Google has released Android 7.0 Nougat to all supported Nexus devices. And the Nexus devices that didn’t received the update are never gonna get it because they have aged out of Google’s guaranteed update promise of 18 months (from launch).
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.
Earlier today, development of Nexus 5 CM14 ROM began over at xda. No build was share for download but the developer has promised to deliver CM14 within the next few days/weeks.
Anyway, this Nexus 7 2013 Android 7.0 Nougat ROM is currently a work-in-progress and hence has issues with a few major functionalities on the device. Have a look at what’s working and what’s not on the ROM.[ecko_toggle style=”solid” state=”closed” title=”Nexus 7 2013 Nougat ROM Bugs & Issues (Click to view)“]
– GApps (Google Play Services always crashing due to some missing location permission from what I see)
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:
For help installing Nougat ROM, follow our detailed step-by-step guide at the link below:
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