Nexus 7 Toolkit for Mac helps you root, unlock, install custom recovery

There are some great tools for Windows computers that make it easy to root the Google Nexus 7 tablet, unlock, the bootloader, or install a custom recovery. But what if you’re a Mac user? There’s an app for that. Xda-developers forum techfanatic9 has put together a  Mac Toolkit for Google Nexus 7 users. The toolkit […]

More official Nexus 7 cases emerge, including keyboard folio

Accessories for the Google Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet are finally coming out of the woodwork. Official cases started shipping recently, and now UK site Mobile Fun is showing off even more ASUS-made add-ons. The two most interesting are the Rotating Stand Case and the Bluetooth Keyboard Case. Unfortunately, there’s no price information or firm […]

Overclock the Google Nexus 7 with a custom kernel

The Google Nexus 7 has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, which is pretty zippy. But this version of NVIDIA’s quad-core processor runs at 1.2 GHz, while some other tablets have faster 1.6 GHz. versions. But with a little elbow grease, you can overclock the Nexus 7 to run at 1.6 GHz. Xda-developer forum morfic has […]

How to root the Google Nexus 7, unlock the bootloader, install custom recovery

The Google Nexus 7 is a pretty great tablet right out of the box. It has a speedy NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software. But before doing anything else with my Nexus 7 when it arrived, I wanted to unlock the bootloader, […]

Google Nexus 7 hacking begins (root, custom recovery, system dump, more)

The Google Nexus 7 is an Android tablet with a 1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, and a starting price of just $199. It’s also Google’s latest flagship device aimed at least in part at developers. So it should come as no surprise that it’s extraordinarily […]