The Nexus 10 is the new Google tablet, and this post will teach you how it can be rooted. Before you start the rooting guide, make sure the Nexus 10 tablet is running the Android 4.2.2 JDQ39 Jelly bean firmware. This firmware is an official update that you should have received over the air for your Nexus device. Whether it be a Nexus 4, Nexus 7 or Nexus 10, they all received this Jelly Bean update. If you have not updated already, then update now. The number one mistake people make is attempting to root a device on the wrong firmware. If you update over the air, it will be the update you receive. If you don’t wish to update, however, that is fine too. It just means you will need to follow a different rooting guide for the Nexus 10. If that does apply to you, be sure to check out our Android roots section where we have all of the Android root guides.
Make sure you have a Samsung Nexus 10 USB driver already installed into your Windows PC that you will be using for this tutorial. Hit up the link provided, which will have a link for the Samsung drivers. From here, you will need to search for the Nexus 10 drivers. Does everybody need to do this? No, you may already have the appropriate drivers installed for your device already. If that is the case, then proceed to the root guide. If you do run into a problem, however, this is the most common reason for the issue.
The warranty will be void if you continue. It happens because inside the device is a flash counter. Each time we flash something the counter will increase and this way when the workers open it up they can see what we have done. There is no way of not tripping this counter they install other than taking the root method off again. It will be untraceable if you do this.
Backup the Nexus 10 data. To carry out this operation successfully you can download and install apps from Google Play. It includes backing up the EFS folder, SMS text messages, market apps, any settings you may have adjusted since factory default settings, contacts list and more. The Nexus 10 has 16 GB of built-in storage and that will be enough to see you through. However, some people will have used that up already. What you need to do is delete some data and make space for the backup. There is no MicrosSD expansion slot for this smartphone so there is no external storage option available. That is the biggest fault this phone has.
Install CWM Recovery & Root the Nexus 10 On Android 4.2.2 JDQ39 jelly Bean
1 – Download Android SDK from the developer’s site and install it.
2 – Enable USB debugging mode. You need this turned on in order to use Android SDK, as well as rooting the device.
3 – Go ahead and get the Fastboot download. Make sure you extract this file into the android-SDK-windows platform-tools directory.
4 – Download SuperSU v1.04 SuperSU-v1.04.zip. This is the latest updated version of the file. Copy this file onto the Nexus 10’s SD card. Power down the Nexus 10 now.
5 – Download the recovery-clockwork-touch-126.96.36.199-manta.img. Now paste it into the android-SDK-windows platform-tools directory.
6 – Put the device into fastboot mode.
7 – Navigate your way over to the android-SDK-windows platform-tools. Now you need to open up the command line. In the command line type in fastboot flash recovery, recovery-clockwork-touch-188.8.131.52-manta.img
8 – Go back to the fast-boot screen and select recovery to enter Clock-work-Mod recovery. Navigate to flash zip from SD card and select it. Inside CWM Recovery the power button selects items.
9 – Now press power again, this time choose choose a zip from SD-card.
10 – The power button selects and the volume keys navigate.; Now navigate your way to the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.04.zip and then select it. Once you have finished we are ready to flash it. Now select confirm to begin the rooting process.
Wait patiently for the process to complete. You may want to get yourself a cuppa while you wait.
11 – Head back to the main screen of CWM recovery and select reboot system now. This is done from the main recovery screen.