How To Update Nexus 7 (2013) To Vanir AOSP Android 7.1.1 Nougat Custom ROM

If you are looking for an Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM for your Nexus 7 (2013) tablet then you’ll be glad to know that the Vanir AOSP custom ROM is now available for your tablet. Vanir AOSP builds the latest custom firmware based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Nexus 7 (2013). With this amazing custom ROM, you can test the latest Android Nougat experience on your tablet that comes with tonnes of new features and the ROM is based on AOSP as well as includes many new features that are more efficient from other ROMs. This ROM is not officially announced by Google but just a custom ROM. Your Nexus 7 (2013) should be Rooted & have the latest version of a Custom Recovery like TWRP or CWM already installed on it to flash the Vanir AOSP Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM.

By following this step by step guide, you can update your Nexus 7 (2013) on Android 7.1.1 Nougat Vanir AOSP custom ROM. This latest custom firmware is very smooth, stable, fast and fully equipped with the sweetness of latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a complete backup of all your important data. Because while flashing this custom ROM your entire data will be wiped clean. If you are interested in installing Vanir AOSP Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM then go ahead and follow the given steps.


Vanir AOSP Custom Firmware Features:

  • Quiet Hours
  • Volume Panel Overlay Options
  • Sound Options
  • Charge Sounds
  • Battery Light
  • Animation Controls
  • Notification Light Settings
  • Battery Saver Mode
  • Partition Info
  • Profiles(CM)
  • Quick Unlock
  • Scramble Pin
  • Privacy Guard
  • Blacklist
  • Stock Interface Mode
  • Advanced Reboot
  • Automatic Updater
  • Detailed Device Stats
  • Alarm Profile Switcher
  • Advanced Calculator
  • Camera Effects
  • DPS Manager
  • Reverse Lookup (Google-based)
  • Call Vibrate
  • Call Flip Action
  • Incoming Call Style
  • Speaker Proximity


  • 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 ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • 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 7.1.1-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 can be used 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 Nougat firmware on your Nexus 7 (2013).

Required Files:

  • Download Vanir AOSP Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM file from here.
  • Download Gapps for Android 7.1.1 ROMs from here.

Steps to Flash Vanir AOSP Android 7.1.1 Nougat Custom ROM on Asus Nexus7 (2013) Tablet:

Step No 1: – Download Vanir AOSP Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM ( and Gapps for Android 7.1.1 ROMs from the above links given on the desktop of your PC. (Make sure to select the Android 7.1.1 OS version) while downloading Google Apps package.

Step No 2: – Connect the device to your PC and copy/paste both files to the phone’s internal storage. Do not unzip the files.

Step No 3: – Disconnect the phone from PC and turn it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.

Step No 4: – Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time.

Step No 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.

Step No 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.

Step No 7: – Next, Factory Reset Nexus7 (2013) and proceed to flash the Android 7.1.1 custom ROM.

Step No 8: – In CWM Recovery, select ‘install zip from sd card’, then ‘choose zip from sd card.’ Find the Android 7.1.1 custom ROM file and confirm the installation process to begin.

9: – Once the Android 7.1.1 firmware installation is completed, repeat the above steps to flash the Gapps zip on your Nexus7 (2013).

Step No 10: – After installation is successfully finished, reboot the device in normal mode.

Step No 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

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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