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Looking for root method that won't factory reset my phone. IE like Odin

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14th April 2014, 06:04 PM   |  #1  
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Is there away I can root this phone without having to factory reset it? I was kinda spoiled by Odin when I was with the galaxy line. Just one click flash and done. I was hoping HTC had something similar but I haven't found it yet.

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Is there away I can root this phone without having to factory reset it? I was kinda spoiled by Odin when I was with the galaxy line. Just one click flash and done. I was hoping HTC had something similar but I haven't found it yet.

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in order to root it, you have to start by unlocking your bootloader through htcdev. this wipes your phone, there's no way I know to get around it.

you could back up all your stuff first. Helium (carbon) is the only app I know of that can backup your app+data, sms, etc without root:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ikdutta.backup
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in order to root it, you have to start by unlocking your bootloader through htcdev. this wipes your phone, there's no way I know to get around it.

you could back up all your stuff first. Helium (carbon) is the only app I know of that can backup your app+data, sms, etc without root:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ikdutta.backup

Thanks man. I'm going check that app out now.

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HTC Backup also does a surprisingly good job of backing everything up and restoring it after a reset.
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I second the HTC Backup. Link it to Drive or Dropbox and let it do a full backup. When you are setting up the phone again, log back into HTC Backup and choose to restore a previous backup. It will re-install 98% of your apps and will restore lots of settings like wifi routers that you've saved and even restore your Sense homescreen, including widgets.
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