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Default [Q] Need method to recover root on KF2 after upgrade to 10.5.0

Several months ago I rooted my KF2. I'm sorry to say that I don't remember exactly what stock version was on the device at the time, but I think it was 10.4.2.

Before I rooted, I backed up key files as per
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...68&postcount=3
I would like to note that I had no su access even through adb at the time, but I was able to perform the adb commands without su.

I rooted using this method:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2075959
and installed Google apps and Apex launcher as per:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2051270
or maybe http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2434888 not sure.

I did all this without a fastboot cable. Since then I have gotten one.

Some time in the last few weeks my kindle was auto "upgraded" to 10.5.0. I lost root, but still have Apex, Play Store, etc. However, I am thinking about flashing CM10, and regardless definitely want root back.

The backup and root processes above now all fail - it looks like lots of file and directory permissions have been highly restricted.

I tried the process in
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2100963
but was unable to perform the adb commands in Step 3 because of the restricted permissions. I went ahead with fastboot and flashed the three files in step 4, but the then the device just went into a bootloop on reboot. I flashed my backup files that I had stored and was thankfully able to restore normal boot.

So, how do I root this thing?

UPDATE:
I just discovered the "adb root" command and suddenly many more things are now possible. I was able to complete Steps 3 and beyond of http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2100963 and now have TWRP. I could go on and flash Cyanogenmod. However, I still have no idea how to just get my root back. I'm sure it's easy from here...any pointers?
 
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Several months ago I rooted my KF2. I'm sorry to say that I don't remember exactly what stock version was on the device at the time, but I think it was 10.4.2.

Before I rooted, I backed up key files as per
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...68&postcount=3
I would like to note that I had no su access even through adb at the time, but I was able to perform the adb commands without su.

I rooted using this method:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2075959
and installed Google apps and Apex launcher as per:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2051270
or maybe http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2434888 not sure.

I did all this without a fastboot cable. Since then I have gotten one.

Some time in the last few weeks my kindle was auto "upgraded" to 10.5.0. I lost root, but still have Apex, Play Store, etc. However, I am thinking about flashing CM10, and regardless definitely want root back.

The backup and root processes above now all fail - it looks like lots of file and directory permissions have been highly restricted.

I tried the process in
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2100963
but was unable to perform the adb commands in Step 3 because of the restricted permissions. I went ahead with fastboot and flashed the three files in step 4, but the then the device just went into a bootloop on reboot. I flashed my backup files that I had stored and was thankfully able to restore normal boot.

So, how do I root this thing?

UPDATE:
I just discovered the "adb root" command and suddenly many more things are now possible. I was able to complete Steps 3 and beyond of http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2100963 and now have TWRP. I could go on and flash Cyanogenmod. However, I still have no idea how to just get my root back. I'm sure it's easy from here...any pointers?
I have requested the mods to move this thread. And you should just flash a custom ROM.
 
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I have requested the mods to move this thread. And you should just flash a custom ROM.
Like I said, I probably will eventually. But at the moment I like having the stock launcher available. The reason I really want root is that I have some custom shell scripts for synchronization and the like that require root. It seems to me that, with TWRP installed, rooting should be a piece of cake and I just need to find the right info. But maybe I'm wrong.
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