Steps to Install Android 7.0 Nougat Custom ROM for Nexus 7 (2013)

update Nexus 7 2013 to Android 7.1.1

We have already shared with you the steps to update your Nexus 7 (2012) to the latest Android Nougat. But, what about the Nexus 7 (2013)? If you own 2013 version of the tablet, today's guide will help you update Nexus 7 to Android 7.0 Nougat. Well, unofficially, that is. AICP's latest version is based on Android 7.0 Nougat and offers you all the CyanogenMod 14 features, along with stock Nougat experience.

Following are the prerequisites and steps to update Nexus 7 to Android 7.0 Nougat based AICP custom firmware.

Prerequisites to update Nexus 7 (2013) to Android 7.0 Nougat

  • Download and install USB drivers for Nexus 7 (2013) in your computer.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • Your Nexus device should be rooted.
  • Make sure that TWRP recovery is installed.
  • Ensure that your Nexus carries more than 70% of charge.

Steps to update Nexus 7 to Android 7 AICP Custom ROM

Required files: Download AICP Nougat ROM and GApps package (developer suggests OpenGApps ARM 7.0 Micro).

  • Connect your Nexus 7 2013 to your PC using USB cable and copy the downloaded files to the SD card of your device.
  • Disconnect your tablet and power it off.
  • Now boot it into the Bootloader mode: press and hold Volume Up, Volume Down and the Power buttons simultaneously. Follow onscreen instructions and go to recovery. Once here, use Volume keys to highlight and Power to select.
  • Data wipe operations: go to wipe data/factory reset and confirm the operation. Also wipe cache partition and finally go for wipe dalvik cache to clean it up too.
  • Now, select install and then choose zip from sdcard. Locate the AICP Android 7.0 zip file and confirm its installation.
  • When the ROM installation completes successfully, repeat the above step for installing the GApps package.
  • Once done, go back to main recovery menu and select reboot system now.

First boot may take over 5 minutes, so don't be worried. For queries, errors and support, and download links for other devices, please visit the XDA thread.

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