Wait for OTA Rootkeeper to be updated, or use another 4.3 update method?

Roy_Baty

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OK, so I'll admit I'm lazy. I want an id10t-proof and minimum-work method of doing the update, while retaining root (8 GB Nexus, so I can't survive without StickMount).

I'm not having any of the slowdown issues that others are complaining about, so I don't need fstrim any time soon.

The Nexus has downloaded the OTA update, and is asking me to install it.

Is there a quick and simple way of recovering root after the update (everything I've seen involves downloading the developer tools), or should I just sit and wait for Voodoo to update rootkeeper?

Or another solution?

Thanks for any advice,

Roy
 

Scott Kenyon

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If I were you I'd be doing a bunch of reading over at XDA. You'll get all the root methods over there within several minutes of browsing. Usually even doing it manually is a piece of cake, though.
 

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If I were you I'd be doing a bunch of reading over at XDA. You'll get all the root methods over there within several minutes of browsing. Usually even doing it manually is a piece of cake, though.

Well, the "bunch of reading" is exactly what I'd like to avoid. Like I said, it's pure laziness. I've gone thorugh the root steps once, and am not excited about doing it again. Rootkeeper has been my hero for 4.1 and 4.2. I'm willing to wait three to six months, if necessary.

But on your other line, do you mean Manually as in local to the tablet only? I am not likely to have access to a Windows machine for the next month or so, and my Mac is PPC.
 

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Mac is tough and I'm not knowlegable with it. Windows and Linux only, sadly. Manually as in using ADB, which I think is a lot of fun!

Well, the "bunch of reading" is exactly what I'd like to avoid. Like I said, it's pure laziness. I've gone thorugh the root steps once, and am not excited about doing it again. Rootkeeper has been my hero for 4.1 and 4.2. I'm willing to wait three to six months, if necessary.

But on your other line, do you mean Manually as in local to the tablet only? I am not likely to have access to a Windows machine for the next month or so, and my Mac is PPC.
 

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I was going to suggest using wugfresh's toolkit but since you are on a mac...

OTA rootkeeper is going to take a while if it ever gets updated... The dev has said he has no idea how to approach it for 4.3.
Unless you want to wait an indefinite amount of time, I think some reading is in your future.
 

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I was going to suggest using wugfresh's toolkit but since you are on a mac...

OTA rootkeeper is going to take a while if it ever gets updated... The dev has said he has no idea how to approach it for 4.3.
Unless you want to wait an indefinite amount of time, I think some reading is in your future.

Yeah, I used wugfresh for my original root, so I would hope for a similar experience...
 

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This only works if you already have root, are on android 4.2, have the latest twrp, and don't have a custom ROM installed.

Simply download the 4.3 update zip file and the latest superuser root file, at least version1.45. With in TWRP apply the update zip file and then the root zip file. Only after you've done this reboot. If you skip a step you will lose root.

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This only works if you already have root, are on android 4.2, have the latest twrp, and don't have a custom ROM installed.

Simply download the 4.3 update zip file and the latest superuser root file, at least version1.45. With in TWRP apply the update zip file and then the root zip file. Only after you've done this reboot. If you skip a step you will lose root.

Posted via Android Central App

Cool, that sounds simple enough. Thanks, will give it a try.