Why should you root Google Nexus 7? Personally, the 2 top reasons that I root Nexus 7 ~ application, data & system settings backup and remove advertisement. Besides, you can further improve Nexus 7 performance and enhance user experience with root access. Lot of useful Android applications and modifications require root access to work. In addition, you can install custom kernel and ROM which will improve Nexus 7 overall performance and battery life. Therefore, root Nexus 7 is a must for me. And for you too…
Backup & restore application, data and system settings
Titanium Backup is the first must installed Android application for all rooted Android devices. Use it to backup your Android applications and data. Restore them when needed. Schedule the backup so that you don’t lose any important data…
No more advertisements
Yeah… Convert ads supported Android games into a full version premium game. You can remove all the advertisements in the free Android games with AdFree Android. AdFree removes ads in the browser and other applications too by nullifying requests to known host names in the system hosts file.
Improve user experience with custom modification
Most of the custom modifications require root access. For example, you can enable USB stick / flash drive on Nexus 7. Note – you need root access on Nexus 7 in order to use StickMount application.
Better and faster custom ROM
Rooting Nexus 7 does not give you custom ROM but root access only. However, with Google Nexus 7 ToolKit ~ 1 click method, it will install ClockworkMod Touch Recovery (CWM) on Nexus 7 for you. CWM allows you to install better and faster custom ROM as most of them are well tweaked. No need to wait for official ROM release and try out the latest and greatest custom ROM out there.
Speed up CPU and improve battery life
SetCPU for Root Users is a tool for changing the CPU settings. You can use it to improve Nexus 7 performance and save battery life. Overclock Nexus 7 from 1.3 GHz to 1.7 GHz to improve overall performance. And undervolt Nexus 7 to save even more battery.
Faster GPS signal lock
FasterFix speed up Nexus 7 GPS lock by using a more accurate time estimation from a NTP server near you. Personally, I select Malaysia NTP server because that where I live. Select your region NTP server to speed up GPS signal lock. And other region NTP server when you travel to other country.
Block Internet access with firewall
Want to block certain Android application from accessing Internet? You can improve battery life too with lesser Android application accessing data connection. DroidWall is the Android firewall application that can help you to do so.
Access to other region Google Play Store
Err… Why this Android application / game is not available for my region. Yes, some apps and games are limited to certain country like United States only. So Market Enabler is here to help you by imitate your current region as other region.
Enable PS3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller
Enjoy games with PS3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller on Nexus 7 with the help of Sixaxis Controller application. Gamepad is always the best way to play games…
3G USB modem on Nexus 7
Yes, you can use 3G broadband USB modem on your Google Nexus 7 now. Enjoy 3G data connection with the help of OTG cable, 3G broadband USB modem and PPP Widget. No more limited to Wi-Fi connection only.
Interested? Follow this guide to root Google Nexus 7 ~ How to root Nexus 7? 1 click method (Video)
Nice explanation Jayce. I’m going to root my Nexus 7 tight away :).
I have a question. I rooted my Nexus 7, but before I did, I saved a backup of everything. Now, how do I reinstall my apps that I backed up? Thanks for your reply.
How did you backup?
I used the Nexus Root Toolkit v1.5.3 and watched a video on how to use the program, but it never told how to put some of these backups back on the device. I put all the backups in a folder on my desktop.
Please consult Nexus Root Toolkit owner in this case.
Thanks, don’t need to. I figured it out by myself. All is OK.
Hey Jayce, Since you are living in Malaysia, I want to know which broadband modem you use for 3G use? Also which provider did you use?
Hi Zakwan, I don’t use 3G broadband modem. But I do have one.
As for voice plan with data, I am using Celcom for the moment.
how to root nexus 4.2. i didn’t see developer option. can you please clarify on this one?
Hi prabin, above rooting guide didn’t work for you?