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Post [Q] Can I root S4 without wiping data?

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21st September 2013, 10:10 PM   |  #1  
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I really dont want to have to backup all my contacts text messages and what not and have to re-sync all of my data. So is there a way to root it without wiping all my data or is that impossible? Thanks.
21st September 2013, 10:12 PM   |  #2  
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Yup it can be done have a Google and read a few time like I did and it worked,

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21st September 2013, 10:22 PM   |  #3  
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Yup it can be done have a Google and read a few time like I did and it worked,

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Thanks. I just checked out the sticky on here for the new root method http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2387577

Will that keep all my data?
22nd September 2013, 04:07 AM   |  #4  
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Also I'm on AT&Ts latest MF3 build. If that makes a difference. Sorry this is the first time I have every tried rooting a phone.
22nd September 2013, 04:54 AM   |  #5  
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Dude.. if you already find the correct thread. Why don't you ask there. I guess it will not wipe your data. At least on mine it didn't but I my contacts are stored on my gmail account. So my best advice is ask on the thread..

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22nd September 2013, 03:12 PM   |  #6  
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This doesn't format your ROM it uses your sdcard to install root So you will have to wipe your sdcard. So any pictures or other items on it you will loose when you format it.

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23rd September 2013, 12:13 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by CavyS

Also I'm on AT&Ts latest MF3 build. If that makes a difference. Sorry this is the first time I have every tried rooting a phone.

And why are you rooting?
19th May 2014, 12:02 PM   |  #8  
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Can I Root without "Wipe," to recover accidentally deleted photos?
I'm on NC1.

I need to "Root" without wiping the Internal Memory.

I was using Internal Memory for photos and in a state of stupor (I assume), deleted a folder I thought I moved to my PC.

So the files are now deleted. I want to use one of the many recovery tools but thus far, all that I can find require "Root" access.



BTW: As an aside, does anyone else experience issues with copying too/from Internal Memory to a PC and the files seemingly go, or at least them are visible in Explorer, but then after disconnecting the phone, when you look for them, they are not there?

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