Install CM10.1 M1 Tradition ROM on Google Nexus 7

If one of your plans includes your Google Nexus 7 GSM International and a way of making it deliver a superior performance, then you should definitely consider the following plan: flash a custom ROM.

There is such a tool created with this smartphone in mind. Here’s its name: CM10.1 M1.


The pre-requisites that apply to the phone in this tutorial extend to the following: you must verify if the device’s bootloader is unlocked, its battery has to be charged, a backup must be created, the phone should have USB Debugging turned on and you will need to get a custom recovery image.

If all of the above have been complied with, then you will now need to follow these steps.Asus-Nexus-7

Important instructions

  1. Our guide welcomes you with step number one: and Google Aapps from this place. Save them on the desktop and then plug the handset to the laptop, because the files will have to be transferred to the phone’s SD card. Unplug the Asus Nexus 7 GSM International from the computer and switch the former off. Which means that you will be asked to restart it into CWM Recovery mode using the same method as usual: select and keep selected the keys labelled Volume Down, Volume Up and Power at the same time for few seconds.
  2. After that happens, you will be required to do as follows: select Factory Reset/Wipe Data. Step two looks like this: confirm what you just performed and then opt for the installation of the zip file using the phone’s memory card. Select Choose zip from SD card; now look for the CM10.1 M1 zip file.
  3. [sc name=”banner-jos”]Step three: confirm that you, indeed, agree to have the file installed, then opt for Choose zip from SD card.
  4. For step number four you need to locate the GApps file, confirm its installation and, once everything has been installed, return to the Recovery menu and choose the system restarting.
  5. Have patience and, for the fifth step, do as follows: go to your Google account, enter your personal data there and marvel in what your phone can do now that it has a custom ROM. Which is in no way little. You will be able to do all kinds of operations once the custom ROM is finally featured on your Google’s Asus Nexus 7 GSM International.

Not all tutorials go well (especially if you’re a newbie). So, should you experience any kind of problem, we recommend you to turn the phone off and repeat the guide starting with the rebooting one and ending with the last step. That should do it.