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Help! Need to keep root prior to Kitkat upgrade

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By spapesh, Junior Member on 13th May 2014, 02:31 AM
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I am on a locked RAZR HD. If anyone knows how to keep root on the new kitkat upgrade, please share.
 
 
13th May 2014, 03:47 AM |#2  
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I am on a locked RAZR HD. If anyone knows how to keep root on the new kitkat upgrade, please share.

I'm in the same boat. But, since the leak is only a couple of days out, I'm 99.999% sure that there is only a handful of people that would know the solution. And since they are the ones who created this update in the first place, we will have to wait until our more c rafty comrades get lucky and crack it.

My advice is to hold what you have. Tap and pay is my only motivator to update. And when you boil it down, thats just a gimmick anyhow. Having root has more weight. I updated too soon once. Now I can't unlock.
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There is no way. Not voodoo or superSU. Only unlocked boots should be taking the OTA!
13th May 2014, 01:01 PM |#4  
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I'm in the same boat. But, since the leak is only a couple of days out, I'm 99.999% sure that there is only a handful of people that would know the solution. And since they are the ones who created this update in the first place, we will have to wait until our more c rafty comrades get lucky and crack it.

My advice is to hold what you have. Tap and pay is my only motivator to update. And when you boil it down, thats just a gimmick anyhow. Having root has more weight. I updated too soon once. Now I can't unlock.

Also, if you do happen to get root back for the locked bootloaders, the Sqlite tethering hack doesn't work anymore as well. They fixed that exploit with the KK update.

However, as long as you have root, there is another hack to make it work. I posted another thread on how to do this at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2749659.
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Cannot install even after removing SafeStrap and SuperSU
I have a Verizon Motorola RAZR MAXX HD running 9.18.94.XT926. I had rooted the phone, was using SafeStrap and SuperSU. I removed both but the OTA for KitKat still fails. Any ideas?
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I have a Verizon Motorola RAZR MAXX HD running 9.18.94.XT926. I had rooted the phone, was using SafeStrap and SuperSU. I removed both but the OTA for KitKat still fails. Any ideas?

It's because the phone is still modified. You'll have to sbf back to a stock version.


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15th May 2014, 05:09 PM |#7  
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Any hope for those of us who are rooted , unlocked and currently running CM11?
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yes I reverted back to stock. worked fine but root is gone of course and whats weird is no developer options in settings to enable usb debugging?

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yes I reverted back to stock. worked fine but root is gone of course and whats weird is no developer options in settings to enable usb debugging?

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Ok I think Ill stick with CM11 for now. I prefer to keep root
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yes I reverted back to stock. worked fine but root is gone of course and whats weird is no developer options in settings to enable usb debugging?

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It's there. Go to Settings, then select "About Phone". Scroll down to "Build Number" and keep tapping on it. Eventually, it will tell you developer mode has been enabled.

This was the same under Jelly Bean.
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