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Offline arkwright

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Can't Root...Won't Root
« on: March 25, 2013, 09:03:17 AM »
After eventually installing the correct drivers and unlocking the bootloader using the Nexus Root Toolkit, I went for the next step which is 'rooting'

Unfortunately I seem to have come unstuck.

i've followed the instructions and I get a small window appear saying 'Booting modified boot.img to enable running privileged commands'

My Nexus then reboots and the android robot appears with a couple of arrows pointing to the up/down volume and a 'start' arrow pointing to the power on/off button. I assumed I needed to press all three of these together, which I have done and the Nexus boots up but just into what I would call 'normal' mode.

Not sure if anything else should happen, but after 10 minutes I've still got the window on my PC telling me it's booting modified boot.img

Have a done something wrong or missed out a stage?

Any help much appreciated.



Offline birdastrompgman

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Re: Can't Root...Won't Root
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 09:59:45 AM »
Which rooting method did you choose?  I usually choose #2 or #4.  IIRC, after the NRT puts your N7 into insecure boot, Bootloader should ask you if you really want to unlock the Bootloader.  You never mentioned that step, so I'm assuming it stopped without getting that far.  You can just repeat the procedure you were trying.

Feel free to call me @707-742-3610 if you want me to walk you through the rooting steps.  I know it's a daunting procedure for first-timers.  Of course, I'm still not responsible if you brick your N7.

« Last Edit: March 25, 2013, 10:06:17 AM by birdastrompgman »
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Offline loociddreemr

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Re: Can't Root...Won't Root
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 01:30:02 PM »
Did the OP find a solution? As a strong advocate of rooting, I would be glad to help however I can.

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Offline birdastrompgman

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Re: Can't Root...Won't Root
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 06:17:57 PM »
I never heard back from him/her. I hope that means that he didn't need my help.

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Offline bjs229

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Re: Can't Root...Won't Root
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 06:39:11 PM »
Maybe you came on too strong. Lol.

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