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    [HOW TO] Unlock Bootloader New Nexus 7 (2013)




    If you are one of the few that has already received your new Nexus 7 then chances are you are ready to unlock the bootloader on that bad boy! The great news is that the method for doing so is simple, and if you have ever unlocked the bootloader on a Nexus device then you will be pretty familiar with the process. Below is the quick and dirty guide in case you needed a refresher.

    Step 1: Install the Android SDK (really you only need the fastboot.exe and adb.exe)
    Step 2: Install the Google USB Drivers
    Step 3: Enable USB Debugging on the Nexus 7 (Go to "About Tablet" in settings and rapidly click build number 7 times to unlock developer settings, then go into developer settings and turn on usb debugging
    Step 4: Open a command line from your platform-tools folder (wherever you have your fastboot and adb files) [easiest way in windows is to navigate to that folder, right click, and select open command line here]
    Step 5: type the command "adb reboot bootloader"
    Step 6: Once Nexus 7 boots into bootloader type the command in the same terminal window "fastboot oem unlock"
    Step 7: On nexus 7 use volume up to highlight Yes then hit the power button to select it
    Step 8: Once you confirm lock state says Unlocked you will want to scroll to "Start" using volume buttons and select it with power button

    Be sure that you allow the device to fully boot into the OS, this will ensure that the data wipe is complete. If you omit this you will have issues with recovery and root later on.
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    I have mine sitting over on the couch, and think I will have to do this before I have too much stuff that I don't want to lose in a wipe.
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    I just got mine today! Reading your instructions and watching vid. Will report back.
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    Not working for me: when I type in fastboot oem unlock, it just hangs and says waiting for device. Using Win 8. Followed your directions to a "T". In fact adb reboot bootloader command didn't work so I just manually went into it.
    Edit: Finally got it to work. USB ports were the issue.
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