How To Root Nexus 7 Running On Android 4.4 Kitkat

Posted on Jan 26 2015 - 6:23am by Rohit Dubey

Nexus 7 is one of the best tablets from Google and Nexus 2013 got Android 4.4 Kitkat update soon after its release and many people’s wanted to know how to root Nexus 7 on Android 4.4 Kitkat as they were missing the root access.Rooting is done with the intention of gaining root access on your device and after rooting you can install custom apps,custom Os,new features,themes like CyanogenMod Themes and many more things.

Many people’s root their device with the intention of updating their devices to the latest Android Version available but if your device has already got Kitkat update there is no need to root Nexus 7 but still you can root your device to gain root access on your device so that you can install future upgrades,root apps on your device and for that you can use this tutorial on how to root Nexus 7.

How To Root Nexus 7

Rooting an Android Device is not an easy task and not a hard one too but there are many risks involved in it,so if you are thinking to root your Nexus 7 you need to know what is Rooting and what are the advantages and disadvantages of rooting.If rooting is done wrong you can even end up bricking your device which is permanent so you need to be patient while rooting Nexus 7 and you can even read some of the Nexus Rooting Tutorials to get some ideas.

Safety Measures To Follow Before Rooting Nexus 7

  1. Charge your device to a minimum of 70% so that Nexus 7 doesn’t run out of battery while rooting.
  2. Backup all your device data,media files,internet settings etc.
  3. Check that your device is running on Android V4.4 or not or you can can update Nexus 7 To Kitkat manually.
  4. Install Nexus 7 drivers on your Pc before rooting.
  5. This tutorial is meant to work on Windows devices only.
  6. Enable Usb Debugging on your device by heading to Settings>Developer Options>Usb Debugging.
  7. Go to Settings>About Device>Build Number and tap around 7 times until it says you are a developer.

Download Required Files To Root Nexus 7

How To Root Nexus 7

  1. Download and installl the Nexus Root Toolkit and install it and run as administrator.
  2. Backup all your device that using the Nexus Root Toolkit by selecting Backup and then the files you want to backup.
  3. Now we need to set up the toolkit,so select your device or just select auto detect device.
  4. Now install the Nexus 7 drivers using the toolkit if you didn’t did it before.
  5. Now unlock your device using the Nexus root toolkit and it will wipe all your data.
  6. Now check the custom recovery box and then click on root.
  7. Now your device will boot and it will take around 5-10 minutes.

So now you know how to root Nexus 7 and this tutorial will work only if your device is running on Android 4.4 Kitkat.If you are having problems while rooting or have any questions regarding it feel free to ask in rooting and don’t forget to install one of the best antivirus for android to save your device from malicious attacks.

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