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For those of you who want to root your Nexus 10 Android tablet device, here’s a video tutorial on how to root your Nexus 10.
UPDATE: This is OLD!!! PLEASE FOLLOW NEW ROOT METHOD HERE INSTEAD!!!!
Now, since CWM Recovery (as of the date of this video) isn’t working 100% properly as SD card isn’t accessible and CWM Recovery reboots after around 30 seconds, we are going to have to resort to installing zip file over ADB sideload.
This is a bit tricky to do as you have to do it rather quickly but the Nexus 10 is rootable and there should be a more stable way to root it in the near future.
First, download Nexus10Root.zip and unzip, this includes all the files you need for Windows, Mac, and Linux and also drivers for Windows:
FILES REMOVED, follow new root method here!!!
Step 1. Put your Nexus 10 into Bootloader mode by turning off your Nexus 10. Then hold down Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power buttons together.
Step 2. Once in bootloader menus, connect a micro USB cable from your Nexus 10 to your computer. Update the drivers on your computer.
Step 3. Let’s unlock the bootloader. This WILL ERASE EVERYTHING on your Nexus 10, make a BACKUP before you DO THIS!!!
Open a command prompt or terminal and type:
fastboot oem unlock
For Mac, type:
./fastboot-mac oem unlock
For Linux, type:
./fastboot-linux oem unlock
Step 4. Go to your tablet and unlock your Nexus 10.
Step 5. Next let’s flash CWM recovery, so type:
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-188.8.131.52-manta.img
./fastboot-mac flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-184.108.40.206-manta.img
./fastboot-linux flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-220.127.116.11-manta.img
Step 6. Type the following but DO NOT PRESS ENTER yet!
adb sideload CWM-SuperSU-v0.98.zip
./adb-mac sideload CWM-SuperSU-v0.98.zip
./adb-linux sideload CWM-SuperSU-v0.98.zip
Step 7. Choose “Recovery” using Volume buttons and your Nexus 10 should boot into CWM Recovery.
Step 7b. (ONLY FOR WINDOWS, Mac and Linux skip this step) Now, open up Device Manager on your computer (if using Windows, otherwise skip this step) and make sure you see some kind of “ADB Interface” driver. If you don’t, quickly update the manta with exclamation mark with the same drivers you used earlier. Reboot into bootloader then choose “Recovery” and enter CWM Recovery again.
Step 8. Choose “install zip from sideload” and hit ENTER in your command prompt/terminal for the command you typed earlier in Step 6.
Step 9. If it was successful, you should see Superuser app and root being installed. If not, try again from Step 7 and make sure your drivers are installed if using Windows.
Step 10. That’s it for now, you should be able to root your Nexus 10. I will have an update on an easier root method as soon as it’s available.
Q: My Nexus 10 is stuck on boot logo!?! WTF!?! &*$% YOU!!! You BROKE MY TABLET!
A: Hey, come down first, have a cup of cold, fresh mountain spring water. Just reboot into CWM Recovery then choose “data wipe/factory reset” and reboot. This happens because sometimes when you unlock your bootloader, the data partition gets corrupt but by doing data wipe/factory reset, your tablet should be WORKING AGAIN!
Q: On my Mac or Linux, I keep getting permission error, your instructions SUCK!
A: Hey, before you start calling people names, why don’t you learn a bit more on how to use Mac or Linux? The answer is simple, change file permissions, do, “chmod 755 *” in the directory you are writing the commands. Also, you can try adding “sudo” in front of commands to make it run with root permissions. Try both, they should solve those problems.
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