Google Nexus 7 (2013) Now Available with Android 7.1.1 Nougat

The best thing about owning an Android powered device is that even though Google might give up on it, custom ROM developer teams will keep on providing it with all of Google’s latest operating system updates. NitrogenOS have just uploaded a Nexus 7 (2017) custom ROM that’s been built around Google’s latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system.


Nexus 7 (2013) owners should be happy to know that NitrogenOS is finally putting them up to par with all of Google’s latest features. However, we need to go over a few prerequisites before installing Android 7.1/1 Nougat. First and foremost, users needs to download the latest Nexus 7 (2013) USB drivers on their PC and enable USB Debugging on the designated device. The tablet needs to be rooted with TRWP recovery and the specific GApps package and NitrogenOS Android 7.1.1 ROM must be downloaded on the PC as well.

  • Connect the device to the PC via USB;
  • Duplicate all the downloaded files on the device’s internal memory and unplug it;
  • Boot the device into Bootloader mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Down and Power buttons at the same time;
  • Using the same physical buttons browse and select the Recovery option;
  • Now perform a complete factory reset and delete the cache partition and Dalvik cache as well;
  • Select the “Install” option and browse over to where the ZIP NitrogenOS file has been downloaded;
  • After the custom ROM has been installed, all that’s left is to repeat the same steps for the GApps package;

If the abovementioned steps have been followed accordingly, the tablet should now run on Google’s latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. However, we need to mention that the first boot time is going to take longer than usually. Fortunately, this will only happen the first time and all the following boot times are going to be normal.

Nonetheless, Nexus 7 (2013) owners are now able to access all of Google’s latest features including the highly desirable multi-window mode and new notifications panel. Owners of Android devices can always count on NitrogenOS to provide them with Google’s software updates.

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