[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.

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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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