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By dbldown768, Senior Member on 13th June 2014, 01:07 PM
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Never having rooted my phone before and on stock 4.4.3, is there any way to root without losing my data?

I saw a thread in this forum pointing to an app that allows you to lock and unlock the boot loader for after root to protect your device. Suggests that since it doesn't use fastboot your data stays in place.

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13th June 2014, 01:12 PM |#2  
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Yes, there is an app by which you can lock/unlock the bootloader without losing any data but to use the app, you need root privileges.
The first time you unlock the bootloader via fastboot, you will loose all your data. It can't be helped. Once you're rooted, you can use this app to lock/unlock the bootloader or even reset the tamper flag as many times as you want to: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...1.bootunlocker

Since you're fully stock, you can use Helium to backup your apps and copy other contents like app data, media blah blah to the computer by copy pasting.
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Use Helium to backup app data, backup your internal storage to a computer, unlock bootloader, flash custom recovery, flash SuperSU, restore with Helium.
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13th June 2014, 04:41 PM |#4  
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Just plug it in to your computer and take off photos/videos of the device and then root it I rooted my nexus 5 10 minutes after I got it so I didn't have to worry about but sometimes you just don't have time to root a device or can't risk messing it up which it should never mess up if you follow directions

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17th June 2014, 01:10 PM |#5  
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Thanks for all the responses. I guess the only app I need to backup and be able to restore is 'good for enterprise '. I assume helium will be able to do this without requiring me to contact my IT department.
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17th June 2014, 03:00 PM |#6  
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You have the new towel root now to do what you wanted in the first place.
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Originally Posted by dbldown768

Thanks for all the responses. I guess the only app I need to backup and be able to restore is 'good for enterprise '. I assume helium will be able to do this without requiring me to contact my IT department.

fair warning, good freaks out when you have root and will not let you access your email.
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