12-13-2013 09:28 AM
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  1. 2defmouze's Avatar
    Looks like I'm stuck without root on 4.3. No custom recovery and I'm having a very difficult time figuring out how to flash the SuperSu for root. I'm still pretty new when it comes to manually flashing.
    Bootloader must be unlocked. Put the SuperSU zip on the device, boot into the bootloader, connect to computer (where you have opened a command prompt/terminal in the folder where your fastboot exe is located, with the recovery img you wish to use in there as well), then:
    fastboot flash recovery NAMEOFRECOVERY.img
    It should complete, then use volume buttons to scroll to recovery, hit power to select it, in recovery install the zip.
    Reboot.
    (obviously replace NAMEOFRECOVERY with the actual file name)


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    08-01-2013 09:27 PM
  2. PhoenixMike's Avatar
    Bootloader must be unlocked. Put the SuperSU zip on the device, boot into the bootloader, connect to computer (where you have opened a command prompt/terminal in the folder where your fastboot exe is located, with the recovery img you wish to use in there as well), then:
    fastboot flash recovery NAMEOFRECOVERY.img
    It should complete, then use volume buttons to scroll to recovery, hit power to select it, in recovery install the zip.
    Reboot.
    (obviously replace NAMEOFRECOVERY with the actual file name)


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    It was just that simple, huh. Thanks a lot. I searched online for what seemed ages and couldn't find anything that worked
    08-02-2013 01:05 AM
  3. jgbyr's Avatar
    I tried to load superuser by booting into recovery but I only get a black screen. Can it only be done now by flashing it first before running the root zip? I liked being rooted but keeping a stock recovery.
    08-02-2013 02:11 PM
  4. 2defmouze's Avatar
    I tried to load superuser by booting into recovery but I only get a black screen. Can it only be done now by flashing it first before running the root zip? I liked being rooted but keeping a stock recovery.
    Correct.. Seems that way so far.

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    08-02-2013 03:48 PM
  5. jgbyr's Avatar
    Correct.. Seems that way so far.

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    Thanks, pity.
    08-02-2013 04:30 PM
  6. 2defmouze's Avatar
    Thanks, pity.
    Can always reflash stock recovery super easily.. Pull it out of the factory image and
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img


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    08-02-2013 04:37 PM
  7. jgbyr's Avatar
    Can always reflash stock recovery super easily.. Pull it out of the factory image and
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img


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    Oh ok. Thanks for that.
    08-02-2013 05:33 PM
  8. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Not quite, I'm using cwm touch 6.0.3.5, but with chainfire's 1.51su. However, titanium seems to work fine, as do other root apps. Everything seems to work very well... Almost... Too well...

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    08-03-2013 10:32 AM
  9. jgbyr's Avatar
    Not quite, I'm using cwm touch 6.0.3.5, but with chainfire's 1.51su. However, titanium seems to work fine, as do other root apps. Everything seems to work very well... Almost... Too well...

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    So did you flash the cwm.What did you mean by No at the start of your post. Are you saying it's not possible to reflash stock recovery once you have root? Its just that I'm anxious to regain root for some apps but I liked have the stock recovery for the OTA.
    08-03-2013 01:39 PM
  10. 2defmouze's Avatar
    So did you flash the cwm.What did you mean by No at the start of your post. Are you saying it's not possible to reflash stock recovery once you have root? Its just that I'm anxious to regain root for some apps but I liked have the stock recovery for the OTA.
    I'm not sure what he's referring to either. But you can always reflash stock recovery. Root has zero effect on it.
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    08-03-2013 05:32 PM
  11. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    So did you flash the cwm.What did you mean by No at the start of your post. Are you saying it's not possible to reflash stock recovery once you have root? Its just that I'm anxious to regain root for some apps but I liked have the stock recovery for the OTA.
    Sorry, was replying to edab earlier in the thread but it didn't quote his post... Probs hit the wrong button but yeah, what 2defmouze said... Although, I could swear I've had an OTA while using cwm... Are you sure it breaks OTA?

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    08-03-2013 11:09 PM
  12. jgbyr's Avatar
    Sorry, was replying to edab earlier in the thread but it didn't quote his post... Probs hit the wrong button but yeah, what 2defmouze said... Although, I could swear I've had an OTA while using cwm... Are you sure it breaks OTA?

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    Thanks for clarifying. I believe you need to have pure stock to receive an OTA & that includes having stock recovery.
    08-04-2013 02:10 AM
  13. 2defmouze's Avatar
    Sorry, was replying to edab earlier in the thread but it didn't quote his post... Probs hit the wrong button but yeah, what 2defmouze said... Although, I could swear I've had an OTA while using cwm... Are you sure it breaks OTA?

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    Thanks for clarifying. I believe you need to have pure stock to receive an OTA & that includes having stock recovery.
    Some people have claimed they were able to receive an OTA with a custom recovery.. more often than not though you should plan to need stock everything.
    08-04-2013 09:37 AM
  14. jgbyr's Avatar
    I found out that you can boot into custom recovery on 4.3.3 using the following :
    fastboot -c "lge.kcal=0|0|0|x" boot custom_
    recovery.img
    It works perfectly.
    08-05-2013 12:02 PM
  15. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    If anyone's interested and isn't aware, It would appear koush has released a stable build of superuser https://plus.google.com/110558071969...ts/ZALxfrQJAK8

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    08-12-2013 09:00 PM
  16. PhoenixMike's Avatar
    Some people have claimed they were able to receive an OTA with a custom recovery.. more often than not though you should plan to need stock everything.
    I have always gotten notified (as far as I can remember) for the OTA with a custom recovery.
    I have the notification for the latest 4.3 build sitting in the notification tray for the past couple weeks.
    Will it break root this time around?
    09-05-2013 06:45 PM
  17. pjc123's Avatar
    I have always gotten notified (as far as I can remember) for the OTA with a custom recovery.
    I have the notification for the latest 4.3 build sitting in the notification tray for the past couple weeks.
    Will it break root this time around?
    I assume you mean the latest update to 4.3 (JWR66Y). I did that OTA recently and lost both root and TWRP. I just re-rooted and re-installed TWRP. Other than that, the install went perfectly, and the phone is running fine.
    09-08-2013 06:39 AM
  18. Markctco's Avatar
    Unfortunately not, I never have enough free space to make a backup with titanium (even though I had it installed) ... never figured out a way to hook it up to my computer and directly dump a backup there rather than on my phone first ...

    Looking at it OTA rootkeeper is no longer listed as a compatible app ... I seem to remember before I could uninstall (as well as install) stuff on my phone via my PC when looking at the play store and signed in ... am I going crazy or is that no longer there? I'm hoping if I can get rid of that (and maybe superSU too) maybe I'll get past the lockscreen... (though if they are the problem I'm not sure why booting in safemode doesn't work)


    Factory image will be a last last resort ... sigh ...
    Maybe too little too late, but at one point I was able to put a backup copy of TB on my external SD card. Plenty of room there. I don't know if it was an actual usable backup or not since I never tried to use it (un-rooted at the moment) but it still shows up on my ext SD and as a bak file.
    Just something to think about for the next go around.

    Update: Sorry, just realized you were talking about OTA root keeper.
    12-13-2013 09:28 AM
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