It doesn’t takes time for the Nexus range of devices to get root access and other developer friendly resources. In about only 2 days since the official announcement of new Nexus 7 2013, the ever awesome developer community got us a neat root and recovery package for the device.
Now if you’re looking to root your shiny new Nexus 7 2013, you’d be required to first install a custom recovery on your tablet and for that you’ll have to unlock the bootloader on your Nexus 7. It’s a simple process and is similar any other Nexus device you may have used.
Follow the link below for a complete guide on how to unlock Bootloader on your Nexus 7 2013.
Nexus 7 Connectivity or Drivers troubleshooting..
If you run into any problem with the guide below, then most probably it’s gonna be a Drivers related issue. So for the ‘just in case’ case.. follow the link below for troubleshooting drivers and other connectivity issues.
Download the files required below:
Root: Chainfire’s latest Super SU
→ Transfer the root file to your Nexus 7 and remember the location where you’re transferring it.
→ Download the recovery file and extract its contents to a folder on your PC. This file is for PC use only.
Install Recovery on Nexus 7 2013
The two recoveries that almost 99.9% people flash on their Android devices are CWM and TWRP. And in this guide we’ll be flashing the TWRP recovery to your new Nexus 7. Know more about it here.
- Connect your Nexus 7 2013 to the computer using a USB cable
- Open the folder where you extracted the contents of the downloaded “nexus7_2013_recovery_A+.zip” file.
- Look for the nexus7.bat script file inside the folder and execute it by double clicking on it and follow the instructions on the screen
..If the script hangs on the < waiting for device > for a long time (say 2 minute) then that means you’ve a drivers or some connectivity related issue on your computer. To troubleshoot this, follow the drivers troubleshooting guide link provided above
- That’s it. If the process went fine, TWRP recovery should installed on your Nexus 7 now.
Root Nexus 7 2013
Once the TWRP recovery is installed you can proceed to root your Nexus 7 2013
- Make sure you’ve the Chainfire Super SU root file (that we downloaded above) saved on your Nexus 7
- Power Off your Nexus 7 and reboot into recovery:
Press and hold Volume Up + Power key together and release the Power key once the Google logo appears, but keep holding the Volume UP key until you see the TWRP screen
- Now once you’re in TWRP recovery, flash the zip file (UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip) we transferred to your Nexus 7
- Reboot your N7 after the flashing process finishes
- Open Super SU app from the app drawer and let update it update any Binaries it may ask for