Equipped with a Retina-besting 2560×1600 resolution display extended to 10 inches, the Google Nexus 10 keeps excitement for Nexus devices very much alive. That isn't the only reason people are going ga-ga over this tablet. It has a lot of other specs, such as the latest generation Exynos 5250 processor featuring two ARM Cortex-A15 cores, 2 GB RAM, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, and, most importantly, the revamped version of Jelly Bean.
However, just like other devices, no matter how mind-boggling a device's features can be, developers will always find a way through its complicated circuitry. In this case, developers have found a way to root the Nexus 10 and to install ClockworkMod Recovery on it.
If you are fond of trying out new themes and custom ROMs, you'll know that it will require you to root your device and install custom recovery. Thanks to the efforts of the ever-creative guys of XDA, there is now an easy way to install ClockworkMod Touch Recovery and to root the Nexus 10.
This guide shows you how to root the Nexus 10 and flash ClockworkMod Touch Recovery.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Google Nexus 10. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- A Google Nexus 10 with an unlocked bootloader. See our guide on how to unlock the Nexus 10 bootloader.
- Backup all personal data on your tablet to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Download the following files to your computer:
- Copy the CWM-SuperSU-v0.98.zip file to your Nexus 10′s SD card.
- Extract Fastboot.zip to your computer. You will get a folder named Fastboot.
- To make things simpler, rename the recovery-clockwork-touch-22.214.171.124-manta-Wfix-by-damien667.img to recovery.img.
- Transfer recovery.img to the Fastboot folder.
- Turn off your tablet.
- Put your Nexus 10 in Fastboot Mode by turning the device off and pressing the Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power buttons at the same time until you see Start on the screen.
- Connect your tablet to your PC using a USB cable.
- Open a command prompt and navigate to the Fastboot folder.
- To check if your tablet has connected to the computer, type the command
fastboot devices. Your device's serial number will appear on the screen.
- Enter the following commands below:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
- Once fully booted, repeat steps 5 and 6.
- Using the Volume keys, select Recovery mode and tap the Power button to boot into Recovery Mode.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card > Choose ZIP from SD card. Search for the CWM-SuperSU-v0.98.zip file, select it and confirm that you want to install it.
- Select Go back > Reboot system now.
- To keep the custom recovery installed, delete the files install-recovery.sh file from /system/etc/ and recovery-from-boot.p file from /system/.
Great! You've just rooted and installed ClockworkMod Touch Recovery on your Google Nexus 10.