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post #1591 of 2571
Its not hard, I mean if you have the right build number it will be rooted under 10 minutes. Well maybe more since it will be your first time. Essential things after? To be honest I never really put any essential apps on it, you could put... ummmm titanium backup would be a good one.
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post #1592 of 2571
10 minutes? Sounds nice.

I looked in the first post and didn't see one, so is there like a neat little FAQ or something I can read to basically sum up Android and how things work on there, such as rooting, and what I need to do, and what I should do afterwards? I think that would be better than just asking hundreds of small questions in here tongue.gif
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post #1593 of 2571
Follow this vid to root, its way easier than you think and fast

http://nexus7root.com/
post #1594 of 2571
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So I was thinking of picking up a Nexus 7. I really don't have any use for it, I honestly just want a tablet. Going to go and pick one up from Office Depot when I wake up tomorrow morning.

Some questions though. I've never owned an Android device in my life, so bear with me. Is it hard to root? And what would be some essential things I would want to do after rooting it?

Check the prices though. I remember when I was shopping for one, Staples was cheaper than OfficeMax. I didn't think to check Office Depot.

Edit: I got sidetracked... I came to say mine finally updated tonight. I was about to do what someone suggested and when I got started, I got a notification that an update was downloaded and ready to install. Went ahead and installed it and it went smoothly.
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post #1595 of 2571
I'm having quite an annoying problem, I'm trying to flash a new recovery image on my Nexus 7, but whenever I type the command in the CMD window, windows gives me a very *ahum* helpful "fastboot has stopped working" window. anyone know how to solve this?

edit: I'm somewhat hesitant to try the erase recovery function be cause if I erase it, and then it still acts all "fastboot has stopped working" when I try and flash a new one, I'm going to be without a recovery essentially


rebooting my Nexus 7 fixed it
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post #1596 of 2571
Besides custom roms, what features do you gain from rooting the Nexus 7?
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I do it mostly for ad blocking these days.
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I do it mostly for ad blocking these days.

You can block the in-app ads? How is that done? like a hosts mod?
post #1599 of 2571
Okay, I gave up on Ubuntu as it didn't manage to boot after 20 mins. So I tried sideloading Android again but now I get an error saying the zip is bad (tested it in Windows and it returned no errors). Basically, I have a Nexus 7 I can't do anything with at this point
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I do it mostly for ad blocking these days.

You can block the in-app ads? How is that done? like a hosts mod?

Precisely.
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