Former Writer · Jul 7, 2012 at 09:00 pm

Nexus 7 Prepped for Release with Root, Unbricking Instructions, and More

One thing XDA users look for when a new device is announced or released is the device’s development atmosphere. Having good specs, great pricing, and the latest software can’t hurt either. Future Google Nexus 7 users have nothing to worry, as the device’s development is already healthy, despite not having been released yet.

For starters, we already brought you news of the Nexus 7 being rooted. We also talked about enabling a full tablet UI On the Nexus 7. Furthermore, users also already have a custom ROM as well as a custom kernel with a number of modifications made. The kernel has the following features:

Insecure
init.d support
Overclocked to 1.5GHz
Voltage tweaks at OC clocks

And the ROM features include:

Zip aligned
Superflous apps removed
Rooted
init.d support
Busybox
Ad-blocking host file
Aroma installer
DSP Manager
Original Nexus 7 boot animation

Want more? Okay. XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler has even created a Nexus 7 Hack Pack. The pack contains various binaries and reference materials that could prove essential in the development of more complicated modifications and applications. The pack is also scheduled to grow, as AdamOutler and others dig further into the Nexus 7.

For additional information on the current active developments for the Nexus 7, feel free to hit up any of the links above or visit its development forum. The release date is still a couple of weeks away, but Nexus 7 development seems to be progressing nicely.


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