Last week, Google unveiled the new Nexus 7 along with Android 4.3. Many of you must have got a hands on the new Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 (2013) is a tablet computer designed and developed by Google in conjunction with Asus. It is the second iteration of this flagship tablet. The Nexus 7 (2013) features a 7-inch, 1200 x 1920 display, an Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro quad-core chip, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage.

Unlocking the bootloader of the new Nexus 7 is fairly simple. If you want to unlock the bootloader of the Nexus 7 (2013) you can follow the instructions given below.

Note: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.


  • Android SDK must be installed on the computer (adb.exe and fastboot.exe)
  • USB drivers must be installed on the computer
  • Make sure USB debugging is enabled on the tablet


  1. Make sure all the requirements are satisfied. 
  2. On the computer, open the command line from the folder where the the adb and the fastboot files are present.
  3. Type the command “adb reboot bootloader”.
  4. Once Nexus 7 boots into bootloader type the command in the same terminal window “fastboot oem unlock”.
  5. On nexus 7 use volume up to highlight Yes then hit the power button to select it.
  6. Once you confirm lock state says Unlocked you will want to scroll to “Start” using volume buttons and select it with power button.
  7. Be sure that you allow the device to fully boot into the OS, this will ensure that the data wipe is complete. If you omit this you will have issues with recovery and root later on.

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