Install CM10.1 Android 4.2 Fusion Custom ROM on your Google Nexus 7

Google’s first slate, the 7-incher Google Nexus 7 has been there for quite a while now with more than a million units being sold since it’s launch, it still boasts some tough configuration within to take out the latest and the best. With Android 4.2 already available for the Google Nexus 7 as an official update, it may be the best suited bit of firmware for the nexus device but as everyone knows, its the Custom ROMs that make the difference as you feel it. These Custom ROMs provide almost each and every feature of the stock Android but in addition to that, they also provide you with some boosted bit of performance without having to compromise on any grounds or stability, especially when it’s based on a Cyanogenmod ROM.

This Custom ROM is Cyanogenmod 10.1 based which is the latest set of off-market firmware based upon the latest from the Google confectionery, Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. Cyanogenmod ROMs are known for their superbly put together modifications over the stock vanilla Android software without damaging the real stock Android user experience.

[box_light]Before you proceed with the installation, we recommend you to backup all data on your phone. To make backups easily, you can read our complete backup guide. If you do not have device drivers installed, you can download them here. We are not responsible for any damage your device might face with this guide – the chances in this case are very less though.[/box_light]

Steps to Install CM10.1 Android 4.2 Fusion V5.9 Custom ROM on your Google Nexus 7:

  1. Download the latest version of the ROM zip file from here and the Gapps file from here.
  2. 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.
  3. Disconnect your device from the PC and turn it off.
  4. Boot your device into ClockworkMod Recovery mode.
  5. Make a nandroid backup in the recovery mode so that you can revert back if you wish to.
  6. Select the option to apply an update zip, and select the zip file you copied to the internal sd card.
  7. Flash the zip file.
  8. Go back and select “Reboot system now”.

After flashing the ROM zip file, you will have to flash the Gapps zip file onto your tablet following the same set of instructions as mentioned above. Further, after flashing both the above files, if your device booted up successfully, you’re through! If not, wipe everything from the recovery mode and try the whole procedure again making sure that you don’t miss out on even a single step mentioned!

For more on the ROM, you can head over to the original thread.

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