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I successfully rooted my shield without unlocking bootloader using towelroot. When you install the apk and run it it says it will reboot in 15 seconds, but it will take a little longer than that for some reason so just let it sit for a while. After it reboot I had the SuperSU from chainfire's website downloaded. Use root explorer to open the zip. Go to common folder and install the apk. Worked for me.towelroot.com. http://download.chainfire.eu/447/Sup...SU-v1.99r4.zip.

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cool, I hope it just does not break future updates of the shield ...
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cool, I hope it just does not break future updates of the shield ...
Me too. But it is very easy to unroot through the SuperSU app. I would just make sure you undo anything you change system wise before unrooting like uninstalling busybox.

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I successfully rooted my shield without unlocking bootloader using towelroot. When you install the apk and run it it says it will reboot in 15 seconds, but it will take a little longer than that for some reason so just let it sit for a while. After it reboot I had the SuperSU from chainfire's website downloaded. Use root explorer to open the zip. Go to common folder and install the apk. Worked for me.towelroot.com. http://download.chainfire.eu/447/Sup...SU-v1.99r4.zip.

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Thanks, do you know if this works on any other devices, i know that you root your N3 using the method, i want to use it on my moto G, running kk, i will try it, thanks again
 
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Holy ****! Geohot made this?

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Thanks, do you know if this works on any other devices, i know that you root your N3 using the method, i want to use it on my moto G, running kk, i will try it, thanks again
I believe Geohot said it should work on any phone with a kernel date before June 3. Shouldn't hurt to give it a try. It will either root or it won't. I think the Motorola community has been able to unlock some bootloaders after using this root method. Check the forums for you particular device.

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I successfully rooted my shield without unlocking bootloader using towelroot. When you install the apk and run it it says it will reboot in 15 seconds, but it will take a little longer than that for some reason so just let it sit for a while. After it reboot I had the SuperSU from chainfire's website downloaded. Use root explorer to open the zip. Go to common folder and install the apk. Worked for me.towelroot.com. http://download.chainfire.eu/447/Sup...SU-v1.99r4.zip.
this worked for my shield using latest update with a locked bootloader. brilliant! saved me alot of time!
 
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strange, the app seems to hang ... is it normal ?

Does not seem to work for me, when I click on "Make it ra1n", the app seems to hang and the texte beneath the "make it ra1n" is still "click the button to root no more reboot required" ... and that's all ...

UP : I use towelroot v2, did you use v1 ?
UP2: I tried v1 without success , it's written reboot in 15 seconds but i's been 6 minutes right now ... how long did you wait before it reboots ?

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