Google Nexus 10 users can now enjoy the latest Android 4.3 custom features, thanks to the release of CyanogenMod 10.2 (CM10.2) ROM by the CM team. The CM10.2 ROM is based on the original Android Open Source Project (AOSP) release. It offers very fast and highly-stable Jelly Bean experience with several new features as well as system tweaks that are unavailable in stock ROMs.

Key Points to Note

  • The CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM and the instructions provided are limited to Google Nexus 10 model only. Verify device model number by navigating to Settings > About Tablet.
  • Back up data and settings using a recommended custom recovery tool such as ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP, as data wiping process is mandatory in this tutorial.
  • Download and install the correct USB drivers for Google Nexus 10 on computer.
  • Ensure USB debugging mode is enabled on tablet by navigating to Settings > Applications > Development or Settings > Developer Options.
  • Double-check that device has at least 80% battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) while installing ROM.
  • Verify if the device is unlocked (not locked to specific carrier) and rooted with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) installed.
  • If the device is stuck at booting or experiences boot loop issues, Wipe Cache Partition and Wipe Dalvik Cache a few more times before rebooting.
  • Allow newly installed ROM to stabilise for five minutes before using the device.
  • If a Status 7 error message flashes while installing firmware, it could be due to an incompatible device or absence of a necessary kernel (for instance, a Jelly Bean Kernel must be installed before installing any Jelly Bean ROM).
  • Instructions provided in this guide are meant for reference purpose only. IBTimes UK will not be held liable for any device damage during or after firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.

Steps to Install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean via CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM on Google Nexus 10

Step-1: Download Android 4.3 CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM for Google Nexus 10. Also download Google Apps on computer.

Step-2: Connect the tablet to computer via USB cable. Without extracting the zip file, copy the downloaded firmware zip to the root folder on tablet's SD card.

Step-3: Disconnect the tablet from computer and then Power it off.

Step-4: Boot the tablet into recovery mode via Bootloader Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons together. Release all three buttons when the Bootloader mode screen appears.

Note: Use Volume buttons to navigate between options and Power button to select Bootloader option and boot the device into recovery mode.

Step-5: In recovery mode first perform a Nandroid backup of the existing ROM which can be restored later if the new ROM does not work or users want to return to the previous firmware. To perform a Nandroid backup, select Backup and Restore then select Backup again on the next screen. When backup is completed return to the main recovery menu.

Step-6: Perform data wiping task to eliminate clash between the new ROM and the previous ROM. Select wipe data/factory reset and then select Yes on the next screen to confirm the action. Now select wipe cache partition and after the wiping process completes, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option. Once the wiping process is done, return to the recovery menu.

Step-7: Select Install Zip from SD card then select Choose Zip from SD card. Now locate the Android 4.3 CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM zip which was copied earlier to the tablet's SD card and hit the Power button to select it. Finally, confirm the ROM installation on next screen.

Step-8: Once the installation process completes, return to the main recovery menu and reboot the device by choosing reboot system now. The first boot will take some time.

The Nexus 10 should now be running on latest Android 4.3 based CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM. Navigate to Settings >> About Tablet >> Software info to verify the new firmware installed on the device.

Note: To return to the previous ROM, boot the device into recovery mode. Then select Backup and Restore and restore the ROM by selecting it from the list.

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[Source: Team Android]