How To Root Nexus 7 2012 On Android 4.4.4 KTU84P KitKat Firmware

We recently posted article about How To Install Android 4.4.4 KTU84P KitKat Android Factory Image On Nexus 7 2012. After successful update with Android 4.4.4 KTUU84P what’s remaining? yes Rooting, it allows you to install apps which needs a root access for full functionality.

This guide will help you to root your Nexus 7 device on Android 4.4.4 KTU84P KitKat firmware. Simply follow our tutorial and root your Nexus 7 2012 device.

Note:This guide will work only on Nexus 7 2012 with Android 4.4.4 KTU84P KitKat firmware.

Must read: How To Install Android 4.4.4 KTU84P KitKat Android Factory Image On Nexus 7 2012

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. Thetechhacker will not be responsible if your device gets damaged during the process.

Pre Requisites

1.First backup all your contacts, call logs and SMS.

2.Enable USB debugging mode from Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging in your device.

Nexus 7 On Android 4.4.4 KTU84P KitKat Firmware Rooting Guide

1. Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website.

2.Download Fastboot depending on your OS and extract it in android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory.

Windows: Download

Mac: Download

Linux: Download

3.Download SuperSU v2.00 ( and copy it to your \SDcard on your Nexus 7 tablet.

4.Switch off the device and download CWM Recovery or download TWRP and copy/paste it in the android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory.

5.Here set your device into Fastboot Mode by pressing and holding volume down+power key for few seconds.

6.Navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and open Command Prompt and type in the following command and press Enter.

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-

7.After completion choose Recovery from the Fastboot menu and enter Recovery Mode and select “flash zip from SD card” and press the Power button.

8.Here select option “choose zip from sdcard”.

9.Now navigate to the file and select it.

10.After successful installation reboot your device.

For the confirmation check the SuperSU app in the device or install the Root Checker app.



Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, Phone Opinions, and Ask Hacker. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.

1 Comment
  1. Reply
    MoeFoh Jul 22, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Does the bootloader need to be unlocked for this method to work? 
    Will I lose OTA updates if I flash a custom recovery?

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