Update Nexus 10 to Jelly Bean 4.3 CyanogenMod 10.2 Custom ROM

Google Nexus 10 is endowed with a lot of prowess. But, like in the case of so many other gadgets, its current performance has a long way to go until it can satisfy all of its owners.

For that there is a tool going by the name of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean CyanogenMod 10.2 custom ROM. This is the firmware which is meant for the Nexus 10 in particular; to have it on your device, you need only follow our tutorial.

The CM10.2 version which the guide is all about has received many exciting new features and the like. The developer behind it wanted you to get access to many tweaks, options and features that the Google Nexus 10 has been lacking so far. Which is why you have to pay close attention to our tutorial and land this firmware on your tablet in the quickest way possible.


Flashing a firmware update on any device out there is a task that also deals with some requirements. Here they are:

  • root the device with a proper guide;
  • install, after that, a custom recovery such as either TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP) or ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM Recovery);
  • conjure a backup up that will protect the most important content on your gadget ;
  • install, on your laptop, only those USB drivers which your tablet should be compatible with;
  • use the Nexus 10 which is factory unlocked;
  • download the (file name: cm-10.2-20130814-NIGHTLY-manta.zip) and Google Apps ftom this link on the laptop;
  • turn on USB Debugging on the tablet;
  • charge the device’s battery.

Once you decide to upgrade your tablet, its warranty will take a run for it afterwards. To bring this warranty back, you need to find suitable firmware to flash on your device after you are done with the guide.google-nexus-10

How to flash CM10.2 on Nexus 10

Now then, be sure to keep track of every single step you will see from now onward. Only by following the upcoming steps will you be able to get your Nexus 10 updated to the Jelly Bean 4.3 CM10.2 Nightly Build custom ROM.

  1. After you are done with the downloading of those two packages from above on your computer, you need to begin the tutorial with these: plug the tablet to the notebook and then copy the packages from your PC or notebook to the SD card root that is inside your tablet. Switch the device off after that.
  2. Now you should unplug the device from your laptop and enter it in Bootloader Mode. There is a very easy method to follow for this task: power the Nexus 10 on while at the same time holding Volume Down, Volume Up and Power.
  3. You shall soon see a bunch of compulsory guidelines; follow each of them attentively, then choose “Bootloader“. Go to “Recovery” when you are done and then opt for Factory Reset/Wipe Data; a full data wipe of your tablet’s system will begin after you do this action. “Power” is the key you need to use so that you can quickly choose stuff in Recovery Mode.
  4. Now you can continue by doing as follows: opt for Wipe Cache Partition; this is the task which shall end in the wiping of your tablet’s cache. Go on by staying in the Recovery Mode and launching Advanced.
  5. After that be sure to choose Wipe Dalvik Cache; the device is going to have its Dalvik cache wiped. Once all of these three wiping tasks are over, you need to return to the Recovery screen of your Google Nexus 10.
  6. Then opt for this: Install zip from SD card. Next move to be performed: opt for Choose zip from SD card, then go and choose, with “Power”, the cm-10.2-20130814-NIGHTLY-manta.zip from its current location; to end up where this file is, we recommend you to employ the buttons normally used for Volume.
  7. The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightly Build custom ROM is as good as flashed on your tablet, but only after you confirm this installation. Then wait for the end of this process to appear in sight.
  8. [sc name=”banner-jos”]When it does as such, you need to also flash the other package, more specifically the Google Apps one. For which you have to redo all the steps that had to do with the flashing of the first file. Again, you will be required to wait until this package is on your tablet before you can do anything else. After you’ve waited enough, you have to go to Go Back.
  9. The Nexus 10 should be restarted. “Reboot the device” is the option you need to choose; so go to the device’s Recovery Menu and opt for it from there. Watch as the tablet boots into the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean CM10.2 custom ROM.

This is where you should stop. Your Nexus 10 has just received an upgrade to the firmware we featured in today’s guide. As you come across different tools online that you want to use on your gadget, don’t forget you can do that from this point onward thanks to the update process you learnt about today.