Install AICP Android 5.1 Lollipop Custom ROM on Nexus 7 2012 (How to)

The AICP (Android ice cold project) is a very popular custom rom in the android communities which was started on Desire HD and then escalated to a mature ROM which is now known to be the best in the community.

The AICP ROM is a very stable rom with high performance and provides a cool customization features which is quite close to the AOSP experience.

This ROM is quite available for many android devices like the galaxy S4, Nexus 7 etc. and the ROM is always up-to-date regarding to the latest android OS version being rolled out.

Today’s stroll, I would brief you guys on how to install AICP Android 5.1 Lollipop Custom ROM on Nexus 7 2012, but before I proceed, I would like to list some basic features of Android 5.1 Lollipop AICP ROM

Basic features of Android 5.1 Lollipop AICP ROM

  • Almost all CM features
  • Proximity Call
  • Screenrecord
  • Add blocker
  • Notification FC Disabler
  • LCD Changer (persistent)
  • Gesture Anywhere
  • Recents Panel Settings
  • Omniswitch
  • 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
Warning: Installation of Custom ROM on your android device voids its warranty, so following the instruction is at your own risk. The guide is strictly advised for pros or technically talented users to give a try.

NB: Also try to back up your files before you proceed to the below guide to avoid loss of data.

How to Install AICP Android 5.1 Lollipop Custom ROM on Nexus 7 2012

Before proceeding to the below guide, make sure that your Nexus 7 2012 has an unlocked bootloader, rooted and also have the latest custom recovery (TWRP/CWM) installed on it.

Step 1: Enable USB debugging on Nexus 7 2012, simply go to settings >> Developers option.

Step 2: After that, connect your device to the PC and download AICP Android 5.1 Lollipop ROM from here via PC and move the downloaded files to the internal storage of your Nexus 7 2012 device.

Step 3: Now, switch off your device and boot to recovery mode (press and hold Volume Down button + press Power button).

Step 4: Once you get to the recovery mode, simply perform a full system wipe (Wipe Data/Factory Reset, Wipe Cache Partition and then Wipe Dalvik Cache/ART cache from advanced section).

Step 5: After that, go to the recover main menu, and then choose install ZIP from SD Card, and then select the AICP rom Zip file and install immediately.

Step 6: Once the installation process is completed, simply go back main recovery menu and tap on Reboot system, and your device would be rebooted.

Once your Nexus 7 2012 is successfully rebooted, then you would notice the new experience of AICP Android 5.1 Lollipop on your device with much amazing features. And just in case your device got stock in welcome screen during reboot, simply switch off and boot to recovery, then wipe cache partition and reboot.

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