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Old November 20th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to use Wug's toolkit to unlock (not root) my new Nexus 7 running Android 4.2. Wug's toolkit doesn't give an explicit option for a 4.2 Nexus 7. Since I don't need all of the bells and whistles associated with Wug's toolkit, is there an easy way to unlock my device that has been verified with Android 4.2? Thanks!

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Old November 20th, 2012, 01:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its a nexus device, so unlocking it is painfully easy

Hook it up to the computer and use fastboot. The command is

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Or you can still use wugs. The android version number doesnt matter because its the same to unlock it. Select the "other" option
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noob comment: what is fastboot? Is that a command prompt on the Nexus? Is that where I hold down volume / power or something? Just a little more detail would be great, really appreciate the help.
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Anything you need can be found in the http://androidforums.com/nexus-7-all-things-root/571161-nexus-7-all-things-root-guide-updated-20-oct-2012-a.html


Specifically:
[Nexus 7] Unlocking Bootloader / Installing Clockwordmod / Getting Root with Root Toolkit - YouTube


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ADB Guide (updated 2013/05/21)



I'd still suggest using wugs. Itll have fastboot included with it
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Yup, just got Wug's to work for me. I was having trouble with the drivers at first. Thanks for the help.
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Sorry off topic fur a sec. But does anybody know how long it takes for wugs to flash the 4.2 image? I been waiting a half an hour and it went all the way to sending 'system' <477136 kb>... I mean i know it takes a while but damn, this is lame. Anybody know?
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Just received my Nexus 7 yesterday and it came with 4.2. I'm sure I know the answer to this but would like clarification/confirmation. Can I root my N7 that's running 4.2?
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Just received my Nexus 7 yesterday and it came with 4.2. I'm sure I know the answer to this but would like clarification/confirmation. Can I root my N7 that's running 4.2?
Yes. Wugs will do it no problem. If there isn't a Nexus 7 4.2 option just select any built.
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Sorry off topic fur a sec. But does anybody know how long it takes for wugs to flash the 4.2 image? I been waiting a half an hour and it went all the way to sending 'system' <477136 kb>... I mean i know it takes a while but damn, this is lame. Anybody know?
Only took a few mins from what I remember
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