Followed by the roll-out of Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) Jelly Bean OTA software update, the LiquidSmooth Team has released LiquidSmooth RC1 Jelly Bean custom ROM for multiple Android powered devices. The custom firmware brings Android 4.2.2 update for the device and bundles several customised features, which are not found in the official firmware.

Nexus 10
LiquidSmooth RC1 custom ROM is available for Nexus 10. Google

Features of the LiquidSmooth Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Google GCC 4.7 Toolchain


Strict-Aliasing (Linaro)

C++11 Mode

Optimised String Handling Routines (Linaro/Sony)

Misc other Linaro and Code Aurora optimisations

Customisable lockscreen buttons and sliders

Chronus clock widget

Customisable hardware and software keys

Transparent navbar and status bar

Customisable navbar ring

Navigation bar widgets

Customisable power menu

Notification power widget

Customisable quicksettings panel

Statusbar mods

Theme engine

Quiet hours

Volume rocker music controls

Full Rotation

Customisable battery and notification light

Nexus 10 users, who are looking to update their tablets with the Android 4.2.2 LiquidSmooth RC1 Jelly Bean ROM, may follow the step-by-step instruction guide below. IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. Users are reminded that the tablet may be encountered with a few bug issues, since the custom ROM is at its development stage. Browse to the developement page to know more about the ROM.


1) Download and install USB Drivers for Nexus 10 to the computer.

2) Enable USB Debugging Mode. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging Mode is turned on.]

3) Create back-up for all the date of the tablet.

4) Ensure that the Nexus 10 is rooted and ClockworkMod recovery is installed.

5) If the device gets stuck at boot or experience boot loop then perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache few more times before rebooting.

6) Verify the battery of Nexus 10 is charged above 80 per cent.

7) The LiquidSmooth RC1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM is compatible only with Nexus 10, therefore do not try this ROM on any other variants.

Steps to install Android 4.2.2 LiquidSmooth RC1 Jelly Bean on Nexus 10

1) Download Android 4.2.2 LiquidSmooth Jelly Bean custom ROM for Nexus 10 to the computer

2) Download Google Apps package

3) Plug in the USB cable to the Nexus 10 to connect it with the computer. Then copy both the downloaded zip files to the SD card of the device [Do not extract any files]

4) Unplug the USB cable and turn it off

5) Now boot into recovery mode. To do so, first boot into bootloader. From there navigate 'Recovery Mode' using the Volume keys, select it using the Power button

6) In the recovery mode, perform a Nandroid backup of the current ROM which can be restored later if the new build does not work. To perform backup, select Backup and Restore then select Backup again on the next screen. Once the action is completed rerun to the recovery menu

7) Perform data wiping task by selecting Wipe data/factory reset then selecting Yes on the next screen to confirm the action. Wait for a few minutes until the data wipe is completed. Now select Wipe cache partition and after the wiping task is done, select Wipe Dalvik Cache in order to perform Dalvik cache wiping

8) Using the Volume button scroll down to 'Install zip from SD card,' select it using the Power button, then select 'Choose zip from SD card.' Now locate the Jelly Bean custom ROM which is saved on the SD card. Select it by pressing the Power button and confirm installation by selecting Yes on the next screen

9) Once the ROM is installed, repeat the same procedure to flash the Google Apps zip file

10) After the installation process is complete, go back to the main recovery menu and select 'Reboot System now' to reboot the tablet. The device will take a few minutes to boot up for the first time

[Note: In order to return to the previous ROM, boot the device into recovery, select Backup and Restore then restore the desired ROM by selecting it from the list.]

The LiquidSmooth RC1 Jelly Bean custom ROM based on Android 4.2.2 is now installed and running on the Nexus 10. Head over to Settings>> About Tablet to verify the software version running on the device.

[Source: Android Jinn]