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Root Nexus 10 on Android 4.4.4 KTU84P KitKat and Install CWM Recovery

Just like every other nexus device that has received the new Android 4.4.4 KTU84P update, you can now root Nexus 10 with our complete guide. Why should you root? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. Make sure you have already updated Nexus 10 to Android 4.4.4 KTU84P KitKat OTA update. You can now root Nexus 10 with Android 4.4.4 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 4.4.4 KTU84P 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 4.4.4 KTU84P

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 4.4.4 KTU84P Details:

Android 4.4.4 KTU84P was released a few hours ago. This is a security fix for the Nexus family of devices, other than that, there are no announcements or news of anything else added into the latest KitKat software update. A full change log with all the details might get released soon. You can install this Android 4.4.4 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 4.4.4 has been given on the next page. Unfortunately, Google will not be updating Samsung Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. That’s the end of support from Google for that Android phone.

In case you want to update Nexus 10 to Android 4.4.4 KTU84P 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 4.4.4 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 4.4.4 KTU84P software version.

About the author

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.

1 Comment

  • I was able to follow the procedure exactly as you described it above.

    One minor deviation I had to do was this:
    In Step 4 you say “copy it to your sdcard on your Nexus 10 tablet”. I don’t know what is this sdcard. Is it the root directory of the tablet? Nope, no permissions are allowed there. Is it some (any) sd card? I didn’t have one handy. So what I did was this: I copied the file (actually transfered it from my linux box) to the Download directory of the tablet, where I did find it later on, when executing Step 13). So far so good.

    At step 14, just before rebooting, CWM senses that the device is gonna be rooted and prompts with a message asking if we are sure about that or want to “fix” the device. But, no matter what response you give here (I repeated steps 10-14 many times), the device simply remains unrooted.

    Any idea what might be wrong in my case?

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