Google’s latest creation, Nexus 7 has received another custom ROM named Eclipse that based on latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean JRO030 build, it’s AOSP (Android Open Source Project) ROM, so it will give you fully stock Android experience, thanks to recognized XDA developer member nitroglycerine33.
The developer packed the ROM with a decent punch of useful features and tweaks, the ROM has its own features and tweaks that allow you to customize the different aspects of your device interface and performance, the ROM features a dark look theme that gives a stunning black look and feel to your Nexus 7 tablet.
Read on how to install Eclipse ROM on ASUS Nexus 7 tablet, make sure you have a Nexus 7 with unlocked bootloader and ClockworkMod recovery or TWRP installed, you can use this all-in-one toolkit to unlock bootloader and install ClocworkMod recovery, you can also follow this guide to install ClockworkMod recovery and this guide to install TWRP recovery. Be sure 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 get damaged following this guide.
Step #2: Transfer both downloaded .zip files to the SD card of device.
Step #3: Turn the device off.
Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down volume up, volume down 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, ClockworkMod recovery, select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again, if you’re using TWRP recovery, select Backup, then slide the blue button to the right to confirm this action and it will start taking backup.
Step #6: Perform full wipe, for CWM, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen and for TWRP, select Wipe then select Factory reset.
Step #7: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” (for TWRP select Install) and locate the downloaded ROM file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Once the ROM is installed on the device, also install Google Apps .zip file in the same manner.
Step #8: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, the Eclipse is now installed on your Nexus 7, you can comment below for queries and you can also visit the original thread of XDA link given in first step.
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