Last Updated: Jul 22,2013
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Read NZtechfreak's excellent guide for using the root kit.
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I was just reading through his site about the root toolkit. Amazing!
Read him tweet it yesterday. Its just as easy to do it manually, but I'd rather get it out of the way quickly so I can get right in to enjoying using the device.
Updated to version 1.5.1 as the root script was stalling in 1.5, apparently.
Updated to version 1.5.2
If I root with 1.5.1...do I need to re-root with 1.5.2? Might sound like a bit of a stupid question...but I'm a bit of a root-noob.
If you're rooted, you're rooted. You don't need to do it again.
1.5.1 wasn't up to the task of rooting me.
It also wanted to install Samsung drivers when I had selected my Nexus 7 (Asus).
Did you try these drivers? Others said they worked for them.
I was one of the ones who alerted WugFresh to the fact that earlier versions were stalling, can confirm new 1.5.2 version working fine (although you will still need to command prompt to enter recovery). Link to full guide with lots of pics in my sig, most here shouldn't need anything that noob-friendly though, the process is very easy even via command prompt exclusively.
I installed PDA.net to get them. Also had the SDK installed so those probably would have worked as well. I was rooted within an hour after buying it, but it took several tries. I used this to root my SGN, but had to use the other app to root my N7. 1.5.1 seemed to use the wrong recovery.img file since it would just hang trying to load it.
Just checked after updating and it still only showed Samsung drivers. If I select the N7, it shouldn't show those drivers.
I notice each version installs in it's own folder with the version in it's name so you either need to pick that folder again when you install or uninstall the previous version. I just install each version in C:\Wugs_GnexRootToolkit
The toolkit only installs the binaries and superuser on your N7. It is only the tool. Once those are there, they will update on their own.
Will the 64bit drivers be distributed as part of the package soon so we don't have to roll the dice on the 32bit ones?
To be on the safe side, I'm going to root from my Netbook since that has a 32bit OS on it.
Edit: Tried it on two different systems, both hanging at Checking ADB status in driver config.
Edit 2: Finally got it to go, looks like the problem was the drivers for my Optimus V that were making things hang.
Worked great, and unlocked and rooted my Nexus 7.
Is it a problem if I unlocked with the Samsung drivers? I followed the walkthrough and didn't mention any others, so that's what I went with. Unlocked with no issues.
Also, can anyone confirm that you can now watch movies from the Play store if you're rooted? I'm holding off on rooting until this has been fixed.
Also, I was updated to JR003D and that is not listed, only the original and the JR003C (1st update), going with the C version anyway.
Status to follow:
EDIT: Had problems with this, didn't seem to work and hung up. Started over with the manual root process rather than use this tool. I think it might be because of the JR003D, which is the latest update from Google. The JR003C selection and it was no go.
Unlocked and rooted, using the stock recovery so I won't have to mess with it when updates are available. cwm is good, just don't want to have to keep undoing it to get the updates.
i have JRO03D on my Nexus. Hope this works.
Bump so people can see it's updated. See my edits, Venom.
If it worked, I wouldn't sweat it. You may have already installed drivers thru other means or maybe the Samsung drivers also work on this.
Took me an extra day but I'm rooted, updated and ready to rock.
I was going to root manually especially where I had the JRO03D build number as well but I figured what the heck give it a shot and it worked great. I used the JRO03C build on the toolkit.
I've loaded the root kit on two different PCs now, and it hasn't worked properly on either one.
The automatic driver installation failed both times, so I did the manual driver installation - which worked, but all of the sanity checks ("list adb devices", "boot into boot loader") failed. Even though ADB works perfectly on both PCs when I run it from the command line, the root kit doesn't seem to show anything.
Doesn't matter, I suppose. I've rooted and unlocked all previous devices through the command line, and it took less time than fiddling with the root toolkit. Just thought I'd try a new tool - I guess that's what I get for doing something different
IF THE PROGRAM IS STALLING ON YOU (FOR ADB CHECK):
Restart the toolkit
On the main interface hit the "Launch" button to open Advanced utilities
In the advanced utilities interface; hit the "Launch CMD Prompt" button
Type the following cmd Code:
Now you should be able to use any of the utilities in the toolkit without it stalling.
This extra step is just a temporary solution, until I release v1.5.3; then this won't be necessary.
I also read there is an officlal release of CWM out now he will be adding in the next version.
This tool good for 4.1.1?
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