[How To] Install Official CM 11 ROM on Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi edition tablet

CyanogenMod have started rolling out their latest CM 11 ROMs for various Android devices. The ROMs are based on the Android KitKat OS and are currently in the nightly stage. The new builds include new features such as live folders, unified messaging, secure messaging, new theme option and plenty more. In this article, we will see how to install the ROM on the 2012 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi edition tablet.

The Nexus 7 is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor, 1 GB RAM and has 8 and 16 GB internal storage options. It has a 1.2 MP rear camera and 4325 mAh battery. It originally ran on Android 4.1 but received an Android 4.4.2 update just last week. We already saw how you can manually install that official update on your device. Let us now see the steps to install the CM 11 custom ROM on it.

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[How To] Update Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi version to official Android 4.4.2

The 2012 edition Nexus 7 tablets received the official Android 4.4 update from Google but were overlooked for the Android 4.4.1 update that the other Nexus devices received. And after Google started rolling out Android 4.4.2 update for the same devices, the users of the Nexus 7 must have kept their fingers crossed hoping that their devices would receive it too. Luckily for them, Google did roll out the update for the devices and users were able to install it via OTA. If however, your Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi edition tablet is yet to receive the update via OTA, we ave captured the OTA links and you can now manually install the update without waiting for it to arrive via OTA. Follow the below steps and tell us how you feel about the latest Android version running on your device.

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[How To] Update Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi version to official Android 4.4

Google’s first tablet device was the Nexus 7 which was launched last year and ran on Android 4.1. It received an update to Android 4.3 later after its successor of the same name was launched earlier this year. And Google announced yesterday that its Wi-Fi edition would also receive the Android 4.4 update along with the Nexus 10 and the Wi-Fi edition of the Nexus 7 (2013). However, instead of waiting for an OTA update to arrive, you can manually install this update either via ADB or via a custom recovery. We already saw how to update the Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi edition tablet to official Android 4.4. The steps involved in updating the Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi edition tablet are similar to those as you can see below.

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Android 4.4 to roll-out onto the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 promptly

Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners can breathe a sigh of relief now! Since its announcement and official release it has been quite some time before Android 4.4 is available on the Wi-Fi only versions of the Nexus 10 and the Nexus 7 (2012) and the Nexus 7 (2013). And it is believed that Google will be rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat to these products tonight.

At present there is  no information on how long it will take for the update to be rolled out, but it can be estimated that this is slated to arrive sooner than later onto these devices. So get on your devices and start refreshing the Software Update screen on your Nexus tablets!Android-4-4-KitKat

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[How To] Install Android 4.4 KitKat (AOSPA ROM) on the Nexus 7 Wi-Fi version

The users of Nexus devices are always at an advantage over other users as they are the first to get official Android updates for their devices, especially if it is a completely new version of the OS. And now with Android 4.4 being launched last week, the users of Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 7 (2013) and the Nexus 10 can anticipate the release of the new OS for their respective devices soon. However, turns out, the Nexus users hold an advantage with respect to unofficial updates as well with Android 4.4 ROMs already available for some of the above mentioned devices. Thanks to the Paranoid Android team, AOSP ROMs have already been developed for those devices and users can get an early taste of KitKat before the official update comes out.

The Nexus 7 was Google’s first tablet device launched last year. Developed in collaboration with Asus, the tablet had a 7″ 1280×800 IPS display, quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1 GB RAM, 8/16 GB internal storage and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera. It originally ran on Android 4.1 which was upgradable to Android 4.3. It was powered by a 4325 mAh non-removable battery.

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[How To] Install AOKP (Android 4.3) ROM on Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi version

The Android Open Kang Project (AOKP) ROM is a popular ROM along with the CyanogenMod (CM) ROM in the Android world. It is most widely known for the loads of options that it offers with regards to customizing the look and feel of the ROM as per your choice. And though they support fewer devices as compared to the CM ROM, its developers almost instantly roll out stable builds after the initial nightly releases. This team of developers have now started rolling out their new JB-MR2 builds running Android 4.3 for the devices. The Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi version, codenamed Flo, is one such device to get this update.

The Nexus 7 was the first device to run Google’s Android 4.3 in it. Launched a few months back, the new Nexus is thinner, narrower and lighter than the old one. It features a 7-inch, 1200 x 1920 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro quad-core chip, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. We have already seen how to install CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM and Paranoid Android 3.99 ROM on this device. Let us now see how to install the AOKP ROM on it.

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[How to] Install Paranoid Android 3.99 on Nexus 7 (2013)

The Paranoid Android (PA) team is working round the clock to develop new and stable builds for the various Android devices in the market. They even plan to release the Paranoid Android 4.0 version before Google releases the Android 4.4 Kitkat version. They aim to release a stable build along with few changes to the Hybrid Engine and the Pie. However, their’s being a small team may lead to a delayed release and also considering the fact that Google hasn’t announced a release date for Android 4.4 KitKat yet.

The Paranoid Android team recently started rolling out the last version among the PA 3+ ROMs, the PA 3.99. This update was released mainly because of the JWR66Y firmware update that started rolling out for a few devices. It bought about some security improvements and Paranoid Android was quick to include it in their ROM. The PA 3.99 also includes some device specific fixes that were being worked upon before the JWR66Y firmware update started rolling out. We have already seen how to install the Paranoid Android 3.98 on the Nexus 7 (2013). We will now proceed in installing the PA 3.99 on it.

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[How To] Install Paranoid Android ROM 3.98 on Nexus 7 (2013)

Paranoid Android (PA) is one of the most popular ROMs in the Android community which is right up there with the CyanogenMod (CM) ROMs and the AndroidOpenSourceProject (AOSP) ROMs. Probably its best feature is the Halo, which is a floating notification panel, that gives you the option to free up some more screen space, and grants access to PA’s multitasking functionality. You can just click on the circle when the notification for an app comes in which will open that app without you having to close what you were doing previously.

It also allows you to choose phone mode, phablet mode as well as tab mode, as per your need. We have already seen how you can install Paranoid Android on your old Nexus 7. We will now learn to install it on your Nexus 7 (2013). The Nexus 7 (2013), which is the successor to the old one was launched by Google last month and came with the latest Android 4.3 version. We have already seen how to unlock bootloader and how to root and install custom recovery in the device. Lets proceed in installing Paranoid Android in it.

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[How To] Root and Install TWRP Custom Recovery on Nexus 7 (2013)

Last month, Google launched the second generation Nexus 7 tablet, which became the first device to run the latest Android 4.3 version. The device is the successor to the old Nexus 7 tablet which was launched last year. The new device, which is thinner, narrower and lighter than the old one features a 7-inch, 1200 x 1920 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro quad-core chip, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage.

We have previously seen how to unlock it’s bootloader. This article will explain how you can root your new Nexus 7 and install custom recovery in it. Rooting a device has a lot of benefits as we have previously seen here. Installing a custom recovery aids in installing custom ROMs, creating and restoring backups and other useful things.

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[How to] Unlock the Bootloader of the Nexus 7 (2013)

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Last week, Google unveiled the new Nexus 7 along with Android 4.3. Many of you must have got a hands on the new Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 (2013) is a tablet computer designed and developed by Google in conjunction with Asus. It is the second iteration of this flagship tablet. The Nexus 7 (2013) features a 7-inch, 1200 x 1920 display, an Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro quad-core chip, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage.

Unlocking the bootloader of the new Nexus 7 is fairly simple. If you want to unlock the bootloader of the Nexus 7 (2013) you can follow the instructions given below.
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