The Nexus 7 may not come with a stock Camera app, but a clever hack over on XDA brings it back—and even allows it to record 720p footage. Provided you’re rooted, of course.
Powerup Android Hardware Enable by Rooting Android Phone
You’ll need two downloads to enable video recording: A camera mod file that you can flash via your custom recovery, which will patch the OS to enable support for video recording, and the Camera Launcher app from the Play Store. This will bring back the Camera shortcut. The app itself is actually on your device already (since other apps use it), but the icon was simply removed because the slate has no rear sensor.
We haven’t been able to test this personally, but several users over on XDA have reported success with this method. Give it a shot and let us know how well it works for you!
Installing Custom ROMs – Powerup Android Hardware Enable by Rooting Android Phone
One of the benefits of rooting Android device that our users provide is flashing a custom rom. For all Android devices, you need to root you device first and then to install custom ROMs. Sometimes installing an enjoyable ROM on your Android device seems like owning a new device!
Add External Storage – Powerup Android Hardware Enable by Rooting Android Phone
The best free app that allows you to extend storage for you Android is USB-OTG Helper. Now most Android devices carry USB-OTG ports which allow them to host external devices. After rooting your Android, you can download USB-OTG Helper and mount USB sticks and externally-powered hard disks on your Android device.