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Root KitKat root? I know, silly question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by inssane, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. inssane

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    Well, I waited to root so that I didn't have to re-root when 4.4 was released.
    The ota came in today, and I am ready to root - especially bc the Nexus smart dialer apk only works with root.

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    Correct. You have to start the root process while on 4.2.2 and follow the steps linked above. If you don't, there's no rooting for you, until an exploit is released. (It appears one has been found, but no word on if/when it will be released.)

    Once you update to 4.4, there is no going back to 4.2.2, unless you have a Dev. Edition Maxx.
     
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    Can't even use RSD to fx back?
     
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    You mean go back to Jellybean? That's only possible with a developer edition, with the bootloader unlocked - though you don't need RSD in that case. Motorola provides all of the files required to use fastboot to flash back.

    With a locked bootloader, non-developer edition phone - which cannot have the bootloader unlocked - the phone will not allow you to install older software. If you try you will just get errors.
     
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