Google Nexus 7 Now Available With Android 7.1.1 CarbonROM Update


Nexus 7 owners should be happy to hear that even though the Asus made tablet is more than a few years old and Asus stopped rolling out software support for a while, they can still upgrade its operating system to Google’s latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS thanks to the developer team behind CarbonROM. Nexus 7 users can now flash Android 7.1.1 CarbonROM which has been build around Google’s Android 7.1.1 Nougat. With that being said, today we will provide readers with a guide on how to flash their device with a custom ROM.

Before heading into the flashing process we need to go over a few prerequisites. Download the Android 7.1 CarbonROM for Nexus 7 from the developer’s official website and also the GApps package. USB debugging needs to be enabled and this can be done by accessing the “About Phone” panel and to not forget to make sure that the device has been rooted with TWRP recovery.

Installing Android 7.1.1 CarbonROM

  • Connect the designated device to the PC via USB cable and duplicate the downloaded files on the device’s internal storage.
  • Disconnect the device and boot it into TWRP recovery mode by simultaneously pressing and holding the volume up, down and power buttons.
  • The TWRP menu will pop up and using the same physical buttons select the Wipe-Factory Reset option then repeat the same process to wipe the Dalvik cache.
  • Access the TWRP menu once again and browse over to the downloaded files and confirm the installation for the custom ROM and then repeat the process for the app package.

The only thing left to do now is to reboot the device once again and don’t get worried if the device takes a few minutes to boot up because it happens just the first time. Now Nexus 7 users can go ahead and enjoy the full Android 7.1.1 Nougat experience.


2 thoughts on “Google Nexus 7 Now Available With Android 7.1.1 CarbonROM Update”

  1. Thanks! Yes still have mine, good tablets, use as a e-book reader and alarm clock. Use my smartphone for everything else.

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