How to Root your Nexus 7 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Unlock Bootloader and Flash ClockworkMod Recovery.

How to Root your Nexus 7 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Unlock Bootloader and Flash ClockworkMod Recovery.

How to Root your Nexus 7 Android 4.1 Jellly Bean with Unlock Bootloader and Flash ClockworkMod Recovery.

Not yet released, the Nexus 7, developers like Birdman and RootzWiki friends, has put a step by step procedure guide on How to Root the Nexus 7 and also unlocking its Bootloader and the Flash ClockworkMod Recovery. Hats off to the handy works of developers from the developer’s community.

So what are you waiting for? The procedure is very simple as by flashing some files and navigating the terminals will do it.

Before we proceed you need to know that the warranty will be voided after rooting your device and in case of any damage you will be responsible for it and if ok then follow it at your own risk.

The things you need are:

  • A PC or a Laptop
  • A working USB cable for your device
  • Batteryback up must be 50% above of you device


The first part will be Unlocking the Bootloader:

 Step A:   The procedure starts with downloading and installing Android SDK


Step B: You need to enable the USB debugging from the Settings > Developer options

Step C:  Then you need to connect your Nexus 7 device via USB cable to your PC or a Laptop and when done, you need to launch Terminal / Command Prompt and go to Android SDK installed Location > FastBoot folder.

Step D:  In the Command Prompt enter the below command:

fastboot oem unlock

Once entered the flashing will be complete and then enter the following below:

fastboot reboot

Step E:   After this is done download recovery.img (from in the FastBoot folder and type the below carefully:

fastboot flash recovery CWM-grouper-recovery.img

Step F:   You need to reboot the device and after it reboots enter again the below code:

fastboot reboot

The Second part is to make the “ClockworkMod Recovery” permanent 

 When you are done with all the above steps, go to Terminal and enter the below code and make sure you don’t lose the ClockworkMod Recovery access.

Enter the code in Terminal:

  • mount system
  • adb shell
  • cd/system
  • mv recovery-from-boot.p recovery-from-boot.bak

The final part is to Gain the Root Access

 In this step you need to download the file and after downloading the file make sure it is saved onto a SD card of your Nexus device.

  • After doing that reboot your Android 4.1 device and enter the ClockworkMod Recovery option, by pressing down the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons all together until your device flashes a CWM logo on the screen.
  • Now when it’s done, go to Main Menu look for “install zip from sdcard option”, then choose “zip from sdcard” and select the file “”.
  • Finally after the installation is over go to Main Menu again and select the “reboot system now” option.

If the above steps are processed correctly and entered properly, your Nexus 7 Tablet is all rooted on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and now that it’s been rooted you can enjoy your favourite apps installed easily.


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