Nexus 10 FAQ

If you want to root your Nexus 10, see How to Root Nexus 10!

If you need to return your Nexus 10 back to factory firmware, see How to Unroot/Unbrick Nexus 10!

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17 Responses to Nexus 10 FAQ

  1. sameer says:

    hey, i followed your steps to unroot the nexus 10 but when i boot up and set it up and everything, and i try to install the ota update for 4.2.1, i get an error exclamation symbol and i have to fastboot into recovery and wipe/reset to make it usable again. any suggestions? thanks.. would be a huge help if i can figure this out

  2. christian says:

    Hello Max…glad to see you are alive and safe!
    Just have a question, I cannot connect my nexus 10 to my pc…I want to transfer some books and movies but my pc wont recognize it…its already rooted what can i do?

  3. Ken says:

    Hello. I enjoyed your how to root the Nexus 10 video and I followed your steps but after installing CWM SuperSU, I did not have the option to reboot. A warning popped up about this operation cannot be undone. I selected “Go Back” and now cannot boot to clockwork recovery. Should I unroot or can I flash clockwork recovery again?

  4. Eugenio says:

    I was wondering if you can play games on the N10 on a external memory device?¿? like I’ve seen with the N7….it would be really nice if you could also do a vid tutorial……….. if not I guess it’s done the same way 🙂

  5. stephen says:

    Hi, I unlocked and rooted my Nexus 10 using your instructions (easy to follow, thanks!), so that I could allow my Dualshock 3 controller to link via bluetooth. I don’t have any real interest or need in installing custom roms, so can I lock my bootloader and still retain root access? I’d just like to lock the bootloader for the added security it gives, if my Nexus were to be stolen. Thanks.

  6. Tobias Mann says:

    The “Nexus10rootnew” zip we are instructed to download contains a bad copy of cwm-touch which doesn’t allow the user to restore their backups without deactivating the md5-checksum. Something about CWM-recovery putting back-ups in a secured folder, i don’t know.

    I downloaded and flashed the latest version of CWM-touch-recovery and recovery. It might be a reason to update your videos. Believe me I know how hard that is, I ran a video tutorials website for over a year (about 100 videos).

    Hope this helps. BTW I think you should start a comments section, for thing like this.

  7. ant says:

    How long should I expect this method to remain at the boot animation after the the unlock step?

  8. John says:

    My PC cannot see my Nexus 10. I have eliminated the ADB driver and refreshed My Computer to no avail…

  9. wil says:


    I just bought a Nexus 10 and it automatically dled Android 4.3 update so I installed it. It seems that the root instructions on this site and others are for those who had the previous version of Android. Will the same root instructions work if I have already updated to 4.3?

  10. Zene says:

    Can you tell me step by step process on updating to 4.3 ROM on NEXUS 10
    i am on 4.2 version currently.

  11. Rasmus says:

    Max, I am in dire need of help here!My first root on the nexus 10 went smoothly (4.2 root), but when I finally chose to update to 4.2.2, the nexus got stuck on boot image going round and round, after a continuous 30 minutes of impatience, I decided to go into Fastboot, the one where you choose to go into recovery mode. So of course i went onto that and wandered what to do. after trying every possible thing on clockwork orange, including performing a factory reset i am left with the words: “Google Nexus 10” with the unlock symbol underneath and going nowhere. I can still access the Recoverymode platform though. What should I do?… Note I now have no backups! Please help me how to get my nexus back.

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