The Nexus 7 is an excellent device. It is, in my opinion, the best value in the tablet world. Great specs, bleeding-edge Android releases, and low cost. You really can’t beat it. As I worked on rooting my Nexus 7 (2013 edition), I realized it would make for a good tutorial. The process is pretty simple, once you know what you’re doing, but getting there can take a bit of work. In this article, I’ll lay out the steps I took to get my Nexus rooted, hopefully making it easier for others to figure out in the future. I’ve used these directions on both the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Nexus 7, and I imagine they would work just as well on any Nexus device. Note that these directions are designed for Windows 7 users. Much of the directions will apply to other operating systems, but some adaptation may be necessary.