A "pure Android Open Source Project (AOSP) ROM", based on Android 4.2.1 (JOP40D) with custom settings, USB OTG support, advanced Power menu and several other new features has been released for the Nexus 10, by XDA developer craigacgomez. And for a full list of features and update, check out the development page.
Nexus 10 users looking to update to this Android 4.2.1 AOSP custom ROM may follow the tutorial below. IBTimes UK reminds its readers it will not be responsible for any damage to the device during installation. The AOSP custom ROM is only compatible with Nexus 10, do not try this on any other variants.
- Create back-up of all important data before proceeding
- Ensure battery carries more than 80 percent charge
To Install Android 4.2.1 (JOP40C) AOSP ROM on Nexus 10
- Unlock Bootloader
- Download Android 4.2.1 AOSP ROM
- Download Google apps package
- Connect tablet to computer using USB cable and copy downloaded files to internal SD card
- Switch off tablet and boot into Recovery mode (to do so, press Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons until Android robot and Start appear on screen)
- Use Volume buttons to scroll to Install Zip from SD Card and select using Power
- Now select Choose Zip from SD Card using Power and navigate to ROM, select and confirm installation
- Once ROM is installed, repeat process to install Google package
- Perform full data wipe
- Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset > Yes
- Select Wipe Cache Partition > Yes
- Select Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache > Yes
- After completion of above, reboot Nexus 10 into customised AOSP ROM
The Nexus 10 is now updated with AOSP custom firmware, based on Android 4.2.1 (JOP40D). This can be verified by browsing to Settings > About Phone.
[Source: Android Authority]