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Default [Q] Install 4.4.4 on rooted locked bootloader

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I am on 4.4.2 stock ROM but rooted & locked bootloader.
Can i install 4.4.4 using PCC and keep the root?
If not root then can i keep the DATA, APPS and the MODS?

Please Help.

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Hi,

I am on 4.4.2 stock ROM but rooted & locked bootloader.
Can i install 4.4.4 using PCC and keep the root?
If not root then can i keep the DATA, APPS and the MODS?

Please Help.

Thanks.
Do NOT update to 4.4.4 via PCC if you want root.

Find the FTF and flash it via flashtool.
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Do NOT update to 4.4.4 via PCC if you want root.

Find the FTF and flash it via flashtool.
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Can i keep all mods installed via Xposed if i flash the ftf.?
 
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Do NOT update to 4.4.4 via PCC if you want root.

Find the FTF and flash it via flashtool.
That will also lose root.


Solution
Either update via PCC or flashtool, then use the easy newroot method from the cross device development section to root again.

How to get root on Xperia Z1 with KitKat 4.4.2, 4.4.3 & 4.4.4

If you are unsure, then read this.
If you are still unsure, watch this.

 

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That will also lose root.


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Either update via PCC or flashtool, then use the easy newroot method from the cross device development section to root again.

What about the mods? Will they remain intact or should i install superuser mod again?
 
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What about the mods? Will they remain intact or should i install superuser mod again?
If you use pccompanion you will keep your data, but your system partition is wiped and upgraded.
If you use FTF then the phone is completely wiped (Data and internal storage as well as system)

How to get root on Xperia Z1 with KitKat 4.4.2, 4.4.3 & 4.4.4

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