OmniROM team has released the first Nightly KitKat custom ROM for your Nexus 7 2012. Use this guide and you’ll learn how to successfully update your tablet without bricking it.
This is a custom ROM that has been recently built by Xplodwild, Chainfire and Dees_troy, all three of them are recognized XDA members and developers. These OmniROM builds are also receiving tweaks form other contributors and you should know that these are based on AOSP Android 4.4.
Besides the stock KitKat features you will also get new features such as multi-window, multi-workspace support, per-app permissions control, new non-obtrusive incoming call alert, flippable quick settings menu and others more. If you want to learn more about this release then you can use the developing team’s web site here. Also, there are many small tweaks added to the visual UI so that you’ll experience even a smoother KitKat.
Since this is a Nightly build, then you should know that you will have to install it only for testing purposes. Nightly builds are usually released on a daily basis and with each new version you will get a better and more stable OS. Install it at your own risk. Here’s what you need to know before starting the installation:
- Use this guide only with the 2012 variant of Google Nexus 7 WiFi.
– don’t attempt to update any other Android tablets or smartphones with the files you find here.
- Your tablet has to be on an unlocked bootloader, rooted and running the latest CWM Recovery image.
– without these you cannot flash any new custom ROMs.
- For the installation to complete successfully you will need to apply a Factory Reset for your device, this means that you will lose all data stored on your installed applications.
– the internal storage won’t be affected by the Factory Reset process.
- Backup data from installed applications using the Helium tool from Google Play — link here.
- Backup SMS and APN Internet Settings using the following tools for Android: SMS backup & restore Join your pill together with your PC the usage of the USB cable.
- Transfer each zip information to your pill’s interior storage.
– disconnect the software from PC when each information are copied.
– be certain to not unzip the information.
- Energy off the pill.
- Now, boot it into CWM Restoration Mode.
- First, use the customized Restoration Mode to create a full NANDROID Backup for the at present put in ROM:
– choose ‘backup and restoration’, shop the file after which proceed to your next step.
- Subsequent, observe the Manufacturing unit Reset to your pill:
– make a selection ‘wipe knowledge/ manufacturing unit reset’, then verify this course of.
> this step shouldn’t be skipped, as in any other case the pill may now not boot with the brand new ROM.
> which you could skip this step simplest in case the instrument already sports activities a earlier reliable OmniROM KitKat Nightly construct.
> when you skip the step, however the pill doesn’t boot with the brand new ROM, then you’ll be compelled to repeat all the tutorial as soon as once more.
- Now that you may ultimately begin putting in the brand new customized ROM:
– make a choice ‘set up zip from sdcard’, then ‘select zip from sdcard’
- To find the OmniROM Android four.four Nightly construct and make sure its set up.
> don’t press any buttons except the set up course of is full.
- Subsequent, you must repeat step 9 and set up the Gapps zip too.
- After the ROM and the Gapps recordsdata are flashed, return to the principle customized Restoration monitor.
- Reboot your pill in standard mode now.
> the primary boot course of takes a few minutes to complete, which is why you must wait except all recordsdata are loaded efficiently.
- Enter your Google Account important points when the house reveal seem so as to take keep watch over as soon as once more over your 2012 Nexus 7.
I feel that these had been all of the steps that you just needed to take and now which you can commence to check the emblem new customized ROM.
Be aware that in case the brand new OmniROM Android four.four Nightly OS doesn’t boot in standard mode after the set up is full, then you definately will have to repeat the whole tutorial as soon as once more. Ensure to not skip any steps that I’ve listed above.
If you happen to can’t full the information, then you definitely will have to ask for additonal assist in feedback, as we can attempt to give you doable options so that you can use.
Should you don’t like the brand new ROM or if your pill is lagging with the brand new customized ROM, then which you can at all times restoration it to its earlier ROM. The restoration course of best applies should you created a NANDROID ROM Backup at step 7.