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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mojosodope, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. mojosodope

    mojosodope Android Enthusiast
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    I asked this at another forum and couldn't get a response, but can I root 4.2 and if so which application should in use or do you recommend thank you
     



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  2. Groid

    Groid Android Enthusiast

    Go to the sticky above this thread STICKY: Nexus 7 All Things Root Guide. Click the link under 'Rooting Tools'. Follow the guide. Please look around a little bit next time. The stickies contain lots of valuable information and tips. Good luck with your efforts. Members will help if you get into trouble.
     
  3. mojosodope

    mojosodope Android Enthusiast
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    Can't find adb device...tried everything it ask
     
  4. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    If it's not finding the adb device, then it's one of two things. Either USB debugging isn't on under developer options, or the drivers aren't set up correctly. If the drivers contained in the toolkit don't work, you could try downloading the drivers from ASUS's website and use those. Those require manual installation, but that doesn't take long.
     
  5. Groid

    Groid Android Enthusiast

    Those dang drivers are a pain. I had to install the Android SDK, RSDLite, Motohelper, PDA.net on the N7, PDAnet for Android on my PC, all the drivers in the Rootkit thread and finally got it to work. Focus on the drivers. Once they work, everything else falls into place.
     
  6. mojosodope

    mojosodope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yes I have debugging on
     
  7. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Then it has to be the drivers. What version of windows are you using, xp, vista, 7, or 8?
     
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  8. mojosodope

    mojosodope Android Enthusiast
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    im using windows 8
     
  9. mojosodope

    mojosodope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i downloaded the new drivers...but how do i put them on my nexus 7
     
  10. sntaylor

    sntaylor Android Expert

    There are instructions on setting up the drivers within the toolkit, the line above unlock boot loader, I believe.... you need to go into the device manager but I couldn't direct you any further from there sorry.
     
  11. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    I'm assuming you mean the ASUS drivers from their website. If so, unzip the drivers, then you have to open the device manager while the device is connected in debugging mode. You should see an about android, but not related to mtp. Right click it, and click update drivers. Pick the option to let you choose, and specify the folder where you unzipped the drivers too. Once that finishes, you will have to do the same with the bootloader drivers. Reboot the device into fastboot mode and repeat the same process as you did for the adb drivers. Once both are installed, reboot the device normally and you can begin rooting. Make sure you unlock the bootloader first, which will wipe your device, or else rooting it will fail.
     
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  12. mojosodope

    mojosodope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Got it to work....thank you
     
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  13. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Congrats, enjoy your rooted tab:)
     
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