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Anyway of rooting without:
a. Unlocking the bootloader.
b. Flashing CWM.

I need a rooted stock (genuine) kernel.
 
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Hello,

I have rooted my N4 by using the Toolkit. I used the one click for all option which unlocked the bootloader, flashed CWM Recovery & rooted the phone.
Now that I have read that OTA updates won't be possible while CWM is flashed I was thinking about flashing stock recovery by using the mentioned toolkit.
Will I still be able to build nandroids with the toolkit? Would you recommend turning back to stock recovery. I wouldn't flash custom roms or kernels anyway.
Is there any other way to be able to update OTA?

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Anyway of rooting without:
a. Unlocking the bootloader.
b. Flashing CWM.

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a. At this point, no.
b. Yes.

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HELP!

At the bolded step below am I supposed to keep holding the Volume UP and Power together? If so, I did this and the phone keeps rebooting. When do I let go? If not, am I supposed to just press the Volume Up and Power button and immediately let go? If so, I did this and I go no further than the Android logo with a red triangle and an exclamation mark. Please HELP!
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If your Command Prompt displays the message "waiting for device" your driver wasn't successfully installed.
Close the Command Prompt window and open Device manager while your phone is still plugged in. (Search for it using the search option).
Right Click the "Android" option and select Update Driver. Choose to "Browse My Computer" and "Let Me Pick From A List." Pick the Driver with the newest date and install it. Now retry the code above.
Your phone will ask if you want to unlock it. Select "Yes" by using the volume keys and use power to select it.
Now, navigate to "Recovery Mode" with the volume keys. Use power to select.
A screen with another Android will pop up. Press Volume Up and Power at the same time.
Select Factory Reset. This process may take a few minutes. Be patient and let it work.
Once finished, select "Reboot."
Your phone is now unlocked!
 
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HELP!

At the bolded step below am I supposed to keep holding the Volume UP and Power together? If so, I did this and the phone keeps rebooting. When do I let go? If not, am I supposed to just press the Volume Up and Power button and immediately let go? If so, I did this and I go no further than the Android logo with a red triangle and an exclamation mark. Please HELP!
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Do it this way. When you see the android logo lying down, press power then tap volume up then release both buttons. The menu should show

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after rooting with method will i be able to get the latest OTA updates?If no,from which rooting method i can root and get OTA updates in future??
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OTAs are available when you only root your device. If you change something (recovery, rom) OTA will not work (normal). After OTA Update you will loose Root and you have to root it again.
 
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Hi there!

Is this guide updated for the new 4.2.2 stock?

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I don't know if anyone has notified this, but there is no need to download rom manager and reinstall CWm anymore... Download CWM from their website (I recommend the touch version), flash it and when you exit CWM it will ask if you want prevent the OS to overwrite the recovery. Say yes and it will always boot.

We should add this to the 1st page
 
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When the time comes when I download the new OTA (4.2.3) and use CWM is there a way to do just update or does it need to be installed fresh every time? I remember back when I had my Nexus s and I choose install .zip from sd card, it cleared everything in stalled afresh rom. I want it to update just like the real OTA method would do.


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