Update Nexus 7 (2012) to Android 7.1.1 ResurrectionRemix Nougat Custom ROM

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HOW TO: Install ResurrectionRemix Android 7.1.1 Nougat on ASUS Nexus 7

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install ResurrectionRemix Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom firmware on Nexus 7. If you are used to installing custom ROMs on your Nexus 7, then this should not be any different for you.

However, for beginners, you need to root your ASUS Nexus 7 and install a custom recovery. Please Google that up if you are unsure and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

ASUS Nexus 7 - ResurrectionRemix Android 7.1.1 Nougat

To Remember:

  • This ResurrectionRemix Android 7.1.1 ROM tutorial is only for the Nexus 7 tablet.
  • Your tablet should have ClockworkMod recovery installed. Please make sure you have this recovery!
  • Make a Nandroid backup of your previous phone set up before proceeding – for just in case anything goes wrong.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your existing data. Proceed at your own risk.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download ResurrectionRemix Android 7.1.1 ROM for Nexus 7 to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your Nexus 7 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded Android 7.1.1 ROM zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your tablet and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 – Now to get in the Bootloader Mode. Turn ON the tablet while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down and Power buttons.

Step 6 – Follow the navigation instructions on the screen. Select BOOTLOADER and then go to RECOVERY. Alternatively, read this: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Phone.


NOTE: Screenshots of the ClockworkMod Recovery may change as new versions are released.

Step 7 – Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset” as shown below. Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.


Step 8 – Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” as you can see in the image below.


Step 9 – Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.


Step 10 – Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.

Step 11 – Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Using your volume keys, navigate to the Android 7.1.1 ROM zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 12 – After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the tablet by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu as show below.


Your Nexus 7 will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.

That’s it! Your Nexus 7 should now have ResurrectionRemix Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM installed on your tablet! Go to Settings > About tablet to verify.

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  • was stuck on some old cyanogenmod that was slow as fuck, this sure feels a lot snappier. (actually feeling responsive for a difference)
    but I guess this version is actually old by now
    but at least it’s aready much more usable

  • Darren Kloomok

    thank you for posting this. I got excited to see that my Nexus 7 might become usable again. I upgraded from kitkat to lollipop, and joined the nexus world in watching my tablet become slow as mud. I downgraded back to kitkat 4.4.4, but it never seemed to recover. I’m wondering if I have to got through the whole downgrade to Jelly Bean 4.2, then root with Jelly Bean 4.2.2 with Clockwork Mod Recovery, etc. I’m not sure how to downgrade from 4.4.4 to 4.2. Can I just install the Clockwork Mod Recovery on my kitkat tablet without going through that?

    Thanks again,