Flash SmoothROM for the Nexus 7 [GUIDE]

The Google Nexus 7 stands out to be the first ever Android tablet which runs Android 4.1.1 Jelly bean. Thanks to Project Butter, the tablet turns out to super smooth. However, there is a person who is not fully contended and satisfied with the tablet’s smooth interface thereby it compelled him to produce a more-optimized custom ROM.

Smooth Rom Nexus 7

SmoothROM is considered to be one of the sophisticated and smoothest ROMs for the Asus nexus 7. It was only possible as some applications are removed from ROM. Furthermore, it used a custom kernel that is going to give a boost towards enhancing the performance of the tablet as it used a custom kernel.

AROMA installer is used by ROM, hence, it gives you the luxury to choose the appropriate kernel, GApps along with other settings which are included during ROM installation. If you want, you can even install a genuine tablet interface on your Nexus 7. The ROM is based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean buildJZO54K.

Following guide helps you with the method of flashing SmoothROM for the Nexus 7.


  • The instructions in the guide are only intended to be used with Asus Nexus 7. If in case you apply these instructions on any other device, then the chances are that it is not going to provide any desired outcome.
  • The information is purely used for educational as well as instructional purpose. Apart from that, there does not stand out to be any sort of guarantee which will make it sure that the instructions are going to work under specific and unique circumstances.
  • It is equally important that you are entitled of using the instructions purely at your own risk.
  • Finally, it is important that you need to read the guide in a proper and detailed way as well.


Install ASUS Google Nexus 7 with ClockworkMod Recovery

If in case you needed assistance regarding ClockworkMod recovery and rooting, then have a look at the guide “how to unlock the bootloader, root as well along with flash ClockworkMod recovery on your Nexus 7 Android tablet”

The battery should be at least 70% charged

You are required to download the following files in order to save them on your computer.

  • CyanogenMod 10 ROM
  • MediaFire Link
  • Goo.im Link
  • Google Apps Package

It is imperative for you to have a backup of all your personal data in order to save it.


  • The ZIP file which you have downloaded, you need to copy into your tablet’s SD card and thereby turn off your tablet.
  • The next step entails you to boot into ClockMod Recovery. It can be done by pressing as well as holding down the Volume Up, Volume Down as well as Power buttons. It is done until your tablet boots into ClockworkMod Recovery.
  • After that, you are supposed to create NANDroid backup on the ROM which is existing. You need to select Backup, in order to perform Backup and Restore. After that, head back to the main recovery menu on its completion.
  • Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset and click on Yes on screen and after that, you are required to confirm data wipe.
  • Select install ZIP from SD Card. After that, choose ZIP from SD card and then browse for the downloaded CyanogenMod 10ROM file in order to select it. You have to click on yes which will help you towards confirming the installation process.
  • On its completion, head back to the main recovery menu and select go back.
  • In the final step, you are required to reboot your tablet and select Reboot System now.

In this way, you are successfully able to install the unofficial CyanogenMod 10 ROM on your esteemed and priceless Google Nexus 7.

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