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Update Asus Nexus 7 2012 3G edition to Android 4.4.1 KitKat with CM11 Milestone 1

A few days ago, Asus Nexus 7 2012 3G edition has already received an official Android 4.4 update. Asus Nexus 7 is the one of the best tablet of the year 2012, it’s developed in coordination of Google and Asus. CM11 Milestone 1 Android 4.4.1 Kit Kat is released and it’s not an official update from Google or Asus. But if your willing to install this custom ROM on your tablet then who will stop you to get Android 4.4.1 KitKat feature.

cm11-kitkatIn this tutorial,we will guide you how to install Android 4.4.1 Kit Kat CM11 Milestone snapshot build on Asus Nexus 7 2012 3G edition with complete steps using CWM recovery. Before proceeding please read our full guide about Android Rooting/Hacking faqs and their answers in depth which will help to understand the benefits or updating, rooting, backup data, wipe out device etc…

[How to] Install Cm11 Milestone Android 4.4.1 KitKat on Asus Nexus 7 2012 3G edition



  • Warranty may be void of your device if you root your Android Device or update to custom rom.
  • Please do not try this method on any other Asus Nexus 7.
  • Your device must be Asus Nexus 7 Nexus7c.
  • Your data will be lost.

Try at your own risk.

  • You are only responsible for your device. We will not be responsible if there is any damage to your device and / or its components.

To Remember:

  • Your Device must be 60% or more charge.
  • Your phone should be rooted and have ClockworkMod recovery.
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the recovery mode.
  • Since it is a custom firmware, Sony will NOT detect your phone after installing this ROM.
  • Make sure you backup all your data before applying this.

Backup Import Data:

Perform backups and other important things before starting to play here, since there is a chance that you could lose your applications and data applications-(application settings, level of games, etc.), and in exceptional case, the files from the internal storage, too.Little Guide on Backup & Restore that linked right below:

Asus Nexus 7 2012 3G edition USB Drivers:

To connect your Asus Nexus 7 2012 3G edition with you PC you have to install its USB drivers. If you do not have the drivers then you can go to the link:

Download Asus Nexus 7 2012 3G edition Usb Driver


    • Step 1: Download CYANOGENMOD 11 Milestone snapshot Android 4.4.1 KitKat (cm-11-20131206-SNAPSHOT-M1-tilapia.zip) ROM for Asus Nexus 7 2012 3G edition and GAPPS(gapps-kk-20131119.zip) on your PC.
    • Step 2: Connect and mount your Asus Nexus 7 2012 3G edition with USB cable on your PC.
    • Step 3: Copy and Paste the downloaded Android 4.4.1 ROM and GAPPS file to your SD card root (not in any other folder).
    • Step 4: Turn OFF and disconnect your phone from the USB cable.
    • Step 5: To get in the Recovery Mode, switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together until the device shows different Boot options.
    • Step 6: When you are in the ClockworkMod recovery, use power button to select anything and volume key to navigate. Select “wipe data/factory reset” and this will wipe out you data.
    • Step 7: Then “wipe cache partition” to clean your cache as well.
    • Step 8: Now “wipe of your dalvik”. This is optional but it’s better to do that so you can avoid errors.
    • Step 9: Now you have to go back to the main recovery screen where you will be going for “install zip from SD card” option.

ClockworkMod-recovery copy

  • Step 10: Select “choose zip from sdcard (or external sdcard, you know where your files are)”.
  • Step 11: Now similarly flash the files. Make sure to Flash the ROM file first and then the GAPPS file.
  • Step 12: Restart your device. To do this, return to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now.


That’s all. Now the phone will reboot and will take some time, since it will be the first boot of the phone after installing CM11 Milestone 1 Android 4.4.1 KitKat, is extremely excited about this!


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