Google recently pushed out Android 4.3 to the AOSP as well as made the update available for the latest Nexus devices including Nexus 4, 7 and 10, as well as the not-yet-obsolete Galaxy Nexus. If you have installed Android 4.3 update on your Nexus device and are missing root access on it, we’ve got you covered. Read on after the jump, as we guide you through the process of rooting your Nexus device running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
The best thing about Nexus devices is how easy it is to root them – simply unlock the bootloader to flash a custom recovery (if you don’t already have it flashed), and then use the custom recovery to flash the SuperSU package. Though you have to make sure to use a SuperSU package compatible with the OS that’s currently on your phone. This guide uses the exact same rooting method, and has been made possible thanks to the SuperSU 1.50 package by Chainfire that’s compatible with Android 4.3.
Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk. Although this method has been tried and tested by us to be safe and fully working, AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- Nexus 4, 7 or 10, or Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3
- ClockworkMod or TWRP recovery (Installing it will require an unlocked bootloader)
- SuperSU 1.50 by Chainfire
- Download the SuperSU 1.50 zip file and transfer it to your device.
- Reboot your device into recovery.
- To be on the safe side, perform a backup.
- Install the SuperSU zip file from recovery. If you are using ClockworkMod, you’ll need to select ‘install zip from sdcard’ > ‘choose zip from sdcard’, select the file and confirm the operation, while TWRP users will need to tap ‘Install’, then select the file and confirm.
- Wipe cache and dalvik cache (no need to wipe data or perform factory reset). For ClockworkMod, you see the ‘wipe cache’ option on recovery’s main screen while the dalvik cache can be wiped from the ‘advanced’ section. In TWRP, you will be given the option to wipe cache and dalvik cache right after the flashing operation is done; just tap that button and confirm.
- Reboot your device into Android by tapping ‘reboot system now’ from the main screen of ClockworkMod or going to ‘Reboot’ and then tapping ‘System’ in TWRP.
That’s it – your Nexus device should now be rooted, with the SuperSU app and busybox installed.
If you’re looking to get root access on the new Nexus 7, check out our Nexus 7 (2013) root guide.