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:


  • Nexus 7 must be rooted
  • Bootloader unlocked
  • MultiROM recovery installed
  • MultiROM zip file

Steps to install Android L on Nexus 7:

  1. Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
  2. Download the MultiROM zipĀ fileĀ and transfer it to the device.
  3. Switch off the device and boot into MultiROM Recovery.
  4. Go to “Advanced” and select “MultiROM”.
  5. Then go to “Add ROM” and for “Choose ROM type”, select Android.
  6. For “Share kernel with Internal ROM?“, select “Don’t share”.
  7. Go to “Next”, then “Zip File” and select the file downloaded in the 2nd step.
  8. After reboot, select new ROM in MultiROM’s start up menu.

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