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regarding flashable "custom ROMs"...

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29th January 2014, 07:39 AM   |  #1  
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So I found online a flashable .zip file of 4.4 KitKat, listed as made by Dhacker (along with the accompanying Gapps.zip file). I flashed the files and everything seemed to work fine, but I wasn't able to restore all my apps with Titanium Backup because the phone was no longer rooted. I don't have much experience flashing ROMs, is this a common occurrance? Is there a way to root the phone post-custom ROM install? I'm sure there is, my question is more of "how do I root after flashing a custom ROM"... Do I just need to flash a .zip file of SuperSU or something? If so, does someone have a link to the SuperSU.zip file I can download? Or do i just go to the Play Store (or use Gapps) to get SuperSU?

Thanks to all the continuous help out there!
29th January 2014, 06:42 PM   |  #2  
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All them views and no one has an answer?
29th January 2014, 07:48 PM   |  #3  
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So I found online a flashable .zip file of 4.4 KitKat, listed as made by Dhacker (along with the accompanying Gapps.zip file). I flashed the files and everything seemed to work fine, but I wasn't able to restore all my apps with Titanium Backup because the phone was no longer rooted. I don't have much experience flashing ROMs, is this a common occurrance? Is there a way to root the phone post-custom ROM install? I'm sure there is, my question is more of "how do I root after flashing a custom ROM"... Do I just need to flash a .zip file of SuperSU or something? If so, does someone have a link to the SuperSU.zip file I can download? Or do i just go to the Play Store (or use Gapps) to get SuperSU?

Thanks to all the continuous help out there!

You might try google more. Your answers are in the dev section threads. Cm11 comes with a noob- no root access.
Press repeatedly on the build # , in about phone, to enable dev options
It may have changed.
I stay away from 4.4's but http://true-android.blogspot.com/201...926-to_16.html
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Thanks for the CM11 nightly link. "Updated nightly" means I have to flash a new file every night for the bug fixes and updates?
30th January 2014, 05:02 AM   |  #5  
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Thanks for the CM11 nightly link. "Updated nightly" means I have to flash a new file every night for the bug fixes and updates?

Nightlies are usually built automatically. Sometimes, they have bug-fixes, sometimes they don't even boot. It's at your own risk to flash nightlies.
31st January 2014, 07:46 AM   |  #6  
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I have run the official
Nightlies now for months and they are good CM now has updated built-in so it painless


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