Android 4.3 was released in the end of july by Google and started rolling out in couple of days after its launch. Although Android 4.3 is a minor upgrade over Android 4.2 but brings restricted profiles, a few other minor features and fixes along with a bunch of performance enhancements.
Now that all of that’s settled and done, and the code has been rolled out to AOSP, it’s time for modifications and developer-community-driven enhancements.
In this article, we will help you in how to root Nexus 4, Nexus 7 & Nexus 10 (2012) and Galaxy Nexus running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any harm to your device – proceed at your own risk!
Root Nexus 7 2012 (Wi-Fi & 3G) using CF-Auto-Root
- CF Auto Root package for Nexus 7 Wi-Fi [download] / CF Auto Root package for Nexus 7 3G [download]
- Android USB driver for Nexus 7 installed on you computer.
- USB Debugging enabled on the device.
- 80% or more battery power remaining on the tablet.
- Setup Android ADB and Fastboot on Windows
Please note that these instructions are for carrier unlocked variants of Nexus 7, and will work only on Nexus 7.
Step 1: Extract the downloaded CF-Auto-Root package and keep the files in a convenient location on your machine.
Step 2: Reboot the Nexus 7 into fastboot mode using the combination of volume up, volume down and power buttons.
Step 3: Once in fastboot, connect the device to the PC using the supplied USB cable. Wait for the fastboot drivers to configure themselves.
Step 4: Navigate to the folder where the downloaded files from CF Auto Root were extracted, and look for the file that says “root-windows.bat”. Double-click to run it.
Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions until you reach the point when the tablet reboots back into normal mode.
Check How to Root Nexus 7 2013 model here.