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How to Install Android 7.1 Nougat on Google Nexus 7 (2013) Using the AICP Custom ROM firmware

Google has officially announced that the 2013 model of Asus Google Nexus 7 will not get the official support from Google, so it will not receive any Android support. If you are still looking for an update, you can do it with a little trick. The trick will allow you to run the latest Android firmware Nougat 7.1. This lies in flashing a custom ROM software which is a basic type of update you need to make. This ROM is actually capable of bringing new built of AICP to your tablet.

This firmware is actually made by third party and the process has been developed by XDA developers so we shpuld be thankful to them. AICP  software was customized for the 2013 model of the Google Nexus 7 phone. The firmware had overall smooth operation and is quite stable.

AICP is based on the CyanogenMod: the CM 14 system. Its features, apps and capabilities can be transferred on the Asus Nexus 7. With this update, you can supercharge the performance of your phone and also extend the battery life. Once you complete these steps mentioned in the article, your phone performance will improve vastly in some areas.

This ROM is capable of supporting different tweaking methods and offers the advantages of customizing Android UI. However, you should know that this is not an officially supported process and you will lose warranty after this. Apart from that, you can also have minor problems such as boot loop, boot lag and signal strength problem in phone which will have to be manually fixed.

You can update the Android Nougat 7.1 if you root your Nexus 7 phone. This firmware can be used on the unlocked system since your new software will have to modify, optimize and customize its various features. You will also need to install a custom recovery image. In case you want everything work perfectly, you will also need to use CWM or the TWRP recovery platform.

It is also important to take the backup of your phone data as this can be lost during the process. A new update can be done only after everything of earlier is completely removed, so make a hard reset and use clear cache. During the hard reset process you will lose the complete data, so use any data backup app to take the backup of your files.

It is also important to take a Nandroid backup before resuming anything else. This allows you to save current Android OS that powers your tablet. You can also use the same Nandroid backup to make a downgrade process.

For this process, you need USB drives, a USB cable to connect your devices from computer. You will have to save Android 7.1 Naugat firmware files which are perfectly compatible with the Google apps package. Turn off the security protection if you are not able to download the file.

  • Enable USB Debugging.
  • Charge your phone.
  • To avoid any unpleasant situation and make sure that the Android 7.1 Nougat system can be safely installed.

How to Install Android 7.1 Nougat on Google Nexus7 Using the AICP Custom ROM

  • Start your computer and launch Internet connection. Go here and download the Nougat 7.1 files on computer.
  • Next, download compatible Google Apps package.
  • Save the downloaded files on desktop.
  • Switch on your tablet; connect it with PC via USB cable.
  • Go to Google Nexus 7, switch it off, and wait while the device is shutting off.
  • Now, enter recovery mode on your Android tablet.
  • Wipe cache is required in the process, so select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
  • When the process is over, return to main recovery menu.
  • Choose select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”.
  • Install the Google Apps package.
  • Choose the “reboot system now”.

The process is over. While doing so, you should make sure that you don’t miss any step. Apart from that, our team will not be held responsible if some damage is done to your device during the process. Therefore, we advice you to do this process under the guidance of a proper mentor.


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