Update Google Nexus 10 with ParanoidAndroid Jelly Bean 4.2.1 Custom ROM

After we have seen how to update the Samsung Google Nexus 10 to Jelly Bean 4.2.1 with AOKP custom ROM, now we will be checking in how to update your Nexus tablet with another powerful Android 4.2.1 based software: the ParanoidAndroid firmware. This is a stable ROM that comes with many features that cannot be found in the default version of the Android system, so you will be flashing an OS that will smoothly run and work on your Google Nexus 10 device. For more aspects and for the proper tutorial check and apply the following lines.

First of all, it must be clear for you that the present operation has nothing to do with Samsung or Google. The ParanoidAndroid is not an official update, so you are dealing with a custom ROM, developed by third party devs. In our case those of xda-developers are being “responsible” for this step by step guide so we have them to thanks for the same. This aspect implies in another aspect, which is referring to the warranty of your Google Nexus 10. By updating your tablet with the Jelly Bean 4.2.1 based ParanaoidAndroid software you will lose the warranty. Don’t worry as if you do all as explained below, nothing bad will happen.

Now, if you do decide to apply the mentioned update on your Samsung Nexus 10, then you will be able to power up the performances of your device. As previously mentioned you will install extra features on your tablet, so the performances will be customized and optimized. For further info about the ParanoidAndroid custom ROM and about its Android 4.2.1 based features, check our source page by going here. Then, return and resume the rest of the tutorial.

You should begin this guide with the pre requisites and the first thing to perform is the backup. Unfortunately this method can be applied only if a full wipe of the system is previously completed (I will teach you how at the right time) meaning that you will lose all of your data. So, backup the Google Nexus 10 data before heading to other operations. Use our how to section for learning how to save almost everything from your tablet and then return here.

After saving your personal info, you should use another tutorial for gaining root access for your Samsung Google Nexus 10. The Paranoid Android ROM will need to access some internal files from your handset and by rooting the tablet you will provide the same. Now, remember that the warranty will get void so be careful in what you do and try not to mess things up. Don’t worry though, as you can anytime restore the warranty; all you need to do is to downgrade to the stock ROM or install the official one.

Up next, you need to install a custom recovery image on your Nexus 10. You can’t update the device to Paranoid Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 OS without using the mentioned tool. The recovery image will be used for the wipe and for the update, so you can’t go any further without it. Then, a computer must be near you and on the same there shouldn’t be running any security tools as these programs are usually interfering with the flashing procedure. Of course the tablet and the USB cord will also be required. Now, if your Nexus 10 has more than 60% power left you can skip this section, if not charge its battery. Go to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging” and enable the USB debugging option.

Finally, make sure that this guide is being applied only for the Samsung Google Nexus 10 device. If you try to complete the same for a similar Android based handset you will risk in bricking your beloved smartphone or tablet. This version of the Paranoid Android custom ROM was designed to work only for the mentioned device so, don’t change that fact.

How to Update Google Nexus 10 with ParanoidAndroid Jelly Bean 4.2.1 Custom ROM Firmware

  1. First download the update file.
  2. Use the link from here and the one from here (for the Google apps package) and save the same on the computer.
  3. Then, connect the tablet with the PC and copy the downloaded file from the computer to your device.
  4. Next, disconnect the handset and turn it off.
  5. Reboot in recovery mode.
  6. And from there first of all select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
  7. This will wipe all your personal saves, so make the backup before applying the above mentioned step.
  8. Next, select “+++go back+++” and return to the main menu.
  9. From there this time select “install zip from sd card” and “choose zip from sd card”.
  10. Pick the update file which you have downloaded before.
  11. Then pick the Google Apps package for flashing the same on your handset.
  12. Start the update process and when it is done select “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now”.

Well, that was all. Now your Samsung Google Nexus 10 is running the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean based ParanoidAndroid custom ROM firmware. Now, if the first boot will take longer than usual, don’t panic there is nothing wrong with your tablet. Use the comments area from below if you have something to say related to the method explained above or if you have encounter something unusual with the new software. Also, stay close as we will bring further tutorials for you along with the latest Android related tips, tricks and news.

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