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Root Nexus 7.2 - Root

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jwgraves62, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. jwgraves62

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    I've tried the one-click method to get root on my new Nexus 7.2 and it fails. Anyone know a way to get on this new device?
     

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    I did it "manually" from my Fedora box with adb and fastboot and wot-not. Worked pretty much the same as it did on my original Nexus 7:

    Nexus 7 Hacking

    Just be sure to get a recovery designed for the new nexus 7 ("flo" for me) and not the old one.
     
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    Wow! I'm hoping there's a much simpler method than that one. I'll wait a bit. Thanks for the link though.
     
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    I must have had the wrong recovery because after I flashed it, booting into recovery just got me the Google screen, it never went beyond that. I'll scour Claghorn's link and try again because I miss my root!
     
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    As it turns out, you have to boot straight into recovery from fastboot instead of allowing the device to reboot. At least, that's how I got a custom recovery to work.
     
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    When unlocking select your model. When rooting choose the *.* option. That's how i got it to root.
     

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