Google has rolled out its latest Jelly Bean iteration for Nexus devices via Android 4.3 official firmware, which made its debut with the new Nexus 7 launch in New York. The latest Jelly Bean firmware is now available for manual download and installation via Samsung KIES and Over-The-Air (OTA) update for Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus I9250.
Nexus device owners are privileged to be the first to receive the latest Jelly Bean firmware officially from Google, while other Android devices will get it shortly. Those who have already installed any Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware on their device can follow our step-by-step guide below to root the same.
- Verify that Android SDK is installed on your computer. Click here to know how to Set Up Android SDK (Fastboot / ADB) on Windows.
- Download fast boot and extract it to android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory on computer. Create a new directory if it does not exist.
- Download All In One Nexus Root Toolkit
- Make sure the device's bootloader is unlocked via Nexus Root toolkit
- Download SuperSU 1.50 by Chainfire
NOTE: Instructions provided in this guide are meant for reference purpose only. IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable if device is damaged or bricked during or after firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
How to Root Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus on All Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware via SuperSU v1.50
Step 1 - Copy the downloaded SuperSU v1.50 (UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.50.zip) file to the root folder on tablet.
Step 2 - Power off the tablet.
NOTE: Use any of the two custom recoveries: CWM or TWRP on trial basis. If one fails to work, try the other.
Step 4 - Boot the Nexus tablet into Fastboot Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power keys together until some text appears on screen. This confirms entry into Bootloader Mode.
Step 5 - Browse to android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory and launch Command Prompt (hold Shift and Right-click on desktop and then choose Open Command Prompt).
Step 6 - Type in the following command and press Enter.
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-18.104.22.168-grouper.img
Step 7 - Once the command is executed, choose RECOVERY from Fastboot menu and enter Recovery Mode.
Step 8 - In recovery, browse to Flash Zip from SD card option and hit Power button to select it.
Step 9 - Tap Power button again and click Choose Zip from SD card.
Step 10 - Use volume keys to navigate to the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.50.zip file that you copied earlier to tablet and select it by tapping Power button. Confirm the root installation on next screen and the installation process will begin.
Step 11- Once the root installation is done, select "+++++Go Back" and perform Wipe Cache Partition and Wipe Dalvik Cache from advance option. Finally, tap Reboot System Now from the recovery menu. The tablet will now reboot into the newly installed firmware with root access.
Your Nexus tablet is now rooted on Android 4.3 official Jelly Bean firmware with CWM recovery installed. Check for the SuperSU app in device apps list to verify. Download and install Root Checker app to verify if root installation is successful.
[Source: Redmond Pie]