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Old December 27th, 2012, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering which root method is the fastest/simplistic way to root the nexus 7 running 4.2.1?

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Old December 27th, 2012, 08:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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worked great for me just follow instructions and you'll be rooted in no time.

http://androidforums.com/nexus-7-all-things-root/581205-nexus-root-toolkit.html

also found this has way more options and again make sure you take your time readin instructions

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1809195
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I'm curious about the seeming requirement to unlock the bootloader in order to root. I've never had to do that before (always used SuperOneClick), but that was with Gingerbread. I did unlock the bootloader on my N1 but that was to flash CyanogenMod. I had it rooted before that. Is this an ICS and/or JB change?

I'm not complaining and I really want to thank everyone here for all the information and resources. I know I will get around to rooting, but since I am not looking for a new ROM, I was surprised by the requirement to unlock and am trying to understand.
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I would agree, use wugs toolkit

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I'm curious about the seeming requirement to unlock the bootloader in order to root. I've never had to do that before (always used SuperOneClick), but that was with Gingerbread. I did unlock the bootloader on my N1 but that was to flash CyanogenMod. I had it rooted before that. Is this an ICS and/or JB change?

I'm not complaining and I really want to thank everyone here for all the information and resources. I know I will get around to rooting, but since I am not looking for a new ROM, I was surprised by the requirement to unlock and am trying to understand.
Unlocking is required to put a custom recovery on the device, which is needed to either install SU files or install a custom ROM.

Superoneclick was a security vulnerability, and has been patched.
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Okay, I'll read through the stuff here and about the root toolkit at XDA. can you give me an idea of how updates from Google are handled. if I unlock the bootloader and reflash stock (I see a link for that) will it recieve updates still (might take away root) or is there more to it.

Probably better if i read up first and then ask questions. I know.
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Okay, I'll read through the stuff here and about the root toolkit at XDA. can you give me an idea of how updates from Google are handled. if I unlock the bootloader and reflash stock (I see a link for that) will it recieve updates still (might take away root) or is there more to it.

Probably better if i read up first and then ask questions. I know.
If you stay stock, you can take OTA's, but will lose root. When that happens you just re-run the toolkit to re-root you or you can do it manually via http://androidforums.com/nexus-7-all-things-root/655335-how-manually-re-root-after-ota-update.html

If you uninstall system apps, the OTA update will fail. I usually make a flashable zip the same day that disables the app checks for people to update.
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If you stay stock, you can take OTA's, but will lose root. When that happens you just re-run the toolkit to re-root you or you can do it manually via http://androidforums.com/nexus-7-all-things-root/655335-how-manually-re-root-after-ota-update.html

If you uninstall system apps, the OTA update will fail. I usually make a flashable zip the same day that disables the app checks for people to update.
Btw, do you have that for 4.2.1?
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Btw, do you have that for 4.2.1?
Not anymore, let me look into making a new one real quick
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