Originally Posted by rohit275
However, I want to be sure something like that will work on a stock ICS vivid. The phone is not mine, it's my friends, therefore I don't want to go the unlock bootloader/perm root route if I can avoid it. I could run titanium and save whatever data she wants to save if a temp root without unlocked bootloader method out there exists for a stock ICS vivid. Does anyone have any more information? Thanks in advance!
To be very honest, temp root is not really viable for backup either. You'll have to reroot if you want to restore data, etc.
Honestly, what I would suggest is that you just unlock bootloader and permaroot. If you are paranoid about the whole "bootloader-unlocked warranty-in-the-toilet" deal, just know that using an RUU reflashes the bootloader back to *LOCKED* state, not just *RE-LOCKED* state.
Goodbye XDA, you won't be missed. Never have I seen a lousier Android community unwilling to take care of its devs.
Also, give me a refund for my XDA Premium app.