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How To Root Nexus 7 with CF-Auto-Root Tool – Guide


Rooting gives you full control over your Android device like you can explore system setting of the device, you can install non-Google Play store apps, and more. CF-Root is one of best root tool for Android devices that allow you to root your device quickly and easily, it’s pretty easy to use and work smoothly. Thanks to recognized XDA developer Chainfire who developed the CF-Root tool.

He mostly release the CF-Root tool for Samsung devices but now he has released it for the Nexus 7. This CF-Auto-Root tool lets root your Nexus 7 in one click, you no need to unlock bootloader first. This guide shows you how to root Nexus 7 using CF-Auto-Root tool.

Use a Windows PC and Android ADB drivers must be installed on your PC, check this guide to install Android ADB. You need to make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, , don’t skip this step, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.

Instructions

Step #1: Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for Nexus 7 Wi-Fi variant from here and for Nexus 7 3G from here.

Step #2: Unzip the downloaded zip file into a folder.

Step #3: Turn your tablet off.

Step #4: Reboot phone by holding down volume down and power buttons into fastboot mode, when screen turns on and you see “start” message in green letter, leave both buttons.

Step #5: Once you’re in fastboot mode, connect device to PC using USB cable, if PC ask for drivers installation, let the installation finish.

Step #6: Open up the folder where you’ve unzipped the CF-Auto-Root tool package.

Step #7: Run the “root-windows” file to open the rooting program, press any key to start rooting. Your tablet will reboot and show a red Android logo during rooting, once it done, your phone will reboot into normal mode.

Step #8: Download and install SuperSU app (Google Play store link) on the tablet.

That’s it, your Nexus 7 has been rooted and now you can install any root-required app.

Via: XDA

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