How to root Nexus 7 (2012) running Android 4.3 Version (Windows)

Android 4.3 was released in the end of July by Google and started rolling out in couple of days after its launch. Although Android 4.3 is a minor upgrade over Android 4.2 but brings restricted profiles, a few other minor features and fixes along with a bunch of performance enhancements.

Now that all of that’s settled and done, and the code has been rolled out to AOSP, it’s time for modifications and developer-community-driven enhancements.

In this article, we will help you in how to root Nexus 4, Nexus 7 & Nexus 10 (2012) and Galaxy Nexus running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any harm to your device – proceed at your own risk!

Root Nexus 7 2012 (Wi-Fi & 3G) using CF-Auto-Root



Please note that these instructions are for carrier-unlocked variants of Nexus 7, and will work only on Nexus 7.


Step 1: Extract the downloaded CF-Auto-Root package and keep the files in a convenient location on your machine.

Step 2: Reboot the Nexus 7 into fastboot mode using the combination of volume up, volume down and power buttons.

Step 3: Once in fastboot, connect the device to the PC using the supplied USB cable. Wait for the fastboot drivers to configure themselves.

Step 4: Navigate to the folder where the downloaded files from CF Auto Root were extracted, and look for the file that says “root-windows.bat”. Double-click to run it.

Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions until you reach the point when the tablet reboots back into normal mode.

There you have it – your Nexus 7 on Android 4.3 is now rooted. You may verify that by going to the app drawer and looking for SuperSU app.

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