Root 4.3

Nburnes

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TWRP for flo has been released! http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2380100







Root

1.) Download TWRP http://www.teamw.in/project/twrp2/193
2.) Download SuperSu for 4.3 here BUT SAVE ON DEVICE: https://plus.google.com/113517319477420052449/posts/GjbpgDdF6Fq
3.) Reboot to bootloader with either turning device on and holding POWER + VOL DOWN or under "About Tablet" > Tap "Build Number" 7 times > Back out > "Developer Options" > Check USB Debugging. Then in CMD Prompt/Terminal, type "adb reboot bootloader" without quotes
4.) In CMD prompt/Terminal type fastboot boot openrecovery-twrp-2.6.0.0-flo.img
5.) Click Backup - Backup boot, recovery, system and data
6.) Install > Download > UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip
7.) Reboot system

OPTIONAL
8.) Go back to bootloader after root and fully flash recovery with fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.0.0-flo.img

Or alternatively via ADB,

1.) Download TWRP http://www.teamw.in/project/twrp2/193
2.) Download SuperSu for 4.3 here: https://plus.google.com/113517319477420052449/posts/GjbpgDdF6Fq
3.) Reboot to bootloader with either turning device on and holding POWER + VOL DOWN or under "About Tablet" > Tap "Build Number" 7 times > Back out > "Developer Options" > Check USB Debugging. Then in CMD Prompt/Terminal, type "adb reboot bootloader" without quotes
4.) In CMD prompt/Terminal type fastboot boot openrecovery-twrp-2.6.0.0-flo.img
5.) Click Backup - Backup boot, recovery, system and data
6.) Advanced > ADB Sideload > Wipe both caches > Swipe to start ADB
7.) On desktop in cmd prompt > adb sideload /blah/blah/blah/UPDATE-SuperSU-v.1.43.zip
8.) Reboot system

OPTIONAL
9.) Go back to bootloader after root and fully flash recovery with fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.0.0-flo.img
 
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ATGAdmin

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It's actually much easier than doing all that.
1) Download Chainfires latest root and copy to SD card
2) Download TWRP
3) With tablet on, all drivers installed and Android SDK, and tablet plugged into PC... "ADB reboot bootloader"
4) rename the recovery you downloaded from TWRP to "recovery.img" and make sure you've copied it to your ADB folder
5) Type "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img" minus the quotes
6) use volume and power keys to select "recovery"
7) Once in TWRP flash SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip
8) when you reboot Superuser will be updated automatically by the Play Store
Nice tut btw!
;)
 
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jporter396

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It's actually much easier than doing all that.
1) Download Chainfires latest root and copy to SD card
2) Download TWRP
3) With tablet on, all drivers installed and Android SDK, and tablet plugged into PC... "ADB reboot bootloader"
4) rename the recovery you downloaded from TWRP to "recovery.img" and make sure you've copied it to your ADB folder
5) Type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
6) use volume and power keys to select "recovery"
7) Once in TWRP flash SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip
8) when you reboot Superuser will be updated automatically by the Play Store
Nice tut btw!
;)
worked perfectly for mine, way easier and thanks!
 
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spotmark

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Nburnes, thank you for your contribution. Any, and all help is appreciated. However, ATG's instructions are a little clearer, and easier. I have had my new Nexus for less then 12 hours, and it is already unlocked, and rooted. Yee-Haw! :good: Now bring on those ROMs!

Thanks, guys.
 
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Simer03

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TWRP for flo has been released! http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2380100







Root

1.) Download TWRP http://www.teamw.in/project/twrp2/193
2.) Download SuperSu for 4.3 here BUT SAVE ON DEVICE: https://plus.google.com/+Chainfire/posts/Jkuu84odnx6
3.) fastboot boot recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.0.0-flo.img
4.) Click Backup - Backup boot, recovery, system and data
5.) Install > Download > UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip
6.) Reboot system

OPTIONAL
7.) Go back to bootloader after root and fully flash recovery with fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.0.0-flo.img

Or alternatively via ADB,

1.) Download TWRP http://www.teamw.in/project/twrp2/193
2.) Download SuperSu for 4.3 here: https://plus.google.com/+Chainfire/posts/Jkuu84odnx6
3.) fastboot boot recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.0.0-flo.img
4.) Click Backup - Backup boot, recovery, system and data
5.) Advanced > ADB Sideload > Wipe both caches > Swipe to start ADB
6.) On desktop in cmd prompt > adb sideload /blah/blah/blah/UPDATE-SuperSU-v.1.43.zip
7.) Reboot system

OPTIONAL
8.) Go back to bootloader after root and fully flash recovery with fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.0.0-flo.img
It's actually much easier than doing all that.
1) Download Chainfires latest root and copy to SD card
2) Download TWRP
3) With tablet on, all drivers installed and Android SDK, and tablet plugged into PC... "ADB reboot bootloader"
4) rename the recovery you downloaded from TWRP to "recovery.img" and make sure you've copied it to your ADB folder
5) Type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
6) use volume and power keys to select "recovery"
7) Once in TWRP flash SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip
8) when you reboot Superuser will be updated automatically by the Play Store
Nice tut btw!
;)
either way, anyone will appreciate the step by step procedure, so thanks to you both!
 

GentMAB

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Mine is still giving me the error saying "error: cannot load 'recovery.img': No Error"

Nevermind I'm an idiot! I didn't put the recovery file in the right area!
 
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kernelsandirs

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adb devices
does not show anything, are there specific drivers for the nexus 7 2013, if so where would I locate them, cannot seem to find anything yet via simple searches('nexus 7 2013 driver", "nexus 7 driver", "adb nexus 7 2013", etc...) :)
anyone got a simple solution to connect adb to the nexus 7 2013? :)