Although not properly released, the internet is already seeing reports of the Nexus 7 getting some serious post-release modifications. We are talking about the Nexus 7 being rooted to have the full Android Tablet User Interface enabled.
The Nexus 7 is equipped with a quad code chip, a high definition display, and the latest version of Adnroid i.e. 4.1 Jelly Bean. The unmatched price makes the tablet even more tempting. With the tablet feature now fully unlocked, the Nexus 7 will see a massive rise in demand.
The hack for the full Android tablet UI is simple enough. Basically you have to change the value of a certain property in the /system path. Just follow these steps to hack your Nexus 7 for this modification:
How to root Nexus 7
Step 1: Root your Nexus 7
Start by downloading the Nexus 7 One Click Root Tool from here. The package come in an archive; unzip the archive and then run the root app inside. Follow the steps you see on the subsequent windows and your Nexus 7 will be rooted.
Step 2: Get an explorer
Download a file explorer such as File Expert. If you prefer some other root-enabled file explorer, you can use that as well.
Step 3: Navigate and Copy
Use the explorer to enter /system and then find a file titled build.prop. Make a copy of this file and save it some other place for safe backup.
Step 4: Changing Values
Open up the original file you copied, build.prop. Find the property labeled ro.sf.lcd_density and change it to 170 or lower from the original 213.
Step 5: Finish
Restart your phone and enjoy the full Android Tablet UI.
If for some unknown reason, you want to revert to your older UI, simply change the value of ro.sf.lcd_density back to 213.
In these simple steps, you will be able to root Nexus 7 to enable the full Android Tablet UI.