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This phone has had my attention for a while now, and after reading and watching videos on the phone, my biggest question is about root. If Cyanogenmod 11s isn't pre-rooted right out of the box, is there a root method/someone working on a root method and if not, how long will it be until that becomes a reality? If the phone doesn't have root, I'm afraid that I may not be able to go for this phone as I am heavily invested a number of root operations and apps that I have set up on my phone. Let me know if anyone knows anything.
 
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This phone has had my attention for a while now, and after reading and watching videos on the phone, my biggest question is about root. If Cyanogenmod 11s isn't pre-rooted right out of the box, is there a root method/someone working on a root method and if not, how long will it be until that becomes a reality? If the phone doesn't have root, I'm afraid that I may not be able to go for this phone as I am heavily invested a number of root operations and apps that I have set up on my phone. Let me know if anyone knows anything.
It's not rooted out-of-the-box. Google doesn't allow this. But apparently, root will be very easy; just plug it into your computer and enter in a few command lines and you're set (so I've heard). Undoubtedly someone will make a one-click script that makes it even easier.
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EDIT: Sorry for that one, was posting too fast without thinking first... Actually rooting includes unlocking bootloader and flashing the required binaries via recovery like said below my post.

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It will be even easier then that. You'll just have to enable root in developer settings, that's all.
Really? Sweet!
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Andrew Martonik at Android Central spent almost a month with the phone and had this to say about rooting in the review he released just a couple days ago.
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Naturally if you want to root the phone, it's only a quick USB cable plug into your computer and a few command line entries away.
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Andrew Martonik at Android Central spent almost a month with the phone and had this to say about rooting in the review he released just a couple days ago.
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That's where I heard it. In any case, it'll be simple; that much was promised from the beginning.

What about SuperSU though? I'm honestly not sure how that gets installed to the right place; the only times I've rooted were with programs that did it for me.
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I don't think the retail cm11 will have root. In order to pass android cts, they had to remove root from the release builds. Don't worry, the phone is likely either unlocked or unlockable and it can be rooted with supersu or superuser like a Nexus device. Speculation but I don't see the cm folk going with a locked down phone. Maybe someone who has cm11s should confirm if it has root.

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It will be even easier then that. You'll just have to enable root in developer settings, that's all.

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Oh really? Absolutely ridiculous.


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I don't think the retail cm11 will have root. In order to pass android cts, they had to remove root from the release builds. Don't worry, the phone is likely either unlocked or unlockable and it can be rooted with supersu or superuser like a Nexus device. Speculation but I don't see the cm folk going with a locked down phone. Maybe someone who has cm11s should confirm if it has root.

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Correct - no retail device shipping with Google CTS/GMS can have root enabled, much less the ability to right OUT OF THE BOX. It has to be done manually by the user, at their discretion.


 

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From what I've read so far, it seems that the phone is fastboot unlocked by default (Normally you'd have to run "fastboot oem unlock"). Since that's already been taken care of, all that would need to be done to gain root is flash a recovery using "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img" (official TWRP build is available), and finally install the SuperSU zip via your newly flashed custom recovery.

Essentially the same method as a Nexus device, other than the fact that the bootloader is already unlocked so that step can be skipped.
 
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From what I've read so far, it seems that the phone is fastboot unlocked by default (Normally you'd have to run "fastboot oem unlock"). Since that's already been taken care of, all that would need to be done to gain root is flash a recovery using "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img" (official TWRP build is available), and finally install the SuperSU zip via your newly flashed custom recovery.

Essentially the same method as a Nexus device, other than the fact that the bootloader is already unlocked so that step can be skipped.
So no way to use CM's SuperUser app huh because that's built into the OS. We'll have to use a 3rd party app like SuperSU?
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