Nexus 10
Nexus 10 Gets Hybrid UI with Android 4.2 ParanoidAndroid ROM

Nexus 10 users can now rejoice over the release of the only hybrid engine ROM to date, ParanoidAndroid, which ports the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean firmware onboard. With due credit to industrious Android developers, you can customise your Nexus device to suit your needs with a range of Jelly Bean custom ROMs available in the market.

On a special note, the hybrid ParanoidAndroid ROM offers you three modes of user-interface (UI) functionality namely Phone UI, Phablet UI (hybrid of phone and tablet) and the Tablet UI. The hybrid ROM reportedly offers a faster and bloatware-free Nexus 10 experience.

Key Points to Note

  • The ParanoidAndroid ROM and the instructions provided in this guide are applicable for the Google Nexus 10 device only and will not work with any other device. Verify your device's model number by navigating to Settings > About Tablet.
  • IBTimes UK advises users to back up apps, important data and settings to avoid risk of data loss while flashing the Android 4.2 ParanoidAndroid ROM on the Nexus 10.
  • The instructions provided in this guide are meant for reference purpose only, and do not cover any warranty claims involving device damage or issues arising out of using the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean firmware update. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.


  • Make sure that your Nexus 10 bootloader is unlocked and rooted with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) installed on it.
  • Verify that the device's battery is fully charged or has at least 75 percent charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) while flashing the Android 4.2 ParanoidAndroid ROM on your Nexus 10.
  • Download ParanoidAndroid ROM
  • Download GApps package

How to Install Hybrid UI with ParanoidAndroid ROM on Nexus 10

1. Copy the ParanoidAndroid ROM zip and Google Apps zip files to the root folder on the tablet's internal memory.

2. Switch off your Nexus 10 and boot into Recovery Mode.

3. To do so, press and hold down the Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power buttons until the device boots into Fastboot Mode. Choose Recovery option to boot into CWM Recovery.

NOTE: Use Volume keys to navigate and Power button to select an option in Recovery.

4. Take a NANDroid backup of your existing ROM. To do so, click Backup and Restore and hit Backup.

5. Wipe your data by doing the following:

  • Choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset and hit Yes to confirm.
  • Choose Wipe Cache Partition and click Yes to confirm.
  • Choose Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache and select Yes to confirm.

6. Choose Install ZIP from SD Card and click Choose ZIP form SD Card. Now, browse and select the ROM zip file that you copied earlier to your tablet's SD card. Finally, select Yes to confirm.

7. Repeat step 6 to install Google Apps as well. .

8. Finally, hit Go Back and choose Reboot System Now.

Once the device reboots, you can enjoy the freshly installed ParanoidAndroid ROM with hybrid UI on your Nexus 10.

[Source: Android Authority]