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[Q] Which root method best for unlocked Dev Ed currently on 4.2.2?

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1st June 2014, 12:30 AM   |  #1  
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I've read through several root threads (mos by jcase I think) but want to confirm as of today which is best to root an unlocked dev ed maxx that is currently on 4.2.2?

Really appreciate any help -- thanks!

EDIT: My goal is to be rooted on 4.4 / 19.6.3
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1st June 2014, 12:52 AM   |  #2  
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Since you're unlocked you can root in custom recovery. See second part of this guide

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2645122
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Since you're unlocked you can root in custom recovery. See second part of this guide

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2645122

Thanks for the quick reply -- sorry, I forgot to mention that my goal is to be rooted in 4.4.

Do I upgrade to 4.4 first and then root? Or root in 4.2.2 then upgrade to 4.4?

Links appreciated but I'll take any help you can spare...

Thanks!
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I'd upgrade first. You can root 4.4 and future updates in twrp. That's the beauty of being unlocked (on this device at least) not having to wait for root exploits.
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I'd upgrade first. You can root 4.4 and future updates in twrp. That's the beauty of being unlocked (on this device at least) not having to wait for root exploits.

Okay one more question please -- took the update and rooted with TWRP everything worked great EXCEPT I just realized it didn't update to 4.4, it just updated to a higher 4.2.2.

Now the update for 4.4. is downloading OTA.

Can I install this OTA, having installed TWRP and rooted? Or will that brick my phone?

I feel like you need to be 100% stock to take OTA's, no?

If so, how do I get back stock?
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Okay one more question please -- took the update and rooted with TWRP everything worked great EXCEPT I just realized it didn't update to 4.4, it just updated to a higher 4.2.2.

Now the update for 4.4. is downloading OTA.

Can I install this OTA, having installed TWRP and rooted? Or will that brick my phone?

I feel like you need to be 100% stock to take OTA's, no?

If so, how do I get back stock?

You'll need to flash the stock recovery back to get the ota to install. Once you're on 4.4 there's yet another 4.4 update/patch that came out a few weeks ago. Might as well Install that too before flashing twrp again.
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