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By Sensamic, Senior Member on 10th September 2013, 04:36 PM
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Hey everyone.

I want to root 4.3 but I dont want to install CWM or TWR or another custom recovery. I want to keep stock recovery so I can directly update from Google when 4.4 is released.

Is there any way I can root without having a custom recovery?

Thanks for the help.
 
 
10th September 2013, 05:19 PM |#2  
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Hey everyone.

I want to root 4.3 but I dont want to install CWM or TWR or another custom recovery. I want to keep stock recovery so I can directly update from Google when 4.4 is released.

Is there any way I can root without having a custom recovery?

Thanks for the help.

Yes, you can root without flashing a custom recovery. The first step is to obtain root access. The next step of installing a custom recovery (i.e. CWM or TWRP) is to flash ROMs and Kernels. You can just stop at ROOT.

FYI - There are stock and very close to stock ROMs available. Once Android 4.4 is released by Goggle, it does not take long (1-2 days) before people have the 4.4 available for flashing especially for the stock or close to stock ROMs. The more customized ROMs may take a little longer to have Android 4.4 ported into their ROMs.
10th September 2013, 06:15 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Sensamic

Hey everyone.

I want to root 4.3 but I dont want to install CWM or TWR or another custom recovery. I want to keep stock recovery so I can directly update from Google when 4.4 is released.

Is there any way I can root without having a custom recovery?

Thanks for the help.

Fastboot boot recovery recovery.img and then flash the latest supersu.

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10th September 2013, 08:05 PM |#4  
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Fastboot boot recovery recovery.img and then flash the latest supersu.

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You can also try Wugfresh's Nexus Toolkit http://www.wugfresh.com/nrt/, which I have used and it works well, or the Nexus 10 Toolkit http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2001868
10th September 2013, 11:26 PM |#5  
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Fastboot boot recovery recovery.img and then flash the latest supersu.

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Can you elaborate please?

I installed 4.3 trough fastboot but I dont get how to install supersu from there.

Thanks.
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11th September 2013, 04:46 AM |#6  
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Can you elaborate please?

I installed 4.3 trough fastboot but I dont get how to install supersu from there.

Thanks.

The command posted "fastboot boot boot.img" would boot your device once into a custom recovery without actually installing the recovery. From there, you can use the one-time booted recovery to install a root zip.
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11th September 2013, 06:57 AM |#7  
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Yes.

I'm unlocked and rooted on the latest 4.3. N10 is so fast I don't feel the need for a custom rom at this present time.

N-Cry tool kit was the easiest I tried.

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11th September 2013, 07:51 AM |#8  
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Can you elaborate please?

I installed 4.3 trough fastboot but I dont get how to install supersu from there.

Thanks.

First you need to download the latest supersu. Then you need to download a custom recovery from here: http://download2.clockworkmod.com/re....3.5-manta.img
Place it on your C: drive.
Then go to fastboot and type:

Fastboot boot recovery C:/recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.3.5-manta.img

Then select recovery with the volume buttons and press the power button.
In recovery flash the latest supersu you downloaded.
! Wipe cache and dalvik cache !
Reboot.
You're now rooted and still have the stock recovery.

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First you need to download the latest supersu. Then you need to download a custom recovery from here: http://download2.clockworkmod.com/re....3.5-manta.img
Place it on your C: drive.
Then go to fastboot and type:

Fastboot boot recovery C:/recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.3.5-manta.img

Then select recovery with the volume buttons and press the power button.
In recovery flash the latest supersu you downloaded.
! Wipe cache and dalvik cache !
Reboot.
You're now rooted and still have the stock recovery.

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Thanks a lot!

One last doubt. When you say place the recovery img in C: you mean on my PC or on the Nexus 10?

Thanks again.

EDIT: I tried following your instructions but didnt manage to boot into the custom recovery. Maybe Im missing some step in cmd.
12th September 2013, 09:39 AM |#10  
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Thanks a lot!

One last doubt. When you say place the recovery img in C: you mean on my PC or on the Nexus 10?

Thanks again.

EDIT: I tried following your instructions but didnt manage to boot into the custom recovery. Maybe Im missing some step in cmd.

Open your cmd, copy the recovery to your fastboot folder then cd to it. After that type:

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fastboot boot recovery name here).img
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12th September 2013, 01:10 PM |#11  
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Open your cmd, copy the recovery to your fastboot folder then cd to it. After that type:

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fastboot boot recovery name here).img
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Doesn't that require you to unlock your bootloader first? (and therefore wipe everything from the N10)

I originally rooted my N10 (running 4.2.2) using this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2003938 without unlocking the bootloader first...

No idea if it works on 4.3 or not, though...
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