I have a nexus 7 flo tablet (with android 5.0.1) and I tried rooting it using twrp. It gave errors such as "can't mount /data" etc . I had to reflash from the source flo image to restore the device. So, I want to root the device by building the AOSP source. If i just build from source and flash the device will it give root access ? How do i proceed ?. Alternatively, if i just modify the kernel a bit and then load it, will it give me root access ?


  • You probably want to find a suitable tutorial online outlining the steps required for your particular version of the nexus 7 - "grouper" (2012) vs "flo" (2013). Rooting is so much easier these days(unlike the days of odin) that it shouldn't take long for you to find a suitable guide for rooting. Also make sure to include "xda" in your search queries, as those guys are usually up to date on the best way to root your device
    – smac89
    Sep 2, 2015 at 2:32
  • Try Wugfresh NRT Sep 23, 2015 at 14:32

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Download Wugfresh Nexus Root Toolkit http://www.wugfresh.com/nexus-root-toolkit-2-0-5-is-out-now-with-proxy-support/

It's one of the very best methods. Additionally, the toolkit allows you to modify and flash data with a great degree of flexibility. You are going to love it.

  • Please mention the usage of that software to achieve the objective, in detail?
    – Firelord
    Sep 21, 2015 at 8:09

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