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What are consequences of replacing the boot image

OP Will Rickards

25th May 2014, 06:48 PM   |  #1  
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Model is P48WVB4 which I think is the Kindle Fire HD 7".
Software version is 11.3.2.2

I found instructions here: http://kfsowi.com/guides/root
If I understand them correctly, it is replacing the boot image with the older software version one.
Then rooting it.
Then replacing the boot image again.

My question is does replacing the boot image wipe the device?
I'm trying to root so I can either backup the clash of clans data with titanium backup to move it to another device.
Or so I can associate it with a google+ account.
So obviously I don't want to erase the data in the rooting process.

I tried backing up the data with Helium but it wouldn't backup clash of clans.
25th May 2014, 09:50 PM   |  #2  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Will Rickards

Model is P48WVB4 which I think is the Kindle Fire HD 7".
Software version is 11.3.2.2

I found instructions here: http://kfsowi.com/guides/root
If I understand them correctly, it is replacing the boot image with the older software version one.
Then rooting it.
Then replacing the boot image again.

My question is does replacing the boot image wipe the device?
I'm trying to root so I can either backup the clash of clans data with titanium backup to move it to another device.
Or so I can associate it with a google+ account.
So obviously I don't want to erase the data in the rooting process.

I tried backing up the data with Helium but it wouldn't backup clash of clans.

i haven't checked the script for rooting a kfsowi, but replacing a bootimg doesn't in itself wipe anything, all the bootimg is is the kernel +intramfs. I don't think the rooting process on kfsowi touches the data partition outside of storing some temp data. Like i said i have not looked at the script to see how the process works yet though.

Edit: didn't see anything that looks like it will wipe it in the script!
Last edited by stunts513; 25th May 2014 at 09:53 PM.
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