Google Nexus 7 Gets New One-Click ‘Nexus Root Toolkit’ [TUTORIAL]
The new Nexus 7 tablet gets access to root, recovery, custom ROM, custom kernel and a plethora of other development features even before the device reached the masses. Perhaps, the only missing component in its arsenal has been a good toolkit. Thanks to XDA Forum Member, WugFresh, the new Nexus 7 toolkit brings together an assortment of features for unified access.

Google Nexus 7 is riding on the popularity of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean onboard, besides a power-packed hardware configuration at a budget-friendly price of £159 ($199) for 8GB model and £199 for the 16GB version. Google's debut tablet brings a host of new features at a low-price and is available for pre-orders through Google Play Store.

The new Nexus 7 tablet gets access to root, recovery, custom ROM, custom kernel and a plethora of other development features even before the device reached the masses. Perhaps, the only missing component in its arsenal has been a good toolkit. Thanks to XDA Forum Member, WugFresh, the new Nexus 7 toolkit brings together an assortment of features for unified access.

Nexus Root Toolkit Features

Check out some of the most fundamental yet critical features ported to the new Nexus Root Toolkit below:

  • Unlock and Root
  • Lock and Unroot
  • flashing zips
  • installing apps
  • restoring android backup files
  • flashing/booting img files
  • backup/restore all your important data
  • flash zips
  • set file permissions
  • push and pull files
  • install apps

As XDA Developers notes, the functionality of the toolkit appears only limited to the imagination of the person wielding it. The toolkit promises far greater potential with further development, while users already have access to a solid toolkit to get them started.

What the Nexus Root Toolkit Does?

In a nutshell, the program includes all necessary tools to unlock and root your Nexus smartphone. Quite aptly, it is dubbed as the Nexus Root Toolkit, as it supports all the Nexus smartphone models. You can also flash your device or restore it back to stock/factory settings and relock it.

The program also supports backup/restore function for all your important data, flash zips, set file permissions, install apps and more. You can even restore android backup files and flash/boot img files with just a double click, using file association options.

Nexus Root Toolkit Supported Smartphone Devices

  • Galaxy Nexus: GSM Models (both yakju and non-yakju builds)
  • Galaxy Nexus: CDMA/LTE Verizon Models
  • Galaxy Nexus: CDMA/LTE Sprint Models
  • Nexus S: Worldwide, i9020t and i9023 Models
  • Nexus S: 850MHz, i9020a Models
  • Nexus S: Korea, m200 Models
  • Nexus S 4G: d720 Models
  • Nexus 7: Asus Tablet

How to Install and Use Nexus Root Toolkit

Step 1: Download the file (click here)

Step 2: Install it to the default location

Step 3: When it launches select your model type

Step 4: Configure your drivers using the guide.

Step 5: Backup your data > Unlock > Root > Enjoy!

Step 6: Try out any of the buttons, they all have introduction messages.

Step 7: To access the help file just hit F1 or use the pull down menu at the top.

[Source: XDA Developers]

For further information, head over to the official thread at XDA Developers forum.