If you own a Nexus 7 2013, you must know that it was left without Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. And now, therefore, it will not have Android 7.0 Nougat.
The Nexus 7 2013 is one of those devices that will no longer get Android updates, including Android 7.0 Nougat. However, that doesn’t mean your Nexus 7 2013 can’t rock the freshest release of Android.
Nexus 7 2013 has all the guts to run Android 7.0 Nougat without compromising on performance. And thus, folks over at xda have already begun development for Nexus 7 2013 ROM based on AOSP.
CyanogenMod 14 a.k.a CM14 is yet to be announced officially but since AOSP source code for Android 7.0 is now available, ROMs based on AOSP sources are making way to Nexus devices which didn’t receive the update officially from Google.
How to update my Nexus 7 2013 to Android Nougat 7.0
From now on you can install the stock ROM of Android Nougat from your own Advanced Recovery and with root access.
That is why we are going to provide the ROM and the installation process for you to install it from your customized recovery. It should be noted that it is already with root access, deodexed and with Busybox installed to improve its operation.
Well, to update our Nexus 7 2013 to the new version of Android that Google is deploying, we will need the help of a custom ROM. We will install it using the Advanced Recovery as per the TWRP Recovery example, with which we will execute the whole process.
Grab the Nexus 7 2013 Nougat 7.0 ROM from the download link below and install it like you’d install any other custom ROM on the device. Also, you’ll need to install a Nougat supported Gapps package as well to get Play Store and other Google services. Get it at the download link below:
Prerequisites to install Android Nougat:
1- It is important to have as a personalized recovery Recovery or the latest version of TWRP and have your device rooted if you do not have it you can install the latest version of TWRP Recovery.
Nexus 7 2013 TWRP Recovery | twrp-3.0.2-0-flo.img
2- Make a Nandroid, if you do not like it you can easily go back to your previous version
Correct installation of Android Nougat on your Nexus 7:
1- Download the Rom with the Gapps for your device Nexus 7 2013
2- Transfer the ROM along with the Gapps to the memory of the device
3- Turn off the device and enter fastboot mode by pressing the power button + the volume down button for 3 seconds.
4- Scroll with the volume button down to Recovery and select to start in Recovery mode.
5-Inside the Recovery perform Go to Wipe > and perform a Wipe cache partition and a Wipe data factory reset
6- Then depending on the recovery they have, in this case, I will do it in the Recovery TWRP Go to Install > And search and look for the .zip file of the Rom that they moved to their memory and flash it.
7- After finishing the process of installing the ROM, proceed to perform the same procedure previously done, but now flash the Gapps.zip
8- Once finished, they return to the main menu and perform a Reboot system now.
9- That’s it. Now the phone will reboot, and the first restart will take some time. After this, you can enjoy this new Rom based on Android Nougat 7.0 AOSP on your Nexus 7 2013.