The nexus series is Google’s flagship series of devices. They are the model for how android devices must be built. The nexus series is well known for it’s easy of rooting and unlocking bootloaders. Unlocking bootloaders enables you to flash custom recovery on your device, flash a new kernel or a new custom ROM. the Nexus 10 is a great device which comes pre-loaded with great stock interface. However this doesn’t stop you from tinkering with your device, does it?
One thing that should be kept in mind is that if you are going to unlock your bootloader, do it at the first boot itself as when you unlock bootloader you loose all you apps and data. So it wouldn’t be very wise to unlock it after using it for 2-3 months.
Disclaimer: By following this tutorial you agree that the unlocking process will be implemented at your own risk. No member of this site will be responsible for any bricked phones!
Here is the tutorial to unlock the bootloader.
- Android SDK ( to install android SDK you may head over here)
- USB cable
- Power off your device.
- Press and hold volume up + volume down + power button to enter fastboot mode.
- Plug your device to your PC using the USB cable.
- Now navigate to the folder platform tools in the folder where you have installed the android SDK typically: C:/Users/”username”/android-sdk/platform-tools
- Press Shift + right click and select open command window here.
- Once the Command window opens enter “fastboot devices” (without quotes).
- A device ID will be displayed on the cmd window. This makes sure that the fastboot can communicate with your Nexus 10.
- Now type into the cwm window “fastboot oem unlock” and press enter.
- Now see your device screen and confirm the process by selecting “yes“
- Now reboot your device with unlocked bootloader. Now You are free to flash custom ROMs as you wish on your device.