This week has been filled with lots of Android 7.0 Nougat-y goodness, and the train isn’t showing any sign of stopping. Google started the rollout of Android Nougat earlier this week, began distributing factory images for the update on Tuesday, and an unofficial build of Nougat popped up for the Nexus 5 yesterday. Now, we have another. How does an unofficial ROM of Android Nougat for the Nexus 7 (2013) sound?…

As was the case with the Nexus 5, this build is in the earliest stages of development and it’s probably not something you want to use on a device that you have any need of stability on. If you have an old Nexus 7 (2013) sitting in your drawer that you can mess around with, though, I don’t see any reason not to give it a try.

Here’s what XDA-Developers member zaclimon says is working so far:


– Wi-Fi

– Bluetooth


– GApps (Google Play Services always crashing due to some missing location permission from what I see)

Not Working:

– Camera

– Audio

To get started learning the basics of how to flash these ROMs, you can read our guide for installing Android 7.0 Nougat. But just note that this build has its own instructions and requirements — and it’s going to require a bit more know-how than just typing a few commands in Terminal. Head to XDA to read more about the ROM and find download links.


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