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Android 7.0 Nougat Update Available for Google Nexus 7; Here’s How To Install Android Nougat Via AICP Custom ROM [VIDEO]


Nexus users can now experience the Android 7.0 Nougat on their devices after the developer team, called AICP, published a new unofficial customizable ROM based development on the fresh Google operating system online.

Google Nexus 7 Android Nougat Update

According to Global News, the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update can now be unofficially installed in a Google Nexus device through custom ROM developed by AICP developers team, specially made for the Google Nexus 7 (2013).

AICP, also called as the Android Ice Cold Project, brought the latest Android Nougat-based firmware on the flagship tablet with all the Nougat features, including battery optimization, split screen, revamped interface, performance tweaks, exclusive themes, and other value-added features, MobiPicker has learned.

However, the new Nougat custom ROM is an experimental version and may contain bugs in it. So, users and tech enthusiasts should try the new software at their own risk.

Installing Google Nexus 7 Android Nougat Custom ROM - Things to remember

Google Nexus 7 users trying to get in the Android Nougat update via custom ROM technique should be aware that the device will lose the warranty upon performing the installation.

To fully administer the latest Android Nougat update, here are the things to remember when installing the Custom ROM:

  • After installing custom ROM users will no longer be liable to provide updates in future [users can restore warranty by flashing the device with stock-ROM].
  • Device must be rooted before custom ROM installation.
  • New Android Nougat custom ROM series has to be installed on Google Nexus 7 LTE (aka Deb) and Wi-Fi only (aka Flo) 2013 series models only
  • Installation of custom ROM requires a lot of empty memory in the tablet.
  • USB driver should be installed in the PC.
  • Device should have more than 80 percent battery as installation require so much of battery.

Final installation steps of AICP unofficial Android 7.0 Nougat customs ROM on Google Nexus 7 (2013) models:

1: Download AICP (unofficial) Android 7.0 Nougat custom ROM and Google Apps) on to laptop or computer. Scroll down to find the downloadable files

2: After that connect Google Nexus 7 to PC using USB cord.

3: Then Place Android 7.0 Nougat custom ROM .zip file into the device's memory.

4: Switch off the device then disconnect from the PC.

5: Perform regular 'Bootloader Mode' sortie by press holding 'Volume (up)', 'Volume (down)' and 'Power' buttons together.

6: After entering the 'Bootloader mode', go to Recovery mode, then clear the device memory, by choosing 'wipe data/factory reset'.

7: After that clear cache memory by selecting 'wipe cache partition'.

8: Then navigate back to ClockworkMod recovery, and select 'advanced' and tap 'wipe dalvik cache'

9: Finally return back to main recovery screen and then tap 'install zip from SD card'.

10: Then go to Android 7.0 ROM .zip file in storage and enter the installation process. Repeat the same procedure, use Volume keys to navigate and power button to select options

11: Once done with the installation process, then move to '+++++Go Back+++++' then restart your device by opting 'reboot system now' seen in the recovery menu.

It is properly noted that this procedure should only be performed by a person with knowledge of rooting Android devices. If installation process is not followed properly, it might cause irreversible damage.

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