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Install Android 4.4.2 ElementalX OmniROM on Google Nexus 7 (2013)

ElementalX custom firmware for Nexus 7 2013 is based on the sources of OmniROM and just because OmniROM is based on the latest iteration of Android which is 4.4.2 KitKat, ElementalX is also based on it. This is not the official OmniROM. It has some of its own exclusive features like lockscreen notifications and so on. If interested in Android 4.4.2 for other tablets, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Nexus 7 2013 to Android 4.4.2 ElementalX OmniROM KitKat custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an official release by ASUS, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip and Google Apps zip files on your tablet. Also make sure, your warranty will be voided when you install this custom ROM.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through how to backup data, some other important tips and the entire process of how to install Android 4.4.2 ElementalX OmniROM KitKat ROM on Nexus 7 with complete steps using CWM Recovery. Let’s get on with the tutorial now and make sure you backup your tablet as given below, because all the data will wiped during the installation process. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s begin with the tutorial below.

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (MyTrickSource) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial :)

Like this ElementalX OmniROM ROM based on the latest Android 4.4.2? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your tablet now. We will be waiting for your feedback! Please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

ASUS Nexus 7 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for ASUS Nexus 7 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download ASUS Nexus 7 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. Now please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data: 
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S3 backup data to HTC One X.
    If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

 A few more optional tips that you should remember:

        1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode.

        2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

        3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on MyTrickSource are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE on Facebook to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Nexus 7 to Android 4.4.2 ElementalX OmniROM KitKat custom firmware.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 ElementalX OmniROM KitKat on ASUS Nexus 7

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install Android 4.4.2 ElementalX OmniROM KitKat custom firmware on Nexus 7. If you are used to installing custom ROMs on your Nexus 7, then this should not be any different for you.
However, for beginners, you need to root your ASUS Nexus 7 and install a custom recovery. Please Google that up if you are unsure and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

To Remember:
  • This Android 4.4.2 ElementalX OmniROM ROM tutorial is only for the Nexus 7 tablet.
  • Your tablet should have ClockworkMod recovery installed. If not, please Google that up!
  • Make a Nandroid backup of your previous phone set up before proceeding – for just in case anything goes wrong.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your existing data. Proceed at your own risk.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 - Download Android 4.4.2 ElementalX OmniROM ROM and Google Apps for Nexus 7 to your computer.

Step 2 - Connect and mount your Nexus 7 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 - Now copy/paste the downloaded Android 4.4.2 ROM zip and Google Apps zip files to your SD card. Make sure the files are in the SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 - Then turn OFF your tablet and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 - Now to get in the Bootloader Mode. Turn ON the tablet while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down and Power buttons.

Step 6 - Follow the navigation instructions on the screen. Select BOOTLOADER and then go to RECOVERY. 

Step 7 - Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset” . Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.

Step 8 - Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition”.

Step 9 - Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.

Step 10 - Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.

Step 11 - Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Using your volume keys, navigate to the Android 4.4.2 ROM zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Google Apps: Repeat the above step for the GApps zip file as well and install it on your tablet.
Step 12 - After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the tablet by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu.

Your Nexus 7 will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.

That’s it! Your Nexus 7 should now have Android 4.4.2 ElementalX OmniROM KitKat custom ROM installed on your tablet! Go to Settings > About tablet to verify.
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Need Help?

If you run into any problems in Installing  Android 4.4.2 ElementalX OmniROM on Google Nexus 7 (2013), feel free to drop us a comment below and we will reply you back ASAP with the fix or the solution to your problem.

Source: Team Android


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