Here is a how-to video for rooting the recently released Google Nexus 7 device. This method uses Wugfresh’s Nexus Root Toolkit v1.5.2. Something I failed to mention in the video is that although my Nexus 7 is running Android 4.1.1 build JRO03D, I accidentally set up the Toolkit for use with the Android 4.1, JRN84D build. I’ve used both set-ups that the v1.5.2 has for the device and boths Android 4.1, JRN84D and Android 4.1.1, JRO03C build set-ups worked for me. I’d however recommend the newer 4.1.1 version. Even though we’re on JRN84D, older versions work fine because the changes between the builds are insignificant in regards to the rooting process. Additionally, if you’re running a 32bit system, definitely install the 32bit drivers rather than the 64bit drivers. That being said, the links are below to the XDA thread, and downloads for the files needed. If you need troubleshooting help, Wugfresh has made himself super available on his XDA thread, so should probably be your first choice for help. I can definitely try to answer any questions also. Good luck and be sure to let us know how things go and how you’re liking being rooted. What things are you doing with your Nexus 7 that require root?
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