How To Root Google Nexus 7 Tablet–Easy Tutorial

The Google Nexus 7,which was launched at the recently held Google I/O has been rooted.The Nexus 7 is the first tablet to come with Android 4.1 a.k.a Jelly Bean pre-installed.

Specs of the Google Nexus 7 Tablet:

  • 7 inch 1280 x 800 display
  • Quad Core Tegra 3 processor
  • Front facing camera
  • Wi-Fi,Bluetooth and NFC
  • 9 hrs HD Video

This simple tutorial will show you how to unlock and root your shiny new Google Nexus 7 Tablet.

If you have no idea on what rooting is, here is a brief description for you:

Rooting is process which gives you super user permissions over your phone.You can uninstall/freeze manufacturer/carrier bloatware,install custom ROM’s like Cyanogenmod,MIUI etc.


Pre Requisites:

  • For backing up SMS,call logs,Gmail,Google calender use: “SMS Backup +
  • Please make sure that there is a minimum of 60% charge in your phone.
  • Enable USB debugging on your phone by going to ” Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”  where the USB Debugging option should be ticked.
  • You need to have Android SDK installed on your PC.
  • Download Clock Work Recovery(CWM) from HERE.
  • Download rooting package from HERE.

Warning:This article is for information purpose only, we are not responsible for any thing that happens to your phone in the process.You may try this at your OWN RISK.

Steps to install Clock Work Mod(CWM) your Google Nexus 7 tablet:

Step 1>>Connect your Nexus 7 tablet to your PC and enter bootloader mode.

Step 2>>Place the Clock Work Recovery(CWM) zip file that you downloaded above in the fastboot folder present in the Android SDK.

Step 3>>Now open command prompt/terminal and navigate to the fastboot folder.

Step 4>Now type the following command:”fastboot oem unlock“.

Step 5>>Once the unlock is complete type:”fastboot reboot“.

Step 6>>Again enter into bootloader mode and type in the following command to flash CWM:”fastboot flash recovery path-to-img/CWM-grouper-recovery.img

Step 7>>Now,boot into recovery and navigate to “Mounts and Storage” and then go to “Mount /System“.

Step 8>>Now enter the following commands:

mount system

adb shell

cd /system

mv recovery-from-boot.p recovery-from-boot.bak

Step 9>>You have successfully flashed CWM on your Nexus 7.

Steps to root your Google Nexus 7 tablet:

Step 1>>Place the rooting package you downloaded above in the root of your SD card.

Step 2>>Now turn off your device and boot into recovery by pressing Volume Up+Volume Down +Power buttons.

Step 3>>Now navigate to “install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard >“.

Step 4>>After the flashing is complete select “reboot system now“.

Step 5>>You have now successfully rooted your Google Nexus 7 tablet!