Update Nexus 7 2013 (Wi-Fi) to Android Nougat with CyanogenMod 14.1 (Guide)

CyanogenMod, the popular developer community has released CyanogenMod 14.1 Nightly build for Nexus 7 2013 (Wi-Fi) that updates the device to Android 7.1 Nougat. While Nexus 7 will not get the official Nougat firmware update, CM14.1 is the best and safest ways to update the device to Android Nougat. Excited to experience the new CyanogenMod 14.1 custom ROM on your Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi), then checkout the below installation guide.

The CyanogenMod CM14.1 brings new features like night mode, bundled notification, Doze on the move battery optimization function, multi-window mode and includes performance tweaks, and several value-added features. All these will enhance user experience.

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Before start installing CM 14.1 Nightly on Nexus 7 2013 (Wi-Fi), note that the ROM is not yet ready to be used as a daily driver. You may experience glitches and stability issues while using it. If you are ready to face few issues, read on to know how to install CM14.1 on Nexus 7.

As always, backup any important data you have on the phone before proceeding with the below steps. Also, there is no need to mention about unlocked bootloader, root access and latest version of TWRP recover (v.3.0+) on your device.

How to update Nexus 7 2013 (Wi-Fi) to Nougat with CM14.1

Disclaimer: Follow the instruction at your own risk. We will not be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. This is recommended for technically talented users only.

1. Download CM14.1 ROM zip file from here and Gapps zip file (Android 7.1 compatible) from here. Transfer both zip files to your device SD card.

2. Boot Nexus 7 to TWRP recovery (Switch off, Volume Down + Power buttons until bootloader appears)

3. In TWRP recovery, choose ‘Backup’ to create Nandroid backup (recommended)

4. Now, select ‘Wipe’ and then Factory Reset.

5. Select ‘Install’, navigate to /sdcard and select the CM14.1 zip package. Follow the on-screen notices to install the package. Once done, install Gapps zip file as well.

6. Once installation has finished, return to the main menu and select Reboot, then System. The device will now boot into CyanogenMod 14.1.

Set up your new system. Leave your views in the comment section below.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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