[How To] Unlock And Root New Nexus 7 (2013)

Few weeks ago Google has unveiled new Nexus 7 which comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean right out of the box. This new Android version has lots of new features and enhancements.


Most of tech freak out there must be looking for rooting their new Nexus 7 so that they can get more of it. If you too own a new Nexus 7 then here is the simple way to root it :-

Pre-Requisite :-

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. TechnoArea will not be liable if your device gets damaged.

Rooting New Nexus 7 :-

  • For sake of time and simplicity put all files on your desktop
  • Now extract all files from Android SKD
  • Now open extracted folder and navigate to SDK –> Platform Tools
  • Press and hold down Shift Key and right click and then select Open command window here (On Windows 7 and Windows 8)
  • Oh yes I hope you had connected your New Nexus 7 2013 to computer already, if not then connect it now and turn it off,
  • Once Nexus 7 is turned off, press and hold Volume Down and Power button at the same time to enter into Bootloader mode,
  • In opened command window type :-
fastboot oem unlock
  • On your Nexus 7 you will see a screen which ask you to confirm whether you want to unlock bootloader, just use volume button to navigate and power button to select Yes
  • You will see something happening on your command prompt, just ignore it, now your Nexus 7 should boot and you will see that everything is wiped off from your device
  • Now copy and paste SuperSU file on your device internal storage, make sure you paste it in root folder not inside any folder
  • Again boot your phone in bootloader mode like we did earlier by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power button
  • Locate TWRP recovery image which we had downloaded earlier and rename it to recovery and copy and paste it to SDK –> Platform Tools folder
  • Like earlier open command window from inside Platform Tools folder by pressing and holding Shift key and right clicking and select Open Command Window here and then type :-
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • Now your recovery will be successfully flashed
  • Grab your Nexus 7 and use volume key to select Recovery Mode
  • Now your Nexus 7 should be in TWRP recovery mode, select Install and locate SuperSu file, it should be in very bottom
  • Now move slider to confirm and to flash the file
  • Once flash is complete reboot your Nexus 7
  • If you had followed all above steps carefully then your Nexus 7 should be rooted.
  • Enjoy your Unlocked and rooted New Nexus 7 (2013)
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