Desolation 7.1.2 is based on AOSP Custom ROM. It is one of the most customized ROM around. You can also change the battery icon. If interested in 7.1.2 for other tablets, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Nexus 7 2013 to 7.1.2 Desolation Nougat 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 7.1.2 Desolation Nougat 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.
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7.1.2 Desolation Nougat ROM Details:
This amazing Desolation custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on 7.1.2 Nougat. A quick list of the main features in Desolation is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Nexus 7:
- Clock Customization (date mod, am/pm, clock seconds)
- CustomBattery Icons
- 3minit Support
- Battery Bar
- Desolation StatusBar Logo
- Carrier Label
- Statusbar ticker
- Swipe brightness on StatusBar
- Show Notification Count
- Temperature in statusbar integration (OmniJaws)
- Statusbar icons
- Double Tap to sleep
- Network Traffic
- Hardware Button Mapping
- Weather Tile integration (Omnijaws)
- Quick Pulldown
- Settings, Running Processes, Edit, Expand, Multi User on/off switch
- Brightness slider toggle
- Number of tiles per row
- Task Manager
- Force expanded notification
- Heads Up Advanced Settings
- Extra QS Tiles
- Center Clock & Date in Header
- Expanded Notifications
- Lights with Screen On
- LED Advanced Settings
- Media Cover Art(Included in AOSP)
- Max Lockscreen Notification Count
- Disable Quick Settings on Secure Lockscreen
- Display Weather + Location Settings
- Lockscreen Shortcuts
- Lockscreen Wallpaper
- Lockscreen Visualizer
- Double Tap To Sleep
- Hide Power Menu
- FP Quick Unlock Options
- Recents memory bar
- Full Screen
- Grid Style
- Clear all tasks
- SlimRecents w/ Memory bar
- Power Menu Toggles
- Media/Ringtone Volume toggle
- Volume Rocker Wake
- Volume Playback Control
- Swap Volume on rotation
- Keyboard Cursor Control
- Volume Steps
- Animation Controls
- Blacklist Settings
- Toast Icon
- Suspend Actions
- Disable Immersive Messages
- Dialer Lookup
- WakeLock Blocker
- System UI Restart In Power Menu
- App Ops
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:
- Install Android 4.4 OTA: How to Install Nexus 7 2013 Android 4.4 KRT16S KitKat OTA Software Update.
- Install Android 4.4 Factory Image: How to Update Nexus 7 2013 with Android 4.4 KRT16S KitKat Factory Image.
- Root Nexus 7 2013: Root Nexus 7 2013 on Android 4.4 KitKat and Install CWM Recovery.
- 7.1.2 Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Nexus 7 custom ROMs, click here!
Like this Desolation ROM based on the latest 7.1.2? 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:
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:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- 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. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
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, Jelly Bean and KitKat.
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 7.1.2 Desolation Nougat custom firmware.