Update Nexus 7 2013 To Android 8.1 AICP Oreo Custom ROM

AICP ROM based on latest Android 8.1.0 Oreo is available for Nexus 7 (2013). Now you can update Nexus 7 2013 to Android 8.1 AICP Oreo custom firmware. AICP stands for Android Ice Cold Project which is based on the Android open source project. AICP ROM comes with its own tweaks and options that stem from other popular ROMs out there. Google’s latest mobile operating system is Android Oreo 8.1 and it is the safest and fastest version of Android.

So if you want to get the experience of this latest Android OS on your own device then here we share a detailed guide on how to update Nexus 7 2013 to Android 8.1 AICP Oreo custom firmware. This latest custom ROM brings all the features and customizations from Android Oreo-like Picture-In-Picture, better battery life, Android Instant App compatibility, Auto-fill, Better copy and paste, advanced Doze mode and much more.

The Nexus 7 2013 is a tablet and launched in July 2013, co-developed by Google and Asus, the Nexus 7 comes with Android 4.3 Jellybean and later upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Now the time to update Nexus 7 2013 to Android 8.1 AICP Oreo custom firmware by following this simple and easy step by step guide. Your Asus Nexus 7 (2013) should be Rooted & have the latest version of a Custom Recovery like TWRP or CWM already installed on it to update Nexus 7 2013 to Android 8.1 AICP Oreo. The AICP custom ROM is a pretty stable, light, fast and smoothly run on your tablet without any problem. Official stock firmware is good but users preferred custom ROMs because of its customization features.

We are highly recommend taking the full backup of all your valuable data. Because while you update Nexus 7 2013 to Android 8.1 AICP Oreo, your whole data will be wiped clean.  If you want update Nexus 7 2013 to Android 8.1 AICP Oreo custom firmware then goes ahead and follow the given steps.



  • Make a proper backup of all your relevant existing data on Nexus 7 (2013).
  • The stock Marshmallow OS version should be installed on Nexus 7 (2013).
  • Download and install USB drivers for Asus Nexus 7 on your computer.
  • The Nexus bootloader should be unlocked.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to enable USB Debugging.
  • You Nexus 7 (2013) must be rooted, and the latest build of either CWM or TWRP Recovery should be pre-installed on it to flash a brand new Android 8.1.0 Oreo-based custom ROM.
  • For this firmware installation, you will also need to factory reset the phone.
  • Finally, ensure that your Nexus device carries more than 70% of charge.


Please note that this guide is working only for the Google Nexus 7 (2013) devices. Don’t use the firmware file given in this guide for any other device or incorrect variant. Do note that you will experience some force close errors while running this firmware on your Nexus 7 (2013).

Required Files:

Steps to Update Nexus 7 2013 To Android 8.1 AICP Oreo Custom Firmware:

1: – Download AICP Android 8.1.0 Oreo custom ROM and Gapps for Android 8.1.0 Oreo ROMs from the above links given on the desktop of your PC. (Make sure to select the Android 8.1.0 Oreo OS version) while downloading Google Apps package.

2: – Connect the device to your PC and copy/paste both files to the phone’s internal storage. Do not unzip the files.

3: – Disconnect the phone from PC and turn it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.

4: – Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time.

5: – While your Nexus7 (2013) is in Bootloader / Fastboot main screen, press Volume Up to enter into Recovery mode. Then press Power to boot the Recovery Mode.

6: – Once in Recovery Mode, make an NANDROID Backup for the installed ROM by navigating to ‘backup and restore.’ Then set the file name and confirm process to begin the backup.

7: – Next, Factory Reset Nexus7 (2013) and proceed to flash the Android 8.1.0 Oreo custom ROM.

8: – In CWM Recovery, select ‘install zip from sd card’, then ‘choose zip from sd card.’ Find the Android 8.1.0 Oreo custom ROM file and confirm the installation process to begin.

9: – Once the Android 8.1.0 Oreo firmware installation completes, repeat the above steps to flash the Gapps zip on your Nexus7 (2013).

10: – After installation successfully completes, reboot the device in normal mode.

11: – Finally, flash the SuperSU Stable from here to get root access to the internal file system of your Nexus7 (2013) to remove the factory restrictions and permission to install a lot of third-party apps.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or trouble while installing the ROM.

Bhatti Junaid

He continuously writes tech articles and development code. Also, appreciates excellent food, exceptional coffee and great company. He has written 266 guides and other posts.

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