If you have already updated your tablet to the new Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat update, you can also root Nexus 10 now on that firmware. We will be using the latest SuperSU by Chainfire to root Nexus 10 on this latest build of Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Rooting your tablet will allow you to install root apps, give you full system access and a lot more. Why should you root? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. Make sure you have already updated Nexus 10 to Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat OTA update. You can now root Nexus 10 with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and also install ClockworkMod Recovery and latest version of SuperSU.

As you continue reading below, will will guide you through all the steps of how to root Android 4.4.2 KOT49H on Nexus 10 KitKat software update with backup tips and other important points given below that you should keep in mind. In case you have problems connecting your phone with the computer, make sure USB drivers are properly installed and read the tips below. Read our list of the essential root apps available Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

Nexus 10 Android 4.4.2 KOT49H

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) 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 😉

Root Nexus 10 Android 4.4.2 KOT49H Details:

Android 4.4.2 KOT49H was just released earlier today with a few quick fixes. You can install this Android 4.4.2 update on the Nexus 5 (full tutorial), Nexus 4 (full tutorial), Nexus 7 2013 (full tutorial), Nexus 7 2012 (full tutorial) and Nexus 10 (full tutorial). The root method for Nexus 10 on Android 4.4.2 has been given on the next page. Unfortunately, Google will not be updating Samsung Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. That’s the end of support from Google for that Android phone.

In case you want to update Nexus 10 to Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat using the official OTA software update or with the official factory image, read the following tutorials:

Samsung Nexus 10 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 4.4.2 USB drivers for Samsung Nexus 10 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Nexus 10 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend you to also backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and KitKat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your tablet is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. You can now go to next page and root Nexus 10 on Android 4.4.2 KOT49H software version.

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  1. Flying_Carlos Reply

    I think one step is missing:Unlock the bootloader.

    Before step 7, you must unlock the boot loader doing:
    in the PC command prompt:
    adb reboot bootloader
    or in the nexus
    Vol minus+Vol Plus+power

    When the screen appear in the nexus do:
    fastboot oem unlock

    Confirm in nexus and then follow with step 7. Also in my nexus doesn’t work the combination Vol Minus + Power, I had to use Vol minus+Vol Plus+power or, in the PC command prompt the following command : adb reboot bootloader.

  2. Seems the tablet is stuck in a constant state of limbo. It just keeps showing the four colored balls animating. Any clue as to why that would happen?

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