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Nexus 7- boot unlock method that works with android 4.2 and Windows8

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[b] [color=#ff0000]WARNING !!! this will wipe your device!!![/color][/b]

[color=#ff0000][font=RobotoCondensed, sans-serif][size=6]Back it up before you begin![/size][/font][/color]


[color=#FF0000][font=RobotoLight, Arial, Tahoma, Verdana]Please do not attempt this if you are not sure what you are doing.[/font][/color]
[size=3][color=#FF0000][font=RobotoLight, Arial, Tahoma, Verdana]I will not be held responsible if you will mess up your device.[/font][/color][/size]
[b] [/b]

[b] Lets begin...[/b]

[b] Here is how to Unlock your Nexus7 Bootloader[/b]

(was tested on windows8 x64 + Nexus7 32gb ver- non 3g)

[color=#555555][font=RobotoLight, Arial, Tahoma, Verdana][size=4][b]Step 1 -[/b] [url="http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html"]Download Android SDK[/url] from the Android Developers website and install with USB drivers. [url="http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html"]http://developer.and.../sdk/index.html[/url][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#555555][font=RobotoLight, Arial, Tahoma, Verdana][size=4][b]Step 2 -[/b] [url="http://www.teamandroid.com/2012/06/25/how-to-enable-usb-debugging-in-android-phones/"]Enable USB Debugging mode[/url] in your Nexus 7 tablet.[/size][/font][/color]
[font=RobotoLight, Arial, Tahoma, Verdana][size=3][color=#555555]Watch out there is a different method now :[/color][/size][/font]
[b] Step A -[/b] Go to Settings > About phone.
[b] Step B -[/b] Scroll down to the bottom to “Build number.”
[b] Step C -[/b] Tap “Build number” seven (7) times. Right after the third tap, you will see a dialogue box that says "you are only four taps away from being a developer." Continue tapping four (4) more times.

[color=#555555][font=RobotoLight, Arial, Tahoma, Verdana][size=4][b]Step 3 -[/b] Make sure you have backup your data as it will be removed. Then switch off your Nexus 7.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#555555][font=RobotoLight, Arial, Tahoma, Verdana][size=4][b]Step 4 -[/b] Now go into Fastboot Mode on Nexus 7. How? Press Volume Down + Power keys for a few seconds till you see some text on the screen. This is bootloader mode.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#555555][font=RobotoLight, Arial, Tahoma, Verdana][size=4][b]Step 5 -[/b] Navigate to [i]android-sdk-windows\platform-tools[/i] directory and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt).[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#555555][font=RobotoLight, Arial, Tahoma, Verdana][size=4][b]Step 6 -[/b] Type in the following command and press Enter. [/size][/font][/color]
[center]fastboot oem unlock[/center]

[color=#555555][font=RobotoLight, Arial, Tahoma, Verdana][size=4][b]Step 7 -[/b] Now follow the on-screen instructions and proceed.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#555555][font=RobotoLight, Arial, Tahoma, Verdana][size=4][b]Step 8 -[/b] In the end, reboot your Nexus 7 tablet with the following command if not rebooted automatically.[/size][/font][/color]
fastboot reboot
[font=RobotoLight, Arial, Tahoma, Verdana][size=3][color=#555555]That’s it. Your Nexus 7 bootloader is no unlocked and you have the possibility to flash a custom recovery and root your device.... if you want to....[/color][/size][/font]

[color=#555555][font=RobotoLight, Arial, Tahoma, Verdana][size=4]I hope this helps.[/size][/font][/color] Edited by aaww
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