Download/Install Lineage OS 18.1 For Google Nexus 7 2013 (Android 11)

Now you can Install Lineage OS 18.1 On Google Nexus 7 2013  | Android 11 (flo/deb) as the Google Nexus 7 2013 has recently received the unofficial Android 11 based Lineage OS 18.1 ROM update from a developer. If you are interested to try out the latest Android 11 on your Google Nexus 7 2013 then follow every step carefully.

As mentioned, among all the aftermarket firmware, Lineage OS is the best one when it comes to performance, stability, and fully-featured Custom ROM. Thanks to Xda developer/uploader followmsi, and the Lineage OS Team for this latest ROM.

The Google Nexus 7 2013 is a  very old device. It was released in 2014 with Android 4.3 kitkat and after nearly 7 years, the device has been updated to Android 11 via Custom ROMs which is insane and shows how awesome the Android developer community is.

Lineage OS 18.1 Features

LineageOS is a free, community-built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 11, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device. LineageOS is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community.

It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. Linked below is a package that has come from another Android project that restores the Google parts. LineageOS does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.

So, the Android 11-based Lineage OS 18.1 firmware offers all the useful and popular features like the Conversation Notification, One-Time App Permissions, Notification History, Chat Bubbles, Built-in Screen Recording, Improved Media Player, Smart Reply, New Power Menu, Scoped Storage, Wireless ADB, Pin Apps to Share sheet, and more.

  • Scheduled Dark Mode
  • Smart Reply & Smart Folders
  • Improved App Suggestions
  • Conversations Notification
  • Built-in Screen Recording
  • Pin Apps to Sharing Menu
  • Improved Voice Access (Accessibility)
  • Bluetooth Active in Airplane Mode
  • Improved Peyeulcy & Security Features
  • A New Power Menu
  • Redesigned Device Controls
  • Redesigned Music Control
  • One-Time App Permissions
  • Permissions Auto-Reset
  • Chat Bubbles
  • Notification History
  • Wireless Android Auto
  • Google Play System Update (Security Patch)
  • Talkback braille keyboard
  • Improved Lookout Mode
  • Improved Camera features (Bokeh Mode, Built-in HAL, and Camera2 API support)
  • Enhanced Digital Wellbeing
  • Improved Enterprise Mode
  • Improved Autofill Keyboard Suggestions
  • Nearby Share
  • Scoped Storage
  • Resume on Reboot
  • Blocked Permissions
  • Soft Reboot
  • Background Location
  • Improved Call Screening (Identify Spams)
  • Picture-in-picture mode
  • 5G detection API
  • Hinge angle sensor support
  • Ethernet tethering
  • Gesture sensitivity

What is working and What’s not?

Known issues:

– Encryption has not been tested .. pls test on your own risk.
– We are still Permissive (SELinux)
– And maybe more issues .. ?

  • Inform the dev if you find any

Download/Install Lineage OS 18.1 on Google Nexus 7 2013 (Android 11)

Download/Install Lineage OS 18.1 For Google Nexus 7 2013 (Android 11)

The installation is pretty simple and easy. If you have installed any custom ROM before then you will have no issue flashing the ROM as the process is exactly the same. But before proceeding to the installation let me clear that this build is in the very early stage which means there will be bugs and many functions may not work properly. So, we do recommend not to flash the ROM on your primary device.


  • Enable USB Debugging on your Google Nexus 7 2013. Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
  • Also, enable the OEM Unlock from the Developer Options.

Samsung Galaxy usb debugging

  • Make sure the bootloader on your device is unlocked and your device is rooted and you have a custom recovery installed.
  • Make sure your device has more than 50% battery.
  • Make sure you have taken a backup of your important data. Now proceed to install Lineage OS 18.1 ROM (Android 11) on your Google Nexus 7 2013 device.
  • Make sure that you have installed TWRP recovery on your Android device.

Disclaimer is not responsible for any damage happened to your device(s) while following this guide, proceed at your own risk.

Download Link:

Source: Xda development page

[su_highlight background=”#78ffb1″ color=”#16181b”]Note: If the link is broken head over to the development page for working link and other updates about the custom ROM. [/su_highlight]

Flashing Steps: Lineage OS 18.1

  • Make sure your device is rooted and have the latest TWRP recovery installed. (Check the Pre-Requirement Section Above)
  • First, download the files from the above link and extract them.
  • Now transfer the downloaded files to the internal storage of your device.
  • Ensure that the bootloader is unlocked.
  • Now reboot to the TWRP recovery.
  • Take a Nandroid backup by selecting the option from the home screen and then your data and cache from the recovery menu.
  • Now return to the main menu of TWRP and wipe cache, data, and system before flashing the ROM


  • In order to Wipe data: Go to Wipe —> Advanced Wipe and select Dalvik/ART cache, cache, System, Vendor, and Data and then swipe to wipe. (Don’t select the internal storage)

TWRP Wipe Swipe

  • Now return to the main menu of TWRP again and install the ROM which is just a .zip file
    • Go to Install -> Install Zip > ROM File (.zip)

TWRP 3.0 RMG Install

Once the flashing process is completed, reboot your Google Nexus 7 2013 and you will be booted into Lineage OS 18.1 ROM Based on Android 11. If you have any doubts regarding this process, feel free to comment below.

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma, who graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela, is an experienced blogger and an enthusiast of Android technology. She has spent eight years writing about Android OS, earning a reputation as a reliable source in the technology field. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

Comments (2)

  1. Hello.

    I have some noobish questions bev´cause I am new to this.
    Twrp, supersu and busybox are successfully installed
    The nexus 7 (2013) is fully accessable via USB (devolper and usb debugging active)

    But what is the difference between deb and flo?
    Do we have to install both of them?
    Does this require to do this in a certain order? Like flo first and then deb?
    Could this be done in one run (load multiple zips) or would this create errors?

    Is there a detailed instruction on how to do the re-partitioning?

    Because this instructions remain a bit unclear for me:

    “Android 11 Partition sizes: Flo and Deb device -> 1100 MB -> both devices needs reparition !

    System repartitioning / Opengapps: Error 70
    The current system partition is (getting) full !
    You need to do repartition your system partition .. either via TWRP package or manually via shell.
    It’s an one time task.

    But the filesystem of the system.img inside the ROM will keep always the same size .. approx. 880mb.
    The filesystem does not know the “real” size of the actual partition.
    In general .. If you install an image into a partition the filesystem will have the size of the image (in our case 880mb).
    The free space we got thru repartitioning needs to be allocated again.

    For this reason we need to enlarge/resize the filesystem after each ROM update and/or clean install.
    Only the filesystem .. the partition itself will stay untouched.
    The automatic enlarge/resize of the filesystem is part of the ROM installer.”

    Thanks for the detailed Guide so far.

    Best regards, Don

  2. I end up with an error when I try to flash 18.1. It’s the correct version (flo) and I have followed the guide, which is quite vague, but I thought I got the main steps to complete. I ended up going back to 14.1, which is more basic, but at least works. I’ll double check my files and see if there is any way I messed something up. I think the partition and the md5sum file might have something to do with why it’s not loading.


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