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Posted 18 November 2012 - 22:00

I'll try that one and report back. Everyone one I've tried has had some part that has NOT gone as described in the tutorial.

the only problem I had was installing the USB driver on my computer using the automatic method (though they may have improved that since the Nexus 7 was released) the manual method worked fine though and everything else went smoothly


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 22:03

Does rooting my device erase everything? Is it even worth the trouble?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 22:07

Does rooting my device erase everything? Is it even worth the trouble?

rooting, no. but in order to root the device you have to unlock it, which will reset it to factory defaults

and I'd say it's worth it, i've been able to get a lot more power and battery life (especially this) but installing a custom rom on my Nexus 7 (I'd recommend checking out AOKP [their main site is down right now due to being hacked]), and the forms of backup that rooting your device allows such as this https://play.google....ture=nav_result makes it worth it as well IMO

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 22:16

Aboslutely none of the guides for my Nexus 7 with 4.2 on will work. I've tried the driver installation and it fails and now my computer won't recognize my tablet as a Nexus 7 or anything else.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 22:21

Aboslutely none of the guides for my Nexus 7 with 4.2 on will work. I've tried the driver installation and it fails and now my computer won't recognize my tablet as a Nexus 7 or anything else.

oh, you're on 4.2 already

it just came out so that's probably what your problem is, wait a couple weeks and the methods should be updated to accommodate

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 22:38

Oh 4,2 may be the problem? I've followed every tutorial I could find including ones for 4.2 and none of them do what they say they'll do. For instance, when I run "SDK Manager" in one of the tutorials, instead of it fetching packages like the tutorial says, I just see a quick black CMD window open and then nothing happens. Everything ins so screwed up now that wehn I plug in the Nexus 7, WIndows 8 doesn't even recognize it as a nexus 7 (or anything at all).

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 22:44

Any tutorial for rooting the nexus 7 4.2 from os x?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 00:01

Well absolutely no tutorials for rooting Nexus 7 Android 4.2 worked. It took me half the night just to get Windows to recognize the Nexus 7 as a tablet device again. I have no clue what rooting does for me and I am only trying to do it so that Sax Xis controller app would work. I apparently had to install some special USB driver for the Nexus and that failed.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 00:06

Does rooting my device erase everything? Is it even worth the trouble?


Well the method I used there was an option for backing up and restoring so you could just do that.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 14:57

I would l certainly like to backup and restore but the whole process of rooting seems complicated and I tried maybe 6-7 tutorials, none of which worked like they said they would. Maybe I need to wait for more tutorials to come out but some of them where already for 4.2

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 19:40

Still no luck rooting my Nexus 7 with 4.2. Any tutorials out there that actually work?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:18

Rooting a Nexus device should be the simplest thing to root. I know you've looked at a few guides, have you tried this one? Using Toolkits can actually make things more complicated so this one is a bit more manual.
Essentially you need to unlock your bootloader (assuming you haven't already) and then you can flash a custom recovery and root.
Hope that helps

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:29

Use this thread it will relfash your device ready to root

http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1990814

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 19:22

Use this thread it will relfash your device ready to root

http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1990814


So does that mean it will erase all my apps and everything?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 19:23

did you read the link??

the second paragraph says

You DO NOT need to be on a stock rom to run this and it will NOT erase your data. But it is recommended when you get into CWM recovery for obvious reasons.





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