refortmat any data that's already on my phone.

I read a couple of threads and couldn't find a clear info.

If possible, if you know instruction for Mac that would be excellent!

Much appreciate it in advance!
 
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HI guys,

i just recently updated my nexus to 4.3.3 and lost the 'root' capability.
My phone is unlocked at the moment and all i want to do is to root it again but i don't want to lose/refortmat any data that's already on my phone.

I read a couple of threads and couldn't find a clear info.

If possible, if you know instruction for Mac that would be excellent!

Much appreciate it in advance!
Just fastboot flash a custom recovery on your phone and then flash super su in recovery

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If you dont want to flash a custom recovery you can try Chainfire auto root.

If the bootloader is already unlocked (can check turning the phone with power+vol down, it will say at the bottom "LOCK STATE - unlocked") them the data won't be wiped. If you already used this method and have SuperSu, the app will be uninstalled when you use it and won't have root access, you can download it again on the play store. I also recommend you to update first to 4.4.4, (I asume you have 4.4.3 instead of 4.3.3) or you will have to repeat the procedure if you don't...
 
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Thanks guys! i'll test it out now! *finger cross*
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