Root Nexus 7

Works for Jelly Bean 4.1, 4.2 etc.

  1. Download drivers for Nexus 7 and enable USB debugging mode on your Nexus 7.
  2. Connect as Camera (PTP)
  3. adb reboot bootloader (or Switch tablet in to Fastboot mode (to do so, press Volume Down and Power for a few seconds until text appears on screen; this is bootloader mode)
  4. fastboot oem unlock
  5. Download SuperSU v0.97 (CWM-SuperSU-v0.97.zip) and copy to SD card on Nexus 7
  6. Download recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.1.0-grouper.img and copy in android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory
  7. adb reboot bootloader
  8. Browse to android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right Click > Open Command Prompt)
  9. Type – fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.1.0-grouper.img and press Enter
  10. Now, select Recovery from Fastboot menu and enter Recovery mode
  11. Use Volume buttons to scroll to Flash Zip from SD Card and press Power to select
  12. Now, select Choose Zip from SD Card and confirm with Power
  13. Browse to CWM-SuperSU-v0.97.zip on device’s SD card and select to confirm installation
  14. After installation, return to main Recovery menu and select Reboot System Now (this may take a few minutes)

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