Nexus 7 smartphone can now be installed with both the versions of custom recovery image, the touch based and the normal version. The use of this is that you can then install the custom ROM firmwares, it was the last time when we saw on how you can root, un root etc. just with the one click tool. So, if you were unable to install the custom recovery image, you then can make sue of this article so as to install the touch based and normal custom recovery image as very soon we will be coming up with the custom ROM firmwares. Once the device is rooted, you can then make use of the apps which need the root access.
Disclaimer: Following instructions in no manner will root the device, if the device gets spoiled or bricked due to not following the mentioned instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible in any manner. Warranty will get lost once the device is rooted though the warranty can be revoked by applying the update.
Express Pre Requisites:
- Backup all the data with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure that if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below steps. Ensure that you are transferring all the backup files in your computer.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Nexus 7 device should be left with the minimum of not less than 60% so as to make sure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of recovery installation. Disable all the antivirus suites in your device as these tools interrupt the process of rooting and installation of recovery. You should have Admin rights in your computer so as to perform the installation of CWM in your Nexus 7.
- Before proceeding, you need to Root ASUS Nexus 7 by following the instructions mentioned in the corresponding link. Without rooting, you will not be able to install the recovery image. To check whether your Nexus 7 is rooted or not, download “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store and check on whether the device is rooted or not.
Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned things, you can now proceed to the next step where we will be checking out on how you can install the recovery image in your device.