New Nexus 7 2013 Root and TWRP Recovery Installation Guide

It doesn’t takes time for the Nexus range of devices to get root access and other developer friendly resources. In about only 2 days since the official announcement of new Nexus 7 2013, the ever awesome developer community got us a neat root and recovery package for the device.

Now if you’re looking to root your shiny new Nexus 7 2013, you’d be required to first install a custom recovery on your tablet and for that you’ll have to unlock the bootloader on your Nexus 7. It’s a simple process and is similar any other Nexus device you may have used.

Unlocking bootloader

Follow the link below for a complete guide on how to unlock Bootloader on your Nexus 7 2013.

LinkNexus 7 2013 Bootloader Unlocking Guide

Nexus 7 Connectivity or Drivers troubleshooting..

If you run into any problem with the guide below, then most probably it’s gonna be a Drivers related issue. So for the ‘just in case’ case.. follow the link below for troubleshooting drivers and other connectivity issues.

Link → Nexus 7 2013 Drivers Installation Guide


Download the files required below:

Install Recovery on Nexus 7 2013

The two recoveries that almost 99.9% people flash on their Android devices are CWM and TWRP. And in this guide we’ll be flashing the TWRP recovery to your new Nexus 7. Know more about it here.

  1. Connect your Nexus 7 2013 to the computer using a USB cable
  2. Open the folder where you extracted the contents of the downloaded “” file.
  3. Look for the nexus7.bat script file inside the folder and execute it by double clicking on it and follow the instructions on the screen
    ..If the script hangs on the  < waiting for device > for a long time (say 2 minute) then that means you’ve a drivers or some connectivity related issue on your computer. To troubleshoot this, follow the drivers troubleshooting guide link provided above
  4. That’s it. If the process went fine, TWRP recovery should installed on your Nexus 7 now.

Root Nexus 7 2013

Once the TWRP recovery is installed you can proceed to root your Nexus 7 2013

  1. Make sure you’ve the Chainfire Super SU root file (that we downloaded above) saved on your Nexus 7
  2. Power Off your Nexus 7 and reboot into recovery:
    Press and hold Volume Up + Power key together and release the Power key once the Google logo appears, but keep holding the Volume UP key until you see the TWRP screen
  3. Now once you’re in TWRP recovery, flash the zip file ( we transferred to your Nexus 7
  4. Reboot your N7 after the flashing process finishes
  5. Open Super SU app from the app drawer and let update it update any Binaries it may ask for




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