Root your Nexus the easy way, Nexus Root Toolkit updated for Android 4.3

by: Derek RossAugust 6, 2013

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If you’re looking for an easy way to root your Android device and aren’t familiar with fastboot or ADB, then look no further. The Nexus Root Toolkit by WugFresh has been updated to support Android 4.3 as well as the 2013 Nexus 7. Nexus Root Toolkit will unlock, root, relock, and return your Nexus device back to stock if the need would ever arise. The Nexus Root Toolkit is much more than just a rooting and unrooting tool. NRT allows you to easily backup and restore data, flash additional zip files, set file permissions, install apps, generate logcats, and much more. NRT will even install the correct drivers for you and download the correct Nexus factory images directly from Google. It’s really that simple.

Nexus Root Toolkit

Please remember, this toolkit is only for Nexus devices. It will not work on your device if it is not listed below. Please proceed with caution.

Supported Nexus devices:

· Galaxy Nexus: GSM (both yakju and non-yakju builds)
· Galaxy Nexus: CDMA/LTE Verizon
· Galaxy Nexus: CDMA/LTE Sprint
· Nexus S: Worldwide, i9020t and i9023
· Nexus S: 850MHz, i9020a
· Nexus S: Korea, m200
· Nexus S 4G: d720
· Nexus 7 (2012)
· Nexus 7 3G
· Nexus 7 (2013)
· Nexus 10
· Nexus 4

To get started, head on over to the official Nexus Root Toolkit site to download the latest version of NRT. Once downloaded, just install the application and follow the instructions. With a few clicks of your mouse, you’ll be automating your Nexus root experience. Good luck!


    The results of the official benchmark Google Nexus 7 2013


    The results of the official benchmark Google Nexus 7 2013

  • Rza

    I thought this was going to be my golden way to rooting, but i get stuck when it tries to detect the ADB Device.

    • anon

      Copied from another forum:

      Ihave read some reports for the Nexus 7 with
      the same problem. The workaround for Nexus 7 is to switch it into PTP
      mode (under Settings -> Storage -> USB Computer Connection.).
      Maybe this helps for Nexus 4 as well?

      • Larry

        This worked for me. Thanks for posting this.

  • Rafael Pontes

    If I root will lose all my files?

    • Nakz21

      yes, unless you backup

    • just rooting will not lose your files

  • Robert Clark

    Rapheal no but you’ll be unlocking boot loader first which will so yes. Sorry. Root isn’t wiping..unlocking will. So hope this technical answer is sufficient to cover ground.

  • cresto2

    If you run into the issue where your SU Binaries did not install after root for the Super User App, run the Root again with the Custom Recovery check box empty, after I did that it worked, I installed Rom Manager from the Play Store and it installed ClockworkMod or you can choose TWP – for Nexus 4

  • chintan

    Hey can some one give me the steps properly I don’t get the steps lol and I don’t want to brake my device here is my id :[email protected]

  • lakshman

    This article is worth it i have rooted my friends newly bought nexus 10 by following your aticle he felt sooo happy once again thanks for the nice article.

  • nsr

    Just downloaded the latest version of the nexus root toolkit for my nexus 4.. Once downloaded.. I cant open it.. ” cant open file… Re-downloaded thinking it downloaded wrong, still ” cant open file ” this qas downloaded thro dolphin browser, which gas its own ” downoload ” section..
    Thinking maybe it was the browser, used the stock chrome browser, which downloads all items into the original ” downloads” app in your phone.. Twice downloaded, twice ” cant open file ”

    Tried the PTP MODE also… No luck…

    Pleade help!!!

    • Ben

      Nexus root toolkit good on your PC.

  • Cherchez

    This may seem like a stupid question, but how do I connect my Nexus to my PC where I have installed the root software? I have a USB cord which I use to charge the battery on the Nexus. I attached that to the PC but the PC doesn’t recognize it the Nexus as an attached device. It does charge the battery though.

  • Edgar Oliveira

    Worked !!

  • John Harbour

    Thanks for the article. I just rooted my Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 using this article.. i also find the root method for nexus 5 Here

  • saqlain

    not worked

  • Meh

    Buggy software but it works!