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[N10] CF-Auto-Root

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By Chainfire, Senior Moderator / Senior Recognized Developer - Where is my shirt? on 2nd December 2012, 10:43 AM
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CF-Root is the root for "rooting beginners" and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock firmwares, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root.

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CF-Root has been available for many devices and has clocked over 9.5 million downloads. This is not even counting custom ROMs that already include it. Don't be a leech, buy me a beer (and use the "Thanks" button!). Imagine if every CF-Root user has donated me $1...

What's installed
- SuperSU binary and APK
- Nothing else, that's it.

Installation and usage

- Download the ZIP file (see post below for link)
- Extract the ZIP file
- Boot your device in bootloader/fastboot mode. Usually this can be done by turning your device off, then holding VolUp+VolDown+Power to turn it on.
- Connect your device to your computer using USB

- Windows:
--- Run root-windows.bat

- Linux
--- chmod +x root-linux.sh
--- Run root-linux.sh

- Mac OS X
--- chmod +x root-mac.sh
--- Run root-mac.sh

- Follow the on-screen instructions - watch both the computer and the device !

Note that if your device had not been unlocked before, this procedure will wipe all your data !

Are you having fastboot driver issues? You can find fastboot drivers in many places, but the easiest way is probably just installing the Android SDK.

Did you see the red Android logo during rooting, but SuperSU does not appear? This may sometimes occur due to left-over files and settings, however, you can usually install SuperSU from Google Play at this stage and it'll just work.

Not included - adbd Insecure
As this CF-Root does not include a custom kernel, adb shell does not have root access by default (you can still get it by typing su inside the shell), nor is adb remount supported, nor will adb push and adb pull work on system files. adbd Insecure can be used to remedy this situation. (No idea what this is about ? Don't worry about it !)

CF-Auto-Root homepage
http://autoroot.chainfire.eu/

CF-Auto-Root main thread
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For requests for new roots and generic discussion - please keep device specific discussion in the thread you are viewing now.
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2nd December 2012, 10:45 AM |#2  
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2013.05.20 --- CF-Auto-Root

SuperSU: v1.30

Download: CF-Auto-Root-manta-mantaray-nexus10.zip


--- History ---
2013.05.20: SuperSU v1.30
2013.02.20: SuperSU v1.05
2012.12.02: SuperSU v0.98
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Thanks!

Newbie question: Does CF-Auto-root unlock the bootloader as well? (probably not, as I understand from your post and that's what I want, but I want to be sure...)
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Originally Posted by case-sensitive

Thanks!

Newbie question: Does CF-Auto-root unlock the bootloader as well? (probably not, as I understand from your post and that's what I want, but I want to be sure...)

From the OP... i marked in bold the important part.


What's installed
- SuperSU binary and APK
- Nothing else, that's it.
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Originally Posted by case-sensitive

Thanks!

Newbie question: Does CF-Auto-root unlock the bootloader as well? (probably not, as I understand from your post and that's what I want, but I want to be sure...)

No, this does not unlock the bootloader it only gives you root acess and installs the SuperSu app. To unlock the bootloader you must use fastboot and type the command:

fastboot oem unlock

I would suggest taking a look at mskip and wugfreshs toolkits located in the original development and development section of the nexus 10 forums respectively for a simple way to unlock your bootloader.

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Good to see nexus 10 getting all this support from Android gurus here on xda ...but again it's a nexus device ...me glad I bought it ...extremely happy with my purchase thanks chainfire for this easy root method as usual it works
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So if this doesn't unlock your device, why does the OP state:

Note that if your device had not been unlocked before, this procedure will wipe all your data !?

Does rooting/installing SU wipe this device?
4th December 2012, 04:26 PM |#8  
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His previous version didn't wipe the device, so I'm guessing this one doesn't either

Didn't need to unlock boot loader to root
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No, this does not unlock the bootloader it only gives you root acess and installs the SuperSu app. To unlock the bootloader you must use fastboot and type the command:

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Are you sure? The script in the ZIP in OP has the following command:
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tools\fastboot-windows.exe oem unlock
Does that not issue a unlock? Is it necessary to run this command?
6th December 2012, 05:07 AM |#10  
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hi there, not sure how to get this to work

its giving error because it can't find adbwinapi.dll

I installed the sdk for 4.2 already, not sure what i am missing

Thanks for help
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Originally Posted by d0nald01

hi there, not sure how to get this to work

its giving error because it can't find adbwinapi.dll

I installed the sdk for 4.2 already, not sure what i am missing

Thanks for help

Please re-download, I've included the missing file in the new package.
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