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[Verizon] Unlocking needed to Root?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by K-West, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. K-West

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    i remember reading pre-release that unlocking would not be needed to root, but now i think it is? is this true? is there any way to root without wiping the phone?
     

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    Any root method that doesn't involve unlocking the bootloader is going to require finding some kind of exploit within the operating system.

    I don't think there is much effort being put forth to find an exploit right now, because there's no need - root is easy to gain out of the box.

    So, nope, right now there is no other method. One may come in the future - actually, one almost certainly will come in the future - but not at the moment.
     
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    lol personally even if one does come out i'll still prefer ./adb-mac oem unlock :)

    just because i've never been able to do that on my DX i feel deprived and its a joy to be able to do now.
     
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    LOL, I never thought about that...now it makes me feel warm inside after having done that about six times on the weekend after it was released, LOL :) ;).

    Good point, Trophy! :)
     
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