How to Root Nexus 7! [Mac]

This guide will show you how to root your Nexus 7 tablet on Mac with a video and written tutorial.

Here for Windows version!

Why would you want to root your tablet?
Rooting will allow you to get full access to your tablet. It gives you "admin" control for everything on your phone so nothing is unrestricted to the user. If you are coming from an Apple product it's like jailbreaking except 100x better!

Warning! Rooting your Nexus 7 will erase EVERYTHING on your Nexus 7 tablet so please backup everything before you start this process!

1. Plug in your phone via microUSB to your tablet.

2. Enter your phone into bootloader mode. Press and hold the power button and volume down at the same time until you see a green Android robot.

3. Download below and unzip it. 

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4.  Transfer the extracted nexus7root folder into your downloads folder. Then, open terminal and type: 

cd downloads
cd nexus7root
chmod 755*
./fastboot-mac oem unlock 

This will delete everything on your phone!!

5. On your tablet you should see "Unlock Bootloader?" Press the power button to select "Yes". 

6. Press the power button to reboot your phone and you should see the setup screen. Connect to wifi, setup email, ect.

7. Plug in your tablet via microUSB if you unplugged it and download / install Android File Transfer and then transfer into your Nexus 7 internal storage. The zip file is located in the Nexus7Root folder. 

8. Enter your tablet back in bootloader mode. Press the power button and volume down at the same time until you see the green Android robot. 

9. In terminal type:

cd Downloads
cd Nexus7Root

./fastboot-mac flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-
./fastboot-mac erase cache 

10. Press the volume up 2x and then power button to select "Recovery"
11. Select "install zip from sd card" > "choose zip from sd card" > Choose the file “” > Choose “Install”.

12. Select  "Go back" > "Reboot system now". 

13. You are now rooted! If you want to check to see if you rooted you can download Titanium Backup from the Google Playstore and see if you get Super SU permission. 

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