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By filthygoat223996, Senior Member on 11th February 2013, 03:44 AM
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Hey guys I was wondering if there was a way to root the n10 without unlocking the bootloader first
I'm sharing my n10 with my parents who aren't very techy

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11th February 2013, 06:37 AM |#2  
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Hey guys I was wondering if there was a way to root the n10 without unlocking the bootloader first
I'm sharing my n10 with my parents who aren't very techy

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yes there is a very easy way to do that you dont need to unlock your device for that. go to this link
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2015467 , download the nexus 10 toolkit and install the drivers , enable debugging on your device, then select root unroot options , from there choose root + install busy box , then select superSU. and you are good to go , root without unlocking or any custom recovery.
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yes there is a very easy way to do that you dont need to unlock your device for that. go to this link
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2015467 , download the nexus 10 toolkit and install the drivers , enable debugging on your device, then select root unroot options , from there choose root + install busy box , then select superSU. and you are good to go , root without unlocking or any custom recovery.

Great and does it work for multiuser?

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Great and does it work for multiuser?

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absolutely. i havent tried though , but in theory it surely will.
11th February 2013, 05:53 PM |#5  
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And if a new os comes out all I have to do is unroot right?

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11th February 2013, 05:57 PM |#6  
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From what I've read here, root only works for the primary user. I could be wrong, but you might want to do some more research on that subject.
11th February 2013, 06:12 PM |#7  
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From what I've read here, root only works for the primary user. I could be wrong, but you might want to do some more research on that subject.

That would be fine actually b/c I don't want to provide my technologically weak parents with super user powers lol
But I just don't want to go through the trouble of unlocking and losing my data

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13th February 2013, 12:03 PM |#8  
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Sorry harrisfayyaz, but are you sure?
I rooted my N10 some days ago with this tool and tried it without Unlocking. It did not work for me - app told me I have to unlock first before rooting. Just would like to know if I was just dumb or not ^^
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Use this http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2003938. It works for 100%. I did it already twice (once on 4.2.1 and then again on 4.2.2). Nexus is rooted, but lock is still there. Run *.bat file without unlocking - it works.
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I dont want to doubt what you are writing but the OP from the topic says:

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Note: If you are using a retail device, you may need to unlock the bootloader first, using './fastboot-windows oem unlock' (or the appropriate version for your machine, included in this zip). Note that the OEM unlock sequence wipes your device, so consider doing an 'adb backup' beforehand if required!

well i have already unlocked so... whatever
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Use this http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2003938. It works for 100%. I did it already twice (once on 4.2.1 and then again on 4.2.2). Nexus is rooted, but lock is still there. Run *.bat file without unlocking - it works.

The op said if you were using a retail device you might have to unlock the boot loader first, did you get yours through the play store?

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