[How To] Install Official CyanogenMod 11 ROM on Nexus 7 (2012) 3G variant tablet

CyanogenMod ROMs are one of the most widely used custom ROMs in the Android world. Their success as a group of developers has even led to them starting their own organization and continuing their contribution towards the development of Android. Their latest ROM, CM 11, is based on the Android 4.4 KitKat OS and has already been released for various devices. The Nexus 7 (2012) 3G variant tablet is one such device for which the ROM has been developed and is ready for installation.

Google launched the Nexus 7 tablet in collaboration with Asus last year. The 7-inch tablet was a success and a second generation Nexus 7 was launched this year. The 2012 Nexus 7 had a 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor, 1.2 MP camera, 1 GB RAM and 16/32 GB internal storage. We had previously seen how to install the Android 4.4.2 update which it received recently. Let us now see how to install the official CyanogenMod 11 ROM on it.

Google Nexus 7 Continue reading

[How To] Update Nexus 7 (2012) 3G version to official Android 4.4.2

The 2012 Nexus 7 tablets never received an Android 4.4.1 update after initially getting the Android KitKat OS. Now however, its users can be thankful to Google as an Android 4.4.2 update has arrived for their Nexus 7 devices. The update takes users directly from Android 4.4 to Android 4.4.2 bringing along bug fixes and security enhancements for the device. If users haven’t yet received the update via the standard OTA way, they can manually install it and experience the latest Android OS. The requirements and steps for manually installing the update have been mentioned below.

Google Nexus 7 Continue reading

[How To] Update Nexus 7 (2012) 3G version to official Android 4.4

The Android 4.4 update for the Nexus 7 tablets started rolling out last week. We already saw how to install it manually on the Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi edition tablet. Let us now see how to install it on the 3G version. The update is already rolling out via OTA but if you are having problems downloading it or haven’t yet received it, you can follow the below steps to install it manually either via custom recovery or via ADB.

Nexus 7 Continue reading