Guide to Root Nexus 10 on Android 4.4.3 & Install Custom Recovery
Are you using the Nexus 10 on the latest Android 4.4.3 KTU84L update and want to root your device to install custom ROM and other rooted application. Here is the guide which you can follow on your device to get the root access. This guide is perfectly works on the nexus 10 device running on Android 4.4.3. Read our guide here how to update nexus 10 with the latest 4.4.3. In this guide we’ll show you how can install the custom recovery on your device and how to flash SuperSu package to root the device. The guide is pretty simple and takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete. This guide is only for the nexus 10 users, don’t try this method on any of your other devices.
Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.
CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Nexus 10 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL NEXUS DRIVERS
You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
HOW TO ROOT NEXUS 10
Step 1. Download ADB files (Windows , Mac and Linux) in your computer. Extract the folder on your desktop. In this guide we are using the Windows PC.
Step 2. Download the recovery for your device, From the below mention links. You can use CWM or TWRP recovery on your device.
Save the file on your desktop and rename the file to recovery.img.
Step 3. Now move the rename file recovery.img on the ADB folder that you downloaded and extracted on the step 1.
Step 4. Download SuperSU v1.99 (UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.99.zip) and copy it to your \sdcard on your Nexus 10.
Step 5. Switch off your Nexus device and boot in fastboot mode. Switch off the device and then press the Volume down + Power button. This should get you into Bootloader mode.
Step 6. Now connect your Nexus to the PC with the help of USB cable.
Step 7. Open the ADB folder on the desktop and hold SHIFT key on your keyboard and RIGHT CLICK and select “Open command window here” .
Step 8. Now you will see the command prompt window on the destop screen. First you have to Unlock the bootloader of your device (Skip this step if already unlocked the bootloader and follow the step 10). Enter the command as “fastboot oem unlock” in the command prompt.
Step 9. On your Nexus, confirm with “Yes” using the Volume keys to move and the Power button to confirm.
Step 10. To flash the recovery on your device. In the command prompt window, enter the following command:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
Step 11. Now this will install the custom recovery on your device.
Step 12. Once completed, choose RECOVERY from the Fastboot menu and enter Recovery Mode.
Step 13. Now from the recovery main menu, Choose the “install zip from sdcard” option. Select “choose zip from sdcard”. And press the Power button to select it.
Step 14. After the installation completes, go to “Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu. The phone will boot now.
That’s it. Now the custom recovery is installed on your device and the device is rooted too