CarbonROM, based on the latest Android 7.1 Nougate, is now available for the Nexus 7 (2012). If you’re interested, follow this guide to update Nexus 7 (2012) to Android 7.1 CarbonROM.
The Carbon Android 7.1 Nougat ROM runs quite stable with everything working fine. The custom ROM comes with several new features, including:
- Latest Android-7.1.0_r4 (NDE63P)
- Webview: Update to 5.2
- Gradle-plugin: Update to 2.2
- SEPolicy: extra permissions for cppreopts & otapreopts
Prerequisites to Update Nexus 7 (2012) to Android 7.1 CarbonROM
- Download and install ASUS Nexus 7 USB drivers in your computer.
- Create a Nandroid backup of your Nexus 7 (2012) system – for just in case anything goes wrong.
- Enable USB debugging mode on your device: Menu > Settings > Applications > Developer Options > USB debugging.
- Your Nexus 7 must be rooted, unlocked and installed with TWRP recovery.
- Make sure your tablet’s battery carries more than 70% of charge.
Note: This is not an official release by ASUS, but just a custom ROM so it will void your warranty when installed on your tablet.
Steps to Update Nexus 7 (2012) to Android 7.1 CarbonROM
- Download Android 7.1 Nougat based CabonROM and Google Apps package for Nexus 7 on your computer.
- Connect your Nexus device to your computer using a USB cable.
- Tranfer the downloaded files to the SD card of your device. When done, unplug the USB cord and power off your Nexus 7.
- Reboot the device into the Bootloader mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons simultaneously.
- Follow the on-screen navigation instructions and go to recovery. Once there, use Volume keys to highlight and Power to select.
- Perform wipe data tasks by selecting “wipe data factory reset” and confirming the operation. Also, select “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache” to clean them up too.
- Once done, go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.
- Next up, locate the CarbonROM zip file and confirm its installation.
- When the ROM installation process is complete, repeat the above step for the Google Apps package.
- After the installation completes, go back to main recovery menu and choose “Reboot system now”. The first boot may take a few minutes so please wait.
That’s it! You’ve updated your Nexus 7 (2012) to Android 7.1 Nougat CarbonROM.
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