Nexus 7 is the latest tablet in the Android market that is gaining quite a lot of attention. Not long back did we review Nexus 7 where also promised that we will cover all development activity that can possibly take place on Nexus 7. After rooting and unlocking the bootloader, it is now time for you to try some custom ROMs on your device if you really want to. The tutorial to unlock bootloader also covers the instruction to flash ClockworkMod Recovery on Nexus 7. Coming back to custom ROMs, we would now tell you how to install Android Open Source Project CyanogenMod 10 on Nexus 7. Obviously this would be a Jelly Bean ROM but will have some customization and is also built using AOSP sources. CyanogenMod ROMs are the best custom ROMs for any Android device.
As already mentioned, this is custom ROM and hence you may face some bugs. The ROM is a nightly build and will be updated frequently. To download the latest version of the ROM, you need to refer the original thread, the link to which is given in the installation instructions below.
- Have minimum 60% charge on your device else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
- Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
- Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.
Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk. This process voids the warranty of your device.
Steps to Install CyanogenMod 10 on Nexus 7
- Download the latest version of the ROM zip file from the original thread.
- Connect your Nexus 7 to the Computer via USB Cable and copy the ROM zip file to your internal sdcard which is the /sdcard/ folder.
- Disconnect your device from the PC and turn it off.
- Boot your device into ClockworkMod Recovery mode.
- Make a nandroid backup in the recovery mode so that you can revert back if you wish to.
- Select the option to apply an update zip, and select the zip file you copied to the internal sd card.
- Flash the zip file.
- Go back and select “Reboot system now”.
This procedure will install CyanogenMod 10 on Nexus 7. If you face any issues, feel free to use the comments section below.