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root without losing data? how do I backup all data before I root?

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Hi all,

For the record I'm not really looking to install custom roms or unlock the bootloader specifically. I just want root access so I can change the slimport resolution to my HDTV.

All the guides I've read to achieve root talk about unlocking the bootloader and installing roms.

I just want root access, I don't need anything else.

So, is there a guide somewhere that shows me how to get root without wiping all data. If not, is there someway I can backup my data before I wipe?
Any backup tool I've seen require root... "catch 22"

The only thing I really want to preserve is my recorded raps in the "autorap" app. Any guides I've seen to backup that data, require root!

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Adb backup? Cydia Impactor?

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Try out Helium for backing up, you don't need root, then you can feel free to unlock and root your device, once rooted, you can relock (and later unlock without losing data) the bootloader using this.
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