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Unlock a 4.2 Nexus 7

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  1. egernant

    egernant Well-Known Member

    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!

  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Its a nexus device, so unlocking it is painfully easy

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

    Code (Text):
    1. Fastboot OEM Unlock

    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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  3. egernant

    egernant Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

  5. egernant

    egernant Well-Known Member

    Yup, just got Wug's to work for me. I was having trouble with the drivers at first. Thanks for the help.
  6. MrTolk3

    MrTolk3 Well-Known Member

    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?
  7. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    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?
  8. CYNICALifornia

    CYNICALifornia Well-Known Member

    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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  9. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Only took a few mins from what I remember

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