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Oh my gosh, thank you!!! These "phone forums" are freaking impossible to understand. Are "phone people" not computer people? I'm starting to think that. Anyway, THANKS!



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Take the OTA to bump you up to 3.06.605.4. Then you can use rumrunner to unlock the bootloader, root, and s-off. Next, you'll have to flash a custom recovery through either adb or an app (e.g., flash image GUI or Flashify). See the youtube clip below for a walk through on installing a custom recovery through adb. I would suggest using either the latest beta twrp (see link to CM11 thread below), cwm 6.0.4.5, or the new advanced cwm. These all work with 4.4 based ROMs.

Beta twrp: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47629442

Advanced cwm: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2595978

Also, make sure you have the correct drivers and antivirus disabled on your PC before starting (see my post above for more info).

http://youtu.be/dppIyOqKGls


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Note: When I rooted my first Droid DNA (and subsequent phones) it WIPED the OS....and you had to install a new one. It appears, with this method, I now have S-off AND root....and nothing got deleted.

Just wanted to mention that in case anyone else was wondering.

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This. This is exactly the type of information I was looking for. Really saved me time thread searching and trying old methods. You are a gentleman and a scholar! I was pretty fluent on my S3....new ball game now.

Thanks! Getting everything prepped.
 
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Oh my gosh, thank you!!! These "phone forums" are freaking impossible to understand. Are "phone people" not computer people? I'm starting to think that. Anyway, THANKS!





---------- Post added at 11:15 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:09 AM ----------

Note: When I rooted my first Droid DNA (and subsequent phones) it WIPED the OS....and you had to install a new one. It appears, with this method, I now have S-off AND root....and nothing got deleted.

Just wanted to mention that in case anyone else was wondering.
What's that supposed to mean...


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Firewater S-OFF will unlock boot loader and give S-off. Then just flash a custom recovery, then use custom recovery to install SuperSu. It's that simple.
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