How-To: Root the Nexus 7 With This Simple Step-by-Step Guide, Courtesy of XDA
I know there are a ton of our readers out there who are anxiously awaiting their Nexus 7 pre-orders. In fact, so are most of our team, with the exception of me (due to being broke at the moment). If you were hoping that root would be achieved on the device in a timely manner, well — you got your wish. If you were hoping for an easy method, well — you’re in luck twice today.
Thanks to the unlockable bootloader on the Nexus 7, the root procedure is as simple as one would expect. XDA Forum Member FadedLite has gathered the instructions in his root tutorial thread for the lucky people already using the device or those who simply want to be prepared for their upcoming tablets.
With the news that the Nexus 7 will be shipping out sooner than expected, we’re excited to see the gears are already turning. Excited? Yes. Surprised? Not in the least. We knew this would happen and we’re stoked to see it available, even before the device itself is.
Developers, let’s get ready to rock!!