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[Q] Can I re-root without losing all my data?

OP bloodletting284

17th June 2014, 03:53 PM   |  #1  
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My nexus was bootloader unlocked and rooted while on 4.4.2.
I OTA updated to 4.4.3 and lost my root.
Is there a way to re-root the phone without losing all my data or having to wipe?

Thanks in advance for the info.
17th June 2014, 04:17 PM   |  #2  
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Yes, flash a custom recovery or just boot into it and flash the supersu.zip.
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17th June 2014, 05:23 PM   |  #3  
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Yes, flash a custom recovery or just boot into it and flash the supersu.zip.

Unless you flash Philz recovery where you can just root from within the recovery menu
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17th June 2014, 05:43 PM   |  #4  
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Unless you flash Philz recovery where you can just root from within the recovery menu

Yeah Philz for life! lol.
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17th June 2014, 06:21 PM   |  #5  
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Well it seems like for some reason it reverted back to stock android recovery.
Could I still flash a custom recovery and go from there?
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Well it seems like for some reason it reverted back to stock android recovery.
Could I still flash a custom recovery and go from there?

The reason is the OTA contained a recovery. You have to flash a recovery as already mentioned earlier in the thread

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