Root Nexus 7 On Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ~ Hackinthus

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Root Nexus 7 On Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Below you will find steps as to how to root your Nexus 7 on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

DISCLAIMER: You will void your warranty after rooting your device. Hackinthus will not be held responsible for any damage incurred to your device as a result of following this guide. Follow at your own risk.

Part 1: Unlocking Bootloader
Step 1: Download and install Android SDK.

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging from Settings > Developer Options.

Step 3: Connect your Nexus 7 with PC via USB cable. Launch Terminal / Command Prompt, navigate to the fastboot folder which will be inside the location where Android SDK is installed (On Windows, it should be in C:\)

Step 4: Enter the following command:

fastboot oem unlock

Once flashing is complete, enter:

fastboot reboot

Step 5: Download and place recovery.img [] in the fastboot folder and type in the following:

fastboot flash recovery CWM-grouper-recovery.img

Step 6: Reboot again by entering:

fastboot reboot

Part 2: “Making ClockworkMod Recovery Permanent”

Step 7: Now, in order to keep from losing access to ClockworkMod Recovery, enter the following commands in terminal:

mount system
adb shell
mv recovery-from-boot.p recovery-from-boot.bak

Part 3: Gaining Root Access

Step 8: Download [ClockworkMod] and place it directly under /sdcard on your device.

Step 9: Enter ClockworkMod Recovery by shutting off your device, pressing and holding Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons until you see the screen flash with the iconic CWM logo.

Step 10: From the main menu, navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard >

Step 11: From main menu, select reboot system now.

If you followed the steps correctly, your Nexus 7 will now be rooted on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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