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Rooting Droid vs G NEx

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by xev11, Feb 7, 2012.

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    Not sure if its the right section

    I previously had a the og droid and remember rooting using a superoneclick, this didnt reset the phone, it just added superuser and root access.

    I now have the G Nex and have been reading that rooting it requires the unlock first, which resets the phone.

    I'm wondering why it requires a reset if the bootloader is unlocked in the GNex, but wasn't on the Droid?
    Just curious
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    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    Good question. Starting to wonder why myself now.
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    The boot loader on the GNex isn't unlocked. Its unlockable. Meaning you have to unlock it before you can gain root access (for now at least).

    The D1s boot loader was technically not unlocked, however it just didn't care what you flashed on it.

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    That's what I was thinking. I don't recall ever having to unlock the bootloader on the Droid when I did it, but that was many moons ago and I didn't quite remember right. Wasn't quite sure if we had to unlock the bootloader or not back then