Are you looking for a guide to Unlock Bootloader, Root & Install Custom Recovery on Nexus 7 (2013) tablet. Nexus 7 is the latest tablet from Google which comes with the Android 4.3 jelly bean firmware. And powered with 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM and 7.0” (1920 x 1200) Corning HD display. If you are the Nexus 7 2013 model user then here you can find the guide to Unlock Bootloader, Root & Install Custom Recovery on Nexus 7 (2013) Tablet. After the rooting your tablet you can enjoy lot of Custom ROMS like Paranoid ROM, Rooted application and other extra modes on your tablet. Custom recovery can be used to flash all the ROMS and other zips files on your device. But before rooting and install custom recovery on your tablet you need to unlock the bootloader of your Nexus 7 (2013) tablet. Today, we would like to share a guide how to root Google nexus 7 (2013) and as well as install custom recovery on it.
Before following the below mention guide, remember that this guide is only for the Nexus 7 2013 models, not for any other tablets or models. After the rooting and unlocking the bootloader of your tablet you will lose the warranty of your device. The below mention guide is available in three different categories First – How to Unlock Bootloader of Nexus 7, Second – How to Install Recovery on Nexus 7 and Third – How to Root Nexus 7.
Pre-requisites and Requirements
a) Before following the update guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get the Backup your android device click here. So in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.
b) Once the backup files is saved on your device or your desktop, after that Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.
c) Make sure that your Nexus 7 (2013) battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.
d) Download the Latest Nexus 7 (2013) USB drivers on your PC and install it to start the root process. You need these driver to connect your device with the computer to follow the guide.
e) Install the Android SDK (really you only need the fastboot.exe and adb.exe)
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to on your Nexus 7 2013. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and don’t ignore any of them.
How To Unlock Bootloader For Nexus 7 2013
Step 1. First connect your nExus 7 with your comouter via USB cable and now you have to boot your device in booloader mode. To do this Open a command line from your platform-tools folder (where your fastboot and adb files are saved) [GO to that folder, right click, and select open command line here] And after that run the following coomand on command prompt window :-
adb reboot bootloader
Step 2. Now your Nexus 7 is in Bootloader mode, now type the command in the same terminal window fastboot oem unlock
Step 3. Now you will see the Unlock booloader screen on your Nexus 7 Tabblet, from here use volume up to highlight Yes then hit the power button to select it.
Step 4. Now you nexus 7 will reboot and you will see the unlock button on your screen.
That’s it, now your nexus 7 is Unlocked. Now follow the below mention guides.
How to Install TWRP recovery on Nexus 7 (2013)
Step 1. Download TWRP recovery 188.8.131.52 recovery from here and save the files on your desktop
Step 2. From the Desktop change the recovery file name to recovery-twrp.img
Step 3. Now copy that file and move the same on your Fastboot folder C:\Fastboot
Step 4. Run the command prompt window on your desktop, to do this click on Windows Start menu button and type cmd and hit enter.
Step 5. In command prompt window type cd C:\fastboot
Step 6. Boot up your Nexus 7 2013 into Bootloader Mode. To do this press and hold the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power button until Fastboot menu and Start appeared.
Step 7. Press Volume Up button again and again fro some times until Recovery Mode appears on the screen. Press Power button to confirm.
Step 8. Now Connect your Nexus 7 tablet to your computer.
Step 9. Type fastboot flash recovery recovery-twrp.img command in the opened command prompt windows and hit enter.
Step 10. This will install the TWRP recovery on your Nexus 7, wait for few minutes to complete the process.
Now the TWRP recovery is installed on your device and you are ready to root your nexus 7.
How to Root Nexus 7 (2013) Tablet in Android 4.3
Step 1. Download SuperSU package from here on your desktop and move the file on your Nexus 7.
Step 2. Switch off you tablet and Boot up your Nexus 7 2013 into Bootloader Mode. To do this press and hold the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power button until Fastboot menu and Start appeared.
Step 3. Press Volume Up button again and again fro some times until Recovery Mode appears on the screen. Press Power button to confirm.
Step 4. Now you are on The TWRP recovery page, from here Click on the “Install” button and browse the SuperSU package that you downloaded on step 1. And install the file on your device.
Step 5. Use Swipe to confirm flash button to flash the zip.
Step 6. After flashing the file you will see the successful message on your screen, now Press Reboot System.
That’s it, now you nexus 7 is rooted and TWRP recovery is installed on your device.