Google has been showering the Nexus devices with regular updates with two more updates already released after the launch of Android KitKat. The Nexus 7 (2013) tablets also received these updates and we already saw how to install the latest Android 4.4.2 update on the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE edition tablet. And now, with the CyanogenMod team releasing their CM 11 ROM for the device, let us see how to install the Android 4.4 based custom ROM on the tablet.
The new Nexus 7 tablet, also known as Nexus 7 (2013) or second generation Nexus 7, has a 7-inch, 1200 x 1920 display, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16/32 GB of internal storage. It originally ran on the Android 4.3 OS which was launched along with it. The tablet was made available in two variants: Wi-Fi only and LTE. Follow the below steps to install the official CM 11 ROM on the LTE variant of the device.
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 (2013):
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Rooted Nexus 7 (2013) with Custom recovery (TWRP) installed
- Unlocked bootloader
- Official CM 11 ROM zip file
- Gapps zip file
- Download the latest CM 11 ROM zip file and the Gapps zip file and copy it to the root of the internal storage of your Nexus 7 (2013).
- Now turn off your tablet and boot into fastboot mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Down, then press and hold Power. Once there, keep on pressing the Volume Up button until you see “Recovery” and then press the Power button to boot into it.
- After you enter recovery, tap on “Wipe” and perform “Swipe to Factory Reset”.
- Go back to recovery and tap on “Install”. Select the CM 11 ROM zip file and perform “Swipe to Confirm Flash”.
- Again go back and select the Gapps zip file and perform “Swipe to Confirm Flash”.
- After the installation is complete, tap on “Reboot System”.
You have successfully installed official CyanogenMod 11 (CM 11) ROM on your Nexus 7 (2013) LTE version tablet.
Note: The ROM, still being in the nightly stage, may contain bugs.