The Google Nexus 10 is absolutely one of the best devices that Google released. This 10-inch Android tablet comes with the latest Jelly Bean version and has great battery performance. I’m sure everybody is looking forward to bringing this tablet home. For those who already have a Nexus 10, I’m sure you’re looking forward to rooting this tablet.
When we think of rooting new devices, we often imagine long and complicated instructions that confuse us. This leads us to wait for a much simpler alternative but that wait could be weeks or even months. Thanks to XDA Developers member paulobrien, however, rooting the Nexus 10 has been made easier using Superboot, a tool that will root your Nexus 10 the first time you launch it.
This guide shows you how to root the Nexus 10 using Superboot.

  1. The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Google Nexus 10. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
  2. The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
  3. Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
  4. Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.


  1. A Google Nexus 10 with an unlocked bootloader. Check out this guide on how to unlock the Nexus 10 bootloader.
  2. A Windows, Linux, or OS X computer
  3. Android Software Development Kit manager installed on your computer. This will install the necessary drivers to your PC.
  4. Download Superboot (, md5sum: f53825a2df09277f899b6738b3a059d5)
  5. Make sure your device’s battery still has at least 70% power. You don’t want the device to shut down in the middle of the procedure.
  6. Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.


  1. Extract the file and place it somewhere convenient, such as the C:\ directory (for Windows) or your user home directory (for Linux and Mac).
  2. Switch off your Nexus 10.
  3. Boot your Nexus 10 into Fastboot Mode. To do this, press and hold down the Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power button. The Android robot and the word “Start” should appear on your tablet.
  4. Connect your Nexus 10 to your computer using the USB cable.
  5. Follow the instructions for your computer’s OS.
    • For Windows users:

      • Locate superboot-windows.bat in the extracted Superboot folder and double-click it. This will start the rooting process automatically.

    • For Mac users:
      • Open a terminal window
      • Locate the Superboot file and type the following commands one by one into your terminal window.
        • chmod +x
        • ./

    • For Linux users:
      • Locate the Superboot file and type the following commands one by one into your terminal window.
        • chmod +x
        • ./

  6. Reboot your Nexus 10.