1. IcyNuttY's Avatar
    Hi ,
    I have recently gotten my first android device after a few iPhones and I was wondering a few questions and I hope that you good people here won't flame me for them if the questions sounds too noob-like.
    Device info - Device from Singapore a 4G version. Android version 4.1.2
    1. How do I check if I have an unlocked model?
    2. What does unlocked bootloader mean?
    3. How do I root my device?
    4. Does rooting wipe my device?
    5. Is there methods to root without wiping data?
    6. If no methods to prevent wiping of data , how do I make a backup of my device fully to restore after rooting?
    Thanks in advance for the help rendered.
    04-17-2013 11:06 PM
  2. jdub1981's Avatar
    3. Google chainfire root galaxy note 2. Afaik that method supports every note 2 on android 4.1.2
    4. rooting does nothing but simply added a new app that gives you root access to the android OS. Itcant do anything on its own unless you give it permission. This process does not harm your exis4ing file system in anyway. So to answer your question, it wipes nothing.
    After root you can install titaniumbackup from the playstore. This will do and ENTIRE backup of your internal memory and you can either save to external sd card or pc. Your choice.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 8.0 using Tapatalk
    04-18-2013 12:55 AM
  3. IcyNuttY's Avatar
    Thanks again for the quick reply. I would try it later and would a locked bootloader or an unlocked one makes a difference?
    04-18-2013 03:30 AM
  4. jdub1981's Avatar
    I know nothing about bootloaders that's why I didnt answer those questions. If the phone is factory unlocked then rooting shouldnt make a difference. Google is thy friend.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    04-18-2013 04:21 AM
  5. IcyNuttY's Avatar
    Any other guys willing to help out? Anyway , is cf-auto-root and cf-root the same? can it both root without wiping data?
    04-18-2013 09:14 AM
  6. jdub1981's Avatar
    Cf auto root is what you want. I might not have mentioned this before but rooting CANNOT wipe your device. All you are doing is an adding a special app call supersu. If you know anything about jailbreaking in that process you are adding a special app called cydia in the process. Essentially they both do the same thing

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    04-18-2013 02:29 PM
  7. IcyNuttY's Avatar
    Oh. alright. Thanks (: Will attempt this later.
    04-18-2013 08:30 PM

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