Originally Posted by mbc07
@theperson333, you can update to 4.3 maintaining root access with locked bootloader using Nicki Root, but you must already be on 4.1.2/4.2.2 before using it, otherwise you'll need to downgrade...
I have downgraded to 4.1( My battery is happy!). the xposed method works! I also have tasker using secure settings so that when I'm connected to my wifi, it changes to swipe lockscreen. Also, It switches off wifi when I leave the cell area around my house. This way, setting a router to same name is not enough to unlock the device.
Thaks for the 4.3 rooting guide, but I mainly wanted root to do TA backup. Along side that, battery seems to be better for me on 4.1 and the google now 'swipe the home key up' doesn't work for me on 4.3, so I'm happy on 4.1 Thanks anyhow.