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help please, how to root .167?

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11th November 2014, 05:52 PM   |  #1  
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currently .314 rooted. after ota to .167, do we have a tool now to root? thanks.
11th November 2014, 06:29 PM   |  #2  
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There is a root thread on here. But long story short.. Without a new security bug in Android 4.4.4 the only way to root is to go down the unlock bootloader route and flash a insecure rom. Keep in mind you will want to backup your ta partition first, which requires root so you would need to roll back to 4.4.2.

Which is why I am rootless at the moment. Hopefully lollipop will have a bug so the pros over here can exploit it.

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11th November 2014, 08:32 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by bacardiandwatermelon

There is a root thread on here. But long story short.. Without a new security bug in Android 4.4.4 the only way to root is to go down the unlock bootloader route and flash a insecure rom. Keep in mind you will want to backup your ta partition first, which requires root so you would need to roll back to 4.4.2.

Which is why I am rootless at the moment. Hopefully lollipop will have a bug so the pros over here can exploit it.

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Not at all there are at least 3 separate threads detailing how to flash a pre-rooted zip of 4.4.4 on locked bootloader, Android lollipop is gonna be a whole magnitude harder to root than 4.x
12th November 2014, 05:29 AM   |  #4  
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Yeah but don't you need a custom recovery?

So I would need to roll back, root, install a locked recovery then flash a insecure. 167?

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You need to downgrade install dual recovery and then flash a pre-rooted zip but you'll stay on a stock kernel so don't require bootloader unlock.
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12th November 2014, 10:58 AM   |  #6  
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Sweet that worked thanks.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...ckage-t2933155
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