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[Q] New to N7 and Tablets in General. Help? Advise?

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6th July 2014, 05:54 AM   |  #1  
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I bought my 11 year old son a N7 yesterday for his birthday. I'm not new to Android, rooting, recovery & flashing ROMs. All my experience is with HTC Sense however. Is it a matter of unlocking bootloader *??* (HTC has for unlocking bootloader), flashing custom recovery via fastboot/adb and then flashing custom roms via recovery? I assume there is no S-Off or S-On for that matter with a Nexus. It is my son's 1st tablet and my family has seen dad brick a few phones in his day.. Lol Any suggestions would be much appreciated, including roms for a 11 year old boy...(and his dad lol).
6th July 2014, 07:15 AM   |  #2  
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Honestly? Just use it as is.

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7th July 2014, 09:28 AM   |  #3  
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actually Nexus 7 is so resistant to hard brick in my experience.
It is so easy to unlock bootloader.

1- install adb drivers and having fastboot application on your PC
2- enter to bootloader (turn off tablet > hold Vol - > power on)
3- connect Nexus 7 via USB
4- run in command prompt:

fastboot oem unlock

this will ask you to confirm factory reset and wipe all your data and voiding warrenty

5- done

after this, you have to flash a custom recovery (TWRP I prefer) to flash a custom ROM (I myself use Dirty Unicorn) and so on.
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