Root Nexus 10 on Jelly Bean 4.3 JWR66V Firmware and Install a custom recovery image
Nexus 10 has the kind of appeal which made many people buy it when it was first launched. This tablet has, since then, found a wide appeal. So developers wanted to find a way to update it to the new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Thus JWR66V official firmware was born.
This is firmware which is most notable for allowing your gadget to perform admirably when put to the daily test. Once the right tool was found, users of the Google Nexus 10 wanted to find out how to use it.
Our tutorial aims at letting you know how to root your device with this tool and also how to flash the tablet with a custom recovery image; in our case, the one popular under the name of ClockworkMod Recovery (or CWM Recovery, in short). The other option is to flash TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP) on the tablet.
The tutorial is only going to function well and offer the appropriate result if you first look at what requirements we prepared for you:
- use the factory unlocked Nexus 10;
- make backups via this tutorial;
- charge the device’s pre-installed battery;
- turn on USB Debugging;
- install, on your notebook, USB Drivers which are directly aimed at the tablet variant you have.
- Green lights for this guide now. The beginning of it will need to rely on you performing these tasks:
– go to Android Developers Internet page;
– download, from there, Android SDK tool;
– flash it on the PC.
- Then, when that file is where it is supposed to be, do this: download Fastboot archive (file name: fastboot-win32.zip). The up and coming actions you need to perform next: unzip the content of the Fastboot on your laptop; more precisely, in a folder that should already exist and whose name is android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools.
- Should this folder be nowhere to be found, make it yourself. Then find and download SuperSU 1.41 JWR66V archive from Chainfire
- Now copy that one on the tablet’s SD card root and after that is over, power the gadget off and download this: ClockworkMod Recovery v220.127.116.11; in case you chose the TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP), then download TeamWin Recovery Project tool (file name: openrecovery-twrp-18.104.22.168-manta.img) after that transfer it to the android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools folder.
- Enter Fastboot Mode on your tablet by pressing Volume Down and Power; the display will then get covered in text. When you’ve reached the Fastboot Mode (or Bootloader Mode), you have to go to the android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools.
- There, launch Command Line by using a combination of Shift and Right-click at the same time, then tap Open Command Line. After you’ve opened that, you need to enter
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-22.214.171.124-manta.img
for the CWM recovery, or
fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-126.96.36.199-manta.img
fow TWRP recovery, and press Enter when done. Continue by selecting, from Fastboot Menu, Recovery.
- After you’ve booted the Google Nexus 10 in Recovery Mode, you can opt for the “Flash zip from SD card” option via Power and then choose, with the same key, the option that is called “Choose zip from SD card“.
- Next task to take care of is this: with the help of Volume find the SuperSU JWR66N .zip archive. Then press Power to opt for it. After you confirm its installation, you can finally rest a bit and, once the zip file is on the tablet, go to +++++Go Back+++++.
The tablet should be rebooted now. This is done by opting for the tablet’s restarting option. And then the gadget will boot into the firmware that offered it root access and then a custom recovery image.
Root Checker is the tool that tells you quickly if the Nexus 10 is rooted on Jelly Bean 4.3 JWR66V official firmware. This app is in the device’s list of apps, so go there. A second app which is also made for this purpose is Root Checker.