How to root all Nexus 4,7,10 devices on Android 4.3

July 31, 20130 Comments

All the owners of Google Nexus 4, 7, 10 devices and Galaxy Nexus are happy with Google pushing out Android 4.3 update. Most of you should have got installed the latest Android 4.3 update on your devices but to make the most of your device, you definitely would like to have it rooted. And that’s exactly we shall do in this guide.

The process includes simply unlocking the bootloader to flash a custom recovery and then indeed to flash the SuperSU package. In this guide we will be using SuperSU 1.50 package by Chainfire that’s compatible with Android 4.3. But before we begin the process, there are a few pre-requisites that you need to look into for completing the installation guide.

  • Backup all the data as the operation involved might result in loss of data and might need to recover all the data like the contacts and all. So, take a detailed backup of all your data.
  • Then enable the USB debugging option on your phone by going to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
  • Also make sure you have enough battery charge for the process to complete without any interruptions. Maintain about 60-70% of your battery.
  • As the update process will require that you root your device, you are bound to lose your warranty as the rooting process is unofficial. But you can always get back by flashing the stock Android firmware.
  • Also make sure that your phone has to on unlocked bootloader. Also you can use the CWM or TWRP Recovery for this tutorial.
  • Keep in mind that this guide is for advanced Android users for particularly Nexus devices 4,7,10 and Galaxy Nexus that are running Android 4.3 and we should not be blamed for any loss of data or in case you brick your device while trying to update it.

How to root all Nexus 4,7,10 devices on Android 4.3

  1. First download the SuperSU 1.5 package from HERE and save it to your pc.
  2. Connect your device to your pc and transfer the above downloaded file to your phone’s SD card and disconnect the device from pc.
  3. Now reboot your device into recovery mode .
  4. Then from recovery mode menu, select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvick cache”.
  5. Once done, from the main recovery mode menu, select “install from SD card” and choose the zip from SD card. Select and update the file first and then flash the firmware.
  6. Once done, reboot your device by selecting “reboot system now”.

There you go!! You now have rooted your Nexus 4, 7, 10 and Galaxy Nexus devices on Android Jelly Bean 4.3. Cheers!!

Leave a Reply

Back to Top