Late last night, the AOKP team finally dropped their first release as MR1 for Jelly Bean (Android 4.2.1). As you had probably hoped, it contains many of your favorite features from past builds.
You’ll find the custom boot animation, statusbar tweaks, power menu options, custom lockscreen options, a fully customizable navigation bar, more statusbar styles, LED control, sound settings, and more. And maybe more importantly, they fixed some of the bugs that came with stock Android 4.2.1. (more…)
The Android 4.2.1 update that started rolling out to the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 has also started popping up on Nexus 7 devices. If you want to manually download, you can grab the file directly from Google, below. To flash, install via custom recovery, use “adb sideload <filename>” from stock recovery, or try the Google Services Framework trick.
Download: Nexus 7 (JOP40D) | Nexus 7 HSPA+
We’ve known about compatibility with PS3 and Wii controllers, but wireless Xbox controllers, so far have been something many in the Android mobile gaming world having been craving. Apparently, a developer over at XDA has made this dream into reality. (more…)
For those looking to fully utilize that little front-facing camera on your Nexus 7, developers over at XDA released a flashable zip file to allow for 720p video recording. This is for users rooted and running a custom recovery. By editing a media_profiles.xml file, they have allowed for 480p and 720p HD recording. To install, once you download the zip file and place on the device’s storage, just boot into recovery and flash from there. (more…)
MIUI, one of our all-time favorite ROMs, was updated this weekend to Jelly Bean and then released for a couple of our favorite devices of all time. The Galaxy Nexus (both LTE and GSM) and Nexus 7 each received a build that apparently has little to no issues or bugs. The changelog itself is massive, however, it doesn’t dive into many new features per se. The upgrade from ICS to JB appears to be more of a bug fixer than anything. (more…)
After hitting the AOSP servers, Android build JRO03L of Jelly Bean has already been turned into a custom ROM that is ready for flashing on the VZW Galaxy Nexus and Google’s Nexus 7 tablet. It’s still Android 4.1.1 and there is no official changelog that we’ve seen yet. If you’re in a flashing mood, simply download this file and flash through ClockworkMod. A wipe is recommended if coming from anything else.
Download: JRO03L for Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE | Nexus 7
Developer nize2beme uploaded a port of AOKP for the Nexus 7 to the forums at RootzWiki last night. So far, this is a very early alpha build and in order to get it booted up and running, he says he needed to take pieces of code from the newest CM10 source. At the moment, the developer is looking to get it up and running with more stability, then will add custom features such as a tablet mode tweak and all of the other battery mods and other AOKP customizations.
If your Nexus 7 is unlocked, rooted, and running a custom recovery, then feel free to give it a go. Be sure to make a backup.
When your Nexus 7 arrives, you should be able to unlock its bootloader, root it, and have a custom recovery up in a matter of minutes. After all, it is a Nexus. But if doing things the manual way isn’t for you or you simply don’t have enough time to type “fastboot oem unlock,” then a root toolkit should be right up your alley. WugFresh built one a while back that continues to be updated with support for new Nexus devices, including the Nexus 7. Without having to worry about drivers and the Android SDK, you can use a root toolkit like this, press a couple of buttons, and be on your way.
Via: Download | WugFresh
Cheers John, Shannon, and Mike!