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[Q] Full device backup from stock? (locked bootloader, no root)

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1st April 2014, 01:56 AM   |  #1  
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I want to root my V510 (google play edition).
I have had the device for a few months and have many apps installed.
I do not want to lose my apps and settings.

To my knowledge:
Rooting requires unlocking the bootloader.
Unlocking the bootloader performs a factory data reset.
Performing a nandroid backup requires a custom recovery, which requires a bootloader unlocků

Is there any way for me to get root and end up with all of my apps and settings in their current state?

For example:
Obtain root access without unlocking the bootloader?
Perform a full device backup without unlocking the bootloader?
Use an exploit to unlock the bootloader without wiping the data?
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1st April 2014, 05:52 AM   |  #2  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lunarmoog

I want to root my V510 (google play edition).
I have had the device for a few months and have many apps installed.
I do not want to lose my apps and settings.

To my knowledge:
Rooting requires unlocking the bootloader.
Unlocking the bootloader performs a factory data reset.
Performing a nandroid backup requires a custom recovery, which requires a bootloader unlocků

Is there any way for me to get root and end up with all of my apps and settings in their current state?

For example:
Obtain root access without unlocking the bootloader?
Perform a full device backup without unlocking the bootloader?
Use an exploit to unlock the bootloader without wiping the data?

One way to do this would be to use Titanium Backup or another backup service for all of your applications.
1st April 2014, 05:59 AM   |  #3  
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One way to do this would be to use Titanium Backup or another backup service for all of your applications.

Titanium Backup requires root, which, to my knowledge, requires unlocking the bootloader, which requires wiping all the data.
1st April 2014, 07:06 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by lunarmoog

Titanium Backup requires root, which, to my knowledge, requires unlocking the bootloader, which requires wiping all the data.

Then My Backup. Have you looked?
1st April 2014, 07:36 AM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by sleekmason

Then My Backup. Have you looked?

I have. My previous search in regards to "app backup" software led me to Helium, with which I had issues getting a backup completed.

I was hoping for a more nandroid-esque solution, as no "app backup" software will automatically restore system settings and user accounts, to my knowledge. That's why I used the phrase "full device backup" in the thread title.

Your recommendation of Titanium seemed to indicate that you hadn't read my post or didn't understand my issue, hence my reply. Thanks for the pointer toward My Backup.

I'm still hoping for a solution closer to the scenarios outlined at the end of the OP, if anyone has any ideas...
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