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Nexus 7 has been the first tablet to come pre-installed with the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Tech enthusiasts who prefer additional features and tweaks will now be able to get their hands on Android 4.1.1 AOKP Build 3.

The latest Jelly Bean AOKP Build 3 will reportedly feature SMS QuickReply, Expert calculator functions, IME switcher and vibration/ring toggle as NavRing target, stopwatch and countdown in the clock app.

Take a look at the guide below to install the Jelly Bean AOKP Build 3 custom firmware on Nexus 7. IBTimes UK cautions users to proceed at their own risk and we will not be held responsible for any consequences.


  • Make sure you have installed USB drivers for the Nexus 7. You can download the USB drivers from here
  • Enable USB debugging mode
  • Your device should have a charge of at least 80 to 85 per cent.
  • Make a Nandroid backup of all your data
  • Your device should be rooted and have a ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery installed in the phone
  • Your Nexus 7 has to be factory unlocked

Check out the step-by-step instructions below to install the Jelly Bean AOKP Build 3 custom firmware:

  • Download Jelly Bean AOKP Build 3 custom firmware and Google Apps
  • Connect and mount your tablet USB memory on your PC via USB cable
  • Copy both downloaded files in step 1 to your device's SD card
  • Switch off your device and enter into bootloader mode. Turn on the phone, while keep holding Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons
  • Follow onscreen instructions and choose Bootloader and then go to Recovery
  • In CWM recovery, perform wipe data and scroll to "flash zip from SD card"
  • Now, select 'choose zip from sdcard"
  • Navigate to and select the custom firmware zip file. Confirm the installation by tapping on "Yes". Installation will begin
  • Repeat the above step to install Google Apps
  • On completing the installation, go to '+++++Go Back" and reboot the device by choosing "reboot system now" from recovery menu.

You have now installed Jelly Bean AOKP Build 3 custom firmware on your Nexus 7.

[Source: TeamAndroid]