How to Root New Nexus 7! - 2013 Model

This guide will show you how to root your new Nexus 7 (2013 model) by flashing a custom recovery and then installing Chainfire's SuperSU zip file. The entire process is fairly simple and will take about 15 minutes. 

If your still wondering why you should root your Nexus 7 here a couple of reason why you should: Backup and restore apps + app data, install custom ROMS, increase battery life, overclock, underclock, and so much more! 

Use the guide below to root your Nexus 7 2013 model. 

Warning! This will wipe everything off your phone! Backup your music, contacts, movies, etc. You have been warned!

1. Turn off your tablet, then press the volume down and power button at the same time. You will see a red text with "Restart bootloader". This is called fastboot mode.

2. Plug in your tablet to your computer via microUSB. Use the OEM USB cable to make it less likely to run into problems later into the process.

3. Download and using the links below.
4. Unzip and transfer the unzipped folder to your Desktop! This folder includes USB drivers, fastboot, adb, and TWRP.

5. Open "Device Manager" and make sure you see "... Android Phone" > "Android ADB Interface". If you don't, then use the "usb_driver" folder to properly install the drivers for your Nexus 7. Extra Help

6. The tablet should still be in fastboot mode and plugged in. Open "Command Prompt" on your computer and type this (press enter after each line):

cd Desktop
cd Nexus7RootNew
fastboot oem unlock

7. Your tablet will now show "Unlock bootloader?". Press the volume up and power button to unlock your bootloader. This will wipe everything on your tablet!!

8. Your tablet will now show "Start". Press the power button to boot up your tablet. 

9. Your boot up will take a little longer because everything was wiped. Once it finishes booting up you can correctly setup your tablet.

10. Transfer to your tablet.

11. Enter your phone into fastboot mode again. Turn off your tablet, then press the volume down and power button at the same time. You will see a red text with "Restart bootloader".

12. Go back to your opened Command Prompt and type:

fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-

13. Press the volume up 2x until you see "Recovery" and press the power button. 

You will now be entered into TWRP. You have successfully flashed a custom recovery, but we still need to root our tablet. 

14. Select "Install" > locate and select "". Swipe left to right to install the SuperSU zip file.

15. Once the process is complete reboot your tablet.

16. If you get stuck in a bootloop (doesn't get past the "X") Enter back into recovery and select "Wipe", then install the SuperSU again and reboot.

17. Once your tablet finishes booting up your rooted! To check if your rooted download an application like Titanium Backup from the Play Store and if you get SuperSU request you are rooted!

Enjoy flashing custom ROMS and using rooted apps! Welcome to the Android community!

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