Nexus 7 was the first Google Nexus device to get the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean software update earlier this month when Google rolled it out to their AOSP servers. Since then, a number of custom ROMs have been released based on Android 4.1.2, but AOKP has always been our favourite. You can now easily update Nexus 7 to Android 4.1.2 AOKP Build 5 Jelly Bean custom firmware with the tutorial below.
In this tutorial, we will tell you how to install Android 4.1.2 AOKP Build 5 Jelly Bean custom ROM on Nexus 7 with complete steps and how to backup your tablet. Your tablet should have ClockworkMod recovery installed. Remember, this is a custom firmware, not an official update by ASUS or Google. Let’s get on with the tutorial now and make sure you backup your tablet as given below.
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Android 4.1.2 AOKP Build 5 Jelly Bean Features:
- Custom NavBar for Tablets
- NavBar widgets are back from ICS
- Highly customizable Lockscreen Ring targets, with a shiny new editor in ROMControl! (also thanks to CM for the base of the framework part)
- Alternate default app picker (like in GB)
- Menu UI Overflow Toggle
- Option to disable vibration for Notification expansion
- RAM Bar in the Recents panel
- Timeout and instant lock options for Slide lock
- Tons of beautiful new icons by Kwes
- VPN Traffic amount in human readable format
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.
5. Remember, this is not an official firmware update. This is a custom ROM, based on AOSP release of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Nexus 7 tablet to Android 4.1.2 AOKP Build 5 Jelly Bean custom ROM.