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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bubleeshaark, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. bubleeshaark

    bubleeshaark Lurker
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    Hello everybody!

    I rooted my nexus5 out of the box with 4.4.1, and now I've updated to .2. Last time around unlocked my bootloader and used SuperSU. Since the OTA update broke my root, do I have to unlock the bootloader again, or do I just do the SupetSU part again?


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  2. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    Basically, you probably need to both restore custom recovery and lash SU, but bootloader should still be unlocked. You can do it all manually, or something like WUG'stoolkit can do it.
  3. bubleeshaark

    bubleeshaark Lurker
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    awesome thank you!! Will I lose my data?

    Edit: I used TWRP hammerhead last time, will that work this time?
  4. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    No, that only happens when you unlock the bootloader or wipe the data partition. Your data will be fine.
  5. bubleeshaark

    bubleeshaark Lurker
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    Downloading WUG's toolkit now. So basically, I checkbox "And also flash recovery" then press the Root button. Do I need to download the android 4.4.2 image to do this?

    Then I need to flash SuperSU. It's already installed on my device, so how do I re-flash it?

  6. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    Unless I misunderstood your first post, you have already installed 4.4.2 OTA and that's what broke your root, right? So, no, you don't need the 4.4.2 image. Once you have the recovery reinstalled and assuming you still have the SU files you originally flashed on your device, WUGs will open the recovery and you can flash them again. They will actually retain all the settings you had before (programs that used to have SU will have it again), but doing this re-establishes root.

    That's how it worked for me on my Nexus 7 and 4.4.2 (on my Nexus 5, I have an alternate ROM and am waiting for the update of that).
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  7. bubleeshaark

    bubleeshaark Lurker
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    Thank you!!

    I had UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.65, but just downloaded UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.80. Will I run into any compatibility problems using the newer version?
  8. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    I wouldn't think so-- it will just update. Worst case scenario, you have to re-allow SU to apps, but I doubt it.
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  9. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Welcome to the forums!! :D

    Follow Hooks advice and you should be good to go! :thumbup:
  10. bubleeshaark

    bubleeshaark Lurker
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    Everything worked great :D........

    is there a nice place in here where I can find awesome Android Tweaks? Stuff like Switchr, Auto Hide Soft Keys, Action Launcher, etc.?
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    Brian706 I like turtles!

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  12. mundane24

    mundane24 Well-Known Member

    edit: i basically just did what the OP did. read it here at wug's faqs ~ FAQs | WugFresh

    im almost in the same predicament. i have 4.4.2 OTA ready to be installed (notification area on my phone). my phone is bootloader unlocked and rooted stock. hmm besides what the OP did, is there any other way of applying the OTA update without breaking my root?

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