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rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« on: November 12, 2012, 07:41:05 PM »
i am trying to root my nexus7  but i can't git it to show up in my computer or in device manager   . what could be the problem    . it show up earlier  but now nothing  :(



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Re: rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 07:49:37 PM »
Drivers and patience to take the time to read all the info available in these forums.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2012, 07:52:08 PM by bjs229 »

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Re: rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 07:54:09 PM »
Did you download and install the drivers and program that is linked in the toolkit thread?

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Re: rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 08:01:33 PM »
As bjs229, suggested, read the forum guide to rooting? You will find the answer to determining if your drivers are installed correctly. Just some feedback, the adb drivers are critical to rooting.

Link to guide:   http://www.Nexus7Forum.com/index.php?topic=367.0
« Last Edit: November 12, 2012, 08:07:42 PM by S.Prime »
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Re: rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 10:56:58 PM »
Make sure USB debugging is turned on, too.
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Re: rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 07:57:37 AM »
You must make sure to remove all drivers that are on the computer for your device left after plugging it in, and use Wugs and follow the driver installation instructions he even provides the program to remove the old ones and the correct drivers, and after following his tut you should have the drivers installed correctly and when you've done it you can even test it to make sure they are installed right. I'm not being funny but if you can't get the drivers installed I would avoid the whole process as you need to know what your doing and if you do brick it you will struggle following the tuts like SDK to get it back. Think about it.

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Re: rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 01:35:56 PM »
Your first thumbs up polly69... Great advice!

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Re: rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 05:47:56 PM »
Thanks Polly. Good advice. I think he is long gone though. Great to see you going back in threads.
Great stuff!

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Re: rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 03:07:46 AM »
i am trying to root my nexus7  but i can't git it to show up in my computer or in device manager   . what could be the problem    . it show up earlier  but now nothing  :(

What method are you trying?
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Re: rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013, 11:16:00 AM »
hey guys out there if u think i dont   know what i am doing ur wrong . the toolkit is pretty easy to follow  i was just not aware that i need the newer version 1.6.3 tool kit  for the 4.2.2 built .

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Re: rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2013, 11:43:41 AM »
No one can ever say that we can't beat a problem to death 8)

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Re: rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 12:20:20 PM »
Congrats Harry,

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Re: rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2013, 02:05:04 PM »
I have not yet rooted my nexus 7. Still reading and picking up my courage to do it. :-) But I recall that when I rooted my android phone it would not root till I uninstalled Avast mobile security app. It's anti theft feature is designed to prevent it. One more cause for difficulty for those who have it installed.

Hope this helps someone.

Question: once rooted, but without flashing a custom rom, can the android update itself or will i need to unroot to get updates?

Thanks

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Re: rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2013, 05:48:31 PM »
No need to unroot to receive updates nexusNovice but you will loose root unless you take precautions like Superuser or SuperSU's OTA update survival options or Voodoo OTA RootKeeper available on Google Play.

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Re: rooting and unlocking nexus 7
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2013, 05:40:18 PM »
Thank you.

 


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