Google's 10in Nexus tablet recently received the new bug fix update which is based on the Android 4.4 KitKat with build version KRT16S. This update comes after the release of the Android 4.4 KRT16O firmware.
Nexus 7 users can now root their devices running on the new Android 4.4 KRT16S KitKat using SuperSU root file by recognised XDA developer, Chainfire.
Nexus 7 users who wish to root their devices may follow our step-by-step guide. Along with rooting, this tutorial also helps install custom recoveries such as CWM/TWRP recovery on the tablet. Users may install either of the recoveries.
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) Enable USB Debugging mode on Nexus 10. [Navigate to Settings>> Developer Options to enable USB debugging mode]
3) As the tutorial might wipe out all the data of the tablet, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as CWM/TWRP then back up data using the recovery.
4) 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.
5) The bootloader of Nexus 10 should be unlocked.
6) The SuperSU root file and the custom recoveries are compatible only with Nexus 10 running Android 4.4 KRT16S KitKat. As applying these 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.
7) Rooting the device will void manufacturer's warranty. Users can reclaim the warranty by unrooting it later.
Files required to download
SuperSU [File name: UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.75.zip]
Steps to root Nexus 10 on Android 4.4 KRT16S KitKat and install CWM/TWRP recovery
Step-1: Install Android SDK. This package includes necessary drivers for connecting the tablet to the computer, which is mandatory for the rooting process
Step-2: Extract the Fastboot.zip using winrar/7zip/winzip or any other extracting tool and copy it to android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory on the computer
Step-3: Copy the CWM or TWRP.img file to android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory
Step-4: Connect the Nexus 10 to the computer using USB cable. Copy the SuperSU.zip root package to the internal storage of the tablet
Step-5: Switch off the Nexus 10. Boot the tablet into Fastboot Mode pressing and holding Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons together until you see some text on the screen. This is Bootloader Mode
Step-6: Navigate to android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory and open Command Prompt
[Shift + Right Click>> to open Command Prompt]
Step-7: Type the following command and press Enter
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-18.104.22.168-manta.img
Step-8: Choose RECOVERY from the Fastboot menu and enter Recovery Mode
Step-9: In CWM recovery, select install zip from sdcard then select choose zip from sdcard
Step-10: Using the Volume keys navigate to UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.75.zip, which was copied earlier to the internal storage of the tablet. Select it using the Power button and confirm installation on the next screen by selecting Yes
Step-11: Once the installation process is completed, return to main recovery menu and reboot the tablet by selecting reboot system now
Nexus 10 should now be successfully rooted on Android 4.4 KRT16S KitKat with CWM/TWRP recovery installed. Open the app drawer of the tablet and look for SuperSU app. Also verify root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Play Store.
[Source: Honai of Android]