Nexus 7 (2013) is the newest tablet from Google this year and now the good news is that XDA member released the new Paranoid Android ROM for the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet. Paranoid Android ROM is based on the latest build of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with new UI and other awesome features. Paranoid Android ROM are one of the best custom roms with lots of new features such as new designs, new icons, new themes, Transparent bars and color pickers. The ROM is fully stable and functioning well for the new Nexus 7 (2013) tablets users. If you are the Nexus 7 (2013) user and want to they the new Paranoid Android ROM on your device, then here is the full guide which allows you to update your device with this new Custom ROM . The below mention guide is only for the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet, don’t try this method on any of your other device or tablets. To apply this update on your device you need a rooted Nexus 7 (2013) with Custom recovery. If you don’t have the rooted device, then first toot your device and after that follow this guide to Install Paranoid Android ROM On Nexus 7 (2013)
This one is the Custom ROM not the official firmware from Google and only for the Nexus 7 (2013) tablets. As we mention above to apply this update you need a rooted device, after rooting your device you will lose the warranty of your Nexus 7 (2013). So follow the below mention step very carefully and one by one to complete the installation.
Pre-requisites and Requirements
a) Before following the update guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get theBackup your android device click here. So in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.
b) Once the backup files is saved on your device or your desktop, after that Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.
c) Make sure that your Nexus 7 (2013) battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.
d) Download the Latest Nexus 7 (2013) USB drivers on your PC and install it to start the root process. You need these driver to connect your device with the computer to follow the guide.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to update your device with latest Paranoid Android ROM. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and don’t ignore any of them.
How to Install Paranoid Android ROM On Nexus 7 (2013)
Step 1. Download the latest Paranoid Android ROM from here and save the file son your desktop. Don’t extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 2. Download the Google Apps and save the zip file on your desktop, again don’t extract the folder.
Step 3. Now connect you Nexus 7 (2013) with your computer via USB cable and move both the downloaded files to your device’s storage.
Step 4. Now Reboot the device into recovery. Read here How To Easily Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Device
Step 5. Once you device in Recovery mode, Do these steps from the recovery “wipe data/factory reset” “wipe cache partition” and then go to Advanced> “wipe dalvik cache” and “wipe battery stats”. When all done, it’s safe to move into next step.
Step 6. Now form the recovery menu select the “Install Zip from SD card” after that choose zip from sdcard” and select the Paranoid Android ROM (File that you downloaded on Step 1). First install the ROM and after that Google Apps package (File that you downloaded on Step 2) with the same way you install the ROM.
Step 7. After that Go back to the main menu of custom recovery and hit the “Reboot System Now” option to reboot your Nexus 7 (2013).
Now you device will reboot and this one take some time to install all the updates on your device,So, please wait. Now the Paranoid Android ROM is successfully installed on your Nexus 7 (2013).
via – XDA