The Nexus 7 should start arriving on the door steps of those who pre-ordered it in the next week or so. If you’re already planning to get full access to complete customization, we have the instructions for doing just that! Before following these instructions, make sure you know what you are doing because the instructions are straight forward and easy, but things can go wrong so we don’t take any responsibility.
Look forward to our review of our Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus Q, and Chromebox that we received at Google I/O 2012.
- You must have the sdk installed and able to access and use adb and fastboot.
- You must have debugging enabled on your Nexus 7.
Unlocking the bootloader
- Connect your Nexus 7 to your 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:)
- Enter the following command: fastboot oem unlock
- Once flashing is complete, enter: fastboot reboot
- Download and place CWM in the fastboot folder and type in the following: fastboot flash recovery CWM-grouper-recovery.img
- Reboot again by entering: fastboot reboot
Making ClockworkMod Recovery Permanent
Enter the following commands in terminal:
mv recovery-from-boot.p recovery-from-boot.bak
Gain Root Access
- Download and place SU.zip directly under /sdcard on your device.
- 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.
- From the main menu, navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard > JB-SuperSU.zip
- From main menu, select reboot system now
If you followed these instructions correctly, your Nexus 7 bootloader is now unlocked and you should have permanent root. Congratulations!!!
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