How To Enable 720p HD Video Recording On Google Nexus 7 Tablet

720p HD video recording on Google Nexus 7 How To Enable 720p HD Video Recording On Google Nexus 7 Tablet

After Android managed to become the most popular operating system on smartphones, Google had to try to make it a success on tablets as Apple was too far ahead. Well, the search giant managed to reduce the difference and Android tablets are selling hot pancakes, now. The company’s first device of such kind was called Nexus 7 and it is still available on the market in three versions: 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB.

The Google Nexus 7 features a 7-inch display 1,280 x 720 resolution, a quad-core 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, Android 4.2.1, and a front-facing camera of 1.2 megapixels. The problem is that this is a low-cost tablet, thus it doesn’t come packed with a rear camera so video recording skills are close to non-existing.

Users have a reason to love the developer’s community and they’re going to have an extra reason as of today: developers found a way to make the front-facing camera to film 720p HD movies. According to developer hillbeast, the mod which enables 720p video recording on Nexus 7 works with all ROMs and it is available even when video chatting.

If you own a Google Nexus 7 and you have CyanogenMod installed, then you do not need to install this mod because CM ROMs already support this feature. However, if you haven’t installed any ROMs or if you have a ROM based on something else other than CyanogenMod, then you should follow this guide.

Before installing the ROM you should be aware that you need a microSD card. This is also useful if you want to backup your data following this guide. Another thing that you must perform before staring, is to enable USB debugging by going to Settings -> About Tablet -> Build Number and tap on the latter seven times until the You Are Now A Developer! message shows up. Then, go back to Settings and select Developer Options. The USB debugging setting should be right there.

Additionally, users will need a rooted Nexus 7 with ClockworkMod Recovery flash on it. All of these actions can be performed by following this guide. Please be careful in order to avoid making any costly mistake. The procedure is regarded as very risky and you will be the one to blame is something goes wrong.

How To Enable 720p HD Video Recording On Google Nexus 7 Tablet

1. Download the 720p HD Mod from this link.

2. Transfer the Mod’s .zip file on your tablet’s microSD card.

3. Disconnect the tablet from your PC and make sure the battery is fully charged.

4. Switch off your handheld.

5. Boot the device in Fastboot mode by pressing the following buttons altogether for a few seconds, until you see the Fastboot menu: Volume Down + Volume Up + Power. In Fastboot menu, navigate to Recovery and select it.

6. It is recommended that you backup your entire ROM, in case the installation doesn’t work. If so, you will be able to restore it at a later time. Choose Backup and Restore, then pick Backup. Click Yes to confirm and Go Back when it completes the process.

7. Choose Install zip from sd card, then Choose zip from sd card. Here, locate the Mod’s .zip file on your microSD card and select it. Press Yes to confirm the installation and Go Back when it is over.

8. Choose Reboot System Now and your tablet will automatically reboot.

The first boot may take a few minutes to complete, but everything will be all right. The procedure is now complete and you Google Nexus 7 is capable of recording 720p HD videos.

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