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How to Install Nexus 7 (2012) Android 6.0.1 AICP Marshmallow Custom Firmware

With the latest build of AICP custom firmware installed on Nexus 7 (2012) you can enjoy the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. You’ll also get some great custom features like FC Notification Disabler and much more. It includes all the CM12 features. AICP tries to provide a close to AOSP experience. It is a pretty stable ROM that runs fast and stays smooth. If interested in Android 6.0.1 for other tablets, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Nexus 7 to AICP Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an official release by ASUS, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip and Google Apps zip files on your tablet. Also make sure, your warranty will be voided when you install this custom ROM.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through how to backup data, some other important tips and the entire process of how to install AICP Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM on Nexus 7 with complete steps using CWM Recovery. Let’s get on with the tutorial now and make sure you backup your tablet as given below, because all the data will wiped during the installation process. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s begin with the tutorial below.



Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial 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 😉

AICP Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM Details:

This amazing AICP custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. A quick list of the main features in AICP is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Nexus 7:

  • Sources updated to 5.1.1_r6
  • SlimPIE
  • Slim Recents
  • Floating Windows
  • Breathing notifications
  • Dynamic tiles
  • Music tile
  • Return of Silent mode
  • Force Expanded Notifications
  • Signal cluster updates
  • Statusbarheader items: CAF TaskManager, HeadsUp, PowerMenu
  • RestartSystemUI to dev settings, as Tile, as part of Reboot menu
  • Ambient Display brightness setting
  • Call recording format
  • Notification Ticker is back
  • App Sidebar
  • Over Scroll Effects
  • Snooze option to HEADSUP
  • Torch to PowerMenu
  • TaskManager, HeadsUp and PowerMenu on Notification Drawer
  • Notification Ticker
  • AICP_OTA fixes and improvements
  • Smart Mute. Flip phone to mute
  • Smart Call
  • Proximity Speaker. Speakerphone starts automatically whey you remove phone away from your ear.
  • Clear All Icon color added to Custom Colors
  • Battery Light: 100% Charged Level
  • Gesture Lockscreen
  • Reorder items under Notification Drawer settings
  • Storage notification enhancements. Now we have Mount/Unmount in statusbar.
  • Battery saver color selection is back
  • Linked volume implementation changed
  • Membar added to recents options
  • LS Shortcuts increased from 5 to 7
  • InCallUI fixes and enhancements
  • Whole bunch of fixes and enhancements for all included packages

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the ASUS Nexus 7, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this AICP ROM based on the latest Android 6.0.1? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your tablet now. We will be waiting for your feedback! Please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

ASUS Nexus 7 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for ASUS Nexus 7 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download ASUS Nexus 7 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving ASUS Nexus 7 backup data to Motorola Xoom.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet to the computer? You may need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Nexus 7 to AICP Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom firmware.