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Jr18 **WiFi** (JDQ39 / 4.2.2): MoDaCo Custom ROM for the Nexus 7

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I'm pleased to present my MoDaCo Custom Jelly Bean ROM for the WiFi Nexus 7! READ THIS WHOLE POST BEFORE YOU START! No, really, it contains everything you need to know. ;)

About MoDaCo Custom ROMs

MoDaCo Custom ROMs are based on official ROMs. A MCR release is designed to feel like a stock ROM with optimisations, tweaks and complimentary additions that enhance the user experience. The aim of a MCR is to be ultra reliable for use on an everyday device.

Requirements

In order to use this ROM you must have a custom recovery installed. The ROM is installed at your own risk. A wipe IS recommended if coming from a ROM other than MCR or stock. BACK UP YOUR DEVICE BEFORE INSTALLATION!

MCR Nexus ROM features Include... (many optional via the Online Kitchen) - check kitchen defaults for what is in the prebake:

  • Based on the 4.2.2 / JDQ39 release, updated, rebuilt, compressed and optimised with the MCR build system.
      For this MCR we've used the latest available shipping ROM, updated with all the latest versions of the installed apps, which we've run through our scripts to ensure that it is as optimised as possible both for install / download size and real life performance.

    • De-odexed... re-odexable.
        Our ROMs are de-odedex, giving you the ability to flash other mods over the top, tweak the system and generally get the system set up as you want it without worrying about odex issues. We also include the 'OdexMe' application, which lets you odex your system when you're ready, saving valuable space on your data partition.

      • Pre-rooted
          All MCR ROMs are pre-rooted with SuperSU preinstalled. In addition, the kitchen allows you to choose between secure, insecure and secure with patched ADB boot images.

        • Enhanced Quick Settings
            The quick settings in Android 4.2 are cool, but limited. MCR builds include a customised version of the excellent 'Quick Settings' mod by kevdlui, allowing you to customise your toggles by holding the Settings button down. The WiFi and Bluetooth buttons are also changed to toggles - long press to access the settings menus.

          • Enhanced Power Menu
              The enhanced power menu (the one that appears when you hold down the power button) has additional options to allow you to reboot and reboot to recovery.

            • Apps aren't disabled on boot
                Jelly Bean added a feature to disable apps on boot that aren't intended for your region (Wallet, Ears, Magazines etc.). I think we're smart enough to make that decision ourselves right? So that doesn't happen in a MCR.

              • Legacy Play Store
                  Isn't it frustrating how Google removed the ability in the Play Store to see which apps you'd bought in a nice simple list? I thought so... so I created 'Legacy Play Store', which has this feature.

                • Legacy browser and Flash
                    Google might be ditching the stock browser for Chrome and Adobe might have canned Flash, but we still need to use it sometimes... so it's included in a MCR.

                  • Patched Google Wallet
                      We've patched Google Wallet to remove all region and root checks, so you can have a play!

                    • Facebook sync support
                        Google removed all support for syncing contact information via the Facebook app, we put it back. It's basic support (an app like HaxSync is more fully featured) but hey, it works!

                      • init.d support on boot
                          The init.d directory is processed on boot, allowing our (and your) startup script to be processed before the system starts up.

                        • Alternative appstores (Amazon and SlideMe Market)
                            The Amazon and SlideMe stores can be preinstalled, if that's where you like to purchased your wares.

                          • 'TweakDeck' - Tweetdeck, fixed
                              Tweetdeck was great. Twitter ruined it. It's fairly comprehensively broken on Android, but we've fixed it with TweakDeck.

                            • Titanium Backup preinstalled
                              • Once you've flashed your ROM, if you've wiped you want to get your stuff back on as quickly as possible - the option to preinstall Titanium Backup is here to help!

                                [*]MoDaCo Boot Logo

                                  Wear your MCR with pride with the MoDaCo boot logo. It can be disabled in the kitchen of course if you prefer the more subtle look.

                                  [*]And there's more!

                                    We haven't listed everything here because a) there's too much and B) there's things we've forgotten. :)

                                    MCR Nexus 7 ROM specific features Include... (many optional via the Online Kitchen) - check kitchen defaults for what is in the prebake:

                                      [*]Alternative UI options (clickable when hidden menu keys with alternate locations, search button)

                                        A number of different UI options are included - the default option makes the legacy menu button available on both sides of the screen for easy reach and also keeps them active when invisible, handy if there's a pesky menu button at the top right that you can't quite get too! You can also bring back the good old search button. In stock Android the navigation bar always stays at the bottom - in the kitchen you can choose to have this move to the right. Finally, percentage battery meters are also included in stock style and round style.

                                        [*]NFC on screen off

                                          If you use NFC tags to set profiles or similar, then the option to enable NFC on screen off might appeal to you. Be aware that we haven't benchmarked the impact this may have on battery life as yet though!

