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Nexus 7 won't show up as a drive on Windows in MTP mode after update to Android 4.2

It used to work just fine then I upated to 4.2 and enabled developer options (one or the other must have broken it) and since then it has stopped working, it shows up as a camera device but if I ...
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Why can the Nexus 7 display so much more content on-screen than the Galaxy Nexus?

The Galaxy Nexus is 1280x720, and the Nexus 7 tablet is 1280x800. I realize that the tablet is physically larger, but it's screen resolution, not display size, that determines screen real-estate. ...
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1answer
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How to distinguish Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 7 (2013)

I am having trouble with Bluetooth Low Energy (BT 4.0) on a Nexus 7. I think I may have a 2012 model. How to tell if I have a 2012 or 2013 version of the Nexus 7?
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Doing a clean install of Android on a Nexus phone or tablet

Recently I had a problem where my Nexus S phone would not upgrade to Jelly Bean. During the upgrade process I was getting an error message saying one of the files on my current system is corrupted, so ...
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Can't buy any paid apps on Google Play store, shows “An error occurred. Please try again.”

On my Nexus 7, I keep getting An error occurred. Please try again. Over and over when attempting to buy any paid apps on the Google Play store. It works fine for free apps, but always returns ...
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How do you configure a Nexus 7/10 for family use

I'm considering getting one of the Nexus tablets for my family. I think the multi-user support is a great way to separate my apps from the kids games. But what I've read about the implementation of ...
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Can the Nexus 7 send and receive GSM texts and calls?

The Nexus 7 3G is out and I'm wondering whether Android 4.2 tablets are still data-only devices. Can I install a custom ROM or apk to this tablet so that I can send and receive GSM calls and text ...
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1answer
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Nexus 7 wont boot after complete discharge

I accidentally let the battery on my Nexus 7 run completely empty, and now it won't start up anymore even after charging overnight. How can I make it work again? This is what happened in detail: My ...
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1answer
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How to test multi-user feature of 4.2 JellyBean on Nexus 7 tablet emulator?

I know multi-user functionality is available in Android 4.2 JellyBean: I have gone through THIS and THIS. But I want to test this feature on my emulator and not on the actual device. My Questions: ...
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1answer
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Nexus 7 doesn't have sdcard folder when connected to PC

I've just bought a Nexus 7. When I plugged it into my laptop, it shows the media folder, I'd like to access the sdcard folder just like the other devices. How to transfer files? I think "adb push" ...
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8answers
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Use an Android tablet as a Wacom drawing tablet for a PC?

Since a nice Wacom tablet is a bit pricey, especially for someone like me who doesn't do much graphic editing, I was wondering if it is possible to use a tablet (i.e. my Nexus 7) as a Wacom-esque ...
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1answer
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What are the differences between ClockworkMod and Team Win Recovery for the Nexus 7?

My Nexus 7 is running on 4.2.1 and has the latest build version. According to the Nexus 7 Root Toolkit, it is giving me an option to flash one of the following recovery menus: CWM Touch TWRP Touch ...
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1answer
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How do I root my Nexus 7?

I am wanting to gain root privileges on my Google Nexus 7 tablet, running Android 4.1-4.2.1. How can I do this?
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4answers
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Nexus 7 screen is flickering

My 16 GB Nexus 7 arrived a few days ago. It's my first mobile device, believe it or not, and I've already found it to be incredibly useful. It has performed flawlessly, but there is one small issue ...
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1answer
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Is there an equivalent to iOS “Reset Home Screen Layout” on the Nexus 7?

On iOS, "Reset Home Screen Layout" auto-arranges your application icons. Is there an equivalent for this on my Nexus 7 Android tablet? Right now my icons across several screens.
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1answer
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Why does the Nexus 7 have a notification bar?

In some of the reviews I have read of the new Nexus 7 tablet, it seems to have a notification bar. For example: Why is that? I was under the impression that Android 3.0+ on tablets ditches the bar ...
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1answer
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Does the Google Nexus 7 support external keyboards?

Can I use an external keyboard with a Google Nexus 7? Will the Nexus pair with an Apple Wireless keyboard? Are there other companies that make compatible keyboards?
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Problems accessing message logs on Jelly Bean with aLogcat

Summary I have been having problems accessing the K9 log messages using aLogcat, see below for more details. What I would like to know is: Why are no log messages from K9 appearing in the aLogcat ...
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1answer
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What SIM card size does the Nexus 7 use?

The iPad uses silly little SIM cards that pretty much need to be purchased ad-hoc. This means that in a pinch situation you can't e.g. swap SIM cards between your tablet and your phone (e.g., if ...
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GMail “All Mail” not showing anything from last 30 days on Nexus 7 or Nexus 10

All the other labels are correct and synced according to their various settings. There is no particular setting for "All Mail" Today, I only see up to June 24. When I scroll to the bottom it adds ...
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Google Voice “Call With…”

I love the Call With... feature in the Google Voice webapp and use it often. It allows you to initiate a call from your Google Voice number by first dialing one of your linked phones then patching you ...
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How do I get my Nexus 7 to show up in the adb devices list?

So I have a Nexus 7 that I'm trying to connect to my Windows computer for debugging over adb. Adb works fine with my phone, but when I plug in the tablet and run adb devices in Windows I get an empty ...
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What is this “wvm” file, and can I get rid of it?

I have a Nexus 7 running Jelly Bean. Using the Android File Transfer program, I was examining the contents of part of the internal drive and found this: ...
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4answers
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What if I don't want my music on the cloud?

I just got my Nexus 7 tablet and I was trying to load some music/videos to it. I have about 10 gigs worth of .mp3 files with no DRM in my computer. Since this is Android, I figured I would not be ...
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Installing custom apps on a Nexus 7

Does the Asus Nexus 7 allow me to create and install my own apps without using someone's app store (like Google Play or Amazon)? I want to create my own apps but not make them open for anyone else but ...
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1answer
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How to enable developer settings Nexus 7 4.4.2 kit kat

I have the old Nexus 7 with stock 4.4.2, and I want to enable developer settings. I have found many references to Settings -> About (Tablet) -> And click 7 times on build number - but that simply ...
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Carbon backup discovery issues with Nexus 7

I have made a backup of my Nexus 7 before its bootloader was unlocked with Carbon and the companion Windows app; I then took the Carbon folder from internal storage to my computer disk. An unlock, ...
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4answers
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How to migrate applications to other user account without downloading the applications again?

I created a new user in Nexus 7 but it doesn't have any applications already installed in primary user. I don't want to move/share any app data like scores/progress. I want the apps/games to appear as ...
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Nexus 7 Incredibly Slow

Over the past few weeks, my Nexus 7 running 4.2 Jelly Bean has gotten incredibly slow at times. Sometimes I can count off a full five (or more) seconds for an app to open or even for something as ...
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2answers
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Why won't my nexus 7 update to Jelly Bean 4.2?

I was notified that there was a system update, but when I applied it the tablet was still on the older version of Jelly Bean. I've even done a factory reset and tried again, but no luck. Are there any ...
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Nexus 7 ignores apple-touch-icon

Go to any website that has: <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/apple-touch-icon.png" /> <link rel="apple-touch-icon-precomposed" href="/apple-touch-icon.png" /> For example: ...
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1answer
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Can I recall a command to reset a lost phone?

Last night I lost my Nexus 7 coming back from a friend's house. Since it has a lot of confidential work email on one account I logged into the Android Device Manager and - when it didn't show up - set ...
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1answer
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How can I get back access to the media interface drivers?

After much waiting and tribulation, I've finally successfully unlocked tethering and installed Paranoid Android on my Nexus 7 3G device. In the progress, I had to tell Windows to ignore its default ...
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is it possible to have the gps location while offline with the nexus 7?

