Google announced the Android L at the Google I/O conference and released the preview a day later for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). Other devices have received the factory images but it is not the complete code. But XDA developers have done a great job and have managed to port the Android L Preview on Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi. The ROM is still in the development stages and at present has many bugs. But if you are eager to try it out on your Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi, follow the steps given below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Nexus 7:
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android and Email
- Nexus 7 must be rooted
- Bootloader unlocked
- MultiROM recovery installed
- MultiROM zip file
Steps to install Android L on Nexus 7:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the MultiROM zip file and transfer it to the device.
- Switch off the device and boot into MultiROM Recovery.
- Go to “Advanced” and select “MultiROM”.
- Then go to “Add ROM” and for “Choose ROM type”, select Android.
- For “Share kernel with Internal ROM?“, select “Don’t share”.
- Go to “Next”, then “Zip File” and select the file downloaded in the 2nd step.
- After reboot, select new ROM in MultiROM’s start up menu.