Nexus 7 FAQ

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See How to Root Nexus 7! for rooting your Nexus 7 tablet.

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Nexus 7 Reference
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14 Responses to Nexus 7 FAQ

  1. aaron says:

    hey max! i think i rooted my nexus 7, or atleast didnt install flashboot right or something… i cant get past the boot animation and can do the up+power combo, but it doesnt do anything… please help. i really want to get back on my nexus 7

    • admin says:

      Did you use method on this site? I don’t know if that’s possible if the only thing you did is flash recovery and install root.

      • aaron says:

        hey man, so i tried installing another rom on my nexus 7, i have a mac and am kinda a noob at rooting (and was baked while rooting)… not sure if i did everything right. right now i cant get past recovery mode, basically in the same kind of trouble as before… i think i followed your directions except for the touch flash recovery thing…. eff man i just wanna get back on!

        • Alexandre Matos says:

          Hi aaron!

          I have rooted my Nexus 7 with mac with a tool pack to root the Nexus 7 with one click try do find out on the web!

    • KING says:

      just PWR +V- to shut down
      PWR again to start up
      this solved mine
      Good Luck

  2. Hi there! How are you?
    Just a little question! I have rooted my Nexus 7 and this time I have the ParanoidAndroid ROM installed… What I want to know from you is very simple… In your opinion what is the best ROM for the Nexus 7? I am interesting in trying the CodenameSammy ROM… what do you think?

    Thanks from Portugal! ;)

  3. Demetrias says:

    I have a nexus 7 rooted and I just updated my tablet to 4.2.2 and when It was finishing installation it asked me to say yes or no to two things.. unfortunately I missed what it said, and accidentally clicked no. ? Now it didn’t abort, instead it was successful. It updated just fine, except now I have no recovery mode. … Now I believe one of the questions I accidentally said no to was “default recovery…” Our something like that.. so I think I may have deleted my custom clockwork recovery, and now I don’t have any… Any suggestions?

  4. David says:

    I noticed your nav bar had time on left and home and recents on right…how did you do that?

  5. Danny says:

    Hello arron,

    I am having trouble getting into the clockwork mod, I have gotten up to unlocking the bootloader and whenever I launch recovery mode it either starts it up like it was prior to me doing the bootloader or it gives me a dead robot with a red caution arrow on its stomach then just launches like normal. I really wanna root this thing but it seems impossible or maybe I’m just doing something wrong

    any help is appreciated

  6. Mike says:

    Hello Aaron,

    I managed to get Pacman on my nexus7 but now I can’t get a USB connection with my PC going… I’ve tried entering developer debug mode but still no luck.

    Any ideas?

  7. David says:

    If a nexus 7 is rooted, will it not receive future OS updates?

  8. Larry C says:

    Hello. I am having a problem downloading the Is there anyway you can send me a direct download without all the extra add on stuff.

  9. Dez Litten says:

    I rooted my girls tablet and unlocked the boot loader. Even relocked it and unlocked it.
    Still have root.
    But no matter what I do it seems that this grouper won’t accept any fresh ROMS I have the TWRP updated and I do everything correctly even Roms with aroma installer just always fails.
    Someone please help.

  10. ronaa says:

    please help me,,,

    i was root my nexus 7 ginger bread with your tutorial and it work,,, unfortunely it crash or something(it stuck in X blinking), so i put in on dealer. and after that they upgrade to 4.4.2 and i want to root again,, i follow your instructionlike the first time but using but now it stuck in recovery mode not enter to android. i repeate many time it still happen,,,,

    what’s going on? please give me help,,,,,

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