Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Update Nexus 7 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Custom Firmware

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Nexus 7 can be updated with this new Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom ROM that brings AOKP Milestone 1 to this popular Android tablet. We have already covered a guide on AOKP Milestone 1 ROM for the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus I9250. You can update Nexus 7 to AOKP Milestone 1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an official release by ASUS, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip and Google Apps zip files on your tablet. Also make sure, your warranty will be voided when you install this custom ROM.

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial

AOKP Milestone 1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM Details:

This amazing AOKP Milestone 1 custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. A quick list of the main features in AOKP Milestone 1 is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Nexus 7:
  • TONS of fixes
  • Lockscreen ring targets are back
  • Updated About AOKP section in ROMControl
  • New Toggles (Reboot, Screenshot)
  • Reorganized many parts of ROMControl, also fixed / cleared a few strings

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

  • 1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet to the computer? You may need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
  • 2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
  • 4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

HOW TO: Install AOKP Milestone 1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on ASUS Nexus 7

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install AOKP Milestone 1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom firmware on Nexus 7. If you are used to installing custom ROMs on your Nexus 7, then this should not be any different for you.

However, for beginners, you need to root your ASUS Nexus 7 and install a custom recovery. Please Google that up if you are unsure and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

To Remember:

  • This AOKP Milestone 1 Android 4.2.2 ROM tutorial is only for the Nexus 7 tablet.
  • Your tablet should have ClockworkMod recovery installed. Please make sure you have this recovery!
  • Make a Nandroid backup of your previous phone set up before proceeding – for just in case anything goes wrong.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your existing data. Proceed at your own risk.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 - Download AOKP Milestone 1 Android 4.2.2 ROM and Google Apps for Nexus 7 to your computer.
  • Step 2 - Connect and mount your Nexus 7 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.
  • Step 3 - Now copy/paste the downloaded Android 4.2.2 ROM zip and Google Apps zip files to your SD card. Make sure the files are in the SD card root (not in any folder).
  • Step 4 - Then turn OFF your tablet and disconnect from the USB cable.
  • Step 5 - Now to get in the Bootloader Mode. Turn ON the tablet while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down and Power buttons.
  • Step 6 - Follow the navigation instructions on the screen. Select BOOTLOADER and then go to RECOVERY. Alternatively, read this: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Phone.
NOTE: Screenshots of the ClockworkMod Recovery may change as new versions are released.
  • Step 7 - Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset” as shown below. Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.
  • Step 8 - Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” as you can see in the image below.
  • Step 9 - Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.
  • Step 10 - Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.
  • Step 11 - Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Using your volume keys, navigate to the Android 4.2.2 ROM zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.
Google Apps: Repeat the above step for the Gapps zip file as well and install it on your tablet.
  • Step 12 - After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the tablet by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu as show below.
Your Nexus 7 will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.
That’s it! Your Nexus 7 should now have AOKP Milestone 1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom ROM installed on your tablet! Go to Settings > About tablet to verify.

Note: If this tutorial worked for you (and it should work), please leave a comment below. Thanks.

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