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Root Nexus 7 (2012) running on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat Firmware – How To

As the Android 4.4.4 Kitkat update is rolled out to almost all Nexus devices and it is also rolled out to Nexus 7 2012 edition, some you might haven’t received this update via OTA, so manually update your device to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat firmware from here. As this is the stock update, it might have un-rooted your Nexus 7 or if you are about to root your device for the first time then follow the guide below.

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Before proceeding to Root Nexus 7 2012 edition, let’s have a quick look at some of the pre requisites to follow to avoid bricking of your device.

Pre Requisites:

  • Make a complete backup of all of your data; just in case if you have accidently wiped your data; it will be help to restore your data.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your device from the Developers Options, usually located under Settings.
  • Charge your device to at least 75% to avoid bricking of your device and is highly recommended.
  • Make sure that your device model is Nexus 7 (grouper), check under Settings > About.
  • Bootloader must be unlocked.
  • Install Fastboot and ADB drivers on your PC. HOW? Follow here.
  • Download and install USB drivers for your device on your PC. Download here.

Disclaimer: We should not be held liable or responsible in any manner for any damage occurred to your Nexus 7 for not following the steps properly. So understand the risk involved and proceed further.

Procedure to Root Nexus 7 2012 Edition on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat firmware: