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Default [Q] Is it possible to root without installing a custom recovery?

I've got a GPE One and I just want it rooted without a custom recovery so that I can still get OTA updates. Is this possible?
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I've got a GPE One and I just want it rooted without a custom recovery so that I can still get OTA updates. Is this possible?
On hboot 1.44 it was, but you're likely on a higher version already, so what you can do is flash recovery, root, and reflash stock recovery. That way you'll still get OTAs once you relock your bootloader (assuming that you're s-on, otherwise no need to relock)

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On hboot 1.44 it was, but you're likely on a higher version already, so what you can do is flash recovery, root, and reflash stock recovery. That way you'll still get OTAs once you relock your bootloader (assuming that you're s-on, otherwise no need to relock)

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How does one reflash stock recovery? I have never done that before, didn't need too.

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How does one reflash stock recovery? I have never done that before, didn't need too.

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you can flash your stock recovery the same way you flash a custom recovery. The only thing you need is to find the stock recovery you need. Check what is your main-ver # and download the ruu.zip or ota.zip that match your main-ver and extract the zip to find the recovery.zip file. Then move it to your adb/fastboot folder and open a cmd prompt from that folder.

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fastboot flash recovery name_of_recovery.zip
fastboot reboot
you can also copy/paste the output of this command:

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fastboot getvar all
minus EMEI and SN and maybe we'll be able to link you the stock recovery you'll need to flash after you have rooted your device.
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