Is it possible to have root without installing a custom recovery?

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Sensamic

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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.
 

SmokinCharger

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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.
 

mrgnex

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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.

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

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Rirere

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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.
 

Warren_Orange

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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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mrgnex

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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/recoveries/recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.3.5-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.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using XDA Premium HD app
 
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Sensamic

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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/recoveries/recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.3.5-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.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using XDA Premium HD app

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.
 
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XxLordxX

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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:

Code:
fastboot boot recovery name here).img

"This Story Ends Where It Began" - Octavarium (Dream Theater)
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chaosdefinesorder

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

Code:
fastboot boot recovery name here).img

"This Story Ends Where It Began" - Octavarium (Dream Theater)
Sent from my GT-I9505

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/showthread.php?t=2003938 without unlocking the bootloader first...

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

XxLordxX

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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/showthread.php?t=2003938 without unlocking the bootloader first...

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

I'm not sure if it requires unlocked BL. You can try, if it doesn't work, then you shall backup and unlock. But I believe it will work ;).
 

vince.lupe

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I'm not sure if it requires unlocked BL. You can try, if it doesn't work, then you shall backup and unlock. But I believe it will work ;).

Will any of these methods work for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, or are there any other ways? I want to gain root and upgrade when updates come out as well, but we have no custom recovery yet for the Tab 4. I wonder if I could fast boot with the custom recovery for Tab 3 if it will work?
 

cyberusman

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Will any of these methods work for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, or are there any other ways? I want to gain root and upgrade when updates come out as well, but we have no custom recovery yet for the Tab 4. I wonder if I could fast boot with the custom recovery for Tab 3 if it will work?
There is an app called towel root, basically what it does is temp root your phone. It doesnt work on android L, but it works on kitkat and below...


https://towelroot.com
 

SathishKies

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BOOTLOADER unlock

To issue this command I have to unlock the BOOTLOADER right...or I can issue the command without unlocking it..just from fastboot menu :confused:
 

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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.

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

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using XDA Premium HD app
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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/recoveries/recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.3.5-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.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using XDA Premium HD app
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    To issue this command I have to unlock the BOOTLOADER right...or I can issue the command without unlocking it..just from fastboot menu :confused:
    To run

    Code:
    fastboot boot boot.img

    Yes, your bootloader needs to be unlocked.