Wipe = lose root?

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    I am rooted and running BB 7.6. I am going to go ahead and flash up to 7.8 right now.

    I if I run the "wipe data/factory reset" option and "wipe cache partition", will I lose root access? I'm thinking yes.

    -Mike
     
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    No you wont lose root,
    I actually prefer to wipe each time so it seems cleaner to me...the only downside is you will lose all your apps i suggest getting astro and backing up your apps or mybackup pro from the market well worth the $5.00 for that it will do just about everything but all your contacts will be back once you sign into google.
     
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    DON"T WIPE IF GOING TO 7.8!!!!! It is best to just update in this situation. I tried a factory reset and flasked 7.8. It doesn't have root working on it by itself.
     
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    Bowers is correct. Do the update.zip method only when going up to 7.8.
     
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    Alright, I'll just run the update.zip. Thanks bowers and BFF.

    I'm wishing now I did a complete wipe before I started this last night just so I would have a fresh phone to start from. Oh well.

    -Mike
     
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