I am wanting to gain root privileges on my Google Nexus 7 tablet, running Android 4.1-4.2.1. How can I do this?
The Nexus 7 is probably one of the easiest Android devices to root - and all you need is the Android SDK (and 2 downloads).
On Windows you should download the Android SDK, however you can just download this zip which contains the
On your Nexus 7, go to
Connect your Nexus to your computer.
Make sure the drivers have downloaded and installed if you're on Windows - Windows Update should automatically find them.
Once connected, open up a terminal window (Windows: Win+R, type
When the device is in fastboot mode, type
Download the latest TWRP recovery image from this page. Save it in the same location as the fastboot binary. Issue the
Almost done! Using the on-device fastboot controls, reboot into the recovery menu. Select
Download this zip file and save it to the same location as adb and fastboot. DON'T UNZIP IT
Issue the command
|show 1 more comment|