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Rooting Android 4.3

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jmar, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. jmar

    jmar Nexican
    Thread Starter

    As of right now, only Chainfire's SuperSU v1.43+ is capable of rooting Android 4.3

    Chainfire has requested that we not directly link to the download page, but to his thread on XDA instead.

    Here it is: XDA Thread

    HAPPY ROOTING!
     



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  2. rubejb

    rubejb Android Enthusiast

    I'm confused. I thought that you needed to root in order to use Super User apps? But this one actually roots an N7 with 4.3?

    Or do I need to root first, then install this?
     
  3. jmar

    jmar Nexican
    Thread Starter

    Sorry for any confusion.

    What you are downloading is a flashable zip for recovery. Flash in recovery for root. This will root the phone and install the SuperSU app.

    :)
     
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  4. rubejb

    rubejb Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for the info... I ended up downloading a rooted 4.3 update and flashed it (using the TWRP recover I didn't even know I had installed :) ). And it seems to be working great.

    If you wouldn't mind another question...

    I've ordered the new 2013 N7 and will be giving my current model to my wife. I want to return this one to near-factory but rooted condition before I give it to her.

    If I just go into recovery and wipe cache and data, will that then boot up as if it's a new device, asking the initial setup questions and all that?

    Thanks1
     
  5. jmar

    jmar Nexican
    Thread Starter

    Yup! Congrats on the upgraded Tab.
     
  6. carioca

    carioca Lurker

    "Flash in recovery for root."

    Could you expand/explain this a little for this dense geriatric, please?
    As I read it, it seems to say 'put your device in recovery mode, then flash the SU binary zip file to the device and bingo, you have root (again)'...

    I'm asking because my SuperUser says "no binary found" or similar on my old N7, which used to be rooted before the 4.3 OTA messed with it...

    Thanks!
     
  7. John Bean

    John Bean Happy Wanderer

    You may wish to use the Nexus Root Toolkit which now works on 4.3. I used to to re-root my Nexus 7 after the update broke it.
     
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