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By whatnow275, Senior Member on 22nd February 2014, 05:34 AM
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I lost root when updating to 4.4.2 on my Verizon moto x. Does anyone know how to get it back?

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22nd February 2014, 05:58 AM |#2  
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I lost root when updating to 4.4.2 on my Verizon moto x. Does anyone know how to get it back?

There is no way at this time and probably never will be because jcase is not going to try to find a way.

What did you do that you lost root? Others are reporting that they kept root when they updated.
22nd February 2014, 06:10 AM |#3  
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I was stupid and restored 4.4 without checking if I still had root. Had to restore because I uninstalled some bliatware and the update wouldn't take. So I'm stranded without root forever?

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22nd February 2014, 06:39 AM |#4  
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I was stupid and restored 4.4 without checking if I still had root. Had to restore because I uninstalled some bliatware and the update wouldn't take. So I'm stranded without root forever?

OK, just so I understand, you did a factory reset to restore to 4.4 and then were unrooted and took the 4.4.2 OTA?

As for forever, well, who knows maybe Jcase can be persuaded to work on it, but he still has to find a way even if he were so inclined. As of now, once you upgrade to the 4.4.2 bootloader, no one has a way to downgrade it to 4.4. And since Slap My Moto relies on downgrading 4.4. to the post camera 4.2.2, there is no way to root 4.4.2 with a locked bootloader.

The sale on the Dev Eds is still on until tomorrow. You can always get root with a Dev Ed. You could sell your current phone to help pay for the Dev Ed.
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I had to sbf back to 4.4 because I uninstalled some apps using TiBu. It seems way faster now...battery I'd the main thing I care about. How can I jeep 5+ hours screen on time without root or turning off features?

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I had to sbf back to 4.4 because I uninstalled some apps using TiBu. It seems way faster now...battery I'd the main thing I care about. How can I jeep 5+ hours screen on time without root or turning off features?

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23rd February 2014, 06:31 AM |#7  
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if you sbf back to 4.4 then go back to 4.2.2 and do the root thing over and just update like normal. thats if you can still sbf to 4.2.2
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if you sbf back to 4.4 then go back to 4.2.2 and do the root thing over and just update like normal. thats if you can still sbf to 4.2.2

He upgraded to 4.4.2. If he tries to sbf back to 4.4 he will brick his phone.

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the only OTA that can downgrade is 4.4 to 4.2.2 Post Cam

here is what we know right now that might make more sense

4.4 to 4.2.2 Pre Cam will Brick
4.2.2 Post Cam to 4.2.2 Pre Cam will Brick.
4.4.2 to to anything will Brick
4.4 to 4.2.2 Post Cam you are ok

23rd February 2014, 03:25 PM |#9  
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There is no way at this time and probably never will be because jcase is not going to try to find a way.

What did you do that you lost root? Others are reporting that they kept root when they updated.

All those that I have seen report keeping root later said that they lost R/W access, which makes having root useless.

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All those that I have seen report keeping root later said that they lost R/W access, which makes having root useless.

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