Install Paranoid Android 4.1.1 (CyanogenMod 10) on Nexus 7
We have covered Paranoid Android custom ROM for a number of Android devices: Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S. Now, Paranoid Android 4.1.1 (CM10) is also available for the Nexus 7 tablet bringing the Hybrid Mode with phone and tablet UI.
In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of how to install Paranoid Android 4.1.1 (CM10) on Nexus 7 with complete steps. Please backup your data as this tutorial will wipe everything from your Nexus 7 tablet. Your tablet should be rooted and ClockworkMod recovery should be installed.
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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:
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings.
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 Paranoid Android 4.1.1 (CM10) custom ROM.