Nexus 10 (manta)

This page provides a device-specific tutorials for installing RTAndroid on the Google Nexus 10 tablet.


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If you are using Windows, the USB driver for the Nexus 10 can be downloaded here. It is required for working with adb or flashing RTAndroid from Windows.


This sections describes how to setup Ubuntu such that fastboot can be executed without sudo.

  1. Connect the device to your PC
  1. Run adb reboot bootloader. This will restart the tablet and cause it to boot into the bootloader mode.
  1. Execute lsusb on your pc. Look for the entry Bus 003 Device 030: ID 18d1:4ee0 Google Inc.. The numbers may vary with each device.
  1. Open a terminal end execute gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/99-android.rules
  1. Add the following line to the file
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="18d1", ATTRS{idProduct}=="4ee0", MODE="0666", OWNER="username"

Note that 18d1 and 4ee0 have to be replaced with the respective id's listed in step 3. Replace username with your Linux account name. Create the file if it is not existing yet

  1. Execute sudo service udev restart in order to restart the service. You should now be able to run fastboot without root privileges.

Installing Recovery

Working with Nexus 10 is made quite easy, but there is a small issue to solve. Modern recoveries still can't work with encrypted partitions in Android 4.3+. That's why we have to downgrade the Android version first, prior to installing own image file. Before starting, ensure you have the fastboot binary and correctly installed USB drivers (or use Linux).

Warning: The following instructions may damage your device permanently and/or void its warranty. We take no responsibility for any damages caused.

  1. Download the latest recovery image and factory image for Nexus 10.
  1. Open a new console window and unpack downloaded files:
tar zxf mantaray-jdq39-factory-d79f489e.tgz
  1. Unplug the USB and charging cable and shut down the device. Enter the Bootloader Mode: press and hold both Volume Up and Volume Down, then press and hold Power.
  1. Plug the USB cable into the tablet again, type the following command into your console and follow the instructions on the screen to unlock the bootloader:
fastboot oem unlock
  1. Downgrade the Android version by flashing the image file:
  1. Wait for the system to boot up, then enter the Bootloader Mode as described in 3.
  1. Plug the USB cable into the tablet again and flash the recovery mode by typing the following in the console:
fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-
  1. After the flashing process is finished, press Volume Up button, until Recovery Mode is displayed.
  1. Confirm the selection by pressing the Power button.

After the recovery is installed you can download and flash a pre-compiled image.

Flashing RTAndroid

This section describes how to flash RTAndroid. Make sure you have an appropriate recovery installed on the target device.

Once you obtained a flashable OTA package for Nexus 10 (manta), it can be flashed as follows.

  1. Connect Nexus 10 to your PC
  1. Force the tablet to enter recovery mode by entering the following command into your terminal
adb reboot recovery

This should cause the tablet to restart and enter the recovery options.

  1. Perform the full system wipe
    1. Enter the Wipe menu
    2. Swipe to invoke Factory Reset
  1. Return to the main screen and enter Advanced > ADB Sideload menu.
    1. Select Wipe Cache and Wipe Dalvik Cache checkboxes
    2. Swipe to Start Sideload
  1. Install the RTAndroid image to your tablet PC with
  • adb sideload /path/to/your/rtandroid-$

    As soon as the installation is finished, ADB Sideload Complete > Successful is shown on the top of the screen.

    1. Click Reboot System and wait for Android to boot up

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