[ROOT](11-17-12) Root Nexus 10 with CWM and SuperSu Zip (Stress Free and Simpler)

shimp208

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Updated 11-17-12: Now that we have a stable CWMR image thanks to damien667 this procedure should be a lot less risky and less stressful!

This is confirmed working but due to the procedure involved is risky! The standard XDA disclaimer applies: I take no responsibility for bricked devices due to the following rooting procedure, no warranty express or implied is given, I will not be held responsible if you mess up your tablet by following this procedure!

You must unlock the bootloader before performing this procedure!

Credits: Kidgoo for testing and coming up with the method, thanks to damien667 for the fixed CWM images, and Chainfire for the SuperSu zip and binaries!

Before you begin make sure you read and reread the procedure and fully understand the directions.

1. Download the CWM-SuperSU-v0.98.zip
2. Download damien667's fixed CWMR 6.0.1.6 touch version of from here
3. Connect the Nexus 10 to your computer
4. Flash the CWMR image you downloaded in step 2 using fastboot

Code:
fastboot flash recovery /path/to/<recovery>.img
fastboot reboot
5. Touch "Install from SD Card" in CWMR
6. Select CWM-SuperSU-v0.98.zip that was downloaded in step 1
7. Let CWM-SuperSU-v0.98.zip install
8. Select "Reboot System"
9. Enjoy your rooted Nexus 10 :D!

To keep your custom recovery installed permanently and not get overwritten by the stock recovery when your reboot your tablet delete the following:

Code:
/system/etc/install-recovery.sh
/system/recovery-from-boot.p
 
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WannaB101

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Awesome!

Now, if only we could code it so it does it all for us! :D

1-click and go! Im afraid ill fat finger something and have a $550 paper weight :'(

Thanks for the write up!
 

joeski27

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With regard to downloading the CWM-SuperSU file (for sideloading) do you mean that it should be downloaded on the tab itself, or downloaded into the same folder as adb and fastboot?
 

shimp208

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Perhaps you could provide a video to help us along? :D
If my Nexus 10 had arrived yet then I would be more then happy to post a video until then you'll have to make due with the written guide I'm afraid ;). But if you or any one else has any questions regarding the procedure feel free to ask!
 

joeski27

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If my Nexus 10 had arrived yet then I would be more then happy to post a video until then you'll have to make due with the written guide I'm afraid ;). But if you or any one else has any questions regarding the procedure feel free to ask!
I hit ya with a question above...;)
 

shimp208

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With regard to downloading the CWM-SuperSU file (for sideloading) do you mean that it should be downloaded on the tab itself, or downloaded into the same folder as adb and fastboot?
If you download it on your tablet you'll need to then place the downloaded zip on the root of the internal storage (I.E not in a folder). Alternatively you can download it using a computer and connect your tablet to the computer and transfer it to the root of the internal storage that way.
 

DarkAgent

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I know this is probably a noob question but the fastboot commands (the first two, for booting from CWRT) -- should they be done in Fastboot Mode or can they be done while Nexus 10 is on and at home screen with USB debugging enabled? If you need to be in Fastboot Mode, how do you get there with Nexus 10?

Thanks!
 

joeski27

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If you download it on your tablet you'll need to then place the downloaded zip on the root of the internal storage (I.E not in a folder). Alternatively you can download it using a computer and connect your tablet to the computer and transfer it to the root of the internal storage that way.
Ok, the problem I have now is while I have the files on my tablet, I cannot move them to the root of the internal storage at this point...??? Suggestions??? Don't you have to be rooted in order to do this???
 
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darkangrydragon

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For some reason when I'm not in fastboot mode, I can use adb (adb devices lists my Nexus 10), but when I'm in fastboot mode, adb no longer recognizes the device. fastboot devices does however see it when in fastboot mode.

Anybody else have this problem or know why this might be happening? Thanks!
 

joeski27

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So to others who are working on this and awaiting responses from the OP, where exactly have you placed the downloaded files on your tablet? specific locations?? and if so how did you get them there? I'm totally lost at this point, LOL, hoping to get some clarification soon... :)
 
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darkuni

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Worked ... however .. you DO have to be in FASTBOOT already (power + Vol UP + Vol DOWN) - yeah it might be obvious when you're not tired as hell - but for those wondering :)

The first line should be:

fastboot boot /path/to/<recovery>.img

no fastboot reboot was needed - it rebooted itself.

I had a HELL of a time finding the sideload entry in CWM (that's just my brain deadness).

You have quite a bit of time :) More than enough.

THANK YOU!
 
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