Installing Kali NetHunter on Nexus 10 Tablet

Installation using a Windows PC

  1. If you already have a rooted device, skip to step 22
  2. Download the Android SDK package from
  3. Install the SDK to the computer that will be rooting the device
  4. Open Android Studio and navigate to SDK Manager > SDK Tools and install the Google USB Driver if it isn’t installed already
  5. Note down the SDK’s tools path, it should look something like C:\Users\XXXXXX\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\platform-tools
  6. Right-click on My Computer, select Properties > Advanced system settings > Environment variables
  7. Find the ‘Path’ variable under ‘System variables’, select ‘Edit’, add a semi-colon to the end of what’s there, followed by the SDK tools path. (If the Path variable doesn’t exist, create it and set it as the SDK tools path)
  8. On the tablet navigate to Settings > About, then tap on ‘Build number’ 7 times to activate Developer Mode
  9. Navigate back to Settings, then Developer Options and enable USB debugging
  10. If it isn’t already, connect the tablet to the PC that has the SDK installed on
  11. Open Device Manager, select the device, right-click and then navigate to Properties > Driver > Update Driver > Browse my computer for driver software > Browse…
  12. Set the directory to the SDK directory, followed by /extras/google/usb_driver
  13. Select ‘Next’ and the device should then be recognised as an Android/Nexus device
  14. Repeat steps 11-13 for any Android/Nexus devices without drivers
  15. Open up a command prompt window (cmd), and then run:
    fastboot oem unlock
    adb reboot-bootloader
  16. Go to and download the most recent TWRP image for the Nexus 10 tablet ( manta as of now)
  17. Navigate to where the image is downloaded to in the command prompt window, and then run:
    fastboot flash recovery twrp-
  18. Go to and download the rooter for the Nexus 10 manta
  19. Extract the downloaded ZIP, navigate to the folder in the command prompt window and then run:
  20. Follow the instructions on screen, read carefully before accepting
  21. The device should now be rooted and ready to install Kali NetHunter
  22. Go to and download the Kali NetHunter for Nexus 10 for your Android version
  23. Make sure the device is still connected, then in a command prompt window run the following command, making sure to replace the directory and file name correctly:
    adb push C:/Users/XXXXXX/Downloads/ /data/local/tmp/
  24. Once that is complete, put the tablet back into bootloader mode by running:
    adb reboot-bootloader
  25. Use the volume +/- buttons to change the boot option to ‘Recovery Mode’, and then press the power button to select it
  26. Select ‘Install’, navigate to the root directory and then /data/local/tmp
  27. Select the Kali NetHunter zip, and then begin the flash
  28. Once the Kali NetHunter installation is complete, press ‘Reboot System’ to reboot the device