Good news for the Nexus 7 users is that now you can update you Nexus 7 device with Android 7.1.2 Desolation custom firmware ROM. The ROM is one of the most customized ROM available out there and whats better than having the Android Nougat features on your Nexus 7 device. 

This is not an official released update by Nexus, so you have to have clockwork recovery mode enabled. In the tutorial below we will tell you how to download this exciting ROM onto your Nexus 7. Before we get to the installation process, there are few prerequisites you need to keep in mind and few things you might want to have enabled in your Nexus 7. So let’s have a look at those first before heading to the installation. 

You may also read: How to update LG Nexus 5 to the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat Cosmic OS ROM


  • 1- First off all you will have to fully backup your deceive. 
  • 2- Download Nexus USB drivers.
  • 3- Enable USB Debugging mode to help connecting your tablet to your computer. 
  • 4- Make sure you battery is charged up to at least 85-90 percent.
  • 5- Your device should have ClockwrokMod recovery installed. 

Essential Downloads:

How to update Nexus 7 with Android 7.1.2 Desolation custom firmware ROM:

Step 1- First of all download both files given in Essential downloads on to your personal computer. 

Step 2- Connect your device with your personal computer using a USB cable. 

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Step 3- Copy the files you downloaded in step 1 on to your device’s SD card root. Remember not to save it in any folder of your device. It has to be saved in the SD card of your device.

Step 4- Disconnect the USB cable from your personal computer and turn your device off.

Step 5- Turn your device on, pressing the power & volume up and down keys altogether. This will enable the device’s Bootloader mode. Click the bootloader option. 

Step 6- Once you are in Bootloader mode, look for recovery option and click on it. This click will take you in ClockworkMod recovery. 

Step 7- Tap “wipe data/factory reset” from the options showing on your device’s screen by clicking the power button.

Step 8- Next Tap on “wipe cache partition”.

Step 9- You might as well do a dalvik wipe cache by tapping on Advance Menu and then selecting “Wipe Dalvik Cache” to save yourself from tiny errors or bootloops.

Step 10- Head back into recovery mode and select option  “install zip from SD card” by tapping on it, use your volume keys to navigate the file to the downloaded zip file of Android 7.1.2 ROM zip file you copied on your device’s SD card and start the installation process by selecting it. 

Step 11- Head back to “+++++Go Back+++++” option, tap on it and then select “reboot system now” option by tapping on it to reboot your device. 

It may take few minutes to reboot and when your phone turns back on, your Nexus 7 will be updated with Android 7.1.2 Desolation custom firmware ROM.

You may also read: How to update LG Nexus 5 to the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat Cosmic OS ROM


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