Root Nexus 7 2013 Running Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat Official Image

Now that you have updated your Nexus 7 to Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat, and after a successful reboot along with a lot of apps, you will notice something very important missing. Yes! I am talking about the Super SU app. Since you have updated your device to the Official firmware and according to the rule of updating or flashing the Official Image, your device is sure to loose the Root access as well as the Custom recovery installed on it, the best and most probably the only way to get it back is installing them again, most probably you can use ‘CF-Auto root’ to root the device along with the Custom Recovery installed in it, but the latest versions of CF-Auto root doesn’t have recovery ported in it, the best method left now is the old manual method where rooting is done by flashing the Super SU.zip file via the Custom recovery that we will be installed before.

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Here are a little something to consider before rooting:

  1. Your Device must be running Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat, How Follow: Link
  2. Back-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.
  3. Back-Up your Mobiles EFS Data. 
  4. Check your device model, Go To Setting > About and Make sure that it is Nexus 7 (flo)
  5. Do-not try it on Nexus 4 or Nexus 5.
  6. Bootloader Must Be Unlocked.
  7. Enable USB Debugging Mode
  8. Download USB Driver For Nexus Devices: Link

Also See: Install Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat On Nexus 5

Also See: Root Nexus 5 Running Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat

Also See: Install Android 4.4.3 Kit-Kat On Nexus 7

Also See: Root Nexus 7 Running Android 4.4.3 Kit-Kat

Disclaimer:

The methods involved in flashing custom ROMs and rooting your phone is highly custom which may result in bricking of your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturers . 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

Downloads Required:

CWM Recovery + Super SU

Installation Process:

  1. Download Super SU to the root of your SDcard.
  2. Download the CWM Recovery Image and paste it in the Fastboot folder
  3. Turn Off your Device
  4. Now go to Bootloader/Fastboot mode, Press and hold Power + Volume Down Buttons till you see some text on-screen
  5. Now Open Command prompt in Fastboot Folder.  How? Hold Shift Key and Right Click anywhere in the Fastboot folder.
  6. Connect your Device with PC.
  7. Now Type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img to flash the CWM Recovery on your device
  8. Type fastboot reboot, to reboot your device
  9. After a proper reboot, your device will be running CWM Recovery
  10. Turn Off your Device again
  11. Now go to Bootloader/Fastboot mode, Press and hold Power + Volume Down Buttons till you see some text on-screen
  12. Choose Recovery From Bootloader
  13. Navigate to ‘Install zip from SDcard’ another windows will open in front of you.
  14. Select ‘choose zip from sd card’ from the Options.
  15. Select the Super SU.zip file and confirm the installation on next screen.
  16. Once the Installation is Over, Select +++++Go Back+++++.
  17. Select “Reboot System Now“,
  18. After the Reboot, check Super SU app in drawer or use any root checker app to verify root access.

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