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How to Root Nexus 7 Android 4.2 JOP40C Jelly Bean and Install CWM Recovery

Today is an important day for all the users with a Nexus device. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has been released today and Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2 JOP40C software update and Android 4.2 for Nexus 7 is already available. We have also written about how to root Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.1.2, and now here is a tutorial on how to root Nexus 7 with Android 4.2 jelly Bean and also install ClockworkMod Recovery.Your bootloader on Nexus 7 should be unlocked. Now, we will first flash a custom recovery on Nexus 7 tablet and then root it on Android 4.2 JOP40C.

As you continue reading below, will will guide you through all the steps of how to root Nexus 7 on Android 4.2 JOP40C Jelly Bean software version with all the required steps to do so. Don’t forget to backup your tablet, if needed, from the tips given below as we don’t want anyone losing their data during the rooting process. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Nexus 7 tablet to connect it with the computer. Download Nexus 7 USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, unlock bootloader or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

4. Your bootloader should be unlocked. See here: How to unlock bootloader on Nexus 7.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page to root Nexus 7 on Android 4.2 JOP40C.

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.