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Update Google Nexus 7 To Android 4.1.2 Without Losing Root

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Update Google Nexus 7 to Android 4.1.2 without loosing root - Liliputing (click for full article)

    "Google recently started rolling out an Android 4.1.2 software update for the Google Nexus 7 tablet and some other devices including the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The update lets you view the home screen in landscape orientation on 7 inch tablets, and includes performance and stability improvements.


    But there's one thing you might want to know before installing the update - you'll lose root access or any custom recovery you may have installed when you upgrade from Android 4.1.1 to Android 4.1.2 using the over-the-air update.


    If you want to keep root access though, there's an app for that."
     
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    How to root Android 4.1.2 on the Google Nexus 7 (video) - Liliputing (click for full article)

    "Google Android 4.1.2 is now available for the Nexus 7 tablet. It offers performance and stability improvements, and one noticeable new feature: You can view the home screen in landscape orientation.


    If you've been holding off on applying the update because you don't want to lose root access, don't worry. We've already shown how easy it is to use OTA RootKeeper to preserve root access and re-apply it after upgrading from Android 4.1.1 to Android 4.1.2.


    But if you've accidentally updated without first protecting root, it's very easy to re-root the device. The steps below will also help you out if you're just now getting your hands on a Nexus 7 tablet, and it already has Android 4.1.2 installed."
     

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