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  1. LewisThomas
    Gingerbread Apr 6, 2015


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  2. Kapitan Nemo
    Lollipop Apr 6, 2015

    Kapitan Nemo , Apr 6, 2015 :
    No. That's wrong!
     

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  3. LewisThomas
    Gingerbread Apr 6, 2015


    #23
  4. Kapitan Nemo
    Lollipop Apr 6, 2015

    Kapitan Nemo , Apr 6, 2015 :
    Then before unlocking the bootloader you should do a back up on your computer because that process erases all the files in the phone, everything really.
    Then you'll flash TWRP and then you can root if you want (but it's nor necessarily).
     

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  5. Kapitan Nemo
    Lollipop Apr 6, 2015

    Kapitan Nemo , Apr 6, 2015 :
    I was replying to another user who was saying nonsense.
     

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  6. LewisThomas
    Gingerbread Apr 6, 2015

    LewisThomas , Apr 6, 2015 :
    How would you recommend doing the backup?
     

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  7. Kapitan Nemo
    Lollipop Apr 6, 2015

    Kapitan Nemo , Apr 6, 2015 :
    Usually what i do is to plug my device to the computer.
    Copy the DCIM folder (All the pictures you take with the phone are here) to my PC
    Copy WhatsApp folder to PC
    Use an app like the following to do a sms backup
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore&hl=en

    The folders you'll have to copy might depends on what apps you use. Make sure you browse around to see if you aren't missing anything.

    You can also use Titanium backup to restore the apps as it was before and copy those backup files to your computer as well.
     

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  8. joantheboss3
    Honeycomb Apr 6, 2015

    joantheboss3 , Apr 6, 2015 :
    What do you mean. I just asked when I get lollipop. Will rooted access get lost?
     

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  9. Kapitan Nemo
    Lollipop Apr 6, 2015

    Kapitan Nemo , Apr 6, 2015 :
    Yes and I just answered that. You'll need to check what i said a few replies back.
     

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  10. joantheboss3
    Honeycomb Apr 6, 2015

    joantheboss3 , Apr 6, 2015 :
    Thanks I didn't see the update till now
     

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  11. LewisThomas
    Gingerbread Apr 6, 2015

    LewisThomas , Apr 6, 2015 :
    What other folders do you recommend me backing up?
     

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  12. Kapitan Nemo
    Lollipop Apr 6, 2015

    Kapitan Nemo , Apr 6, 2015 :
    I really don't know what apps you have installed. If you use photo editing apps the edited pictures might be being saved in a different folder with the app name. You might also need to copy folders from chat apps. Usually something you saved from your browser to your phone will be in the Download folder.
     

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  13. LewisThomas
    Gingerbread Apr 6, 2015

    LewisThomas , Apr 6, 2015 :
    okay so say I've done my backups, now I am going to unlock the bootloader and flash TWRP, then use that to flash the root access? Say the OTA for CM12s came out and I wanted to upgrade what are the steps to keep the bootloader unlocked, keep my files, keep root access and receive the update?
     

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  14. Kapitan Nemo
    Lollipop Apr 6, 2015

    Kapitan Nemo , Apr 6, 2015 :
    Yes that's exact. If CM12S comes out you'll receive the OTA upgrade if you're on CM11S.

    In order to prevent you from losing and having to re-flash the custom recovery (TWRP):
    You need to go to Settings->About phone -> scroll all the way down and tap times on build number
    That will activate the Developer Options
    Then, you need to go to Settings -> Developer Options -> Update and uncheck CM Recovery.
    After that just flash superSu from custom recovery (TWRP) again.

    This whole process won't make you lose the files you have on your hone.
     

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  15. azp3
    Jelly Bean Apr 6, 2015


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  16. Kapitan Nemo
    Lollipop Apr 6, 2015

    Kapitan Nemo , Apr 6, 2015 :
    Sometimes the information is so fragmented that it gets really difficult for people to understand what they need to do. I'm trying to educate people once at a time.
     

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  17. LewisThomas
    Gingerbread Apr 6, 2015

    LewisThomas , Apr 6, 2015 :
    Okay thank you so much for you help dude!
     

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  18. LewisThomas
    Gingerbread Apr 6, 2015

    LewisThomas , Apr 6, 2015 :
    Thanks man, that's what I needed thanks so much :)
     

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  19. amandacampos
    Cupcake Apr 7, 2015


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  20. shankarprasadsa
    Honeycomb Apr 7, 2015