Nexus 10: Update with Android 4.2.1 Paranoid Custom Firmware [Tutorial]
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Nexus 10 users can now update their device to Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) using Paranoid custom firmware.

Interested users can update the device using this tutorial. IBTimes UK cautions its readers it will not be held responsible for damage to the device during this procedure.


  • Enable USB debugging
  • Ensure battery has at least 80 percent charge
  • Ensure back-up of data

To Install Android 4.2.1 Firmware on Nexus 10

  • Download Paranoid custom ROM Android 4.2.1 firmware package and Google apps package to PC
  • Connect device to PC using USB cable and copy both .zip files to device. Once files are copied, disconnect device from PC
  • Let the device enter recovery mode. To do so download the ROM Manager app from Google Play store and choose Reboot into Recovery Mode
  • Alternatively, press and hold Volume Up and Home buttons to re-start device in Recovery Mode, while holding these buttons, press the Power button to turn the device on in the recovery mode in your Nexus 10
  • In recovery mode, choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe cache Partition. Also, choose Advanced and clear the Dalvik Cache if your device is on the custom ROM firmware. Now, choose Install Zip from SD Card option and select the ROM file for installation
  • Repeat above step to install Gapps file
  • Once the file is chosen, it would take around five minutes for applying the update

You have successfully installed Jelly Bean paranoid custom ROM on your Nexus 10. To verify the same, browse to Settings > About Tablet.

Note: In case the device does not boot up or show the home screen then remove and re-insert the battery in order to boot the device in normal mode.

[Source: Android Advices]