In an age where Nexus seems to be becoming one of the favorite devices undoubtedly for Pure Jellybean 4.1 experience, to further redefine the experience, developers are constantly coming up with the newer custom ROM firmwares which are here to further redefine the device experience. So on similar lines we will be checking out on how you can install with the latest Liquid Jelly Bean – Alpha 6 firmware which is based on the latest Jellybean 4.1 firmware. Please note that this is not a final release. The best part of this update is that it comes with host of added features which the normal firmware doesn’t come along with and also it comes with a host of customizations which redefines the whole UI experience.
In the process of this article we will be checking out on how you can install this update in your device but before that we will be checking out on what are the express pre requisites you need to follow, detailed list of features of this Liquid jellybean firmware followed by which we will be checking out on how to apply this firmware in the next page. For your convenience, we have mentioned the screen captures on how this firmware looks like in your Google Nexus 7 tablet powered by ASUS. To reclaim the lost warranty, you need to apply with the Original firmware update which you can note down from the path “Settings > About Tablet”.
Screen Captures of Liquid Jelly Bean:
Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your ASUS Nexus 7 tablet doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.
Rooting information: For applying this update, you need to root the device and unlock the boot loader. Without rooting and unlocking the boot loader you cannot apply the update in your Nexus 7 device. Please ensure that you are rooting and unlocking the device by following the instructions which are mentioned in the above respective links.
Features of Liquid Jelly Bean – Alpha 6 firmware:
- Extremely responsive, slim, resource friendly UI
- Team Liquid & Team Trinity has joined together featuring morfic’s latest & greatest built in!
- Backup/Restore configurations so you can re flash and retain your personal UI/ROM customizations
- Now Includes 5 Lock screen targets
- Center clock mod/customizable Color
- Customizable battery icons
- Prop Modder, a new convenient way to edit your build.prop
- Native Overclocking Performance Utility
- Weather and Calendar on Lock screen
- Super SU installed by default
- Notification Bar Toggles
- Notification Count in Status Bar
- Open Recovery Support
Express Pre Requisites:
Data in your Nexus 7 should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets deleted or erased, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use any PC Suite tools for backing the data or else it may not be detected while restoring the data.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
Ensure that the battery left in the device is the minimum of 40% or else the device is at the risk of getting turned off. Also, enable the USB Debugging Option from the path “Settings > Development Options”. Disable all the security suites if installed any in your device as these tools tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
So once you follow all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this firmware update.