Google’s hot new tablet, the Nexus 7 (2013), has just received one of the most popular custom Android ROMs out there: Paranoid Android based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean! Undoubtedly, this is exciting news for all owners of the new Nexus 7 who can now get their hands on the much useful Halo and PIE controls the ROM has to offer, coupled with some of the best features you could ask from an AOSP-based custom ROM. Running this ROM with it’s customizable hybrid of tablet UI on the device’s gorgeous 1920x1080p screen will truly showcase the awesomeness that is Paranoid Android, especially if you’re new to Android and have not had the chance of using this ROM. The ROM is fully stable and functioning nicely for most users, so if you want to add some zing to your Nexus 7, head on after the break to see how you can get this ROM up and running on your device in no time.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- Nexus 7 (2013) with custom recovery installed. See our guide on rooting the new Nexus 7 and installing TWRP recovery on it. If you want to install ClockworkMod recovery instead of TWRP, head over to this guide instead.
- Paranoid Android ROM for Nexus 7 (2013) | Mirror
- Paranoid Android-based Google Apps for Android 4.3 | Mirror
- Download the ROM and Google Apps from the link above, and copy both file to your device’s storage.
- Backup any of the data you need from your currently running ROM.
- Reboot the device into recovery.
- Wipe data and perform a factory reset. Make sure to wipe cache and dalvik cache as well. For ClockworkMod, you see the ‘wipe cache’ option on recovery’s main screen while the dalvik cache can be wiped from the ‘advanced’ section. In TWRP, you can find the options inside the Wipe section.
- In ClockworkMod, select ‘install zip from sdcard’ > ‘choose zip from sdcard’, select the ROM file and confirm the operation. In TWRP, tap ‘Install’, then select the file and confirm.
- Once the ROM is flashed, repeat step 4, this time choosing the Google Apps file.
- Now simply reboot the device into system by tapping ‘reboot system now’ from the main screen of ClockworkMod or going to ‘Reboot’ and then tapping ‘System’ in TWRP.
Rebooting could take a few minutes, and it’s usually a helpful practice to allow the device a few more minutes to settle down once it has booted into the ROM. For updates and any queries related to this ROM, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers linked below.