Nexus 7 Tips, Tricks & Latest Update: How To Install Android 7.1.1 Nougat AICP Custom ROM

By Yang Llaneza , Updated Dec 20, 2016 09:28 AM EST

Android Custom ROM developers have released the Android 7.1.1 Nougat based AICP ROM. The ROM brings a blend of custom features taken from CyanogenMod 14.1 (CM14.1) and AOSP for a fast and smooth Android experience to the users. Here are some tips and tricks, as well as the system requirement and steps, to update Nexus 7 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat based AICP custom ROM.

Nexus 7 to Android 7.1.1 AICP: Prerequisites to Update

The first thing required to perform the upgrade is to download and install USB drivers for Nexus 7 (2013) LTE on your computer. After that, enable USB debugging option by selecting Menu, then Settings, and then Applications. Navigate and click on Developer Options to make sure that USB Debugging is enabled.

In addition, make sure that your Nexus device is rooted, and secure that TWRP recovery is installed. Furthermore, double check and make sure that your Nexus device has more than 70% of charge. Bear in mind that this is an unofficial build. You might experience some features not working correctly. Prior to proceeding further, visit Nougat's developer thread for comprehensive support, changelog, and bug reports.

Nexus 7 to Android 7.1.1 AICP: Steps to Update

Before proceeding, make sure that you have the required files needed. If you do not have it yet, download AICP Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM and GApps package. Next, connect your Nexus 7 (2013) to your PC using USB cable and copy the downloaded files to your device's SD card. As soon as this is through, disconnect your device and turn it off.

After that, boot it into the Bootloader mode, then press and hold Volume Down, Volume Up, and the Power buttons at the same time. Heed the onscreen instructions and proceed to recovery. Then, use Volume keys to highlight and Power button to select. Then, continue to Data wipe operations. To do this, go to wipe data/factory reset and approve the operation. In addition, wipe cache partition and lastly go for wipe Dalvik cache to clean it.

The next step is to choose install and then select zip from SD card. Find the AICP Android 7.1.1 Nougat zip file and authorize the installation. When the ROM installation successfully completes, perform again the above step for installing the GApps package. After that, head back to main recovery menu and choose reboot system now.

You may now install Official CM14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat Custom ROM on Nexus 5X. The first boot might take more than 5 minutes, says Wccftech.

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