Nexus 7 2013 Gets to Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update
For those of you who are truly excited about the features and update included in the Android 7.1.1 Nougat, you have to know that you can install the new NitrogenOS custom ROM on the Nexus 7 (2013). This particular device will not receive the official update, so you will have to use a ROM in order to enjoy the full features.
What You Need to Do Before Installing the 7.1.1
First of all, you will need to download and then to install the USB drivers for the Nexus 7 (2013) on the PC. After that, you have to enable the USB debugging option (go to Menu/ Settings/ Apps, then tap on Developer Options and enable it). Check if your device is rooted (this is compulsory) and then check if the TWRP recovery is installed on the device. Charge your tablet until it reaches more than 70% battery.
How to Update Your Nexus 7 (2013) to Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Connect the device to the PC with the help with an USB cable. Copy the files you downloaded to the SD card you have on the device. Then, disconnect the tablet and turn it off. Boot the tablet into the special Bootloader mode. (press the buttons Power, Volume Up and Volume Down simultaneously and hold them).
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen and head to recovery. With the help of the Volume keys highlight the options and use Power in order to select what you need. Head to wipe data/ factory reset and confirm. Also wipe the cache partition and the dalvik cache.
Lastly, install and then choose the zip you have stored on the SD card. Confirm, and after the install is complete, do the same for the GApps package. Go back to the main menu and reboot the system. Beware, it may take more than 5 minutes!