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[Q] Upgrading to kit kat and keeping root?

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By .Grizz., Member on 27th January 2014, 10:09 PM
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What would be the easiest way to upgrade to kit kat and keep root? Im on verizon, non dev with version 4.2.2. System version is 139.10.53.ghost_verizon.Verizon.en.US. Also using a Mac.
 
 
27th January 2014, 10:21 PM |#2  
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What would be the easiest way to upgrade to kit kat and keep root? Im on verizon, non dev with version 4.2.2. System version is 139.10.53.ghost_verizon.Verizon.en.US. Also using a Mac.

Follow the SlapMyMoto thread. Have you disabled write protection with MotoWpNoMo yet? That would be your first step. Then you would reflash 4.2.2 camera update (I used RSD Lite), and then follow the SlapMyMoto thread. It eventually has you take the 4.4 OTA and then run a couple commands afterwards to reactivate root.
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Follow the SlapMyMoto thread. Have you disabled write protection with MotoWpNoMo yet? That would be your first step. Then you would reflash 4.2.2 camera update (I used RSD Lite), and then follow the SlapMyMoto thread. It eventually has you take the 4.4 OTA and then run a couple commands afterwards to reactivate root.

I think I have write protection off, is there a way to check this. Would I still need to flash the camera update, I haven't accepted that update yet.
27th January 2014, 10:28 PM |#4  
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I think I have write protection off, is there a way to check this. Would I still need to flash the camera update, I haven't accepted that update yet.

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adb shell getprop ro.boot.write_protect
If that command returns "0" then you indeed have write protection disabled. If not, head on over to the 'Original Android Development' subforum...

And yes, I think you need to be on the camera update, expect to completely wipe everything. Have you been holding off for a few months?? They've had 4.4 rooted for a couple months now.
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27th January 2014, 10:44 PM |#5  
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Take the camera update. That will put you on .57, then root using rockmymoto, run motowpnomo to disable write protection, then rsdlite back to 4.2.2 camera update .57, then use slapmymoto.

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Yea ive been holding off, I have no experience using adb so ive been nervous about updating. I was hoping for a one click method like when the moto x first got root.
27th January 2014, 11:57 PM |#7  
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Yea ive been holding off, I have no experience using adb so ive been nervous about updating. I was hoping for a one click method like when the moto x first got root.

I had no adb experience either. Just a want to do it and Google. You can do it. We can help.

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