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  1. megatill's Avatar
    Hi ragnarokx,

    I managed to get the following done:
    fastboot oem unlock
    fastboot flash recovery clockwork.img
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot boot clockwork.img
    adb reboot recovery

    But when I get to
    adb push supersu.zip /sdcard/
    nothing happened.

    I read the Forum and another reader seemed to have the same problem, so I let the Nexus 7 reboot to the Windows start page, powered down, then started bootloader.

    I did see the blue/yellow list, but the message was that there was no SDCARD.

    Upon bootloader reboot, I applied fastboot boot clockwork.img and then tried
    adb reboot recovery and adb push supersu.zip /sdcard/ and both received an "error: device not found" message each time I applied via the CMD window.


    Any help gratefully accepted!!!!


    Megan in Sydney
    07-28-2012 06:42 AM
  2. ragnarokx's Avatar
    Hi ragnarokx,

    I managed to get the following done:
    fastboot oem unlock
    fastboot flash recovery clockwork.img
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot boot clockwork.img
    adb reboot recovery

    But when I get to
    adb push supersu.zip /sdcard/
    nothing happened.

    I read the Forum and another reader seemed to have the same problem, so I let the Nexus 7 reboot to the Windows start page, powered down, then started bootloader.

    I did see the blue/yellow list, but the message was that there was no SDCARD.

    Upon bootloader reboot, I applied fastboot boot clockwork.img and then tried
    adb reboot recovery and adb push supersu.zip /sdcard/ and both received an "error: device not found" message each time I applied via the CMD window.


    Any help gratefully accepted!!!!


    Megan in Sydney
    From the troubleshooting section:
    First: Basically if you can only see the N7 mounted as the Samsung device, do not worry, it roots fine using that. I simply could not get the naked drives mounted but it was not a big deal in the end. As a matter of fact somewhere along the line it changed to the Android ADB Interface.

    Second I also had the issue of the N7 not seeing the "SD card" and when i did I did not see the supersu.zip file to install, "

    So this will fix both. Just restart the N7 and boot it as normal from the recovery screen.

    Let it mount a USB drive, it will be called Nexus 7 in the My Computer list of devices and the drive will be called Internal Storage.

    Copy the c:\nexus7\supersu.zip file to this N7 drive. Just stick it in the root along with the folder, Android, DCIM etc...

    Then shut down the N7, hold power and Vol down and go from there to install supersu.zip. After I coped the file there manually I could then see the SD card and install it.
    07-28-2012 01:20 PM
  3. peggsie's Avatar
    In the command prompt
    c:\nexus7>
    My computer won't recognize the word"fastboot"
    It's a Windows 7 OS

    Does this mean my tablet is not recognized
    07-28-2012 08:38 PM
  4. megatill's Avatar
    You little beauty!!!!

    Thank you so much - Paladin's solution worked for me!

    I am now SuperUser on my Google Nexus 7!

    Megan in Sydney
    07-29-2012 12:11 AM
  5. feelinfroggy23's Avatar
    So has anyone ran into trouble while doing EXACTLY what he does on video? I know he updated some stuff but overall has anyone ran into trouble?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    07-29-2012 03:14 AM
  6. ragnarokx's Avatar
    In the command prompt
    c:\nexus7>
    My computer won't recognize the word"fastboot"
    It's a Windows 7 OS

    Does this mean my tablet is not recognized
    Sounds like fastboot.exe is not in a folder called nexus7 in the C:\ directory of your computer.





    So has anyone ran into trouble while doing EXACTLY what he does on video? I know he updated some stuff but overall has anyone ran into trouble?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    The only thing updated that affects the video is Clockwork, and that is covered by the two pictures and short explanation preceding the video.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
    07-29-2012 12:11 PM
  7. jaysmi32's Avatar
    does debug have to be activated in order to use this method?
    07-29-2012 02:56 PM
  8. pandas_in_hats's Avatar
    First of all, big thanks to ragnarokx for posting these instructions, the video and the updates.

