Sunday, 15 December 2013

Root Nexus 7 2012 [wifi] Using Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit-All Android Versions

How To Root Nexus 7 [wifi] 2012 Using Wug's Toolkit

[ Applicable To All Android Versions Up To- 4.4.2]
[ This Tutorial Is Based On Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat an Wug Toolkit v1.7.9 ]

Nexus 7 is one of the most reputed tablets available in the android market. Equipped with amazing features and unbelievably low price. This extremely rare combination, made the Nexus 7 the best selling Android tablet.

All that power and you feel like chained. Unable to explore the world of rooting which lies beyond.?
Well you just can't use the Nexus 7 Without rooting.


  • Rooting voids all kinds of warranty. Do this at your own risk.
  • Make sure your device is charged at least 60%
  • Back Up all your Personal Data-It will get wiped out during the process.

Let's Begin:

Part 1: Setup

  • Download Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit- Link
  • Install Root kit on your PC
  • It will automatically start Toolkit after installation, if it doesn't start manually.
  • Now it will ask to specify your Nexus device and android version. I have selected My Nexus 7 2012 Wifi model and , Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat (KOT49H). You could choose your version as such.

  • Now It display a window regarding USB connection methods. You have to enable USB Debugging.
  • By default, the developer options are unavailable in setting menu. For getting it, go to "About tablet" in settings-->tap on Build number for 7 times, it will display a message that " you are now a developer".
  • Now go to settings-->Developer Option-->Enable USB Debugging
  • You also need to uncheck "MTP" option in "USB connection" (from Storage option

  • Now it will download the boot images and recovery images. Make sure you have internet connection available at the time.

  • After downloading is complete your Toolkit is up to date and ready to roll.

Part 2 - Unlocking

  •  Open Wug's Toolkit

  • Now click on "Unlock" option. Now you will get a message about unlocking. It warns us that all of the data stored in the device will be wiped out. So it is of utmost importance that you back up all your apps and data. Also the tool kit has a backup feature which can backup all your data+app and media files.

  • Press OK to continue. Now it will ask you whether to auto reboot into boot loader mode first. If you have connected the device while its on via usb debugging then, the toolkit can automatically send the device to bootloader mode.
  • Press Yes, if your device is powered on. Otherwise read the instructions it has provided.
  • After pressing OK, it will start the process, messages will be displayed on screen like "Checking ADB status"..., " Device Connected"... "Rebooting your device into Bootloader"..." Fastboot Status"...
  • If a message is displayed saying that the device isn't connected, just redo the steps and try again.

  • Now on your device you will see a new window showing " Unlock Bootloader". Navigate using Volume keys and select "Yes "using Power key. the unlocking process will initiate.

  • After the process is finished, the device will reboot. While on the computer screen, you will see a new message box, containing a list of instructions. These are important. So go through it.
  1. once the rebooting is complete, you will have to go through the initial setup or you can skip it.
  2. Enable USB debugging on your device.
  3. You are ready to root. Finish this by clicking " OK" 

You have Successfully Unlocked Your Bootloader. Next Up is Rooting Your Nexus 7.

Part 3- Rooting Nexus 7

  • After successfully unlocked , we can safely continue to rooting.
  • Next on the tool kit press Root. Below root button,you can choose whether to install Custom recovery or not. Its best to tick that option or it wont do any harm even if you dont tick it. If you want a custom recovery like CWM touch/ TWRP then tick it and start.
Also In order to choose which recovery you need. Go to Option-->Options-->Custom recovery Tab and select anyone you like ( CWM/TWRP)

  • Now Click on the Root Button and you will receive a message showing some info on rooting and few instructions.

  • Press OK and it will continue with the rooting process.

  • After some time the process will be completed, the toolkit will push SuperSU and other apps into device. When the process is complete , you will receive a message with instructions to update binaries of SuperSu.

  • open app drawer , tap on SuperSU. It will ask you to update binaries. Press continue, make sure you have internet connection. after complettion, press OK. Now go to BusyBox installer and then Grant Super user permissions. 

There you go you have successfully rooted your Nexus 7. Enjoy!

Feel free to comment...


  1. hello ,
    i rooted my nexus 7 (2012, WiFi) according to the instructions provided by you and now after following all the steps i successfully rooted my nexus , but now the auto rotate is not working . I would be indebted to you for the whole of my life if you would help me out. i desperately need your help please help me. thanks in advance

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