Install Android 7.0 AICP Nougat Custom ROM on Nexus 7 (2013)
These are the instruction to update your Nexus 7 (2013) on the latest build of AICP custom firmware. You can enjoy the latest Android 7.0 Nougat experience on Nexus 7 now. It is a pretty stable ROM that runs fast and stays smooth. You’ll also get some great custom features such as FC Notification Disabler and much more and it includes all the CM14 features as well. This is not an official release by ASUS, but just a custom ROM which requires a custom recovery like ClockworkMod to flash the ROM and Google Apps zip files on your tablet. Also, make sure, your warranty will be voided when you install this custom ROM.
If you are interested in updating your Nexus7 (2013) to Android 7.0 AICP Nougat ROM then follow the guide with competing steps using CWM Recovery. Keep in mind that take a complete backup of your tablet now, in case something went wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back. Go ahead and proceed to the given instructions.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all your relevant existing data on Nexus 7 (2013).
- The stock Marshmallow OS version should be installed on Nexus 7 (2013).
- Download and install USB drivers for Asus Nexus 7 on your computer.
- The Nexus bootloader should be unlocked.
- Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
- You Nexus7 (2013) must be rooted and the latest build of either CWM or TWRP Recovery should be pre-installed on it to flash a brand new Android 7.0-based custom ROM.
- For this firmware installation, you will also need to factory reset the phone.
- Finally, ensure that your Nexus device carries more than 70% of charge.
Please note that this guide can be used only for the Google Nexus7 (2013) devices. Don’t use the firmware file given in this guide for any other device or incorrect variant. Do note that you will experience some force close errors while running this Nougat firmware on your Nexus7 (2013).
Steps to Flash AICP Android 7.0 Nougat (Unofficial) Custom ROM on Asus Nexus7 Tablet:
Step No 1: – Download AICP Android 7.0 custom ROM and Gapps for Android 7.0 ROMs from the above links given on the desktop of your PC. (Make sure to select the Android 7.0 OS version) while downloading Google Apps package.
Step No 2: – Connect the device to your PC and copy/paste both files to the phone’s internal storage. Do not unzip the files.
Step No 3: – Disconnect the phone from PC and turn it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 4: – Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time.
Step No 5: – While your Nexus7 (2013) is in Bootloader / Fastboot main screen, press Volume Up to enter into Recovery mode. Then press Power to boot the Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – Once in Recovery Mode, make an NANDROID Backup for the installed ROM by navigating to ‘backup and restore’. Then set the file name and confirm process to begin the backup.
Step No 7: – Next, Factory Reset Nexus7 (2013) and proceed to flash the Android 7.0 custom ROM.
Step No 8: – In CWM Recovery, select ‘install zip from sd card’, then ‘choose zip from sd card’. Find the Android 7.0 custom ROM file and confirm the installation process to begin.
Step No 9: – Once the Android 7.0 firmware installation is completed, repeat the above steps to flash the Gapps zip on your Nexus7 (2013).
Step No 10: – After installation is successfully finished, reboot the device in normal mode.
Step No 11: – Finally, flash the SuperSU Stable from here to get root access to the internal file system of your Nexus7 (2013) to remove the factory restrictions and permission to install tonnes of third-party apps.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or trouble while installing the ROM