AICP (Android Ice Cold Project) is one of the most popular custom ROMs in the Android community for its performance and stability. AICP ROM provides very close AOSP experience with cool customization features. This ROM has been released for many Android devices recently like Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S4 Mini etc, now the Nexus 7 2012 owners will be happy to know that the AICP custom firmware is now available to install on their handset. This AICP ROM is based on the Google’s latest Android OS version 5.1 Lollipop that brings a huge amount of features like LCD Density Changer, Adblocker (built-in), screen recorder, boot animation changer and much more.
If you are interested to get this latest Android 5.1 AICP custom ROM on your Nexus 7 2012 to enjoy various visual customizations and experience 5.1 Lollipop UI then go ahead and follow the given step by step guide. Do note that this is just a custom ROM, not an official firmware released by ASUS, so you’ll need a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP in order to flash the AICP ROM and Gapps zipped files on your device.
Before proceeding to the installation instructions, check out the key features of this AICP Android 5.1 Lollipop custom ROM:
Android 5.1 Lollipop AICP ROM Features:
- Almost all CM features
- Proximity Call
- Add blocker
- Notification FC Disabler
- LCD Changer (persistent)
- Gesture Anywhere
- Recents Panel Settings
- App Circle Bar
- Network Traffic on statusbar
- Show CPU Info
- Boot animation changer
- CM Theme Engine
- Slim Launcher
- Slim’s Heads Up, with the ability to disable
- QS Sync Tile
- QS Screenshot Tile
- QS Screenrecord Tile
- QS Quick and Smart pull down
- QS WiFi Detailed Tile View
- QS Location Tile – Enable Advanced Settings
This guide containing the Android 5.1 Lollipop AICP custom ROM file and instructions can be used only for the Nexus 7 2012 tablet. Do not use this guide on any other device or incorrect variant. Check the model number of your device first.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Nexus 7 2012 tablet during or after the installation of AICP Android 5.1 custom ROM. The warranty of your Nexus 7 will be voided after installing this custom ROM. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Take a proper backup of all your existing data and settings before proceeding to the ROM installation guide using a recommended custom recovery like CWM or TWRP.
- Download and install the correct USB Drivers for the Nexus 7 2012 tablet on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your device by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Your device should be rooted with CWM recovery installed on it.
- Make sure that the battery level of your device should be charged at least about 80%.
Steps to Install AICP Android 5.1 Lollipop ROM on Nexus 7 2012:
Follow the given instructions to install AICP Android 5.1 Lollipop custom ROM on Nexus 7.
Step No 1:- First, download AICP Android 5.1 custom ROM for Nexus 7 on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2:- Connect the Nexus 7 2012 to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3:- Copy the AICP Android 5.1 custom ROM .zip file that you’ve already downloaded from the above link, to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4:- Disconnect the phone from the PC and turn it OFF to boot it into Bootloader Mode.
Step No 5:- Turn ON the tablet while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons.
Step No 6:- Select BOOTLOADER by following the on-screen instructions and then go to RECOVERY.
Step No 7:- While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note:- wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.
Step No 8:- Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose install zip from SD card → choose zip from sdcard.
Step No 9:- Navigate to the AICP Android 5.1 custom ROM zipped file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 10:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Nexus 7 tablet will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Done! You’ve successfully updated ASUS Nexus 7 2012 to AICP Android 5.1 Lollipop custom ROM.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any query or trouble while installing Android 5.1 Lollipop based AICP ROM on your Nexus 7 2012.