The first thing that most Android users ask is how do I root my nice new device, well root access is already available on the Google Nexus 7. There are a few steps that need to be completed to gain root access on the Nexus 7 although nothing is too difficult. Below are the detailed instructions and resources you will need to gain root access on your Nexus 7.
Place the JB-SuperSU.zip file on the Nexus 7 SDcard
Power off your Nexus 7
Hold power + vole up + vole down to get into recovery
You should see the CWM logo and a menu
From the Main Menu select “install zip from sdcard”
Then select “choose zip from sdcard” and select the JB-SuperSU file
Confirm and let it finish
When back to the menu select “reboot system now”
Congrats your Nexus 7 is Rooted on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean!
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