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Rooting My Android Nexus 7

posted Dec 27, 2013, 9:31 PM by Tom Gutwin   [ updated Dec 30, 2013, 9:16 PM ]
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Successfully rooted my device.

Information Links I Used:

issues/wrinkles I ran into:
  • The adb debug server connection was 'touchy''
    • each time I rebooted into recovery:
      • I had to restart the adb server with adb kill-server;sleep3;adb start-server
      • then unplug and re-plug in the Nexus 7
  • the adb push path-to-zip/SuperSU.zip /sdcard command
    • did not work correctly.  Maybe its because the adb push has changed in the way it works towards symbolic links on the device. I suspect something changed on Android 4.2.  Basically it does not put the zip file where you want it.
    • copy it directly to its real device dir (not symbolic linked)
      • adb push path-to-zip/SuperSU.zip /storage/emulated/0