[4.3][grouper & tilapia] STOCK ROOTED 4.3 (JWR66V) [Flashable Zip]

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gsmyth

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Someone asked in a few posts back whether it is necessary to update the bootloader? What enhancements are there if one does? No one responded so I am asking again as I would like to know this. Is it necessary? I rather not risk updating the bootloader and screwing something up unless its worth the risk. Thanks to all.

I'm not sure it matters much, I've got bootloader version 4.18 and flashed this 4.3 OTA just fine. If you experience problems and have tried everything else you could always try updating it.

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jb0ne

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I suppose it all depends on whether you're in the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" school or the "I want the latest bleeding edge everything" school. I'm in the latter so updated the bootloader. It's a very simple and quick thing to do and can't imagine why it'd cause problems assuming you have drivers correct and use the correct command line and image.
 

A.L.2009

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Having a strange problem after flashing. My N7 (WiFi) cant connect to Play, Gmail, FB and a few others but the internet browser works fine. Tried reflashing after full wipe, still not working. Anyone else having this problem? Thanks.
 

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I suppose it all depends on whether you're in the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" school or the "I want the latest bleeding edge everything" school. I'm in the latter so updated the bootloader. It's a very simple and quick thing to do and can't imagine why it'd cause problems assuming you have drivers correct and use the correct command line and image.

While I can understand the if it ain't broke philosophy, one still has to wonder then why Google updated it. What did they see fit for it to change? That's why I updated. Along with, you know, absolutely needing to be bleeding edge lol.
 

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While I can understand the if it ain't broke philosophy, one still has to wonder then why Google updated it. What did they see fit for it to change? That's why I updated. Along with, you know, absolutely needing to be bleeding edge lol.

NSA conspiracy - lol easier to "monitor your activity" :D

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wiggy6230

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Having a strange problem after flashing. My N7 (WiFi) cant connect to Play, Gmail, FB and a few others but the internet browser works fine. Tried reflashing after full wipe, still not working. Anyone else having this problem? Thanks.

Hi I couldn't download anything from the Play Store and after a bit of digging around, it came down to remove the Google Account associated to the Nexus, turn it off, then turn it on and the Google Account, after a bit of updating all was/is good.

Hopefully this will help.

Regards,

Doug
 
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radx

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Anyone else missing the clock stock app? I can't find it. I did a cach+dalvik wipe before flashing this.

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slebit

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Pls help me I flashed this zip but my device is not rooted........ Mx player is not working.... Trying to install shows insufficient storage error while I have ample space left over

Flash latest SuperSu zip, and you will have root.

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I picked up an "APM - 4.3 - ODEX.zip" somewhere overhere, can't find the location back though sorry. Hope the filename helps a little. And it's a 5 menu with turn off, reboot, recovery, flight mode & silent :)

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    Hey guys, here is a flashable zip for the new Android 4.3 update.

    Features
    • Still odexed to keep performance optimal
    • Rooted (Chainfire's special 4.3 SuperSU)
    • Busybox & Toolbox installed & symlinked
    • Added some useful tools such as vim, nano, openvpn, cpustats and more
    • Changed the boring nexus bootanimation to the Google Play edition devices animation

    Downloads

    GROUPER

    TILAPIA

    Instructions
    • Wipe /data, /cache & dalvik-cache (wiping /system is recommended, but not mandatory I guess)
    • Flash the ROM
    • If the recovery says the stock recovery might be flashed over and asks you to disable it, answer NO.
    • Reboot & Enjoy

    Updating Bootloader/Radio

    This is not mandatory.
    If you want to update your bootloader or radio (radio is for tilapia only, obviously), here are the images:

    You'll also need fastboot for your platform (just search on google or xda, or install the Android SDK).
    I will not provide flashable zips for these as I do not believe it is safe to flash a bootloader via recovery (be it by using dd or by copying the raw image directly).
    • To update bootloader (replace XXX with grouper or tilapia depending on your model):
      Code:
      fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-[COLOR="DarkRed"]XXX[/COLOR]-4.23.img
    • To update radio
      Code:
      fastboot flash radio radio-tilapia-1231_0.18.0_0409.img



    Tips
    • Titanium Backup users: Point TBU to /storage/emulated/legacy instead of /storage/emulated/0

    If enough people request it I'll do the same for the 3G model.
    Enjoy ;)
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    File uploaded :)

    There we go, the zip is finally up : http://androguide.fr/downloads/Stock-Rooted-4.3-grouper-by-Androguide.zip
    Please download this patch for proper root access too: http://download.chainfire.eu/340/SuperSU/SuperSU-JWR66N-S005-130625-1.41.zip?retrieve_file=1

    Flash the rom first, then the patch. Please refer to the OP for more details.
    I'm gonna upload the package with the patch merged to it, but it might take a while on my crappy connection, so in the meantime if you're eager to flash use the patch.
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    New link available

    The zip with the root patch merged in it is now up at http://d-h.st/aih, the OP has been updated.
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    Tilapia version coming soon

    I'm currently downloading the tilapia (3G) system image, the rooted flashable zip should be available in a couple hours.
    6
    What about new Bootloader version ? will this update the bootloader by itself ?

    Nope, if you want to update your bootloader you'll need to fastboot it, I attached the new bootloader to this post if you need it.
    The fastboot command is
    Code:
    fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-grouper-4.23.img


    What were to happen if I flashed this on my 3G version ?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using xda premium
    It probably wouldn't boot until you flash a compatible rom
    EDIT: actually, the updater-script wouldn't let you install it, it checks in your current build.prop if ro.product.board is set to grouper
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