How to Root latest Google Nexus 7 on Android Jellybean 4.3 Firmware

July 27, 20130 Comments

Well, good news for all the Nexus 7 Android tablet lovers, you can now root your device pretty easily. Once rooted you can install all the apps that require root access and also the custom ROM firmware. Make sure this is rooting guide for the latest Google Nexus 7 that is released in 2013. But before we can begin here’s a list of pre-requisites that you need to take care of.

Just a few requisites before we begin rooting:

  • 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.
  • Also make sure you have installed the ADB on your pc for rooting process.

How to Root latest Google Nexus 7 on Android Jellybean 4.3 Firmware

  1. Now download the required rooting file from HERE. Extract it to your pc once downloaded.
  2. Make sure all the required drivers are installed.
  3. Now connect your device to your pc via USB cable.
  4. Open command prompt and type the following command:

fastboot flash recovery FILENAME.img
adb reboot recovery

5. There you go!! You now have a rooted Nexus 7. Just in case, to verify if your device is properly rooted or not, you can always download the “Root checker” app from Google play store.

Hope it wasn’t that difficult a process and you should be good at the end. Cheers!!

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