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How to root Nexus 7 (second generation, 2013) on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and unlock bootloader [Guide]

nexus-7-2013 [1]Upgrade from 2012’s Nexus 7 to the second generation Nexus 7 released in 2013? Or maybe Nexus 7 2013 is your first Nexus. Either way, want to get more out of it? You’re in luck. With this guide you’ll learn exactly how to root your 2013 Nexus 7! After you follow this guide, the door is open to endless new possibilities regarding your Nexus 7.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty. Proceed at your own risk


This root guide is for the running  is specifically for the second generation Nexus 7, released in 2013, running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It will most likely not work on the 2012 Nexus 7 running Android 4.3.

Take note this procedure will wipe all your files and data on your Nexus 7. Proceed at your own risk.

Before We Begin

How To Root Second Generation 2013 Nexus 7

PART 1: Unlocking The Bootloader Of Second Generation 2013 Nexus 7

fastboot devices

fastbook oem unlock

PART 2: Installing Custom TWRP Recovery On Second Generation 2013 Nexus 7

adb reboot bootloader

fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-

PART 3: Rooting Second Generation 2013 Nexus 7



Enjoy a rooted second generation 2013 Nexus 7!

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