This is a mystery to me, I know that WiFi and GPS use different chips to work, but it seems I can't use the GPS location when there's no Internet access. I already tried to clear the cache, ...
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3answers
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Nexus 7 charges very slowly, even with 2 amp chargers

I'm facing a rather painful issue with the battery life/charging issue with my Nexus 7 (4.2.2) When idle and plugged into my 2A charger with the stock USB cable, it charges VERY slowly. I'd say ...
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2answers
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Nexus 7 is stuck in reboot loop after full discharge

I have a few day old Nexus 7 tablet, unrooted, bootloader still locked, and otherwise in factory condition. This morning, it ran its charge out. When I plugged in it, this happens: Google Logo ...
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2answers
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How can I access android log files on my Nexus 7 without root access?

Since aLogcat now no longer works with Jelly Bean, how can I access the system log files on my device without either root access or attaching it to a computer? I have tried using adb logcat from my ...
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Does the new Nexus 7 (2013) have a GLONASS sensor?

According to a colleague who has the new Nexus 7 (2013) model already, there is a GLONASS sensor in addition to the GPS one in the device. Is this true? I was unable to find any reference to this ...
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Soft Brick? I closed the magnetic case cover of my Nexus 7 while my newly flashed Rom was optimizing apps and…Brick

I bought a Nexus 7 2012 grouper. I used wug's nexus 7 rootkit tool for windows on WinXp. The drivers took a bit of tinkering but eventually I got the Raw drivers configured. Everything was going ...
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where is the option to enable MTP?

So, I had the notification record to enable mtp/foto mounting option. It's now disappeared and I'm not able to find it in the settings page. Can you tell me where is the option to enable MTP? (I ...
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2answers
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Windows doesn't recognize Nexus 7 in recovery mode

So I have the Nexus 7 (2012). When the tablet is on and USB debugging is enabled, ADB recognizes it. But when I shut it off and put it into recovery mode, then press power and volume up to sideload, ...
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Can 4.3 update notification be removed?

I just got a new 2012 Nexus 7 16 GB Wifi tablet today & setup it up. It is originally running 4.2.1. In a few minutes, I got the message that System update downloaded (4.3 Jelly Bean) & that I ...
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2answers
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Android 4.4.2 on nexus 4/7, wifi connection loss

I have a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 (2013). Recently I've upgraded my wifi router as part of moving to VDSL. The problem: The android devices disconnect from the wifi after some time, I can not reproduce ...
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Connecting Nexus 7 to external hard disk?

How can I connect a Nexus 7 (JB 4.2 rooted) to an external hard disk? I know I have to use a USB OTG cable, but what's the exact procedure to achieve this after connecting via OTG?
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Jelly Bean IMAP, Couldn't open connection to server

Well, finally got my Nexus 7. Set up all the basics and hit a pretty big roadblock, the email account setup for IMAP simply won't work. Just to clarify, I'm absolutely certain all the details I've ...
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1answer
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Headphone Volume buttons do not work

I have the V-Moda Crossfade LP headphones, which have convenient volume buttons. They work great on my iPhone, but on my Nexus 7 they seem to have no effect. They even work on Windows XP, 7, and Mac. ...
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Problem connecting Nexus 7 as mass storage device on Windows 7

I have an Asus Nexus 7 tablet, and was trying to connecting it in MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) mode to my Samsung Series 5 laptop running Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium Edition. I have a bunch of Android ...
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1answer
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How to use adb to back up more than 2GB?

I'm trying to back up my Nexus 7 before installing a new factory image. (There is an issue preventing OTA update from succeeding.) But when I run adb backup -f android-nosystem-backup.ab -apk ...
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no adb devices detected after failed revert to Android

Just a few days ago I tried to revert my Asus Nexus 7 wifi back to Android from Ubuntu Touch Preview and made a mistake somewhere. To sum up, now my device has no OS on it so it will only show the ...
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How can I edit all columns of my Google Drive spreadsheets?

When I open Google Drive on my web browser (Firefox) I can edit every column in every row of all my gDrive spreadsheets. When I try to edit one of the spreadsheets on my Nexus 7, I can only edit the ...