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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nickyal85, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Nickyal85

    Nickyal85 Newbie
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    Ive got a nexus 7 marshmallow that I want to root but don't no how to. Can any1 help please. Thanks
     


  2. Curtis1973

    Curtis1973 Android Expert

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  3. Nickyal85

    Nickyal85 Newbie
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    Thanks I'll have a look. Is this the only way
     
  4. Curtis1973

    Curtis1973 Android Expert

    Not positive on that. Google it. Someone may have gained root via android app.
     
  5. Nickyal85

    Nickyal85 Newbie
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    I installed kingroot and it says it work and its now rooted but do I need anything else. Thanks
     
  6. Nickyal85

    Nickyal85 Newbie
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    Can any1 please help as I'm new to all this. Thanks
     
  7. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
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    I assume / presume that you've got a 2013 / 2nd-gen Nexus 7 (razor /razorg / deb / flo)?

    If so:


    If it's the 2012 / 1st-gen (nakasi / nakasig / grouper / tilapia):


    Be sure you know which device you have.

    Rooting a Nexus device pretty-much entails having an unlocked bootloader and then using a custom recovery to flash/install Chainfire's root .zip package. Unlocking the bootloader will wipe your device, by the way.

    Cheers and best of luck!
     
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  8. Nickyal85

    Nickyal85 Newbie
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    It's a 2gen
     
  9. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
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    Cool :cool: :)...I've moved your thread over here to our N7 (2013) root area for you.

    Cheers!
     
  10. Nickyal85

    Nickyal85 Newbie
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    OK thanks. Is that king root any good
     
  11. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
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    Never used it...there is a standard way of rooting a Nexus device, like I mentioned that doesn't involve an app or tool like that.

    I'm guessing this is what you're looking for: http://www.wugfresh.com/nrt/ if you want an easy root solution (this is a Nexus-specific tool and lots of folks have used it).
     
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  12. Nickyal85

    Nickyal85 Newbie
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    OK thanks. I need to be able to charge with otg
     
  13. Nickyal85

    Nickyal85 Newbie
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    When go on root checker it tells me its rooted
     
  14. Curtis1973

    Curtis1973 Android Expert

    First you need to not delete any system apps unless you know what they are for. Now download this..its recovery for your nexus 7. Use flashify to install it. https://s.basketbuild.com/devs/drewwalton19216801/Recoveries/CannibalOpenTouch/flo/

    This file is a .IMG file place it on your external SD card or internal. now Google flashify apk...download and install it. you can use it to install the recovery. in flashify select option to install recovery... browse for it. not the download optio. once its installed you can power off and load up recovery and make a system backup. this post is now in the nexus 7 forums. ask one of the users here how to boot in to recovery via your nexus 7. usually power plus volume down key. but each device is different
     
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  15. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    Power + volume down boots into bootloader mode. Then use the volume up/down buttons to select recovery and use the power button to execute.

    I wouldn't touch king root especially on a Nexus. Yuck. You'll have to flash the factory image to get that spyware off of it and then root properly if you want stock rooted with SuperSU instead of King root. Or another option after flashing TWRP is a custom rom. I run Pure Nexus on my Nexus 7.
     
    #15 mydian, Jan 24, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
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  16. Nickyal85

    Nickyal85 Newbie
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    Ive I've got root and twrp but can't seem to install elementalx it goes through the options and then says its faild
     
  17. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
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    Your best resource for this, I'm guessing:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2389022
    ([KERNEL] [Jan 25] [FLO/DEB] ElementalX-N7-5.08)
    Cheers!
     
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  18. Nickyal85

    Nickyal85 Newbie
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    It still ain't working. Could I have the wrong twrp or somthing
     
  19. saltire

    saltire Android Expert

    What version of TWRP are you using?

    What error message do you get, is reported in the Elemental installer?

    Also, which Elemental kernel variant are you trying to install as there are two to choose from, and they will need to match your ROM. Don't think this is what's causing the install issue but thought I'd mention it whilst here.
     
    #19 saltire, Jan 26, 2016
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  20. Nickyal85

    Nickyal85 Newbie
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    5.08 elementalx
    Twrp 2.8.4.0
     
  21. Nickyal85

    Nickyal85 Newbie
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    The error msg is in red and I think it says something about mount and no OS installed
     
  22. saltire

    saltire Android Expert

    Ok, by Elemental variant I meant the AOSP or CM (caf) variant.

    I think this is TWRP issue and installing the MM (Android 6.x) update with a MM ROM. There are a few posts in flar's thread on xda that suggest trying the multi-ROM TWRP which seems to work.

    It's worthwhile starting on the last page of the thread and working backwards to see if it's the same issue you have.

    (I'm still on LP ROM with Elemental at the moment.)
     
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  23. saltire

    saltire Android Expert

    Thread is the one scary alien helpfully linked to in his post by the way.
     
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  24. Nickyal85

    Nickyal85 Newbie
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    It keeps saying unable to mount. I don't no what variant itis
     
  25. saltire

    saltire Android Expert

    Which one did you download to flash through TWRP?
     

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The Nexus 7 (2013) release date was July 2013. Features and Specs include a 7.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 3950mAh battery.

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