April 18th, 2013, 08:28 PM
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Unlocking the bootloader,then launching a recovery temoprarily to install superuser is the best way to go. There's a how to thread toward the top of the page.
The htcdev unlock process, will,for security purposes,perform a factory reset. Unfortunately,There is not a way that I know of to root without wiping her data.
There are a few things that will help make re-setup easier:
-sync contacts,calander,etc with google
-there are apps that can backup sms and call logs
-my backup pro will backup user apps(but not app data) without root access
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