Root Nexus 7 2012 Running Android 4.4.3 KTU84L Kit-Kat Official Firmware

Android 4.4.3 Kit-Kat has been released and most of the devices are already being upgraded to the latest version. As obvious, no matter which OEM release the official update, it will remove the root access of your device and those who are addicted to a rooted device, can never go back to an un-rooted device. In the world of Android devices, rooting methods are quite much the same for the Android versions even if they have been updated, the process must be same for the device. Nexus 7 however,  will be rooted through the old method, first Install Custom Recovery and then Flash Super SU for rooting. Since CF-Auto root will take a little time to be released for this version, till then Old is Gold.


Here are a little something to consider before rooting:

  1. Your Device must be running Android 4.4.3 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 2012
  5. Do-not try it on Nexus 5 or Nexus 4 or Nexus 7 2013.
  6. Bootloader Must Be Unlocked.
  7. Enable USB Debugging Mode
  8. Download USB Driver For Nexus Devices: Link


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. CWM Recovery:

  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

2. Installing Super SU:

  1. Turn Off your Device again
  2. Now go to Bootloader/Fastboot mode, Press and hold Power + Volume Down Buttons till you see some text on-screen
  3. Choose Recovery From Bootloader
  4. Navigate to ‘Install zip from SDcard’ another windows will open in front of you.
  5. Select ‘choose zip from sd card’ from the Options.
  6. Select the Super file and confirm the installation on next screen.
  7. Once the Installation is Over, Select +++++Go Back+++++.
  8. Select “Reboot System Now“,
  9. After the Reboot, check Super SU app in drawer or use any root checker app to verify root access.
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