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How To Install Android 4.2 AOKP for Nexus 7 Wi-Fi


AOKP (Android Open Kang Project) is one of best custom ROM to generate a deeply customizable interface over your Android device but some people were trying jump on any other platform because the Kang team delayed the Android 4.2 release, but now you don’t need to do so as finally Kang team has released Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based AOKP build for many Android devices and Nexus 7 is one of lucky tablet of them.

Android 4.2 AOKP release brings many new features to make your customization life a bit easy such as unlimited lock screen widgets of any kind, fully customizable NavBar buttons, color & transparency, with widget support, menu arrow keys while typing, status bar transparency, customizable tile-based status bar toggles, safe headset volume warning toggle and more including bug fixes.

This guide shows you how to install Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean based AOKP ROM for the Nexus 7. Keep in mind that your tablet must have an unlocked bootloader with ClockworkMod recovery installed, check this all-in-toolkit to do everything quickly. Be sure to backup everything because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.

Instructions

Step #1: Download the latest build of Android 4.2 based AOKP from here for Nexus 7 Wi-Fi (Grouper) and Google Apps package from here.

Step #2: Transfer both zip files to your Nexus 7.

Step #3: Turn the device off.

Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down volume down and power button (Note: In recovery mode use volume keys to navigate and power button to select).

Step #5: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.

Step #6: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.

Step #7: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.

Step #8: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation.

Step #9: Repeat the previous step and install the Google Apps zip file in the same manner.

Step #10: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot your Nexus 7.

That’s it, the AOKP ROM is now installed on your Nexus 7, if you experience any error, leave a comment below.

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