[HOWTO][ZIP][4.4] Root + BusyBox for Nexus 7 (UPDATED!)

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Lopicl.00

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ROOT + BUSYBOX for Grouper and Tilapia (Nexus 7 2012) with Android 4.4 (also other android versions work!)

This is my first contribution to nexus 7 community on xda, hope you'll enjoy it! :)

UPDATE: Now zip is working 100% ;) And system is auto-mounted.

This is a very simple method to root your Nexus 7 2012 with the new freshly updated android kitkat 4.4
The package is made by me and this is what it does:
- Install superuser binary
- Install busybox 1.21.1 and symlink all the applets
- Installs SuperSU (thanks Chainfire)

ME AND XDA ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BRICKED DEVICES

Prerequisites:
- Android 4.4 KitKat (or other previous and newer versions) STOCK AOSP installed
- Unlocked Bootloader
- Custom recovery installed (CWM or TWRP)
- A grouper or a tilapia :p

DOWNLOAD THE ZIP: https://www.mediafire.com/?p9xp59zpscumtry

1. Download the zip from the link above
2. Copy the zip on the internal storage of your nexus 7
3. Reboot recovery your device
5. Install the zip from the recovery.
6. When installed, reboot and enjoy root on kitkat. ;)

THANKS:
- Chainfire

That's all! :good:
 
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IvanTSI

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Jun 10, 2012
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Don't work, says that everything installs, but when you boot an try to use something that requires root says device is not rooted.

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moonpie28

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Argh, I just restored my 4.3 because I couldn't get root to work in 4.4. I was flashing Su and busybox by hand but I didn't check if system was mounted. Now I know. Thanks for this.

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Lopicl.00

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Argh, I just restored my 4.3 because I couldn't get root to work in 4.4. I was flashing Su and busybox by hand but I didn't check if system was mounted. Now I know. Thanks for this.

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Haha doesn't matter. :D

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Yeah guys i am trying to make new zip fully working. ;)

Sent from my chocolate bar that also makes coffee using tapatalk integrated microchip :p

To mount the system you just need to add a mount system syntax to the updater-script before it writes to the system and then an unmount after its done, pretty easy to implement

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Lopicl.00

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To mount the system you just need to add a mount system syntax to the updater-script before it writes to the system and then an unmount after its done, pretty easy to implement

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Yeah i already did this. I am working on how to flash working su now.

Sent from my chocolate bar that also makes coffee using tapatalk integrated microchip :p
 
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    ROOT + BUSYBOX for Grouper and Tilapia (Nexus 7 2012) with Android 4.4 (also other android versions work!)

    This is my first contribution to nexus 7 community on xda, hope you'll enjoy it! :)

    UPDATE: Now zip is working 100% ;) And system is auto-mounted.

    This is a very simple method to root your Nexus 7 2012 with the new freshly updated android kitkat 4.4
    The package is made by me and this is what it does:
    - Install superuser binary
    - Install busybox 1.21.1 and symlink all the applets
    - Installs SuperSU (thanks Chainfire)

    ME AND XDA ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BRICKED DEVICES

    Prerequisites:
    - Android 4.4 KitKat (or other previous and newer versions) STOCK AOSP installed
    - Unlocked Bootloader
    - Custom recovery installed (CWM or TWRP)
    - A grouper or a tilapia :p

    DOWNLOAD THE ZIP: https://www.mediafire.com/?p9xp59zpscumtry

    1. Download the zip from the link above
    2. Copy the zip on the internal storage of your nexus 7
    3. Reboot recovery your device
    5. Install the zip from the recovery.
    6. When installed, reboot and enjoy root on kitkat. ;)

    THANKS:
    - Chainfire

    That's all! :good:
    2
    I used the Wugfresh toolkit to obtain root, it worked great.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using xda app-developers app
    1
    Yeah guys i am trying to make new zip fully working. ;)

    Sent from my chocolate bar that also makes coffee using tapatalk integrated microchip :p
    1
    To mount the system you just need to add a mount system syntax to the updater-script before it writes to the system and then an unmount after its done, pretty easy to implement

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using XDA Premium HD app

    Yeah i already did this. I am working on how to flash working su now.

    Sent from my chocolate bar that also makes coffee using tapatalk integrated microchip :p
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    fastboot oem unlock
    fastboot flash recovery <cwm-recovery.img>


    Sent from my Nexus 7 using xda app-developers app
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