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Easily Root Google Nexus 10 On Windows, Linux & Mac With Superboot

One-Click root for the Nexus 10 has finally surfaced thanks to the efforts of recognized developer, ‘paulobrien’ of MoDaCo. Superboot is the famous no-nonsense script that has rooted the likes of the Nexus 7, HTC One X, Galaxy Nexus and many more Android devices. Earlier, we covered a manual root method for the Nexus 10. The method is quite straight forward, but if you’re unfamiliar with ADB or other common requirements of conventional Android hacking, we’d suggest you go with Superboot. As always, the script is meant to be run on Windows, Linux and Mac.


If you’re here and wondering whether to root your device or not, our top 10 reasons to root an Android device might help you come to a decision more quickly.

Now, if you’ve been modding Android devices for a while, you should know that Superboot simply pushes a custom boot.img file onto the device that automatically installs su binaries and the Superuser APK upon the first boot.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. To begin, download Superboot from the link above and extract the contents.
  2. Put the Nexus 10 in bootloader mode. Power off the Nexus 10, and volume down and volume up keys pressed, hold down the power button to do so.
  3. Connect the Nexus 10 to the computer and follow the instructions for your respective OS.


Run ‘superboot-windows.bat’ file.


Open a terminal window, navigate to the extracted contents and enter the following commands:

chmod +x superboot-mac.sh


Open a terminal window, navigate to the extracted contents and enter the following commands:

chmod +x superboot-linux.sh

That’s it! Your device should be rooted and you should find a Superuser icon in your app drawer when your device boots. If you want to install ClockworkMod recovery on the Nexus 10, see Step 4 of the manual root method mentioned at the beginning. Additionally, you can also see our guide on installing TWRP recovery on the Nexus 10, and our compilation of the 15 must-have apps for rooted Android devices if it’s your first time rooting.

For updates and queries related to this script, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers linked below.

[via XDA-Developers]

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