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  1. HackADevice

    HackADevice Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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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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  2. n4zty

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  3. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-) VIP Member

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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.
     
  4. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

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    I would agree, use wugs toolkit

    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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  5. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-) VIP Member

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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. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

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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.
     
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  8. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

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    Not anymore, let me look into making a new one real quick
     
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    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

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    I managed to get sidetracked. :eek: Sorry. I have recruitment going on for our graduate department tonight, but PM me if I don't do by tomorrow.
     
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