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Android + Linux: Mistakes! Unlocking and Rooting the 2013 Nexus 7 from Arch Linux

I had an embarrassingly difficult time rooting the new Nexus 7 from my Linux installation. It wasn’t the fault of the stickied guide on XDA that I used; that’s a good guide, albeit for Windows. It wasn’t the Nexus line’s tools; those are terrifically simple to use. It was I who made several (Arch-Linux-specific) mistakes:

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