Google Nexus 10 was released with JB as the stock OS. Battery performance of this device has been great compared to the previous tablets. Many of you may be looking forward to root the device. XDA Developers member paulobrien has released Superboot tool, which has made rooting much easier. Mostly, the rooting procedures are lengthy with a number of steps to follow making the process difficult altogether. With the use of this tool, your Nexus 10 will be rooted in no time. An advantage of this tool is that it will root your device the first time you install it.
- The guide being provided is especially for Google Nexus 10. Use on any other device may cause results which may damage your device.
- The only aim in providing this guide is to provide help and assistance. However, it cannot be assured that the results mentioned will be obtained as the may differ depending on your scenario.
- Charge the Nexus 10 properly.
- Please follow the guide at your own risk. Android Tuition or no other individual will be responsible in case anything goes out of the way during the procedure.
- Your PC can be on Windows/Linux/Mac OS X.
- Drivers should be installed for the tablet.
- Before moving on, stop and carefully read the guide so that no confusion may remain.
- Create a cloud backup through the free apps we recommend.
- Unlock the bootloader with the Nexus 10 toolkit and download the Superboot zip file on your computer.
- On your computer, extract the file r1-nexus10-superboot.zip from the package that was downloaded in previous step. Transfer it to C:\ directory (if using Windows) or any other location. Linux and Mac users can use their home directory for the purpose.
- Turn off your device, and start it into the Fastboot Mode. In order to do this, hold down the Volume keys (Up and Down) along with the Power key. The screen will turn on showing the sign Start (displayed by an android).
- Using the USB Cable, connect the tablet to the computer.
- Depending on the OS of your computer, follow the guidelines being provided below.
- Launch terminal window on your computer.
- Search and find the Superboot file from the folder. Now enter two commands into the terminal window:
chmod +x superboot-mac.sh
- From the Superboot folder, find the superboot-windows.bat file. Double-click for the rooting process to begin.
- Find the Superboot file. Next open a terminal window and then enter two commands in it:
chmod +x superboot-linux.sh
Restart your device for the process to complete. That’s it. Your Google Nexus 10 now has root access. Enjoy! (Source: XDA)