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Google Nexus 7 Jailbreak or Root

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Google Nexus 7 Jailbreak

In order to root or jailbreak your Google Nexus 7 you first have to unlock the bootloader, the root the tablet and install a custom recovery. After your Nexus 7 is jailbroken or rooted you shall be able to install a custom recovery or other software and  run the apps that require root permissions for your Nexus 7 and also you shall be able to completely backup and restore your Nexus 7  device and flash custom firmware as you needed.

Remember Nexus 7 jailbreak or rooting will erase all of your data therefore make sure you backup all your stuff before starting the Nexus 7 jailbreak. Rooting lets Android users to run apps that require root privileges for example a very useful Titanium Backup utility for backing up and restoring your apps.

Note: Jailbreakstation is not responsible for any loss of data or malfunction of your Google Nexus 7 by folliwng the below steps. Root your Nexus 7 at your own risk and always make backups of your device.

It is recommended to watch below video on Nexus 7 Rooting / Jailbreak before proceeding the rooting process.

Nexus 7 Jailbreak Video


How To Root or Jailbreak Google Nexus 7

Step 1: Download the latest version of Nexus Root Toolkit from the xda-developers forum on your computer and after download install it on your computer. By using the Nexus Root Toolkit you can:

  • Relock your device if you want a locked bootloader
  • Flash the stock version of Android that comes with the Nexus 7 and remove root
  • Backup and restore your device from your computer if you have already installed ClockworkMod

Step 2: To be performed on Google Nexus 7

  • Turn on the Debugging Option: Tap Settings => Scroll down For Developer Options and tap it => Turn On the Developer options => Check the USB Debugging Box
  • Note the Build Number of your Nexus 7: Go Back to previous screen => Tap “About tablet” option => Note down the Build number at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2: To be performed on Computer

Install the Drivers: Open the Nexus Root Toolkit and click “Full Driver Installation Guide.” If you’re running Windows 7 you can try the Automatic Driver Configuration option when asked by the software. Connect Nexus 7 to to the computer using the USB cable when asked.

Step 3: Unlock, rooting and install Custom Recovery on Nexus 7

You can unlock, root and install custom recovery using the Nexus Root Toolkit main window as shown below. Only you have to carefully chose the model / build number of your device. Perform the unlock, root and other activities by clicking respective buttons and following the screen instructions.

Nexus 7Jailbreak

During the process of rooting  your device will reboot many times and you will be returned to Android 4.1 setup screen. Your Nexus 7 will be rooted after final reboot.

Alternatively you can root Nexus 7 by running the CWM (ClockWorkMod) utility that is also good for rooting the Android phones.

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