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Hi,
the question is already in the header.
Is it possible to Root/Unlock Bootloader without wipe?
I only found a Nexus 4 thread for that. I costumized my phone already... i dont want to reinstall everything
 
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To unlock bootloader without data wipe you would need to have root. To have root without an unlocked bootloader on Nexus devices, there would need to be an exploit found in Android 4.4. As far as I know, this does not exist. So, to answer your question: it is possible if an exploit for root exists

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I costumized my phone already... i dont want to reinstall everything
On another note:

This is why, on a Nexus device, you unlock the bootloader right after checking USB port is working fine. You can always lock it back if you take good care of your USB port/cable.

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why still no exploit for kitkat ?

I'm lazy to wipe and i didn't unlocked the bootloader on first day because i did want to stay stock this time (what a bad idea)
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why still no exploit for kitkat ?

I'm lazy to wipe and i didn't unlocked the bootloader on first day because i did want to stay stock this time (what a bad idea)
because its so easy to unlock no one cares to look.

if you want to root, unlock your bootloader and get over it.
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because its so easy to unlock no one cares to look.

if you want to root, unlock your bootloader and get over it.
Yeah, I know how to... Its not that the point
I was just a bit sarcastic.. Its not that much dramatic
But I'm still lazy to wipe
I'm that lazy to wipe that I'm looking to find an exploit by myself

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Yeah, I know how to... Its not that the point
I was just a bit sarcastic.. Its not that much dramatic
But I'm still lazy to wipe
I'm that lazy to wipe that I'm looking to find an exploit by myself

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You can backup/restore almost everything needed via apps or adb, even without root. Apps, texts, call logs, bookmarks, etc.The amount of time wasted finding an exploit that isn't available and you could be done wiping, rooting, logging back into your accounts, and enjoying the benefits of root.
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If you're that lazy why are looking for an exploit yourself. That didn't sound lazy to me
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You can backup/restore almost everything needed via apps or adb, even without root. Apps, texts, call logs, bookmarks, etc.The amount of time wasted finding an exploit that isn't available and you could be done wiping, rooting, logging back into your accounts, and enjoying the benefits of root.
I'm in the OP's situation -- set up the phone, convinced myself I wouldn't need root this time, but having second thoughts. My main concern is that adb backup -> wipe -> adb restore will "miss" something, and I won't be able to get it back. There's no one specific thing I'm worried about, just a sort of nagging concern.

I'm thinking of waiting until my previous phone is fixed (busted USB port...) then doing my test-restore there. That should work, right?
 
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I'm thinking of waiting until my previous phone is fixed (busted USB port...) then doing my test-restore there. That should work, right?
Yeah.

There's also helium. Cant hurt to take multiple backups.
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