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20th August 2014, 03:00 PM   |  #1  
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Can I root the Nexus without unlock the bootloader and install a custom recovery?
I was thinking to only boot the TWRP and flash SuperSU but the botloader must be unlocked... so there is a way to root without unlock bootloader and install a custom recovery?
20th August 2014, 03:19 PM   |  #2  
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Can I root the Nexus without unlock the bootloader and install a custom recovery?
I was thinking to only boot the TWRP and flash SuperSU but the botloader must be unlocked... so there is a way to root without unlock bootloader and install a custom recovery?

Out of curiosity, why don't you want to unlock your bootloader?
20th August 2014, 03:28 PM   |  #3  
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Can I root the Nexus without unlock the bootloader and install a custom recovery?
I was thinking to only boot the TWRP and flash SuperSU but the botloader must be unlocked... so there is a way to root without unlock bootloader and install a custom recovery?

Yes there is. You can root with towelroot then use twrp manager

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20th August 2014, 03:36 PM   |  #4  
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Out of curiosity, why don't you want to unlock your bootloader?

The temper flag, if I unlock and lock again the tamper flag will be true and I'll have to reset it in case of problems like eMMC, and in many cases the user can't reset it, so I can't claim LG warranty..

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Yes there is. You can root with towelroot then use twrp manager

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Mmm... I heard many bad stories about Towelroot and TWRP Manager... this is the only alternative way?
20th August 2014, 03:41 PM   |  #5  
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The temper flag, if I unlock and lock again the tamper flag will be true and I'll have to reset it in case of problems like eMMC, and in many cases the user can't reset it, so I can't claim LG warranty..



Mmm... I heard many bad stories about Towelroot and TWRP Manager... this is the only alternative way?

Only way without unlocking the boot loader. You can also use bootunlocker from the play store to reset the tamper flag if you're rooted.

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20th August 2014, 03:41 PM   |  #6  
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The temper flag, if I unlock and lock again the tamper flag will be true and I'll have to reset it in case of problems like eMMC, and in many cases the user can't reset it, so I can't claim LG warranty..



Mmm... I heard many bad stories about Towelroot and TWRP Manager... this is the only alternative way?

Unlock, root, relock, untamper?
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20th August 2014, 04:05 PM   |  #7  
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Mmm.. understood, thanks, I think that I'm gonna unlock and untamp, hoping that everything will be ok.. I'm losing hopes with modding
Anyway, thanks you all.
20th August 2014, 05:27 PM   |  #8  
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Yes there is. You can root with towelroot then use twrp manager

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Or flashify if you want to use other recoveries

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