Root Nexus 7 2013 on LMY47V Android 5.1.1 and Install Custom Recovery – How to

Nexus 7 2013 received LMY47V Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update recently. If you have updated to this latest version, you must have lost the root access of your tablet. Here is how to root Nexus 7 2013 LMY47V Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and get back the system access.

In case, you haven't updated to this latest OS version, here is the 2013 Nexus 7 Android 5.1.1 factory image.

Prereqs to check before you root Nexus 7 2013 LMY47V Android 5.1.1 Lollipop:

  • Download Android SDK and install USB drivers.
  • Enable USB debugging by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • Your Nexus 7 must be on LMY47V Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
  • Ensure that your Nexus 7 2013 carries more than 70% of charge

Root Nexus 7 2013 LMY47V Android 5.1.1 Lollipop:

Required files: 1- download Fastboot from the following links depending on your OS:

Extract the above in android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory; create this directory if you cannot see one.

2- Download ClockworkMod or TWRP recovery from these links (you can use any one of these): CWM | TWRP Copy paste in the same android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory.

3- Download SuperSU and copy it to your tablet's SD card root folder.

  • Switch off Nexus 7.
  • Enter Fastboot Mode: press Volume Down and Power keys for a few seconds until you see text on the screen.
  • On your computer, navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and open Command Prompt by this key combo: Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt.
  • Type the following command:
    • fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-
  • When done, from the Fastboot menu, go to Recovery mode on your Nexus tablet.
  • Scroll down to flash zip from SD card > choose zip from sdcard.
  • Navigate to the SuperSU zip file that you had copied to the SD card earlier. Select it using the Power button. Confirm installation.
  • Once done, return by selecting +++++Go Back > reboot system now.

Ta da! When your tablet is on again, it is not only rooted on the latest Android 5.1.1 LMY47V Lollipop update but also has a custom recovery installed on it. Enjoy the rooted fun of Lollipop!

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