Here comes the latest custom ROM known as Eclipse for Google Nexus 7. AOSP Build (JRO030) ROM is based on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) that gives a taste of Google's latest operating system that features some set of customisation as well as tweaking options, according to The Android Soul. The ROM brings a black interface theme that gives a dark look to the device. Thanks to the efforts of developers at XDA forum for porting the Eclipse ROM on Nexus 7.

Eclipse ROM for Nexus 7, Based on Jelly Bean Build JRO03O [Installation Guide]
Eclipse ROM for Nexus 7, Based on Jelly Bean Build JRO03O [Installation Guide]. Image Credit: xda-developers forum xda-developers forum

Nexus 7 has been the first device to run on Jelly Bean. It is powered by the quad-core Tegra 3 processor, clocked at 1.3GHz. Users can overclock their device to 1.64GHz or 2.0GHz, thanks to the efforts of the developers.

Take a look at the steps below to install the Eclipse ROM on Nexus 7. IBTimes UK advises users to proceed at their own risk and reiterate we will not be held responsible for any consequences. We advise users to make a back-up of all data including APN settings before the installation.

Pre-requisites: Please keep in mind that the method is compatible only with the Nexus 7. Hence, do not make an attempt to try it on any other device. In order to check the model go to Settings > About tablet. The method will wipe away all the data, settings and apps.

  • Unlock the bootloader on Nexus 7
  • Install ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery on the device
  • Download latest version of ROM from official thread over at xda-developers forum
  • Download Google Apps package from here
  • Copy both downloaded files to the device's internal SD card
  • Turn off the device and boot into CWM recovery. To do so, press and hold Volume Up + Home and Power buttons. To scroll use Volume button and to select options use the Power key
  • Perform a Nandroid back-up of the existing ROM. To do so, head to Backup and Restore > select Backup once again. On completing the back-up go back to main recovery menu
  • Choose Wipe Data/ Factory Reset and then select "Yes" to confirm the installation
  • After installation of ROM, choose zip from sdcard again and then choose file
  • Now, go back to main recovery menu and choose reboot system now to reboot the device and boot up into Eclipse ROM

You have no installed Eclipse ROM, based on Jelly Bean on your Nexus 7.

[Information Courtesy: The Android Soul]