- You have a nandroid backup, or you don’t care if your tablet is returned to factory state.
- You have the SDK installed on your PC (Win/Mac/Linux are all supported).
- You are familiar with the ADB and fastboot tools.
- You have debugging enabled on your Nexus 7 (Settings > Developer Options > USB debugging).
- Download SU to your PC.
- Download CWM to your PC.
- In a terminal or command prompt, cd into the directory where you installed the SDK, then cd into the ‘platform-tools’ sub-directory.
- Type adb push PATH_TO_ZIP/JB-SuperSU.zip /sdcard
PATH_TO_ZIP might look like “/home/user/” or “C:\Users\User\Desktop\”, dependent on your OS and setup.
- From the same directory, run adb reboot-bootloader
- With your Nexus in bootloader mode, type fastboot oem unlock on the PC (WARNING: this step will erase all the user data on the tablet!!!)
Flash Clockwork Mod Recovery
- With the Android still in bootloader mode, from your PC platform-tools directory, type fastboot flash recovery PATH_TO_IMG/CWM-grouper-recovery.img
- Navigate to the new Recovery by using the volume up/down buttons until you see “Recovery Mode”, then press the power button.
- Once in the Clockwork Mod recovery, go to “Mounts and Storage”.
- Mount the /system partition by using the onscreen menu.
- On your PC terminal or command prompt, type:
- adb shell
- cd /system
- mv recovery-from-boot.p recovery-from-boot.bak
- Go back to Recovery Mode by pressing the power button.
- Install the SU zip from the sdcard using the onscreen menu.
Your Nexus 7 is now rooted!!