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Install AOKP Android 4.4.4 Nightlies ROM for Nexus 7 2013 LTE Edition

The AOKP 4.4.4 Nightlies have been launched for the Google Nexus 7 LTE 2013 edition and now you can use this tutorial to learn how to flash them on your tablet without bricking its firmware.

The new AOKP build is based on AOSP Android 4.4.4 KitKat and it adds the same stock features as well as extra AOKP components such as heads up notifications, automatic immersive mode, lockscreen rotate option and more.

Before starting the updating process you will have to take a look at the preparation info below:

  • use this post only with the 2013 Edition of Google Nexus 7 LTE tablet.
    – do not try to update any other devices with the files that you will find in this post.
    – check your device’s Model Number section under Settings> About Tablet.
  • your device has to be rooted and running the latest CWM or TWRP custom Recovery build.
    – both these custom Recovery versions will work with your device.
  • in the tutorial guide you will find two preparation steps that you shouldn’t skip: the one that tells you to create a full NANDROID Backup of the already installed ROM and the second one that tells you to apply a ‘factory reset’.
    – the NANDROID Backup for the installed ROM creates a restore point for your tablet that you can use in case the new AOKP 4.4.4 Nightly custom ROM doesn’t boot in normal mode mode after installation.
    – factory reset removes the data from system partition and allows you to install a new custom ROM over the previous one.
  • if you want to save data from installed apps or SMS text messages or any other type of file stored on your tablet, then you can use Helium from Google Play Store.
    sync Contacts data with your default Gmail account.
  • this guide should be applied by advanced users, do not blame us in case you brick your tablet nor in case you lose any files.
  • make sure that your tablet’s battery charge level is over 50%, so that the device will not switch off while you’re attempting to install the new ROM.
  • we won’t be held responsible in case you brick the Nexus 7 LTE.
  • read the entire post and do not skip any steps if you want to update your device successfully at your first attempt.

Now that you know all that you can continue to the next part of this post.

How to install AOKP 4.4.4 Nightly for Nexus 7 LTE 2013 Edition:

  1. Download the latest AOKP 4.4.4 Nightly build from here.
  2. Download Gapps for Android 4.4.x custom ROMs from here.
  3. If you downloaded these files on your PC, then you should connect it with your Nexus 7 and move the files to your tablet’s internal storage.
    – if you used your tablet to download the files then you can ignore this step.
    – note: do not unzip the files.
  4. Now power off the tablet completely.
  5. Boot the Nexus 7 LTE in Recovery Mode.
  6. Now you need to create a full NANDROID ROM backup for the already installed ROM using your custom Recovery options:
    – CWM: select ‘backup and restore’, name the file and confirm process.
    – TWRP: press Backup, swipe to confirm.
  7. Apply Factory Reset:
    – CWM: select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’. Confirm.
    – TWRP: press Wipe and swipe to confirm.
  8. Now that you’ve applied all of the above you can install the new ROM:
    – CWM: select ‘install zip from sdcard’, then ‘choose zip from sdcard’.
    – TWRP: press Install.
  9. Find the AOKP 4.4.4 Nightly zip and confirm the installation.
  10. After the ROM install process is complete you need to install the Gapps zip too. Use the same options as in step 8 to find the file.
  11. When both AOKP 4.4.4 Nightly and the Gapps zips are installed you should return to the main custom Recovery screen.
  12. Reboot the tablet in normal mode.
    – note that the first boot process takes a while to complete and you shouldn’t press any buttons until you see the homescreen.
  13. Use your Google account info in order to take control over your tablet once again.

I hope that you’ve managed to install AOKP Android 4.4.4 Nightly custom ROM on your Nexus 7 LTE 2013.

If the process fails at the first attempt and the tablet takes more than twenty minutes to load the new ROM or it enters into a boot loop, then you will be forced to repeat the entire post more than once.

Use the comments field if you need more help.

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