How to Root Nexus 7! [Windows]

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

Here for Mac 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 then enter your tablet into bootloader mode. Press the power and volume down button at the same time. Keep holding until you see a green Android robot.

2. Download Nexus7Root below and unzip the file. 

-->   Download Nexus7Root -->  -->    
3. Transfer the Nexus7Root folder into your downloads folder of your computer.

4. Next, we are going to install the correct drivers. Open device manager, locate a device named "Android" or a similar name and expand it. 
When is it expanded you will see Google Nexus 7 Bootloader Interface. 
Double click on the name and select "Driver"
Select: Update Driver
Select: Browse my computer for driver software
Select: Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
Select: Have Disk
Select: Browse 
Now go to your "Downloads" > "Nexus7Root" > "usb_driver" >  "android_winsub"
Click "Ok" and close all the programs that are open. 

Noe: If you get a windows security message select "Install". 

5. Open command prompt and type:
fastboot downloads
fastboot nexus7root
fastboot oem unlock 

This will delete everything on your phone!!

6. On your tablet you will see "Unlock Bootloader?" select "Yes" using the power button. 

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

8. Plug in your tablet via microUSB if you unplugged it and transfer into your Nexus 7 internal storage. The zip file is located in the Nexus7Root folder. 

9. 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. 

10. In terminal type:
cd Downloads

cd Nexus7Root

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-
fastboot erase cache 

11. Press the volume up 2x and then power button to select "Recovery".

12. Select "install zip from sd card" > "choose zip from sd card" > Choose the file: “” > Choose “Install”.

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

14. You are now rooted! If you want to check to see if you rooted you download Titanium Backup from the Google Playstore and see if you get SuperSU permission. 

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