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Introducing.... Superboot!

Superboot is a boot.img that when booted, will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). No need to flash any partitions, no need to mess around with ADB, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just boot the boot image using the instructions below and you're done!

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  • Superboot r1 - DOWNLOAD - MD5: f53825a2df09277f899b6738b3a059d5
How to use Superboot - Windows, Linux and OSX

- Download the Superboot zip file above and extract to a directory
- Put your device in bootloader mode - Turn off the phone then turn on with the 'volume up' and 'volume down' buttons both pressed to enter the bootloader (as pictured below)
- WINDOWS - double click 'superboot-windows.bat'
- MAC - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x superboot-mac.sh' followed by './superboot-mac.sh'
- LINUX - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x superboot-linux.sh' followed by './superboot-linux.sh'

Note: If you are using a retail device, you may need to unlock the bootloader first, using './fastboot-windows oem unlock' (or the appropriate version for your machine, included in this zip). Note that the OEM unlock sequence wipes your device, so consider doing an 'adb backup' beforehand if required!

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Introducing.... Superboot!

Superboot is a boot.img that when booted, will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). No need to flash any partitions, no need to mess around with ADB, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just boot the boot image using the instructions below and you're done!

APPLY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
  • Superboot r1 - DOWNLOAD - MD5: f53825a2df09277f899b6738b3a059d5
How to use Superboot - Windows, Linux and OSX

- Download the Superboot zip file above and extract to a directory
- Put your device in bootloader mode - Turn off the phone then turn on with the 'volume up' and 'volume down' buttons both pressed to enter the bootloader (as pictured below)
- WINDOWS - double click 'superboot-windows.bat'
- MAC - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x superboot-mac.sh' followed by './superboot-mac.sh'
- LINUX - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x superboot-linux.sh' followed by './superboot-linux.sh'

Note: If you are using a retail device, you may need to unlock the bootloader first, using './fastboot-windows oem unlock' (or the appropriate version for your machine, included in this zip). Note that the OEM unlock sequence wipes your device, so consider doing an 'adb backup' beforehand if required!

Enjoy!

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I almost asked if anyone could confirm that this works... then I saw that it was written by Paul O'Brien himself.

Awesome!

So this won't wipe anything at all, right?
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the superuser not. But u have to unlock it before and that wipe your device
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the superuser not. But u have to unlock it before and that wipe your device
How can i save all program, data, internal storage, aplications, etc, before unlock bootloader?
comand "adb backup" save all this? and then, how restore the backup┐?

This method of root changus the stock recovery? Or only installs ths superuser whitout changes on any stock system?

For OTA updates, i need to relock recovery or not?

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I almost asked if anyone could confirm that this works... then I saw that it was written by Paul O'Brien himself.

Awesome!

So this won't wipe anything at all, right?
Correct, unlocking does though.





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How can i save all program, data, internal storage, aplications, etc, before unlock bootloader?
comand "adb backup" save all this? and then, how restore the backup┐?

This method of root changus the stock recovery? Or only installs ths superuser whitout changes on any stock system?

For OTA updates, i need to relock recovery or not?

Thank you
No recovery change, just Superuser, no need to relock for OTA.

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No recovery change, just Superuser, no need to relock for OTA.

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Thank you, but unlock bootloader wipe all..
For backup, only with command "adb backup" works fine?
 
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Yes, the oem unlock wipes, use adb backup.

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So I've had my Nexus 10 a few days and unlocked only. Can I use this as is or do I need to wipe my device first? Noob here and have been hearing horror stories of boot loops etc with the other methods so this appeals to me....won't lose any of my data or app installs because it's already unlocked right?
 
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So I've had my Nexus 10 a few days and unlocked only. Can I use this as is or do I need to wipe my device first? Noob here and have been hearing horror stories of boot loops etc with the other methods so this appeals to me....won't lose any of my data or app installs because it's already unlocked right?
This does not wipe your device. Unlocking it does. If you have already unlocked, this will not erase anything. Just an easy way to get root.
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