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Offline gp123

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Rooting N7
« on: August 17, 2012, 09:24:30 AM »
What does it mean to "root your N7"?
Why would I want to do this?
Any downside to this?



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Re: Rooting N7
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 12:08:02 PM »
You should do a search on this forum, you'll find lots of info abut this, including a step-by-step guide on rooting your N7.

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Re: Rooting N7
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 12:20:59 PM »
You can follow this link to our Rooting Guide and it will explain the process and the advantages.

http://www.Nexus7Forum.com/index.php?topic=367.msg2092.msg#2092
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Re: Rooting N7
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 01:05:09 PM »
I understand the whole warranty thing, but does a rooted N7 affect future Android OS updates?

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Re: Rooting N7
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012, 01:28:38 PM »
Rooting will not generally affect your ability to run updates, but updates may remove root from your device, so I always install RootKeeper. One caution though, if you choose to remove pre-installed apps, the update may look for one those apps and the update fail if it cannot find that app.
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Re: Rooting N7
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 03:14:44 PM »
Rooting will not generally affect your ability to run updates, but updates may remove root from your device, so I always install RootKeeper. One caution though, if you choose to remove pre-installed apps, the update may look for one those apps and the update fail if it cannot find that app.

Yikes!!!  I hope I haven't caused myself any problems down the line....

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Re: Rooting N7
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2012, 03:22:38 PM »
Don't worry radio, it's easy enough to flash a stock image with WugFresh's Root Toolkit.
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Re: Rooting N7
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012, 04:04:23 PM »
Don't worry radio, it's easy enough to flash a stock image with WugFresh's Root Toolkit.

True enough JayJ.

Now, for those who are not an advanced user like JayJ, "Flashing a stock image" is basically connecting your tablet to a computer, taking an external image and restoring your tablet to factory state and to quote JayJ, "It's easy enough."

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