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Malicious Droid
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Thanks to:
Google
birdman

CWM
Team Win
chainfire
and any others whom I am unaware of (please pm and I will include you)

OEM UNLOCK:
WARNING: This will wipe your device. Backup all your photos and whatnot.
  1. Boot device into bootloader.
  2. Open a command prompt in the folder where your fastboot.exe lives. Typically this is the platform-tools directory in the SDK.
  3. Type in
    Code:
    fastboot oem unlock
    and press enter.

  4. Follow prompts on device to unlock bootloader.
  5. Profit!
BOOTLOADERS:
See Post 2 -> here

RECOVERIES:
See Post 3 -> here

BACK TO STOCK:
See Post 3 -> here

ROOT:
  1. Load CWM onto your device as described in the RECOVERIES section
  2. Download the SU binary for JB
  3. Put it onto the device
  4. Boot into recovery
  5. Install zip from sd card
  6. Choose zip
  7. Navigate to the file you downloaded and put onto the device
  8. Flash
  9. Profit!
 

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Malicious Droid
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BOOTLOADERS:

HOW TO FLASH:
  1. Download bootloader to hard drive.
  2. Boot device into bootloader.
  3. Open a command prompt in the folder where your fastboot.exe lives. Typically this is the platform-tools directory in the SDK.
  4. Type in
    Code:
    fastboot flash bootloader <location/name_of_bootloader_file.img>
    and press enter.
  5. Wait for successful flash.
  6. Type in
    Code:
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    and press enter.
  7. Profit!
 

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Malicious Droid
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RECOVERIES:

HOW TO FLASH:
  1. Download recovery to the computer.
  2. Connect the device to the computer.
  3. Boot device into bootloader.
  4. Open a command prompt in the folder where your fastboot.exe lives. Typically this is the platform-tools directory in the SDK.
  5. Type in
    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery <location/name_of_recovery_file.img>
    and press enter.
  6. Wait for successful flash.
  7. Type in
    Code:
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
  8. Profit!
LIST OF AVAILABLE RECOVERIES:PREVENT RECOVERY OVERWRITE:
  1. After flashing recovery as described above, BEFORE you boot into device, boot into recovery.
  2. mounts and storage
  3. mount system
  4. Open a command prompt in the folder where your adb.exe lives. Typically this is the platform-tools directory in the SDK.
  5. Type in
    Code:
    adb shell
    and press enter.
  6. Type in
    Code:
    cd /system
    and press enter.
  7. Type in
    Code:
    mv recovery-from-boot.p recovery-from-boot.bak
    and press enter.
  8. Profit!
 

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Malicious Droid
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BACK TO STOCK:

HOW TO DO:

[background=rgb(245, 245, 245)]WARNING: This will wipe your device. Backup all your photos and whatnot.[/background]
  1. Download the Nexus 7 JOP40D OEM image -> here.
  2. Extract the compressed file to the folder where your fastboot.exe lives. Typically this is the platform-tools directory in the SDK.
  3. Open a command prompt window where your fastboot.exe lives.
  4. Type in the following commands and press enter after each one.
  5. Code:
    fastboot erase boot
  6. Code:
    fastboot erase cache
  7. Code:
    fastboot erase recovery
  8. Code:
    fastboot erase system
  9. Code:
    fastboot erase userdata
  10. Code:
    fastboot flash bootloader nakasi-jop40d/bootloader-grouper-4.13.img
  11. Code:
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
  12. Code:
    fastboot -w update nakasi-jop40d/image-nakasi-jop40d.zip
  13. Wait for the image to flash.
  14. Type in
    Code:
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    and press enter.
  15. If you just wanted to return to stock software and not relock, you are done here. Boot into the device.
  16. If you want to relock the device, type in
    Code:
    fastboot oem lock
    and follow the prompts on the device.
  17. Profit!
 

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Will there be much development, it is running easy to root android with nothing better the sweet goodness of purity. This might be the first device that I will not load a custom rom.
 

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Malicious Droid
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
there will always be awesome development on nexus devices.
 

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Will there be much development, it is running easy to root android with nothing better the sweet goodness of purity. This might be the first device that I will not load a custom rom.
I said the same thing when I got my GNex...but I was oh so very wrong. Just about every ROM out there improves on stock in one way or another (or in all ways). Either better battery life, better performance, both, built-in mods and tweaks, etc etc.
 

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Since it's a wifi only device, is the radios section needed??
 

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Malicious Droid
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Stickied and added the "fastboot oem unlock" command for unlocking the bootloader as not everyone will be coming from a GNex or knows how to unlock. :) Great post so far and can't wait to see it once we all have the device!
thank you sir, i will try to keep it updated as often as possible. right now a little bit of a copy paste effort since i havent actually gotten mine yet. definitely will have lots more details once i get it.

im not sure i can edit the title, if i can let me know how, or else if you would remove the (placeholder) and replace it with "+ Root" or something.
 

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Malicious Droid
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Since it's a wifi only device, is the radios section needed??
isnt the wifi controlled by a radio? atleast thats what i thought. if it happens that we dont need a section, i'll remove it.
 

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Will there be much development, it is running easy to root android with nothing better the sweet goodness of purity. This might be the first device that I will not load a custom rom.
There will be a ton of development imo.

I keep saying this to myself as well......I doubt I will be able to follow through!
 

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Remove the radio section since there are no radios. Wifi has drivers that are in the kernel. Radios are only for Cell Radios.
 

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Man I don't know if I'm gonna rom this thing yet when I get it. If anything I might just unlock and root. That way if something goes wrong I can easily fix it myself right away. But since is going to be more of a family tablet I may...... may just keep it stock. We'll just have to wait and see what our wonderful Dev's do.
 

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Malicious Droid
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Remove the radio section since there are no radios. Wifi has drivers that are in the kernel. Radios are only for Cell Radios.
I'll remove the section and make a restore to stock guide instead. Thanks.
 

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keep getting this error when trying to make recovery permanent:
mv: can't rename 'recovery-from-boot.p': No such file or directory
 
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