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Default [Q] How to root/Back up TA Since the Guide is mangled?

About what it says on the tin; Since the new users guide is currently mangled since the mods removed the questionable software links, I'm unsure how to root the thing (Not that I can right now, but I should get it sometime today if UPS will get it's **** together).

Also, two tangents but slightly related; I know we need to backup the TA partition to retain the installed DRM keys, but what exactly do those DRM keys do?

And, I noticed Omni ROM now includes a Build.prop update to their install that fixes the data issues; I've never updated a build before, so just to clairify, all I do is replace the Build.prop in that folder in the .ZIP file, right?
 
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- Root tool
- General rooting guide (ignore the vRoot part and use the first link in this post)
- TA tool with guide

DRM keys are used for X-Reality and TrackID etc. so if you unlock your bootloader, you'll lose the DRM keys and you can't get them back. That's why you should back it up in case you want to unlock the bootloader.
 
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- Root tool
- General rooting guide (ignore the vRoot part and use the first link in this post)
- TA tool with guide

DRM keys are used for X-Reality and TrackID etc. so if you unlock your bootloader, you'll lose the DRM keys and you can't get them back. That's why you should back it up in case you want to unlock the bootloader.
good post

it's funny tho, i never can tell any difference when my bootloader is unlocked. TrackID seems to work still(?, will have to try again sometime to confirm but i could swear i tried it), and i can still enable X-Reality(tho i have never known or seen what it brings, even when i was bone stock haha)
 
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good post

it's funny tho, i never can tell any difference when my bootloader is unlocked. TrackID seems to work still(?, will have to try again sometime to confirm but i could swear i tried it), and i can still enable X-Reality(tho i have never known or seen what it brings, even when i was bone stock haha)
You can enable it when unlocked but it wont really work

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good post

it's funny tho, i never can tell any difference when my bootloader is unlocked. TrackID seems to work still(?, will have to try again sometime to confirm but i could swear i tried it), and i can still enable X-Reality(tho i have never known or seen what it brings, even when i was bone stock haha)
Yeah, Gracenote (the service that fetches info about your movies/music) should also stop working after unlocking the bootloader, but i'm still using it.
 
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Yeah, Gracenote (the service that fetches info about your movies/music) should also stop working after unlocking the bootloader, but i'm still using it.
i might just stop relocking, and save myself the factory reset whenever i unlock! unless i want to install an OTA update i guess..

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You can enable it when unlocked but it wont really work
i don't think i can even tell the difference, maybe i need to look closer lol.

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