    For anyone having a problem pushing the supersu zip to your Nexus 7, I followed the instructions from top to bottom, starting over each time but at the "choose zip from sd card" stage, there was no zip file to select. After several attempts, my fix turned out to be quite simple; just repeat the 'adb push supersu.zip /sdcard/' and 'adb reboot recovery' commands rather than starting again from the beginning.

    An indication that the push probably didn't work is if your command prompt returns '* daemon not running. starting it now *' and '* daemon started successfully *' during the push command.
    07-29-2012 03:03 PM
  9. ragnarokx's Avatar
    does debug have to be activated in order to use this method?
    No it doesn't. That option only matters while you're in the Android OS - everything we do here is through the bootloader and recovery.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    07-29-2012 04:45 PM
  10. Chyaddo's Avatar
    So has anyone ran into trouble while doing EXACTLY what he does on video? I know he updated some stuff but overall has anyone ran into trouble?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    I just rooted my Nexus 7 like 5 minutes ago. I followed the instructions word-for-word but it didn't work exactly as he said for me. My SD Card couldn't be mounted so I rebooted to the welcome screen like described in the troubleshooting section. This worked and i was able to mount just fine. However, the copying of the supersu.zip did not work so i rebooted to the welcome screen again and manually copied over the supersu.zip as also described in the troubleshooting section. After that, all was fine. Honestly, i was very nervous about doing all this because i'm a noob to android and rooting but overall it wasn't that big of a deal.

    Thanks so much for the guide!
    2defmouze likes this.
    07-29-2012 08:19 PM
  11. Tonzilla's Avatar
    Great guide, very well done! Thanks!
    07-31-2012 11:57 PM
  12. jpa11's Avatar
    hi new android user i am stuck... i jsut can't get past the step where you flash recovery clockwork.img because i get a message saying there are too many links... i am just totally illiterate in these jargons and i am just @-@ SOS!

    p.s. btw i deleted a folder called macox since in the video he didn't have that... could that be the problem?
    08-02-2012 11:13 PM
  13. jpa11's Avatar
    i replaced the c drive nexus 7 folder with the newly unlocked one and now fastboot is not even being recognized in cmd! omg i need a desperate help please!

    it now says fastboot is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
    08-02-2012 11:41 PM
  14. ragnarokx's Avatar
    i replaced the c drive nexus 7 folder with the newly unlocked one and now fastboot is not even being recognized in cmd! omg i need a desperate help please!

    it now says fastboot is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
    Start over from the very beginning. When you run into a problem, post a screen shot of it and describe what step you were on when the problem happened.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    2defmouze likes this.
    08-03-2012 02:42 AM
  15. jpa11's Avatar
    hi thanks for your reply.
    how do i start over again? do i need to lock what is unlocked and then start again?
    sry i may sound really dumb but i first touched my android device today...
    08-03-2012 03:29 AM
  16. bLoOdAnDBoNe's Avatar
    Hey guys how you doing, liking the look of this forum looks really positive,

    Anyway i am rather new to the android experience as i been a jailbreaker on iOS for several years and i have been trying to read through the thread but i have a few questions before i try to root the N7;
    If things turn out nonsuccessive, how does one do a restore of the device? I have read through people discussed a flash recovery but how would that be done?
    And are you still able to received updates from android while the device is rooted?
    Cheers
    08-03-2012 06:11 AM
  17. ragnarokx's Avatar
    hi thanks for your reply.
    how do i start over again? do i need to lock what is unlocked and then start again?
    sry i may sound really dumb but i first touched my android device today...
    You don't have to lock it again, but follow the video again from the beginning and follow the steps very closely.




