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How to Install CyanogenMod 10 4.1.1 AOSP on Nexus 7

CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) for Nexus 7 is now available. It is built from the Android 4.1.1 AOSP and so far is running smoothly without any major bugs. If you want to try out an optimized custom ROM on Nexus 7, then give CM10 nightly release a try!

This is not an official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update, just a custom ROM. In this tutorial, we will tell you how to install CM10 Android 4.1.1 AOSP  on Nexus 7 with complete steps on how to install the custom ROM on your tablet. Your tablet should be rooted and ClockworkMod recovery should be installed.

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Nexus 7 tablet to connect it with the computer. Download ASUS Nexus 7 USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone/tablet with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your tablet battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

4. Your tablet should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update your tablet to the latest CM10 Android 4.1.1 update.