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Old December 7th, 2012, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible to root the Nexus 7 without wiping it? I have an older Motorola Triumph phone that I rooted without doing that with the Terminal Emulator app. Ended up wiping and flashing a different ROM on it anyway. I've had my Nexus 7 for about a month and have accumulated quite a bit of stuff on it. Nothing major, mostly game saves and things like that I would have to redo but would be a PITA. Anyway other way to backup that is like Titanium Backup, without having root, before I unlock and root?

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Old December 7th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry, I see this question has been asked before. Didn't come up when I searched. I've read in another thread that someone used My Backup and it worked without root. Anyone have experience backing up with this app?
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That could have been my post...I thought the MyBackup worked. I did everything and it seemed to restore game data, but it never did. I just lost the data.
Nexus Root Toolkit has an option to backup the N7 before unlocking and rooting. I didn't go through with it because I was having some driver issues, but you can try that. It doesn't require root. Hope that helps.
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If you are unlocked yes. Not unlocked. No.
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Nexus Root Toolkit has an option to backup the N7 before unlocking and rooting. I didn't go through with it because I was having some driver issues, but you can try that. It doesn't require root. Hope that helps.
It works fine. I just rooted my Nexus 7 after using that backup mechanism and restored afterwards. I had absolutely no data loss.
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