Finally there is some great news for Google Nexus 7 3G tab owners since official CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies Android 4.2.1 Jellybean is now available for their flashing pleasure. For those who don’t know, CyanogenMod custom ROM is a parallel Android AOSP based operating system for select Android devices meant to optimize and rejuvenate user experience. The ROM has been posted in the XDA forums by eak1080; Senior XDA member and CyanogenMod developer.
Before the advent of this official CM 10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jellybean ROM for Nexus 7 3G, there were couple of KANG versions available for flashing and testing. However, escalating to a proper official nightly build, the Nexus 7 3G owners can now rest assures that they will soon have stable CM 10.1 coming out soon. Nightly versions are pre-beta automated compilation of CM code that can be buggy and might result in irreversible damage. Users should also be cautious because no official developer support is offered for CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly builds.
According to a handful of testers and the developer himself, the only thing buggy in this release is Quick Settings Toggles. But since consistent development and bug fixing is taking place, so you might find a nightly pushed out with the fixes soon.
It is important to mention here that before installing any custom ROM, it is necessary to have permanent root on your Android device along with a custom recovery installed. In case you don’t have root on your Nexus 7 3G, then head to the official XDA rooting thread posted here for installation instructions and relevant downloads. After you have root on your device, click this link to get access to custom recovery installation and download instructions.
In case you already have root on your device with a custom TWRP recovery installed, then all you have to do is download ROM Manager and get the ROM from the app. For those who like doing stuff old-school style, you can get the ROM zip file from here and then flash it on your Nexus 7 3G via custom TWRP recovery. It is mandatory to wipe data and cache before flashing any CM ROM on your Android device.
For detailed installation instructions and to see what the initial flashers are saying about CM 10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jellybean ROM for Nexus 7 3G, please head to the official ROM thread posted here. For those who’d like everything nicely baked and can’t stand bugs or glitches; it is best to wait for the stable release.