Google Nexus 7 2013 Flo Rooted + Unlock Bootloader as well [Guide]

I recently bought a new Google Nexus 7, latest version 2013, 32GB Wifi Model for a whopping 269 Euros from Germany. So, I feel nothing better than writing a post with what I did with it in the first week of purchasing it.

Please keep in mind, proceed at your own risk and don’t never ever apply this procedure on any other Nexus device or previous models of Google Nexus series else I will not be responsible in any case. Just follow all the simple instructions step by step and it will be so easy.

Google Nexus 7 Rooted

Safety Measures

  • Backup your android device fully. Check this post : useful backup apps for android
  • Fully Charge your mobile and if not fully, charge it at least 80% to avoid problems.
  • Use this procedure only on Windows Operating System and not on Mac, or linux or any other operating system.
  • Required Tools : Winrar/Winzip/7Zip (any of these)  and Download and Install Android SDK

 

How to Root Nexus 7 2013 Version + Unlock the Bootloader

1.) Also download The ADB and Fastboot Tools in the same Tool ==> platform-tools.zip - md5: 15e771613370afe3c70e0be1454d2ef1 – size: 346.8KB

2) Put these 3 files in where your fast boot folder is installed; ex => => disk C: root

Unzipped this file on the folder “platform-tools” and you will find 11 files:

- aapt
- adb
- AdbWinApi.dll
- AdbWinUsbApi.dll
- aidl
- dexdump
- llvm-rs-cc
- fastboot
- dx
- NOTICE
- source.properties

5) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the tablet to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it.

{ Press Menu =>> Settings =>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option then check the USB Debugging Mode.}

If you don’t see the Development Options, you’ll need to open the Settings app and scroll down to the bottom. Once you get there, tap “About Phone”. Scroll to the bottom again, until you see the Build Number entry.

Now tap Build Number a total of seven times. You’ll see friendly developer messages starting with the fourth tap. After the seventh, you’ll see a message congratulating you for unlocking Developer Options. “Now you are a developer”.

Some Useful Handy Backup Apps for your Android

Did you learned from your mistakes in past (I mean not having backup for your important contacts, data, files, pictures and other stuff). Are you still not bothered with the backup’s. But you must have to, so in this article I have collected out some of important and good feature rich backup apps for almost every data for your Android Mobile phone.

Android Backup apps

This laid down funny pup can be you if you really lost your important data and files stored on your smartphone.  Below are some of handy and most useful android backup apps, which saves you almost every time from big troubles and frustration.

Android Photo backup : It takes care of each and every photo stored on your mobile device and saves you hours of frustration by taking a jpg format backup of all your pictures.

AppMonster backup app : As the name suggest, it allows you to take backup with the apps you have installed in your android mobile device system. You can easily backup, manage and restore all your installed with its powerful and simple to understand advanced user interface. Also enjoy features like batch backup, batch restore, uninstall, install from SD card, share and much more.

G-Cloud backup Android App: Ever wanted to have your android mobile device online, where you can do almost everything and anything with your mobile device, With this now you can Access your Android from the Web: Read your messages, download your call logs, view photos, share files and more: https://www.gcloudbackup.com

Helium Android backup : Helium lets you backup your apps and data to your SD card or cloud storage. With Helium, you can sync app data from your other Android devices– even if they are not on the same network. Set up backup schedules with Helium, and never lose data again.

Go Backup and Restore Pro : Go Backup and restore tool is to help you to backup and restore user data, system settings, apk files, app data, etc. Professional, stable, and easy to use.

SMS Backup and Restore : Everyone has their important messages stored on mobile phones including their personal relational messages, business messages like bank statements, venue details, boss messages and important work files and if you ever scared to loose them, then try this app. below are some of most useful features of this app :-

SMS Backup & Restore is a simple Android app that backs up and restores your phone’s text messages.

  1. - Backup SMS Messages in XML format.
  2. - Choose a scheduled time to automatically backup.
  3. - Backup format is independent of the Android version so the messages can be easily moved from one phone to another, irrespective of the Android version.
  4. - Option to select which conversations to backup.
  5. - View/Restore all Messages or only selected conversations.
  6. - Delete all SMS Messages on the Phone.
  7. - Email a backup file.
  8. - Automatically Email or Upload to Dropbox & Google Drive using the Add-On.
  9. - The XML can then be converted to other formats, and can also be viewed on a computer.

If you like any other apps and have better suggestions for other users of android, then feel free to tell and share in comments with others. You can also tell us your favorite android backup app ?

How to Update Galaxy note 2 to Android 4.3 Jellybean Firmware

What android version do you have on your Galaxy Note 2 android handset. I wish some of you might be waiting for the Android 4.3 Jellybean firmware update. And well, you are still lucky enough that Samsung has already started pushing the android 4.3 jellybean update for the Samsung Galaxy note 2 in some countries and since this is an international update, so don’t worry you will not be left behind.

Galaxy note 2

The update will be available for both the versions of Galaxy note 2 viz. the GT-N7100 and GT-N7105.  It is always good to update your mobile devices to the latest software and firmwares as they are made more secure and feature full in the coming versions and you will also have a fair chance to receive several rooms for improvements.

Its a kind of very exciting news from Samsung, because the original handset was launched more than a year ago and still the mobile phone’s giant is working on it to attract its users that we still supports you.

Here are some of its improvements we found out :

CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN ANDROID 4.3 UPDATE

  1. - GALAXY GEAR Support
  2. - TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
  3. - Samsung KNOX
  4. - Samsung Wallet (Pre-loaded)
  5. - Better RAM management
  6. - Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)
  7. - New Samsung Keyboard
  8. - GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
  9. - New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
  10. - New screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
  11. - Move-to-SD-card feature
  12. - New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
  13. - New Additions in Notification Centre
  14. - Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
  15. - Implementation of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
  16. - New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
  17. - Full screen Samsung apps
  18. - New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)

Here is the link to the official website confirming the latest android jellybean update for Samsung Galaxy note 2. If you already updated your device to the 4.3 Jellybean, tell us about its performance and any significant improvement in it.

Got a Google Nexus 5 : Browse Country Related Threads

Google Nexus 5 is much awaited and most advanced android mobile and if you got a Nexus 5 and looking for some support for it. Then, go to the XDA Forums where there are country specific threads for the Google nexus 5 are waiting for you.

These threads are country specific and by which you will get the kind of premium support, tricks and optimizations, rooting and custom ROMS all for free. The users shares a hell lot of information there and is the best place to start your hands-on the the Nexus 5 mobile phone.

Google Nexus 5

This is the link to the Official thread for Nexus 5 Forums :  XDA Forums link

[notification type="standard"] What you will get, [/notification]

  1. Apps and Recoveries
  2. Custom ROMS
  3. New ROMS and Kernels
  4. Fixes, Rooting and Tutorials
  5. Base band , Radio and other
  6. Customization (themes, boot animations and Wallpapers)

And much more.

Here are some main features and Specifications of Google nexus 5 Android Mobile Phone :

 

  • Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat)
  • True HD IPS Plus
  • 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~445 ppi pixel density)
  • 16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
  • 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels – 1080p@30fps
  • Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 – Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
  • Adreno 330
  • Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery

 

Look at the battery size of Google Nexus 5, you can say the devil size battery is inside for the new generation mobile phone of its own kind.

Tell us what do you think about your Google nexus 5 ? Is it worth to buy or its just another android device.