Nexus 7 2013 Comes Updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Many Nexus 7 (2013) users were certainly disappointed to find out that their devices would not be getting the Android Nougat officially. Fortunately, many crafty independent developers have designed custom ROMs that will allow you to install any version of Android Nougat on your Nexus 7 device, despite Google’s exclusion. This is done through the very popular NitrogenOS, but there are certain conditions your tablet needs to meet and preparations you need to make in order to achieve a successful installation of the ROM. Keep reading to find out what they are.

Preparations for Custom ROM Installation of Nexus 7 (2013)

  • First download and install the appropriate USB drivers for your Nexus device on your computer;
  • Go to Menu > Settings > Applications, the click on Developer Options and enable USB Debugging;
  • Your Nexus 7 needs to be rooted in order for the installation to work;
  • Install TWRP recovery if you haven’t already.
  • Make sure your tablet is charged to at least 70%, if not more, in order to avoid mid-installation shut-downs.

How to Update Nexus 7 (2013) to Android Nougat 7.1.1

  • Connect your tablet to your computer through USB and copy the files to your SD storage, then disconnect the device and shut it down;
  • Boot the tablet into the Bootloader mode by pressing and holding the volume up, volume down and power buttons at the same time, then go to recovery and use the volume keys to navigate through the list and the power button to select;
  • Go to Wipe Data > Factory Reset to confirm the process, then wipe the partition’s cache and the dalvik cache;
  • Select ‘install’ and then the .zip file from your SD card; the GApps package will be then installed following the same steps;
  • In order to finish, reboot your system.

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