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How to root the Nexus 7 2013 (Windows version)

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Cory Streater #1

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Posted Jul 31 '13 @ 8:33 PM

windows.jpg This tutorial is written for Windows users & applies to the Nexus 7 2013 edition. The Mac version of this tutorial can be found here.
 
The following process will root & install a custom recovery by TWRP. It's not difficult nor time consuming.
 
If you haven't unlocked the Nexus 7's bootloader, please follow the procedure in this thread before continuing.
 
You will also need to enable USB Debugging in Settings > Developer Options. If you do not see Developer Options, you will need to enable it. Open the About screen and tap the build number 7 times. You should see a message stating that you are now a Developer, and Developer Options will display in the settings menu.

On the PC:

  • Plug the Nexus 7 into your PC (if it isn't already).
     
  • Download and extract the folder in the attached zip file to your desktop:

    Attached File  N7ToolsWin.zip   19.65MB   341 downloads
     
  • Open the folder and double click the N7Tools Shortcut icon:  cmd-shortcut.png
     
  • Type the following (without the >) to confirm that ADB can see the Nexus 7 — you will not be able to proceed past this step until it can:

    > adb devices

    If ADB is able to see the Nexus 7 it will output the information below. The number will differ to reflect your Nexus 7's device ID.

    List of devices attached
    08716648 device
     
  • Type the following to copy UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip file to the Nexus 7:

    > adb push UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip /sdcard/
     
  • Type the following to enter bootloader mode on the Nexus 7:

    > adb reboot bootloader
     
  • Type the following to flash the recovery image:

    > fastboot flash recovery recovery-twrp.img

On the Nexus 7:

  • Press the Volume up button twice to access the Recovery Mode option, and then press the power button to select.

    The screen will turn black, a Google logo will appear, a TWRP splash screen displays, followed by the TWRP menu.
     
  • Press the Install button.
     
  • Select UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip from the list.
     
  • Swipe right to confirm flash.

    The install/flash should take ~5 seconds.
     
  • Press the reboot system button.
     
  • Open the SuperSU app once booted.
     
  • A popup will display informing you that the SU Binary needs to be updated.

    Press the Continue button.
     
  • A second popup displays with an option to install the SU Binary the "normal" way, or via TWRP/CWM recovery.

    Choose the TWRP/CWM option.
     
  • Press the OK button to Continue.

Your Nexus 7 will be rooted and then boot to the home screen.
 
Congratulations!

The Nexus 7 is now rooted!


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Posted Aug 1 '13 @ 12:03 PM

I will be the guinea pig and try this later tonight.


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Posted Aug 1 '13 @ 8:27 PM

Thank you!

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Posted Aug 2 '13 @ 5:25 AM

Done! The only thing that was different from your post, is that SU Binary did not need to be updated. Maybe this will become a step as this guide gets older. Either way it worked great! Thanks again. 


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Posted Aug 2 '13 @ 7:15 AM

Just to update, after setting up the home screens, the app updated in the store and then prompted me to update binary like your write up indicated.

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