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Quick ? Can you install Root with stock recovery?

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(Last edited by fish411; 15th December 2013 at 08:45 PM.)
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Default Quick ? Can you install Root with stock recovery?

OTA just updated Nexus 5 to 4.4.2. I've lost TWRP and ROOT. Can I use stock recovery to install superuser, if so, how? The reason I'm asking is I don't to start over from scratch if the bootloader has to be unlocked.

Note: I didn't loose Hotspot tethering after OTA 4.4.2 update. It kept all my settings.

Update: I think I've figured out my own question. The bootloader has to be unlocked, so you'll lose your settings and data. Lesson learned; just update using zip in recovery mode next time.
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Either use cf-root or twrp to get root, only time the phone gets wiped is if you unlock the bootloader, and ota updates never relock the bootloader.
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