Install CyanogeMod 10.1 Nightlies for Nexus 7
The CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly build has finally made its way to Nexus 7 tablet officially, so this CyanogenMod build is very stable and you can use it for the daily drive.
For unfamiliar, CyanogenMod is AOSP-based custom ROM that is known for its customization options and apps such as Apollo music player app, you can optimize almost every aspect of the interface and nightly builds are those that generate a new build daily to bring up new changes and improvements but it’s also important to note that they may also bring bugs.
The below guide shows you how to install CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly build for Nexus 7. Make sure your Nexus 7 have unlocked bootloader and ClockworkMod recovery installed, check out our this guide to unlock bootloader and this guide to install ClockworkMod recovery. You need to make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc 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.
Step #2: Transfer the downloaded zip files to your Nexus 7.
Step #3: Turn the device off.
Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons.
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 wipe, 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. Once the ROM zip file is installed, also install the Google Apps package.
Step #9: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot your Nexus 7.
That’s it, great job the CyanogenMod 10.1 is now installed on your Nexus 7, enjoy! If you experience any error, holler in below comment section.