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How to Install crDroid ROM on Pixel 7A/7/Pro

UPDATE: Android 14 builds of crDroid ROM for the Pixel 7A/7/Pro are now live. Scroll to the end of this guide to know more.

In this guide, we will show you the steps to install the crDroid ROM on your Pixel 7A/7/Pro. When it comes to custom development, then the devices from the Silicon Valley giant have always occupied the topmost position in the pecking order. Moroever, they also tend to get blessed with a plethora of AOSP-based ROMs.  The latest one to make its presence felt is the offering from crDroid.

For the unaware, this ROM maintains an equilibrium between the underlying features and the system, stability. In other words, while it has check-marked all the required prerequisites but still it wouldn’t give you a bloated experience. All in all, a fast, smooth, and snappy UI/UX is on the cards. So without any further ado, let’s make you aware of the steps to install the crDroid ROM on Pixel 7A/7/Pro.

How to Install crDroid ROM on Pixel 7/7/Pro

crdroid pixel 7 pro

The below process will wipe off all the data from your device, so please take a backup of all the data beforehand. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.

STEP 1: Install Android SDK

install adb platform tools windows

First and foremost, you will have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.

STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

Next up, you will also have to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. The former will make your device recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. This will then allow you to boot your device to Fastboot Mode. On the other hand, OEM Unlocking is required to carry out the bootloader unlocking.

crDroid Pixel 7 Pro

So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

STEP 3: Unlock Bootloader on Pixel 7A/7/Pro

Next up, you will also have to unlock the device’s bootloader. Do keep in mind that doing so will wipe off all the data from your device and could nullify its warranty as well. So if that’s all well and good, then please refer to our detailed guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on Pixel 7A/7/Pro Once done, don’t restore the backup now as well will again have to format the device in the subsequent steps.

crDroid Pixel 7 Pro

STEP 4: Download crDroid for Pixel 7A/7/Pro

  1. Grab hold of the crDroid ROM for your device from below [make sure that your device has been updated to the latest firmware]:
    Download crDroid ROM [Without GApps]
    Pixel 7A
    Pixel 7
    Pixel 7 Pro
    Download crDroid Recovery
    Pixel 7A
    Pixel 7
    Pixel 7 Pro
  2. Once downloaded, transfer the ROM to the platform tools folder. Also, rename it to rom.zip.
  3. Next up, download GApps [optional] and transfer it to the platform-tools folder as well.

STEP 5: Boot Pixel 7A/7/Pro to Fastboot Mode

  1. Now connect your device to the PC via a USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
  2. Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
  3. Type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
    adb reboot bootloader

    crDroid Pixel 7 Pro

  4. To verify the Fastboot connection, type in the below command and you should get back the device ID.
    fastboot devices

    Android 13 Custom ROM Pixel 6A

  5. If not, then please install the Fastboot Drivers on your PC.

STEP 6: Flash crDroid on Pixel 7A/7/Pro

  1. Execute the below command to flash the crDroid Recovery [vendor_boot]
    fastboot flash vendor_boot vendor_boot.img

    crDroid Pixel 7 Pro

  2. Now check the current active slot. If it’s A, then ROM will be flashed in B and vice versa.
  3. After that, go to Apply update > Apply from ADB.
    crdroid pixel 7 pro
  4. Now type in the below command to flash the ROM file via ADB Sideload:
    adb sideload rom.zip

    crDroid Pixel 7 Pro

  5. Once done, go to Advanced > Switch slot > Select the opposite slot.
  6. Now go back and then go to Advanced > Reboot to recovery.
  7. Your device will reboot to crDroid Recovery but on the opposite slot.
  8. [Optional] Now flash GApps via ADB Sideload using the same steps that we used for flashing the ROM.
  9. Once done, go to Factory Reset > Format Data/Factory Reset > Format Data.
    crdroid pixel 7 pro
  10. Finally, select Reboot System Now. Your device will now boot to the newly installed ROM.

That’s it. These were the steps to install the crDroid ROM on your Pixel 7A/7/Pro. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.

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  • When try to install th rom, crDroid recovery says something about reboot when I want to install additional packages.
    it happens everytime im at 47% while sideload with ADB: