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Update Nexus 7 2012 to Android 7.1.2 Beanstalk Nougat Custom Firmware

This ROM is based on LineageOS Custom ROM. It has some of its own tweaks though. This one of the stable ROM around. If interested in 7.1.2 for other tablets, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Nexus 7 to Beanstalk 7.1.2 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¬†Beanstalk 7.1.2 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.


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 ūüėČ

Beanstalk 7.1.2 Nougat ROM Details:

This amazing Beanstalk custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on 7.1.2 Nougat. A quick list of the main features in Beanstalk is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Nexus 7:

  • compiled using UberTC for best user experience

    LineageOS based


    Built in Task Manager switcher

    OnTheGo Mode

    App Circle bar

    System UI Tuner

    Quicker system animations

    Trimmed down fat and excess bloat

    Option to enable all widgets

    Numerous extra lockscreen options

    LCD Density

    Custom original BeanStalk Wallpapers by skyliner33v

    Custom BeanStalk bootanimation by skyliner33v

    3-minit battery support

    Clock and date options

    Contextual Header – Original and Polygraphic

    Battery styles РIncludes specific colors and styles. Also includes battery bar

    Do not disturb option

    Show notification count

    Recent screen options

    Customizable navigation bar

    Use Omniswitch as default recents

    Built-in screen record

    Toast animations

    App Circle bar

    Gesture Anywhere

    Disable FC warnings

    Disable Immersive message

    Force expanded Notifications

    Configure scrolling cache

    Build.prop MOD options to enable/disable tweaks as preferred

    Less frequent Notification sounds options

    CRT screen off/on options to specify how the animation shows

    Enable/disable wake up on charge option

    Superuser fully embedded into the build and accessed from settings menu

    LOS Performance options and features

    Hide superuser icon

    Developer options and advanced reboot enabled by default

    Wakelock Blocker

    Custom Snap Camera which works much better than AOSP

    New Kernel Control

    Gello browse

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 Beanstalk 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:

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 Beanstalk 7.1.2 Nougat custom firmware.