Asus has released the first Nexus 7 tablet in 2012 and a year later, it brought a new model with the same screen size, but better specs. The 2013 model was updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and it’s not sure when it will receive the latest version, which is 7.0 Nougat. Thanks to an AICP developer, users can install a custom ROM that includes the new split screen mode and other features introduced in Nougat. In this article, we’ll explain all steps that users will need to take in order to install this custom ROM.
We must warn you that the AICP Custom ROM is in its experimental phase, so not all features will work, but if you don’t mind those glitches, then head to this page to download the file, but you will also need to download Google Apps from here. Before you do that, there are some things you should take into consideration. The tablet (LTE aka Deb and Wi-Fi only aka Flo models) must be rooted, its battery must have at least 80 percent juice left and its data must be backed up using Clockwork Mod (CWM) Recovery/ TWRP.
After downloading AICP Android 7.0 Nougat custom ROM and Google Apps to your PC, connect your tablet using a USB cable and copy the .zip files into the Nexus 7’s memory, then turn off the device and disconnect it from PC. Enter Recovery Mode by press holding Volume up, Volume down and Power buttons, then go to ClockworkMod Recovery mode and choose wipe data/factory reset. After that, select wipe cache partition to clear the cache memory.
Return to ClockworkMod recovery and select Advanced > wipe dalvik cache, then go back to main recovery screen and tap “install zip from SD card”. Now tap “choose zip from sdcard” and locate the folder where you’ve saved the Android 7.0 ROM .zip file. Tap on it to start the installation process and repeat the procedure for Google Apps. After the installation completes, go to +++++Go Back+++++ and re-start your tablet by selecting “reboot system now”. After a few minutes, the booting process will complete and you will confirm the installation of AICP Android 7.0 Nougat custom ROM custom ROM by heading to Settings and selecting “About device”.