Nexus 10
Android 4.4 KRT16O KitKat update released for Nexus 10.

Nexus 10 users will now be able to root their devices to Android 4.4 KitKat, with base firmware KRT16O, using SuperSU root released by recognised XDA developer, Chainfire.

Along with Nexus 7, Google has rolled out Android 4.4 KitKat official OTA update for the 10in Nexus tablet, which runs Android version, 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Nexus 10 users who wish to root their devices on the latest Android version may follow our step-by-step guide. Along with rooting the tablet, the tutorial installs latest version of ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery.

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. Users are also advised to verify that their devices meet following requirements.


1) Install USB Driver for Nexus 10 to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.

2) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the tablet, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as CWM/TWRP installed then back up data using the recovery.

3) If the Android device powers off due to lack of battery during the process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Nexus 10 should have above 80% battery charge.

4) The SuperSU root file and the custom recoveries used in the tutorial are compatible with Nexus 10 running Android 4.4 KRT16O KitKat. As applying this on any incorrect variant is likely to brick the device, verify the model number of Nexus 10 by navigating to Settings>> About tablet>> Model number.

5) Rooting the device will void it of its manufacturer's warranty. Users can reclaim the warranty by unrooting it later.

Steps to root Nexus 10 on Android 4.4 KRT16O KitKat and install CWM Recovery

Step-1: Download Android SDK from Android Developers site and install with USB drivers [Click here for a guide]

Step-2: Enable USB Debugging mode on Nexus 10

Step-3: Download Fastboot and extract it in android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory

Step-4: Download SuperSU v1.69 and copy it to the SD card of Nexus 10

File name:

Step-5: Download recovery-clockwork-touch- and copy it in android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory

Step-6: Switch off the Nexus 10. Enter into Fastboot Mode by pressing Volume Down and Power buttons together until some text appears on the screen. This is Bootloader Mode

Step-7: Navigate to android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory and open Command Prompt

[Shift + Right Click>> to open Command Prompt]

Step-8: Type the following command and press Enter

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-

Step-9: Choose RECOVERY from the Fastboot menu and enter Recovery Mode

Step-10: In recovery, scroll down to flash zip from sdcard and select it using the Power button. Then select choose zip from sdcard with the Power button

Step-11: Using the Volume keys navigate to Press the Power button to select it and confirm installation on the next screen

Step-12: When the installation process is completed, go to +++++Go Back+++++ and reboot the tablet by selecting reboot system now from the recovery menu

The Nexus 10 should now be successfully rooted on Android 4.4 KRT16O KitKat with CWM recovery installed. Check for an app called SuperSU app. Download Root Checker app to verify the root status of the tablet.

Must Read: Root Nexus 7 (2012) on Android 4.4 KRT16S KitKat and Install CWM/TWRP Recovery [How to]

[Source: Team Android]