The Google Nexus 7 was recently released, yet a CyanogenMod 10 ROM has already been reported to be working well with the tablet. The CyanogenMod 10 custom ROM isn’t much of a surprise, as Nexus devices are already linked with Google. Consider the new ROM as Google’s own way of hyping their devices as well as giving it much developer support from the community. The Nexus 7, with its beefy quad-core processor and Tegra 3-powered chipset, is one of the powerful tablets on the market to date. And, what’s even better is that you can modify your tablet to perform faster by installing the latest CyanogenMod 10 ROM.
Before installing CyanogenMod 10 on your Nexus 7 there are some prerequisites to be taken care of.
Google Nexus 7 with ClockworkMod Recovery installed.
Fully charged battery or at least 70% battery left
Download: Google Apps package and CyanogenMod 10 ROM.
The backup of all the important data from the device is recommended in order to avoid loss of data during the installation process.
The process of installing the CyanogenMod 10 on Nexus 7 is divided into 10 steps which are very easy if performed correctly and disastrous if performed incorrectly. The steps involved in the installation process are as follows –
- Copy the two downloaded zip files into the tablet’s memory card.
- Switch off your tablet.
- Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. This can be done by pressing and holding down the Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power buttons together.
- Create a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore, and on the screen that follows, select Backup.
- Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset, then select ‘Yes’ on the screen that follows to confirm data wipe.
- Select Install zip from the SD Card. Select Choose ZIP From SD Card, then browse for the downloaded CyanogenMod 10 ROM file and select it.
- Confirm the installation process by selecting ‘Yes’ on the next screen.
- Repeat the step 6, but this time around, select the Gapps package ZIP file to install the necessary Google applications.
- After the installation is complete, head back to the main recovery menu by selecting Go Back.
- Reboot your tablet by selecting Reboot System now.
The CyanogenMod 10 is now successfully installed in the Nexus 7. While everything works properly, don’t expect to find many customization options that used to in the previous versions, to be present here, as those haven’t been added to the CyanogenMod 10code yet. Visit the official development page and the official website for more info and to get the latest updates on the CyanogenMod ROM. Enjoy CyanogenMod 10 on Nexus 7 .
Disclamer : The Droid Tablets is not responsible for any kind of loss that occurs to your device while rooting or updating custom ROMS. The tutorials on The Droid Tablets are written with due care but there are chances of your device getting bricked on rooting which is quite an unlikely event, if you follow the process listed below in the correct way.