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[Q] I made a newbie mistake, I updated!

12th June 2014, 05:50 AM |#1  
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Hi All!

I updated my Nexus 5 to 4.4.3 OTA and didn't backup. I didn't think I would loose my root but, it seems I did. The phone is still unlocked but I can't boot into a recovery.

My question is, Can I root the phone again without loosing my data?

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J
12th June 2014, 06:10 AM |#2  
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Hi All!

I updated my Nexus 5 to 4.4.3 OTA and didn't backup. I didn't think I would loose my root but, it seems I did. The phone is still unlocked but I can't boot into a recovery.

My question is, Can I root the phone again without loosing my data?

Thanks,

J

Yes, you can. Follow this thread.
12th June 2014, 08:12 AM |#3  
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Yes, you can. Follow this thread.

Thanks! I'll read up and report back.
12th June 2014, 08:36 AM |#4  
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Thanks again for the help. I ended up using Nexus Root ToolKit to re-root without any issues!
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Thanks again for the help. I ended up using Nexus Root ToolKit to re-root without any issues!

Please dont use toolkits.
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12th June 2014, 08:56 AM |#6  
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Please dont use toolkits.

This. Rooting is as simple as flashing a custom recovery and flashing SuperSU.. If you seriously can't do that I recommend you don't even try to root.

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Please dont use toolkits.

I'm curious as to the reason for not using a toolkit? For me it was quick and easy but I don't mind having to do thing a different way. Thanks
12th June 2014, 11:33 PM |#8  
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I'm curious as to the reason for not using a toolkit? For me it was quick and easy but I don't mind having to do thing a different way. Thanks

Because you don't learn the basics of using a rooted phone. Then when you need real help you don't have the basic knowledge and it's very difficult to help you.

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