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Flashing a "Rooted & S-OFF'd" restore on a new M8

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By RockStar2005, Senior Member on 26th August 2014, 08:45 PM
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27th August 2014, 05:24 PM |#11  
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Are you currently on a custom ROM? If so, they are pre-rooted by definition. So restoring a nandroid of a custom ROM will give you root, yes. But so will flashing any custom ROM on the new device or just flashing SuperSU/SU.

Even if on a stock ROM and rooted, I believe this will also migrate over if you restore a nandroid to a new device.

But in any case, root is a simple thing once the bootloader is unlocked and custom recovery is installed. It takes about 2 minutes, so whether you can migrate this or not via TWRP is really a very minor point.

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Yeah I use ViperOne M8. Or do you just mean am I running things on a rooted nandroid recovery? The answer is yes to that one as well. The one I'm using now is unlocked rooted and S-OFF'd.

So basically again, I HAVE to unlock b/c that's the only way to get TWRP access, but the root can be quickly obtained via flashing my custom ROM. And of course S-OFF must be repeated because that can't be simply flashed the way root is.

Well I think it took me longer than 2 minutes, but still, I'd rather just flash it anyway. lol

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27th August 2014, 06:26 PM |#12  
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the root can be quickly obtained via flashing my custom ROM.

Yes, whether you restore a nandroid of a rooted ROM, or flash a rooted ROM, SU or SuperSU is contained in the ROM. So you will have root.
27th August 2014, 06:57 PM |#13  
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Yes, whether you restore a nandroid of a rooted ROM, or flash a rooted ROM, SU or SuperSU is contained in the ROM. So you will have root.

That's awesome Red! Thanks for clarifying all that!

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