    Hey guys how you doing, liking the look of this forum looks really positive,

    Anyway i am rather new to the android experience as i been a jailbreaker on iOS for several years and i have been trying to read through the thread but i have a few questions before i try to root the N7;
    If things turn out nonsuccessive, how does one do a restore of the device? I have read through people discussed a flash recovery but how would that be done?
    And are you still able to received updates from android while the device is rooted?
    Cheers
    Restore to stock: [GUIDE] Nexus 7 - Factory Image Restore

    Rooting doesn't affect updates, only custom recovery (Clockwork) does.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    2defmouze and zero neck like this.
    08-03-2012 11:21 AM
  18. jpa11's Avatar
    hi do you mean actually deleting the driver from device mangers and starting over from the way beginning?
    08-03-2012 03:06 PM
  19. ragnarokx's Avatar
    hi do you mean actually deleting the driver from device mangers and starting over from the way beginning?
    If your device is recognized when you type "fastboot devices" into Windows command prompt while your tablet is connected and in bootloader mode, you can skip that part if your wish.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    08-03-2012 04:01 PM
  20. climo's Avatar
    Quick question about the guide. Do we need to enable usb debugging before we start this procedure? I noticed some guides suggest to enable debugging but there is no mention of this using this method. I just want to be sure before i start.
    Looking forward to learning more by doing it manually. Thanks for the guide!

    Sorry found the answer a few post up. Carry on with real questions!
    08-03-2012 11:26 PM
  21. bLoOdAnDBoNe's Avatar
    Excellent, i have gone ahead and rooted my N7, very happy ~ Had the issue where supersu did not mount but i followed trouble shoot steps and was able to work.
    Cheers for everyones input
    08-04-2012 03:23 AM
  22. myl0tt's Avatar
    Done thanks man pushing supersu was a bit of a pain but got there in the end
    08-04-2012 06:01 AM
  23. dickda1's Avatar
    The advice from Paladin worked wonderfully well for me - nexus 7 now unlocked.
    -****
    "Second I also had the issue of the N7 not seeing the "SD card" and when i did I did not see the supersu.zip file to install, "

    So this will fix both. Just restart the N7 and boot it as normal from the recovery screen.

    Let it mount a USB drive, it will be called Nexus 7 in the My Computer list of devices and the drive will be called Internal Storage.

    Copy the c:\nexus7\supersu.zip file to this N7 drive. Just stick it in the root along with the folder, Android, DCIM etc...

    Then shut down the N7, hold power and Vol down and go from there to install supersu.zip. After I coped the file there manually I could then see the SD card and install it."
    zero neck likes this.
    08-04-2012 02:50 PM
  24. EquiPro's Avatar
    OK. I really want to root my new Nexus 7, but I'm scared to do so. I'm pretty competent with computers, but I didn't even know about rooting until 2 days ago when I realized that I really need to do this in order to do some things with the Nexus that I want to do. I don't know what all of these terms are, and I'm very worried that I could brick my tab. I'm running Windows 7 and I'm very good at following directions. I've been able to do a lot of things on my computer by following videos that I never thought I could do. Should I just jump right in, even though I don't know what "boatloader", "OTA", "Clockwork", etc. are?
    08-08-2012 09:24 AM
  25. 2defmouze's Avatar
    OK. I really want to root my new Nexus 7, but I'm scared to do so. I'm pretty competent with computers, but I didn't even know about rooting until 2 days ago when I realized that I really need to do this in order to do some things with the Nexus that I want to do. I don't know what all of these terms are, and I'm very worried that I could brick my tab. I'm running Windows 7 and I'm very good at following directions. I've been able to do a lot of things on my computer by following videos that I never thought I could do. Should I just jump right in, even though I don't know what "boatloader", "OTA", "Clockwork", etc. are?
    Between the Video you have here and the spelled out instructions you have in Zero Neck's thread, you should be fine. Another great guide I very much recommend reading is the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Nexus: http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...axy-nexus.html

    Just about all the concepts and stuff explained there are applicable to the Nexus 7 as well.

    Remember there is no reason to be scared.. A Nexus device is pretty much unbreakable, and you can always restore the factory images and lock it up again if you need to. As long as you read and prepare yourself you should be pleasantly surprised at how easy the process is
    08-08-2012 11:33 AM
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