If you have tried the Jelly Bean-based CyanogenMod 10 custom ROM for the Google Nexus 7, wait till you get your hands on the latest ROM coming from AOSP. Known as Liquid Jelly Bean, the said ROM is based on AOSP source code and features stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and adds some useful customization features taken directly from CyanogenMod.
Here are some of the features of the Liquid Jelly Bean ROM:
- Extremely responsive, slim, resource-friendly user interface
- Includes 5 lockscreen targets
- Center clock mod/customizable color
- Customizable battery icons
- Notification bar toggles
- Notification count in status bar
- Backup/Restore configurations so you can reflash and retain your personal UI/ROM customizations
- Native overclocking performance utility
- Support for TWRP Recovery
- a convenient build.prop editor
- weather and calendar display on lockscreen
In this guide, learn how to flash Liquid Jelly Bean ROM on the Google Nexus 7.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Google Nexus 7. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- Google Nexus 7 with ClockworkMod Recovery installed
- Check out this toolkit that will easily unlock the bootloader, root, and flash custom recovery to your Android tablet.
- Download the Liquid Jelly Bean ROM for Nexus 7 (liquid_grouper_alpha6.zip, 106 MB) to your computer.
- Backup all personal data on your tablet to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Copy the ROM ZIP file and place it on your tablet’s SD card.
- Switch off your phone.
- Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery Mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power buttons until recovery boots.
- Create a NANDroid backup of your existing ROM so that you can restore the tablet's default state if something doesn’t work out with this ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore, and on the screen that follows, select Backup again. Head back to the main recovery after backup is complete.
- Select Wipe data/factory reset then select Yes on the screen that follows to confirm data wipe.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card then select Choose ZIP from SD card. Browse for the Liquid Jelly Bean ROM and select it. Confirm the installation by selecting Yes on the next screen.
- Head back to the main menu by selecting Go back.
- Reboot your phone by selecting Reboot system now.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the Liquid Jelly Bean ROM on your Google Nexus 7 tablet.
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