                                          [*]Stock Launcher with rotate support, Nova and Apex Launchers as options

                                            The stock launcher, with support for Landscape. So simple! If you're an Apex or Nova fan however, you can choose these to be baked right in to your ROM.

                                            [*]LatinIME (stock input method) with enhanced layout

                                              For some STRANGE reason Google thinks that if you're on a tablet, you don't want to press - hold keys to get numbers and punctuation. This is silly, we put that functionality back.

                                              [*]Camera Launcher

                                                In their infinite wisdom Google removed the Camera icon from the Nexus 7 - we put it back!

                                                [*]Disable camera shutter sound

                                                  You can disable the camera shutter sound - use responsibly!

                                                  Changelog

                                                  Please see 2 posts below this one for the changelog.

                                                  Installation

                                                  To install this ROM:

                                                    [*]Download the zip file of your choice from the links below (or the online kitchen) and copy to your sdcard.

                                                    [*]Restart your device in recovery mode

                                                    [*]PERFORM A BACKUP FROM THE MENU

                                                    [*]Select the option to apply an update zip, and select the zip file you copied to the internal sd card! Remember that due to the 4.2 user changes, you may need to change to the '0' directory in recovery to find the zip!

                                                    If you have problems with Market licencing, check your device date!

                                                    First boot may take a while - be patient while it carries out it's pre-dexopt. It's worth it! :D

                                                    Downloads

                                                    Please do not mirror these packs elsewhere, I am counting downloads to determine which prebakes are most popular and should be offered in the future.

                                                    Prebake downloads

                                                      [*]Jr18 release - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid) - MD5: 075e36dd47d485d8d2a4c65507af0fb9

                                                      Kitchen download

                                                        [*]an online kitchen is also available below for subscribers to bake a Custom Custom ROM. :D

                                                        As well as via the MoDaCo store (PayPal, Google Checkout, Credit / Debit card), MoDaCo subscriptions are now available FREE via Trialpay!

                                                        A free prebake is ALWAYS available, a MoDaCo subscription gives you access to the kitchen and supports all MoDaCo developments.

                                                        Support

                                                        If you have a general question, please post in the topic.

                                                        Thanks

                                                        It's impossible to mention everyone who contributes to the Android community by name, but to everyone out there who does great work and shares it with us all - you have my gratitude and respect.

                                                        Future Updates - READ THIS!

                                                        By providing this ROM I am not guaranteeing that future updates will follow. Due to limits on my time and the fact that I have a large number of devices for short periods of time, it isn't possible for me to continue providing ROM updates indefinitely. Please do not donate / sign up on the assumption that future releases will be available (I don't want you to be disappointed!).

                                                        And finally...

                                                        If you would like to show your appreciation for the ROM, please consider supporting MoDaCo by signing up for a MoDaCo subscription!

                                                        Enjoy! :D

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There may be a short wait while the load balancing software determines the best kitchen to serve your ROM. The kitchen should appear below within 20 seconds.

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Changelog

4th Apr

  • Updates to bundled apps where appropriate
    22nd Mar
    • Updates to bundled apps where appropriate
    • Minor changes - preperation for use of Xposed framework for modifications in next release
      1st Mar
      • All latest app updates merged in
      • Minor fixes
        21st Feb
        • Completely rebased on JDQ39 (4.2.2) with all MCR features and updates merged in.
          31st Jan
          • Updated Flash, Music, Plus and Superuser apps.
            30th Jan Jr14
            • Updated all components to the latest release
            • Added additional CyanogenMod options to the kitchen
            • Minor fixes and improvements
              18th Jan
              • Updated all 3rd party components
              • Added MoDaCo Forums app
                28th December Jr13
                • All installed apps updated to latest versions.
                • Gradient fix - if you spot any bad gradients please post in topic.
                • Numerous small improvements and bug fixes.
                  11th December Jr12
                  • All installed apps updated to latest versions.
                  • Image issues now resolved
                  • Google Now issues in landscape mod now resolved
                    7th December
                    • MoDaCo Boot Animation now available.
                      6th December
                      • Jr11 prebake online
                        5th December
                        • Updated all components to the latest release
                        • Fixed embedded maps crash
                        • All builds now include a customised version of the excellent 'Quick Settings' mod by kevdlui
                        • A number of other small fixes and improvements
                        • Added option to enable NFC when screen is off
                        • Unified kitchen options across Nexus MCRs (some additional options available)
                          28th November
                          • Wallet updated to latest patched release
                            28th November
                            • Updated to Android 4.2.1

                            26th November

                              [*]Fixed Flash install

                              23rd November

                                [*]Updated YouTube in kitchen to enable preloading

                                [*]Updated some preinstalled apps to latest version

                                22 November Jr9

                                  [*]Rebased on new 4.2 release, JOP40C

                                  [*]All mods re-engineered for the new build!

                                  [*]Various internal fixes and improvements

                                  12 October Jr8

                                    [*]Rebased on new JZO54K

                                    [*]All mods re-engineered for the new build!

