Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

Ham



462 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 13


Topic # 179372 5-Sep-2015 22:13
Send private message

I was trying to root my N7 (2013)... I typed "fastboot Oem unlock" in the PC command prompt and then confirmed the wipe etc on the tablet but now it won't restart. It's stuck on the flying dots animation... None of the buttons are responsive now either.

Anyone have any advice for me? I'm new at this... TIA.

Create new topic

Ham



462 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 13


  Reply # 1380462 5-Sep-2015 23:43
Send private message

Update:
I managed to get it restarted and supersu.zip loaded into the downloads directory on the tablet, then started recovery mode (TWRP) but I can't find the download directory or the zip file anywhere within TWRP so I'm stuck again. Grrrr

1269 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 22


  Reply # 1380480 6-Sep-2015 08:13
Send private message

I use Nexus Root Toolkit for all that stuff, simple to use.

http://www.wugfresh.com/nrt/


7889 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 795

Subscriber

  Reply # 1380486 6-Sep-2015 08:50
Send private message

Will this root file work so that I can take my 2012 Nexus 7 back to ICS 4.4.4??




Regards,

Old3eyes


1269 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 22


  Reply # 1380491 6-Sep-2015 09:12
Send private message

I used it to install the M preview then revert back to Lollipop without any problems.

Ham



462 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 13


  Reply # 1380649 6-Sep-2015 15:40
Send private message

peejayw: I used it to install the M preview then revert back to Lollipop without any problems.


I've tried Nexus Root Tool kit as well but it times out at the end "waiting on device" and won't load SU

Ham



462 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 13


  Reply # 1380653 6-Sep-2015 15:46
Send private message

I've tried it on 2 different machines. One running Windows 7, the other on Windows 10. And with various USB drivers... Still no go. I read somewhere that Nexus 7's built after Dec 2014 (which mine probably is) require a different variant of TWRP but I can't find anymore info?

2861 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 683

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1380664 6-Sep-2015 16:16
Send private message

try Towel root




Galaxy S8

 

Garmin  Vivoactive 3




Ham



462 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 13


  Reply # 1380668 6-Sep-2015 16:27
Send private message

jeffnz: try Towel root


Won't work with Lolipop.

mdf

1998 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 590

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1380675 6-Sep-2015 17:02
Send private message

I've got the 2012 Nexus 7. Lollipop was terrible. I downgraded back to KitKat but went with the CyanogenMod version. A few really nice tweaks. Instructions here worked well for me.

Ham



462 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 13


  Reply # 1380681 6-Sep-2015 17:22
Send private message

All done. I had to use a multi boot version of the recovery. This will effect all Nexus 7's that came with Lolipop out of the box I believe... I'll post more detailed steps later In case anyone else has the same issue in the future.

7889 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 795

Subscriber

  Reply # 1380893 7-Sep-2015 08:23
Send private message

Ham: All done. I had to use a multi boot version of the recovery. This will effect all Nexus 7's that came with Lolipop out of the box I believe... I'll post more detailed steps later In case anyone else has the same issue in the future.


Looking forward to it..  




Regards,

Old3eyes


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.