[Guide] How to install Android 4.4 KitKat on your Google Nexus 7

How to install Android 4.4 KitKat ROM on your Google Nexus 7While Google's Nexus devices are anyway in line for Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming weeks, that hasn't stopped the developer community building AOSP-based port of the new source code for these devices. The ROM was ported by the critically acclaimed team behind the ParanoidAndroid custom ROM, and it really is as close to stock as it gets. Do keep in mind that it doesn't include in it things like the new Google Experience Launcher or Google Apps package, which will have to be separately sideloaded.

So if you are impatient to wait for Android 4.4 KitKat to arrive on your Nexus device check out our following guide on how to install Android 4.4 KitKat ROM on your Google Nexus 7

[DISCLAIMER] This is not an official release from Google and we will not be responsible for any loss of data or device malfunction which may occur from following this guide. Please proceed at your own risk.

[NOTE] Your device will have to be rooted before you continue. If you have not rooted your device, use our site search for rooting guides

[NOTE] On testing we found that this ROM does not work with TWRP custom recovery. We advise our readers to install CWM Recovery before flashing the ROM

[NOTE] Please backup your data before you proceed as this method will require you to wipe your data partition

  1. Download Android 4.4 KitKat ROM
  2. Download Google Play experience.
  3. Move both files on the root folder of your device.
  4. Reboot into Recovery
    • Turn off device
    • Press and Hold Power + Volume Up + Volume Down
  5. Flash both files from custom recovery
  6. Perform a data wipe
  7. Reboot your device
You should now boot into Android 4.4 KitKat on your Google Nexus 7

How to install the new Google launcher and apps from Android 4.4 KitKat on any Android
Check out our guide on how to try out the new new Android 4.4 KitKat experience on your Android device by downloading and installing the KitKat APKs on your device

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