Just a few days ago, Google pushed Android 4.2.2 for Nexus devices including Google Nexus 7. It comes with several bug fixes and performance enhancements. If you have updated your Nexus 7 to Android 4.2.2, then you might want to root it and in this post, you will learn how to root your Google Nexus 7 running Android 4.2.2.
Disclaimer: I won’t be held responsible if the rooting method described below does any harm or mishap to your device. Proceed at your own risk. Also, charge your device to atleast 40% and backup all your data.
How to root Nexus 7 on Android 4.2.2
Step 1: Enable USB debugging on your Nexus 7 by going to Settings >> Developer options.
Note: If you don’t find developer options, please see this guide.
Step 2: Set up Android SDK on your computer. If you already have it set up, then skip this step and if not, please refer to this guide to install and set up Android sdk on your computer.
Step 3: Download this file and paste it in platform-tools folder of your SDK. You can find platform-tools foler where you installed android sdk. In my case it’s at: C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk
Step 4: Download CWM recovery file and paste it in the same location i,e in platform-tools folder.
Step 5: Download SuperUser and paste it in the root of internal memory of your Nexus 7.
Step 6: Turn off the device and get into Fastboot mode by holding Volume down key+Power key for a few seconds.
Step 7: Make sure your device is plugged into your computer. Go to platform-tools folder. Hold down the shift key and right click in an empty area. Now choose Open Command Prompt here.
Step 8: Now in the command prompt, write the following and hit Enter.
fastboot flash recovery CWM-grouper-recovery.img
Step 9: Once the process is finished, get into recovery mode by using volume key and power key on your Nexus 7.
Step 10: Once in recovery mode, go to Flash Zip from SD Card > Choose zip from sd card and select UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.04.zip file that you copied in Step 5.
Rooting process will now start. It can take a while. Once the process finishes, choose Go Back and then reboot system now to finish the whole process.
Congratulations! Your Nexus 7 is now rooted.