Root Nexus 7 4.2.2

JakePC

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I've been trying to root my nexus 7 for months! The issue is that my computer can't see my tab in fastboot mode, so I cant unlock the bootloader.
 

Apanzee

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The computer itself shouldn't; but adb should. Are you able to launch the adb shell? If the shell opens successfully then it is able to see your tablet. The best way to flash is to use adb and replace the default HBOOT menu with clockworkmod recovery.

Rooting is a hazardous and complex procedure. I take absolutely no responsibility for any damage occurring to your device. Proceed at your own risk.

Step 1 - Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website and install with USB drivers.

Step 2 - Enable USB Debugging mode in your Nexus 7 tablet.

Step 3 - Download Fastboot and extract it in android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory. Create directory if not already there.

NOTE: Skip Steps 1, 2, 3 if you already have them.

Step 4 - Download SuperSU-v1.04.zip and copy it to your sdcard on your Nexus 7 tablet.

Step 5 - Make sure you have backed up your data as it will be removed. Then switch OFF your Nexus 7.

Step 6 - Download recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.2.3-grouper.img and copy/paste it in the android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory.

Step 7 - Now go into Fastboot Mode on Nexus 7. Press Volume Down + UP + Power key for a few seconds till you see some text on the screen.
Step 8 - Navigate to android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt).

Step 9 - Type in the following command and press Enter.

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.2.3-grouper.img
Step 10 - Once completed, choose RECOVERY MODE from the Fastboot menu and enter Recovery Mode.

Step 11 - Then scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the Power button to select it.

Step 12 - Press the Power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.

Step 13 - Now using your volume keys, navigate to the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.04.zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 14 - After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu. Then Choose yes flash recovery back (this will make CWM your permanent recovery mode)

That’s it. Your Nexus 7 is now rooted on Android 4.2.2 JDQ39 software version of Jelly Bean and even has a custom CWM recovery installed. Check for the SuperSU app in your apps list to verify.

If it all went well, double check the root by downloading the terminal emulator from Google Play.

Install and then run it. Enter "su" without the quotes and press enter - if it returns with "#" then you have root.
 

JakePC

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i actually fixed this problem shortly after posting this... so it's all ok now lol


 
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