26
Jul
2013-google-nexus-7-1

Well, that didn't take long. TeamWin has just dropped a new version of its TWRP custom recovery designed specifically for the Flo – 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 we're ready to go.

TWPR1 TWRP2

Disclaimer: Android Police isn't responsible for any harm to your device - proceed at your own risk.

First, grab the TWRP image from the TeamWin site. Then get the SuperSU zip file right over 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+VolDn, then select Recovery).
  3. Flash SuperSU from Install > Download.
  4. You should be rooted.

2013-07-27 02.56.39 2013-07-27 02.56.06

I've tested the process, and it appears to be working. SuperSU is on the device, and root applications are running as expected.

[XDA 1, 2, TWRP – Thanks, Nburnes]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • AntiPhotonz

    Now it just needs a multirom port.

  • imtoomuch

    Awesome. This didn't take long.

  • Vito Lee

    Working here as well. Time to wait for my Faux + CM10.2 combination as I will have on my N4.

    • Ivan Myring

      Do you think it'll get the colour alteration thing/gamma interface

  • http://plus.psylink.net Psylink

    flashed recovery, booted to recovery, asked for a password... no download directory present, tried to reboot and it warned me i wasn't rooted and i should install. attempting to reboot and just sitting at nexus x boot. is stating device is encrypted, i had no pass set or encryption prior to flashing the recovery o.o

    • dude2k5

      On the forums it said to clear cache, reboot, factory reset in the wipe menu. Then reboot again and then finally wipe data manually. Had to do it a few times. The sdcard shows as full when you open the install menu, so you need to clear it. Just hit cancel or back on the password and it should be fine, I was able to see TWRP fine still.

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    • Sergey Lymar

      How did you fix that? I have the same issue now. Don't know what to do...

  • Steve Sy

    I believe TWRP automatically will also insist a "Install SuperSU?" dialogue upon rebooting to system.

    • Ryan N Shit

      Same issue as Psylink.. Reboot recovery, asks for PW, cant find download, reboot, then install su, now just sitting at nexus load screen, reboot 30 times same thing

      Help Please!

      • Steve Sy

        I never encountered a password

        • Ryan N Shit

          ya weird.. reimaged, re-ran process, and installed fine with no password.

          • jay

            I also am stuck at the nexus "X". I did oem unlock and installed twrp, where like others twrp wants a password (where I just hit "cancel"). twrp also won't see supersu and barfs when I try and do a factory reset. I see ryan reimaged to get around all this, but I wonder how? The google developer site doesn't have "flo" images. Any help to restore my nexus to a functional state would be greatly appreciated.

          • jay

            not used to replying to myself, but here it goes. After some searching I found a straightforward restore method that got me back up and running on XDA at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2381582&nocache=1

          • Chris

            I'll second that. I just downloaded the ZIP for my WiFi Nexus 7, booted into fastboot, ran the recover BAT file and it wiped my device but I'm back up and running now.

      • dude2k5

        On the forums it said to clear cache, reboot, factory reset in the wipe menu. Then reboot again and then finally wipe data manually. Had to do it a few times. The sdcard shows as full when you open the install menu, so you need to clear it. Just hit cancel or back on the password and it should be fine, I was able to see TWRP fine still.

      • varun

        Almost positive this is because AP left out the OEM unlock bit. Did you issue the fastboot oem unlock command before flashing the recovery?

      • Krunk83

        I too can't get past the nexus load screen and nothing in twrp lets me wipe, it keeps failing. Not sure what to do from here.

  • TY

    Is flo a kind of fish? I can't seem to find it.

    • Neckbeard

      Flo is from Finding Nemo

  • Ryan N Shit

    Is anyone having an issue with Win8 or Mac computer recognizing the device?

    Im going to stab someone. This guide is crap.

    Jolly Good Then!

    -After successfully rooting.. I am still going to stab someone.

  • Zacisblack

    Come join an awesome Nexus 7 (2013) community on Google+!

    https://plus.google.com/communities/102840066366666223469

  • D Canty

    Used TWRP to upgrade my old nexus. Then upgraded TWRP and rerooted the system without a hitch (of course I had to read the instructions. So much for thinking I was all knowing.)

  • http://xn--wbg.com/ Michael Anthony

    How do I get the blue TWRP theme on the G1 Nexus 7?

  • andyr354

    This is driving me nuts. Can't get my drivers right so fastboot finds the stupid thing.

    • Michael Pahl

      my computer, manage, device manager, right click Nexus 7, navigate to official google drivers.

      • andyr354

        It already lists it as ADB device. Still not working.

  • imtoomuch

    I chose to run TWRP rather than flash it. I used fastboot boot openrecovery-twrp.img. I then flashed SuperSU.zip with TWRP. When I rebooted, there was an update for SuperSU in the Play store. I downloaded the update, but when it tried to update the binaries, it just stalled with the update screen. I obviously didn't have the option to boot into TWRP.

    I ended up sideloading the newer SuperSU. Will I have to do this with every update?

    Are any of you having luck updating the binaries without going into recovery?