The New Stuff

1195 Views

How To Unlock Bootloader of New Nexus 7 [2013 version]


So the new Nexus 7 has been arrived to world of Android and being explored by developers comprehensively to generate tweaks, MODs, custom ROMs and more that will enhance user experience but since it’s a Nexus device, you need to unlock the bootloader of your new tablet first before you load anything that we are talking about. The Android development community is already paying attention on new Nexus 7, for that if you love to hack your tablet, unlocking the bootloader is need of time especially to you.

However you no need to worry as unlocking bootloader on a Google Nexus device is very easy and simple to understand, but it’s worthy to remember that unlocking the bootloader of your new Nexus 7 [2013 version] will void the warranty of tablet, so think twice before taking the step. However you may get the warranty back by relocking the bootloader.

Read on how to unlock new Nexus 7 bootloader. Please make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure will wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use the carbon Android app to backup apps and data. Make sure ADB and Fastboot drivers are installed on your computer, you can install them here.

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 fastboot package from here to your PC.

Step #2: Unzip the downloaded fastboot package into a folder and remember the location.

Step #3: Turn off your Nexus 7 tablet.

Step #4: Reboot your Nexus 7 into bootloader mode by holding down volume up, volume down and power buttons.

Step #5: Open command prompt and navigate to the folder where you have unzipped the fastboot package, if you are on Windows 7 or above, you can open the command directly from the folder, to do so open the folder, there press right click while holding down shift button on keyboard and then select “open command window here”.

Step #6: Plug your Nexus 7 to PC.

Step #7: Enter following command to generate the serial number of your tablet, if it does not show the serial number, you tablet is not connected to PC properly and drivers are not installed properly:

fastboot devices

Step #8: Enter following command to unlock bootloader now and accept what it ask for on tablet (you can select anything with power button and navigate with volume keys:

fastboot oem unlock

Step #9: Your new ASUS Nexus 7 have now an unlocked bootloader.

That’s it, you can now root the tablet as well as install custom recoveries to load custom ROMs. If you experience any error, leave a comment below.

Recently Published

24FX - Forex Trading App Review
»

24FX – Forex Trading App Review: An Amazingly Customized Trading App

Forex trading is a convenient investment option comparing to other ...

Get Live Market Updates - Anyoption App review
»

Get Live Market Updates – Anyoption App review

As technology is growing rapidly and Mobile devices have become ...

5 Best Casino or Gambling Apps
»

5 Best Casino or Gambling Apps

Choosing the 5 best casino or gambling apps is difficult even for the ...

Skin Care Tips in Urdu
»

The 10 Best Urdu Android Health Apps

Today, there’s some Urdu apps for just about your health issues. We ...

Jungle Adventures - free
»

Just Released Free Android Game Apps 2015

We are at play store for checking new and updated android game apps. ...

Samsung Netherland Says Galaxy Note 3 Neo Lollipop Update Is Coming
»

Samsung Netherland Says Galaxy Note 3 Neo Lollipop Update Is Coming

Samsung is busy in updating their devices to trending Lollipop ...

Galaxy S6 Active Listed On Samsung’s Official Website
»

Galaxy S6 Active Listed On Samsung’s Official Website

It is now possible that the Korean company will introduce the ...

Third Generation Moto E Name Appears On Flipkart
»

Third Generation Moto E Name Appears On Flipkart

The upcoming Motorola’s Moto E (third generation) is might be about ...

Second Generation 2015 Moto E Android 5.1 Update Available
»

Second Generation 2015 Moto E Android 5.1 Update Available

The Android 5.1 Lollipop software update is now rolling out to second ...