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July 27, 2013

TWRP Recovery Released For The 2013 New Nexus 7

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Well, no sooner had Google released 4.3 that  TeamWin has popped up with a new version of its TWRP custom recovery designed specifically for the new Nexus 7. As usual, it’s a fairly simple procedure with a Nexus device to get a custom recovery running, which allows you to flash root. The Android 4.3 SuperSU file is already out there, so you’re ready to go.

First, grab the TWRP image v2.6 from the TeamWin site. Then grab the SuperSU zip file right here. Put the SuperSU file on the Nexus 7’s internal storage, and move the TWRP image to the folder where you have ADB and fastboot. Before you get started, make sure your bootloader is unlocked (fastboot oem unlock). Then do the following:

  1. Flash TWRP from the bootloader (fastboot flash recovery FILENAME.img). You can try using boot instead of flash, but it didn’t work for me. Reasons unclear.
  2. Reboot into recovery (adb reboot recovery or hold Power + Volume Down, then select Recovery).
  3. Flash SuperSU from Install > Download.
  4. You should be rooted.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini