Is It Possible To Root Without Wipe/reinstall Cm?

  1. unknown00
    Honeycomb Jul 6, 2014

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  2. wary_overlord
    Gingerbread Jul 6, 2014

    wary_overlord , Jul 6, 2014 :
    The best way to do this is when you get the phone, since unlocking the bootloader wipes userdate usually. You don't really ever reinstall CM though since its the default OS on there. When you unlock the bootloader, it basically does a factory reset. Then, you can install a custom recovery and then root the device in recovery. You can find some tips here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2788632

    Also if you are synced up, BACK UP all your important photos, etc that you have because it will be erased when unlocking the bootloader!

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  3. unknown00
    Honeycomb Jul 6, 2014

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  4. JRedmond7233
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 6, 2014

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  5. mtywe
    Jelly Bean Jul 6, 2014

    mtywe , Jul 6, 2014 :
    the process in which i usually obtain root is to install a custom recovery, then flash supersu.zip in my recovery. TWRP has a very easy to use recovery layout/UI.

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  6. mtywe
    Jelly Bean Jul 6, 2014

    mtywe , Jul 6, 2014 :
    well you might be able to use USB OTG... but its just easier to unlock the phone and flash a custom recovery... :p

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  7. oli42
    Honeycomb Jul 7, 2014

    oli42 , Jul 7, 2014 :
    Please, who knows his stuff has to oneplus one root. Root, when you can do it after the update from the bone color cm11s before or does not matter?

  8. Dexter Morgan
    Community Veteran Jul 7, 2014

    Dexter Morgan , Jul 7, 2014 :
    The bootloader has to be unlocked in order to be able to root. Unlocking the bootloader deletes all your data.

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  9. kmplng
    Cupcake Jul 7, 2014

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  10. Vinkel
    Jelly Bean Jul 7, 2014

    Vinkel , Jul 7, 2014 :
    No, know about one with a OPO that tried it. It doesn't work.

  11. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Jul 7, 2014

    dsmonteiro , Jul 7, 2014 :
    I tried it right now and it says the device isn't supported yet.

    Therefore, there is no way of rooting without a complete wipe. This is a security measure to protect your data.

  12. karawai
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 7, 2014