How To: Install TouchWiz 5 On ASUS Nexus 7 Tablet [Tutorial]

TouchWiz has been exclusively made for Samsung. However, a new ROM brings it to the ASUS Nexus 7 tablet. XDA Developers’ member smalldookie has released the CodenameSammy ROM, which brings TouchWiz 5 to the tablet. It’s based on the Codename Android 3.6 ROM.

You should note that this guide is specifically for the ASUS Nexus 7 tablet. It shouldn’t be applied on any other Android tablets. Prior to following these instructions you should charge the battery up to 75%. Disabling security softwares such as firewalls and antiviruses is also recommended. You should backup all the important files on the tablet, and follow the guide at your own risk. iJailbreak won’t be responsible for any loss or damages if something goes wrong in case of anything unfortunate.

How To Install TouchWiz 5 On ASUS Nexus 7 Tablet [Tutorial]

How To Install TouchWiz 5 On ASUS Nexus 7 Tablet

Step 1: Install ClockworkMod Recovery on ASUS Nexus 7 tablet.

Step 2: Download the CodenameSammy 1.2 ROM (link).

Step 3: Copy the downloaded ROM file in step 2 to the internal SD card of the tablet.

Step 4: Switch off the device and reboot it into ClockworkMod Recovery. To do this, hold down the Power, Volume Down and Volume Up keys until logo of Android shows up on the screen. Highlight recovery using the Volume Down key and use the Power button to select it. After a few minutes a warning sign will appear. At this point hold down the Power button, and press the Volume Up button to enter recovery.

Step 5: Create a Nandroid backup by selecting Backup and Restore > Backup. This is done as a pre-caution, as you may need to revert back to the old ROM if the new one doesn’t work out for you.

Step 6: Select wipe data/factory reset and confirm the action. Now select wipe cache partition and proceed with the action on the screen.

Step 7: Head back to the main menu and choose ‘Advanced’. Now select wipe Dalvik cache and proceed with the action on the screen.

Step 8: Select Install zip from SD Card > choose ZIP from SD card. Search for the CodenameSammy ‘.zip’ file and select it to confirm the installation.

Step 9: Go back to the main menu of recovery and select ‘Reboot system now’.

TouchWiz 5 should now be successfully installed on your Google Nexus 7. Enjoy the new ROM, and feel free to leave comments.

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  • http://ferrydust.tumblr.com ferrydust

    WHY would you do this?? TouchWiz is HORRIBLE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ian.g.case Ian Case

    Spoken like someone who has not used touchwiz in a long time. TW5 is actually pretty nice and runs really well. The mail and messaging apps are much better than the aosp ones as well.

  • http://ferrydust.tumblr.com ferrydust

    Which version is the Galaxy S3 using? Beautiful hardware, but I am no fan of the S3 software. I suspect that if my last couple of phones had been Samsungs and none of them were a Nexus, then I wouldn’t know any different and would have become comfortable and pleased with it; that, however, is not my case. There are five Samsung mobile devices in my home and two of them are not Nexus (they don’t belong to me) and those are the two I find quite unfun to simply customize, adjust settings, and navigate.

    All that said, I am open to trying a new version of Touchwiz and hopefully it will pleasantly surprise me. I did see in a recent update they did finally update the home folder icons to show stacking; one minor and HUGE improvement.