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Google Nexus 7 root achieved, tablet yet to ship to consumers

June 29, 2012

Well, that didn’t take long, rooting the Google Nexus 7, a tablet that’s just two days old. Those of you that already own the device – that pretty much means Google I/O attendees and anyone else the grabbed one from them via eBay and other channels – and feel courageous enough, can now experience the Google Nexus 7 root on your own.

The initial Nexus 7 root procedure, thoroughly covered at RootzWiki, was not as easy as you may have expect it to be, according to Android developer birdman:

This isn’t going to be super simple. Its [sic] not ment [sic] to be. but here is one quick and dirty method for root. I recommend you make sure you’re on the latest version of jellybean first. I’ll make this guide easier later. Doing things on public internet and tether sucks.

But it looks like the same birdman posted an easier ClockworkMod and root method on the same site a few hours after announcing the first rooting procedure.

That doesn’t mean we encourage you to root your Nexus 7 units, or any other device for that matter, and while we keep you updated on rooting and flashing custom ROMs on your Android devices you’ll be the only person responsible for whatever happens with your device while pursuing such endeavors.

In case you go forward with any customization process, make sure you back up your data first, and that you follow closely the tutorials available for each procedure.

As for the Nexus 7 root, you’ll have to be patient and wait for your Nexus pre-order to ship before you can do any rooting of your own. In the mean time lets hear it from those lucky Nexus 7 owners that have rooted their devices! Is there anything worth reporting?