Android 4.3 update is available for first generation Google Nexus 7 tablet. Google released OTA Android 4.3 JWR66V update for the tablet. You should have received the update notification by now. Google Nexus 7 (2012) rooting guide is available now. You can easily root Nexus 7 tablet and get superuser permission. The rooting process is fairly easy, it will take just a few minutes to root 2012 Nexus 7 tablet. By following this tutorial you will be able to root both Nexus 7 Wi-Fi (grouper) and Nexus 7 3G version (tilapia).
- Nexus 7 should be running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean JWR66V stock ROM with unlocked bootloader.
- Make sure your computer has all essential drivers and ADB installed.
- The device should have enough charge (50% minimum) so that it doesn’t get turned off in between the process.
Warning: Please follow all the steps mentioned in the tutorial carefully. We are not responsible if anything bad happens to your device. Rooting voids manufacturer warranty.
Root Nexus 7 running Android 4.3. Jelly Bean stock ROM (JWR66V)
- Download latest TWRP from this link and save the .img on your computer.
- Turn off the device and turn on it by pressing the Power button and Volume down button simultaneously until you see a menu on screen. Now the device will enter in Fastboot mode. Connect the device to computer using USB cable. If all essential drivers are installed on your computer then the tablet will show ‘FASTBOOT USB’.
- Open computer’s command prompt and type this ‘fastboot flash recovery recoveryfilename.img‘. Replace the recovery file name with the actual file name of the .img file which you have downloaded in step 1. For example if the file name is ‘openrecovery–twrp-220.127.116.11-grouper.img‘ then you have to type this on the command prompt ‘fastboot flash recovery openrecovery–twrp-18.104.22.168-grouper.img‘. When the process completes, reboot the device.
- Download latest SuperSU from this link and transfer to the device.
- Reboot the device into recovery mode by pressing Power button and Volume down button simultaneously. A menu will be displayed on screen, select ‘Recovery’. Now flash the SuperSU file using the TWRP. While flashing select the option ‘Fix Superuser Permissions’.
- Now your Nexus 7 is rooted.
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