The Nexus 7 gets rooted before it’s even launched! Not that it’s surprising at all considering we’ve been through this before in the past with other Android devices, but the device was actually rooted quite a few days back. However this time around Google’s and Asus’ 7” Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running tablet has received a simple One Click solution for users to gain root access. Even more, this will install ClockworkMod recovery as well. So if you do not fancy going through long geek like procedures, this One Click root solution courtesy of XDA-Developers forum member m.sabra is just the tool you will need.
If you have no prior experience of rooting an Android device and are wondering why and if you need to root your device, you can take a look at our top 10 reasons of rooting an Android device. For those of you unaware of what ClockworkMod recovery is all about, head over to our guide on what is ClockworkMod recovery for Android and how to use it. If you are convinced that life without root is just not the same, we take a look at how this tool works and what you need in order to get it working.
Do note that if your bootloader is locked prior to running this One Click root tool, you will lose your entire data. The tool includes all the needed drivers so you will not worry about those nagging driver issues before running this tool.
Disclaimer: Please attempt this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips won’t be responsible in case your device gets bricked or damaged in any other way due to this method.
- Preferably an unlocked bootloader if you don’t want your data to be wiped.
- One Click Root for Nexus 7
- To begin, download the One Click root tool from the link above and extract the contents.
- Makes sure USB Debugging is enabled on the Nexus 7 and connect it to the PC via USB.
- Run root.exe from the extracted contents to begin the rooting process and follow the on screen instructions.
- Once the process completes, reboot the device and cross your fingers!
Congratulations! You should now have ClockworkMod recovery installed, and complete root access on your Nexus 7 device. You may want to see our guide on the top 15 apps to install on your Android device.
For updates and queries related to this One Click root tool, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.