2 Simple Ways to Root Nexus 7

Rooting your Nexus 7 will benefit you a lot – take full control of your own mobile life: download more good apps from Google Play, update the latest Android operating system freely, uninstall pre-installed apps from your device, boost battery life and more. However, many people are also afraid of rooting their Nexus 7, because the rooting process may put the Nexus 7 into risk, like be bricked. Actually, you don't have to worry about it. It isn't that hard. Blow 2 simple ways are introduced to help you get through the whole process. It only takes you a few minute to have your Nexus 7 rooted.

Option 1: Root Nexus 7 with the One-Click Root in MobileGo (no risks at all)

The One-Click Root is an advanced feature embedded in MobileGo. It is designed for Android phone and tablet users who want to root their Android devices without any risk. It is safe and reliable to root Nexus 7 with the One-Click Root. Here are the steps to use MobileGo to root Nexus 7.

Step 1. Download and install MobileGo on your computer. Now it only supports Windows operating system. After then launch it.

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Step 2. Use the digital cable your Nexus 7 comes with to connect Nexus 7 with your computer. Or you can try to connect your Nexus 7 with MobileGo via Wi-Fi. When connected successfully, your Nexus 7 will be displayed in MobileGo main window.

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Step 3. Click the 'One-Click Root' button on the right side of the window, letting the MobileGo do the rooting for you. In the pop-up window, click "Ok" to confirm the rooting. During the rooting process, never disconnect your Nexus 7. In a few minutes, you'll find it is done.

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Pro: This way could be the safest way to root your Nexus 7. With this way, you'll never about data loss or voiding warranty during the rooting process.

Con: To use the advanced feature – One-click Root in Wondershare MobileGo, you need to pay a few bucks.

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Option 2: Root Nexus 7 with the Nexus Root Toolkit (will void warranty)

Nexus Root Toolkit is a famous tool in Android circle. Many people have used the tool to root Nexus 7 successfully. However, before using it, I have to declare that it may void warranty of your Nexus 7. Think twice before trying this way.s

Step 1. Download the Nexus Root Toolkit and install it on your computer. During the installing process, it will ask you to choose your Nexus model and the android build. Just do as what it tells you do to. After then, you can see the window of Nexus Root Toolkit below.

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Step 2. Enable USB debugging on your Nexus 7 by following the steps: Settings > About tablet > tap Build number 7 times. In Developer Options, turn on USB debugging and click OK.

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Step 3. Use the USB cable to connect your Nexus 7 with your computer. After then, on your Nexus 7, confirm the "Allow USB debugging" by checking "Always allow from this computer" and "OK".

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Step 4. In Nexus Root Toolkit, first, click "Backup" to backup your Nexus 7 before the rooting. And then click "Create Nanroid Backup w/Custom Recovery". Otherwise, when you unlock the bootloader all data will be erased. Later, in Nexus Root Toolkit, click "Unlock" button to unlock the bootloader of your Nexus 7.

Step 5. Click on the "Root" button to root your Nexus 7.

Pro: Nexus Root Toolkit is a comprehensive and reliable tool to root Nexus 7.

Con: To use Nexus Root Toolkit, you need to know some basic information about root. If you know nothing about rooting, then it may become difficult for you to understand how to use this tool.

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