The Nexus 7 (2013) is the second iteration of the flagship tablet designed and developed by Google, in conjunction with Asus. With improvements across the board, the Nexus 7 (2013) features a 7-inch, 1200 x 1920 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chip, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage.
Previously, we saw how to root Nexus 5 running on Android 5.0 using Chainfire’s one click root method. A similar method is also available for the Nexus 7 2013. Follow the guide below to root Nexus 7 2013 running on Android 5.0.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your device getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Nexus 7:
- Make a Backup of the data on your device
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android and Email
- Nexus 7 drivers installed
- Bootloader Unlocked
- CF-Auto-Root for Nexus 7
Steps to Root Nexus 7:
- Download the CF-Auto-Root for Nexus 7 and extract the contents on the computer.
- Turn off the device and enter into bootloader mode by pressing and holding volume down and power buttons at the same time.
- Connect the device to the computer.
- Unzip the CF-Auto-Root file on the computer.
- Run the Windows.bat file.
- The device will automatically reboot. Done!
- You can check the root status of the device by downloading the Root Checker app from the Google Play Store.