1. nscombatant's Avatar
    I have an unlocked bootloader Nexus 4, 4.4.2. I do not wish to wipe my data before rooting the phone, is there a way to do so?

    Thanks.
    02-24-2014 03:42 AM
  2. the tall guy's Avatar
    I have an unlocked bootloader Nexus 4, 4.4.2. I do not wish to wipe my data before rooting the phone, is there a way to do so?

    Thanks.
    I'm no expert at rooting, but I dont think i've heard of a way to not wipe your data. I would back it up before you proceed.
    02-24-2014 03:52 AM
  3. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    If your bootloader is already unlocked you don't have to wipe anything, rooting doesn't wipe your data. Just install a custom recovery or use fastboot to root, a decent guide lies within the stickies.

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    02-24-2014 09:43 PM
  4. PlusJack's Avatar
    If you're going from pure stock to unlocking the bootloader and rooting, I don't believe there is a reliable way to save everything. You MIGHT be able to do some workaround to back things up but I'm not positive.
    04-16-2014 09:01 PM
  5. Sai Mohan's Avatar
    Yes, you can. Since you already have an unlocked boot loader, all you have to do is flash a custom recovery such as twrp or clock work mod and then boot to custom recovery. Flash the zip file required for root and restart

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    04-19-2014 01:55 PM

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