How To Root Nexus 4 2013 Nexus 7 On Android 4.4 Kit-Kat and Install CWM Recovery.

After installing or updating Nexus 7 to Android 4.4 Kit-Kat, now the next step is to Root it and Install Custom Recoveries on it. In this tutorial we will provide you both the TWRP and CWM Recovery, so if the one doesn’t work you can try the Other. You will first need to install recovery then you will be able to root this device. Rooting your device allows you to get full control over your device, allows you to install custom ROMs and try different tweaks and Mods on your device.

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In this Article, we will show you How To Root Nexus 4 2013 Nexus 7 On Android 4.4 Kit-Kat and Install CWM Recovery. But before we get any further, follow the link to install Android 4.4 Kit-Kat on Nexus 7.

How To Update Nexus 7 2013 To Android 4.4 Kit-Kat KRT160 Official Firmware.

How To Update Nexus 4 to Factory Image Android 4.4 Kit-Kat KRT16O.

And Make sure that you have battery charged over 60 % and have backed up all your important ContactsCall Logs & Messages.It is highly recommended in case of any mishap or data loss to back up all your important data.

Disclaimer:

The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device,and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturers which is Samsung in our case. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Important things:

  • Your Device must be Running Android 4.4 Kit-Kat.
  • Enable USB debugging mode.
  • Make sure that battery level is at 85% or more.
  • This Tutorial is Only For Nexus 7.

How To Root Nexus 4 2013 Nexus 7 On Android 4.4 Kit-Kat and Install CWM Recovery.

  • Make sure that Fastbboot/ADB is configured on PC. How? How to Install Android Adb & Fastboot Drivers on Your Windows PC [Guide].
  • Download SuperSU v1.69 (UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.69.zip) and copy it to your sdcard on your Nexus 7 tablet.
  • Download CWM Recovery 6.0.4.3 or download TWRP 2.6.3.1 and copy/paste it in the Fastboot Folder.
  • Turn Off your Tablet.
  • Now go to Bootloader mode, Press and hold Volume Down + Power buttons till you see some text on-screen.
  • Open Command Prompt in Fastboot folder, Press and hold Shift Key + Right Click anywhere in the folder and click ‘Open Command Window here’.
  • Type in the following command in cmd: fastboot flash recovery recovery-clock-work-touch-6.0.4.3-flo.img
  • Once done, choose Recovery from Bootloader.
  • Navigate to ‘Install zip from sd card’ then select ‘choose zip from sd card’.
  • Select the Update SuperSu v1.69.zip file and confirm the installation on next screen.
  • Wait for the process to over.
  • Navigate to ‘++++++++Go Back‘ then select “reboot system now’.

That’s all your Nexus 7 running Android 4.4 Kit-Kat is now rooted, check the Super SU or Download any Root Checker app to verify.

How To Root Nexus 4 On Android 4.4 Kit-Kat and Install CWM Recovery.

  • Make sure that Fastbboot/ADB is configured on PC. How? How to Install Android Adb & Fastboot Drivers on Your Windows PC [Guide].
  • Download SuperSU v1.69 (UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.69.zip) and copy it to your sdcard on your Nexus 4.
  • Download CWM 6.0.3.3 or download TWRP 2.6.3.3 and copy/paste it in the Fastboot Folder.
  • Turn Off your Tablet.
  • Now go to Bootloader mode, Press and hold Volume Down + Power buttons till you see some text on-screen.
  • Open Command Prompt in Fastboot folder, Press and hold Shift Key + Right Click anywhere in the folder and click ‘Open Command Window here’.
  • Type in the following command in cmd: fastboot flash recovery recovery-clock-work-touch-6.0.4.3-flo.img
  • Once done, choose Recovery from Bootloader.
  • Navigate to ‘Install zip from sd card’ then select ‘choose zip from sd card’.
  • Select the Update SuperSu v1.69.zip file and confirm the installation on next screen.
  • Wait for the process to over.
  • Navigate to ‘++++++++Go Back‘ then select “reboot system now’.

That’s all your Nexus 4 running Android 4.4 Kit-Kat is now rooted, check the Super SU or Download any Root Checker app to verify.


  • Androphoner

    No Root discription for the N7 2013???

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @androphoner:disqus this same method will work for Nexus 7.

      • The Nexus 7 2013 doesn’t have SD card.

        • Save it to the Internal Memory a.k.a Internal SD card…!!!

  • Ar Enne Twoz

    hello… i finish what in the instruction.. but when i go to recovery mode…nothing show.. only the google name…plz help

    • Which Recovery have you installed????

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