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I am considering rooting my Nexus 4, 7 and 10. I want to use Helium backup and the problem is every time I turn off the device I then have to go through the process of reconnecting it to my PC to get it all set up again which means the daily backups fail. If I root will I loose the ability to get the automatic system updates or could it possibly cause any issue at all with future updates? I do not want to flash a custom rom or custom recovery I am perfectly happy with stock I just want a more elegant backup solution.

Will I have to wipe my device if I root it?

I am a little apprehensive about doing this as I bricked my Nexus 7 a while ago due to a cable that literally failed while flashing. Luckily Asus nicely fixed it free of charge but this has left me a little gun shy.

If there is some app that works like rooted helium without root that includes automatic cloud backups I am all for going that route instead.
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I never used Helium but I do use Titanium Backup Pro which is extremely reliable but comes at a price but it is totally worth it. The developer keeps the app updated on a constant basis. I use a Nexus 4 myself.

Its very difficult to brick a Nexus device due to having the power to fastboot restore back to stock.
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Yeah I decided to just do manual backups. It's not ideal but its literally the only thing I want to root for so it seems silly.
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