                                    [*]Various internal fixes and improvements

                                    23 August Jr7

                                      [*]Fixed EPM issue with 'stock style status bar' builds

                                      [*]Added TeamViewerQS support

                                      [*]Updated a large number of the built in apps to the latest version

                                      [*]Resized some incorrectly sized assets

                                      [*]Various internal fixes and improvements

                                      26 July Jr6

                                        [*]Fixed landscape / portrait navigation options (additional variations added to the kitchen)

                                        [*]Patched YouTube application to allow preloading (download for offline viewing) on the Nexus 7

                                        25 July Jr6

                                          [*]Added Legacy Play Store option to the kitchen (user request)

                                          25 July Jr6

                                            [*]Added 'menu both sides active when hidden' UI option (will become pre-bake default)

                                            [*]Added percentage battery mod (stock style)

                                            [*]Added percentage battery mod (circular style)

                                            [*]Various internal fixes and improvements

                                            19 July Jr5

                                              [*]Tweaked size of bottom navigation bar to make it consistent with the rest of the UI. Big improvement!

                                              [*]Added an option to the kitchen to move to the right hand side of the device in landscape mode.

                                              18 July Jr4

                                                [*]Added latest Flash Player.

                                                [*]Added stock Jelly Bean browser (for use with the above).

                                                [*]Added optional BBC iPlayer.

                                                16 July

                                                  [*]Updated to JRO03D.

                                                  14th July

                                                    [*]Fixed landscape launcher in kitchen.

                                                    13th July

                                                    • Initial upload
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AH! the anticipation of my first MCR.

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Enjoy! :)

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Changelog

14th July

  • Fixed landscape launcher in kitchen.

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Here's what I have after installing this excellent custom ROM:

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Here's what I'm prompted to install after. Should I even try?

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Here's what I have after installing this excellent custom ROM:

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Here's what I'm prompted to install after. Should I even try?

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I get the same notification from Google Paul. Should we update it or just ignore it?

Thanks...

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That's a very minor incremental update i'll be merging in today.

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Jr3 is now in the kitchen, featuring the latest OTA (JRO03D). Prebake will be updated shortly! :)

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Prebake updated. ;)

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Very impressed with your site and thanks for your contributions. I'm doing my best to also contribute over at XDA. I fancy myself a "newb protector" LOL. We were all there at one point and I like to try and give back. Your posts have been a wealth of information in the last few days. Thanks again!

Baking Now :)

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Hey Paul,

Great ROM as usual. Do you know any way around getting certain games to work. Love NBA Jam, works on Galaxy Nexus but for life of me can't get to run on Nexus 7, even when side loading APK and game files.... long shot, but thought there may be a way round it as you are the king of .apk mods as well as ROMs!

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Can't wait to get mine and give this a try! It'll be the first thing I do

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Paul,

Is it possible to port the battery percentage meters from the GN MCR?

Also, will the soft-buttons tweaks be coming across too? (are they required)?

Not got mine yet, just thinking out-loud. :P

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Battery meters - yes.

Soft button tweaks - yes, although slightly different.

:)

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Jr4 in the kitchen, prebake to follow shortly! :)

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Changelog

18 July

  • Added latest Flash Player.
  • Added stock Jelly Bean browser (for use with the above).
  • Added optional BBC iPlayer.

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Jr4 in the kitchen, prebake to follow shortly! :)

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Was just going to ask about stock JB browser, lol

18 July

  • Added latest Flash Player.
  • Added stock Jelly Bean browser (for use with the above).
  • Added optional BBC iPlayer.

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Thanks for this Paul :)

Will seriously consider donating for the Kitchen!

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Jr4 prebake online! :)

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Thanks Paul for another great rom, seems to work perfectly.

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Paul, thanks for this.

I can't believe the launcher stock doesn't do landscape...oh well now it does

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Yeah, crazy eh!

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Please excuse my ignorance here, but once I come from the world of ZTE Blade (where I copy a zipfile to SD Card then "install from sdcard"). How do I copy the zipfile to the Nexus 7, and what options do I use to flash the zip?

Am I correct in assuming that the Nexus 7 does not have an internal SD Card mounted? I ask because when I choose the option "choose zip from sd card" I am met with a message of "E:Can't mount /sdcard/". I unlocked my bootloader, and installed the 6.0.0.4 Clockwork mod. I'm just lost as to how to proceed.

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Please excuse my ignorance here, but once I come from the world of ZTE Blade (where I copy a zipfile to SD Card then "install from sdcard"). How do I copy the zipfile to the Nexus 7, and what options do I use to flash the zip?

Am I correct in assuming that the Nexus 7 does not have an internal SD Card mounted? I ask because when I choose the option "choose zip from sd card" I am met with a message of "E:Can't mount /sdcard/". I unlocked my bootloader, and installed the 6.0.0.4 Clockwork mod. I'm just lost as to how to proceed.

there are several ways. mtp, usb with stickmount, etc.

but the easiest (for me to explain) is use your n7 to navigate here and download directly to the device

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