Nexus 7 Unlock Bootloader and Root
- Download and install Nexus 7 toolkit 4.0.0
- Update nexus 7 to latest version (4.2.1)
Unlock bootloader and Root Nexus 7
- Go to Settings > About Tablet
- You`ll see the Build Number from this device, take a note and write it.
- Do tap 7 times on build number until “you are now a developer” text come out,
- Now, go to Settings > Developer Options
- Switch Developer Options to On
- Check USB Debugging
- Run Nexus 7 Toolkit
- It will ask “check update if available”, type “NO”
- Next select the number that match with your device Build Number. (ex: if your build number JOP40D then select number 4)
- Select no 1 for install Nexus 7 Driver (if drive is not installed) , make sure your N7 is unplug / not connect with PC / Laptop
- Restart Pc/laptop
- After restart, connect your nexus 7, you’ll see a notification that the driver is installing.
- Open Nexus 7 toolbox, now you can see your n7 serial
- Pick number 8, 1-clock for all
- Next for super user method pick number 2, SuperSU 0.99
- Next option is for install custom recovery, you can choose which one that you want to use.(CWM or TWRP)
- Type ‘no’ to make Nexus 7 boot in fast mode.
- Your device will reboot and boot on fastmode, wait until nexus 7 toolbox finish their job, and once again the device will reboot and boot in normal mode.
- You need to fill email account
- Repeat step 1 – 5, and wait until the process is done.
- Reboot, if unlock process is success then icon unlock will show under google logo
- Check on drawer, if SuperSU installed then the Nexus 7 is root
- After install the driver you can backup your Nexus 7, this is an optional steps, you can skip this step if N7 is very new.
- For relock, in Nexus 7 Toolbox use option number 3 (unlock / re-lock bootloader) then pict option number 2.
- For OTA upgrade, you can backup the root condition using Voodoo OTA RootKeeper
- For troubleshooting (stuck, bootloop, etc) pick option number 9
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