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[Q] Quick root question

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By MxZeal, Member on 25th March 2014, 09:09 PM
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Hey! when ifirst got my nexus 5 (few months ago) i rooted it and instaled purity rom with trinity kernel and everything worked fine,
how ever like a month ago when i updated my kernel, when i launch supersu it saids no su binary installed please re root. at the time i didnt care so i just left it but know i would like to root it again (its weird if my phone is not rooted how do i still have purity rom and stuff like that)

anyway is there a way i can reroot without losing ANYTHING? i spent way to many hours setting up my nova launcher settings and stuff that that because im a theme whore lol
i haven't been keeping up with the latest stuff so let me know! thanks

PS im not using my own computer so if i reroot do i have to install all the adb drivers and stuff on this pc?
 
 
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25th March 2014, 09:16 PM |#2  
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Hi,

Same thing happened to me, just flash SuperSU in recovery: http://download.chainfire.eu/382/Sup...erSU-v1.93.zip, it should do the trick.

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25th March 2014, 09:29 PM |#3  
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Hi,

Same thing happened to me, just flash SuperSU in recovery: http://download.chainfire.eu/382/Sup...erSU-v1.93.zip, it should do the trick.

Amazing! worked perfectly thanks for quick reply !! woot!
25th March 2014, 09:31 PM |#4  
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just so you know as well... root is independent of ROMs. you can have custom ROMs without root.
25th March 2014, 11:34 PM |#5  
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And also its not rooting that wipes a device, its unlocking the bootloader

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26th March 2014, 12:31 AM |#6  
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Hi,

Same thing happened to me, just flash SuperSU in recovery: http://download.chainfire.eu/382/Sup...erSU-v1.93.zip, it should do the trick.

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And also its not rooting that wipes a device, its unlocking the bootloader

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what about reinstalling a new version of the same rom im using? will that whipe anything? and if so how do i save my settings
26th March 2014, 12:38 AM |#7  
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what about reinstalling a new version of the same rom im using? will that whipe anything? and if so how do i save my settings

It shouldn't wipe anything unless you tell it to.

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26th March 2014, 07:54 AM |#8  
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what about reinstalling a new version of the same rom im using? will that whipe anything? and if so how do i save my settings

Have a read of thread stuck at the top of q&a called "all you need to know about android". Has lots of info you need

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