How to Root Nexus 10 on Win/Mac/Linux! [Step-by-Step VIDEO Tutorials]

zedomax

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Here's a video tutorial on how to root your Nexus 10 for noobs!

Windows video tutorial:

Mac video tutorial:

Linux video tutorial:

All the files you need in one zip (adb+SuperSU+fastboot+Windows drivers):
http://downloadandroidrom.com/file/Nexus10/Nexus10RootNew.zip

Step-by-Step tutorial with photos here:
http://nexus10root.com/nexus-10-root/how-to-root-nexus-10-easiest-method/

Also, if you get stuck on bootloop after unlocking bootloader (This happened to me couple times), do a factory reset in stock recovery to fix:

Thanks to shimp208 for the sideload method and working CWM, ChainFire for awesome SuperSU and to all the developers who are worked on CWM recovery!
 
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evaradar

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So the CWM that was just updated by Koushik on CWM does not work properly or does it work? Was asking based on this
While CWM Recovery is still being fixed
Edit: There's no driver issue if it were on a Mac right? Especially adb sideloading the CWM SuperSu zip?
 
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How do I flash the stock recovery? CWM isn't working and I tried to update the driver like in the video but couldn't find the "manta" that I needed to update. I'm just stuck in bootloop animation now. I'm downloading the stock image right now to try and flash it back to stock..
 

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How do I flash the stock recovery? CWM isn't working and I tried to update the driver like in the video but couldn't find the "manta" that I needed to update. I'm just stuck in bootloop animation now. I'm downloading the stock image right now to try and flash it back to stock..
If you go into fastboot mode then choose recovery to get to the screen with the red triangle, keep pressing the power button and volume buttons randomly until the stock recovery pops up. From there do a factory reset and it'll work, I just did it to mine!
 
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johno86

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I flashed the CWM recovery img so when I do what you say it takes me to the bootloader screen and says Downloading. No red triangle. It boots into CWM and then after 20 seconds restarts itself and hits the bootanimation loop. Any clue what to do next? Trying to flash the stock image but having issues using cmds in windows cmd

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I cleared cache through cmd and i got to the red triangle...thank ****ing the lord. DTWAZERE, I will remember tonight. Thank you for your help.
 
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dtwazere

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I flashed the CWM recovery img so when I do what you say it takes me to the bootloader screen and says Downloading. Any clue what to do next? Trying to flash the stock image but having issues getting it into fastboot now...
Thing is it will delete the CWM recovery when you leave it so you'll have to reflash it, which is why this is so unstable!

I had the exact same thing as you and this is what I did:

Press the power button to turn it off while it says downloading

Hold both volume buttons down and power on to get into fastboot

Choose recovery

Press power and volume buttons randomly when the red triangle appears until you get stock recovery

Choose Factory Reset

Reboot

You should be able to get back into the rom that way,

to root it you need to boot into fastboot again, reflash the recovery, and sideload the superuser apk
 
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johno86

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Thing is it will delete the CWM recovery when you leave it so you'll have to reflash it, which is why this is so unstable!

I had the exact same thing as you and this is what I did:

Press the power button to turn it off while it says downloading

Hold both volume buttons down and power on to get into fastboot

Choose recovery

Press power and volume buttons randomly when the red triangle appears until you get stock recovery

Choose Factory Reset

Reboot

You should be able to get back into the rom that way,

to root it you need to boot into fastboot again, reflash the recovery, and sideload the superuser apk
Yeah this is exactly what I did and it worked. I'll wait on flashing anything until there's a stable recovery. I was fairly confident in what I was doing until that happened. Not being able to input commands from cmd prompt made me sick so I'll wait for a dev to release something that works without having to quickly install the drivers again within a 15-20 second timeframe. Too much stress.
 

lc684760

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cant boot

I got a huge problem.
I follow the step and going on. Ive seen the done in CWMR. But the tablet cant boot.
It stops in the second animation( X mark) cant boot in os.
Anyone can help me?
 

deevooneh

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I got a huge problem.
I follow the step and going on. Ive seen the done in CWMR. But the tablet cant boot.
It stops in the second animation( X mark) cant boot in os.
Anyone can help me?
I'm having the same issue. Stuck on the 2nd splash screen with the Nexus Logo.

I received successful messages after every entry.
 

RockZors

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i did everything, and it all went successfully after a few tried. Now i am stuck with the JB X load screen.

How do i get the stock google rom and how do i flash it?
 

RockZors

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If you go into fastboot mode then choose recovery to get to the screen with the red triangle, keep pressing the power button and volume buttons randomly until the stock recovery pops up. From there do a factory reset and it'll work, I just did it to mine!
How do we get back to stock? Might need to reattempt this.
Stock is here

https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images#mantarayjop40c

Still need a way to get CWM stable, so we have time to copy to sd
 

skipdawg02

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When I try to install the manta drivers manually and tell it to search the same area that it searched and found the android bootloader drivers for fastboot mode it says that the drivers couldn't be found and installed. Am I missing something? Also if i try to do fastboot flash recovery it gives me an error message stating that it cannot determine the image filename for the recovery image.