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For those of you who want to root your Nexus 10 Android tablet, here’s a step-by-step tutorial anyone can follow. This is for Windows, Mac or Linux.
This will work on all Android versions including Android 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4.3, 4.4.4, and Lollilpop 5.0.1/5.0.2/5.1.
(For rooting Android 4.3/4.4.2/4.4.3/4.4.4, the steps are exactly same except for Step 9, you need to download the latest version of SuperSU from ChainFire and use that instead of the one provided.)
Nexus 10 Root Mac OSX Video tutorial:
Nexus 10 Root Linux/Ubuntu Video tutorial:
Step 1. Hold down Power, Volume Up, and Volume Down buttons together for about 20 seconds until your Nexus 10 reboots and enters fastboot bootloader mode.
Step 2. Connect a micro-USB cable from your computer to Nexus 10.
Step 3. Download Nexus10RootNew.zip, this has everything you need including adb, fastboot, rooting files, and drivers.
Step 4. (Windows only, Mac and Linux users skip this step!) Next open Device Manager (if you don’t know how, please google it!) and make sure you have “Android Bootloader Interface”. If you don’t, watch the video tutorial as it shows you how to install the drivers.
Step 5. Next, let’s unlock the bootloader. Doing this will ERASE EVERYTHING on your internal storage so you’ve BEEN WARNED!
For Mac or Linux, type “chmod 755 *” before doing the fastboot commands. And also add “sudo” in front for Linux/Ubuntu.
For Mac, replace all “fastboot” with “./fastboot-mac” and for Linux/Ubuntu, replace all “fastboot” with “sudo ./fastboot-linux”. If you have trouble, watch the Mac and Linux video tutorials.
Open up a command prompt and type:
fastboot oem unlock
Step 6. Use Volume button to choose “Yes” and hit the Power button.
Step 7. Your Nexus 10 bootloader has now been unlocked, congrats! Hit Power button to restart your Nexus 10.
If for some reason your Nexus 10 gets stuck on bootloop, you can do a data wipe/factory reset to fix it, here’s a quick video tutorial on that:
Step 8. Once rebooted, you will have to sign in again.
Step 9. After signing in, copy the CWM-SuperSU-v0.98.zip file to anywhere on your Nexus 10′s internal storage.
*NOTE: For Android 4.3/4.4.2/4.4.3/4.4.4/5.0.1/5.0.2/5.1, download SuperSU v2.37 here and copy that instead!!!
Step 10. If you have trouble connecting as a USB disk drive, you can also download from here on your Nexus 10 browser.
Step 11. Reboot into fastboot bootloader by holding down Power, Volume Up, and Volume Down buttons together.
Step 12. Connect a micro-USB cable from your Nexus 10 to your computer.
Step 13. Next, let’s flash ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery.
Go back to command prompt and type:
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-184.108.40.206-manta-Wfix-by-damien667.img
Step 14. Use Volume buttons to choose “Recovery Mode” and hit Power button to enter CWM Recovery.
Step 15. Once in CWM Recovery, choose “install zip from sdcard”.
Step 16. Next choose “choose zip from sdcard”.
Step 17. Browse your file folders and find the CWM-SuperSU-v0.98.zip you copied over/downloaded earlier. Flash it!
Step 18. Reboot and run rooted app like Titanium Backup app and Superuser permissions windows should pop-up. Congrats! You’ve successfully rooted your Nexus 10!
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