A Nexus 7 Confession


I have something to confess: My Nexus 7 is still not rooted nor have I unlocked the boot loader. I don’t believe this will solicit any kind of judgement from our readers, but it is something that I have been leery to declare among my peers. My Nexus 7 is still 100% stock, pure as the wind driven snow, and I don’t see any reason for that to change right now.

It’s wonderful, of course, that the Nexus lines are all so easy to unlock. A few ADB commands and rooted handsets and tablets are a reality. Every device to this point, I’ve rooted almost immediately out of the box. This time around, even after seeing the tremendous work being done on ROMs for the nexus 7, I’ve taken pause from my flashing addiction and am still running out-of-the-package stock.

This will not last, of course. I’m certain by the end of August my Nexus 7 will be unlocked, rooted, and running a release candidate ROM. While my Nexus 7 awaits the day when it will receive the full custom experience treatment, I certainly don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything other than some theming and cool toggles. Maybe Google has hit a home run with this device, designing the software wel enough that you can have a great experience right out of the box without needing to root.

I wanted to ask those here at the Rootzwiki community if they have done the same as me. There has to be someone else out there perfectly happy with their Nexus 7 as it comes out of the box. We’d love to hear from you.

If you made the decision to root and ROM, we’d love to know why. What have you gotten your Nexus 7 to do that it couldn’t right out of the box outside of adding themes and flashing ROMs?]]>

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