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How to have multiple input languages?

I just unboxed a nexus 7 and coming from an iPhone I am missing the possibility to set multiple input languages for the on screen keyboard. I need to type text in English and in Italian but I can't ...
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Rooting Nexus 7 2013 Wifi (ANY version 5.0-5.1.1)

I have spent several days now trying to get my Nexus 7 device rooted. I have tried solution after solution that just doesn't seem to work and am finding a lot of guides that have users running into ...
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3answers
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Nexus 7 in Fastboot (recovery) not activating USB connection

I realise this is asked countless times but I genuinely believe my question is unique, please bare with me as I explain. My Nexus7 (2013) is not working in fastboot mode, I connect my Nexus 7 and run ...
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Nexus 7's MTP does not connect in mass storage mode anymore

I've had a Nexus 7 for a year now and since the day I've got it, I could easily connect it to my PC and transfer file to/from it in MTP mode. But some weeks ago I tried installing Ubuntu on it and ...
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Nexus 7 2013 crashes when in boot loader. How do I flash a new image to it?

I have a Nexus 7 2013 which I'm trying to flash the Android Lollipop preview image to. It's currently running the last Android L preview image. Whenever I boot the device to the bootloader screen ...
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How can you remove homescreens on the Nexus 7 (2013)

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) which comes with five homescreens, however I want to remove most of these but I'm unable to find an option to do so. Most of the sites I've looked on so far suggest simply ...
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1answer
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Monochrome v. Colour logo in search widget

Following Google's recent rebranding, the three Lollipop devices in our household all got the updated search widget. My wife's 2nd-gen Moto G got the usual coloured one (this image from the web, not ...
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How Can I Set Up my Android Tablet From my Computer?

I have a Google Nexus 7 (2013 edition), and I was successfully able to unlock the bootloader using the Nexus Root Toolkit available from this website , but now I can't get Talkback to start again, so ...
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1answer
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Reinstalling KitKat after upgrading to Lollipop

My Asus Google Nexus 7 has failed completely after upgrading to Lollipop from KitKat 4.4.4. Now the tab can not handle running more than one app at a time and frequently hangs requiring power shut ...
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1answer
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Installation aborted when trying to adb sideload to Nexus 7 for upgrading to Lollipop

I have a Nexus 7 2012 device and I am attempting to upgrade to lollipop. I can get the right image from: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images However, when I try to upgrade from ...
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1answer
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How to recover Hard Bricked Nexus 7

I have hard bricked my Nexus 7 tablet by fault while flashing. Now it's not turning on in any mode. Is there any chance to recover it?
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How to secure personal data on a factory reset tablet with broken microUSB port?

I recently sold a Nexus 7 (1st generation 2012 model) online after performing a factory reset. Today, I learned that factory resetting does not completely erase your data. I am very paranoid about ...
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Stock Nexus 7 2013 stuck at “Google” when booting

stock Nexus 7 2013 4G stuck at "Google" when booting. I can go to bootloader using Power + Vol Down but failed when going to recovery. it goes to "Google" again instead of Android icon. I also tried ...
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Nexus 7 stuck in boot-loop

After a few minutes of use, my N7 restarts. It all started when I was in Chrome and watched a video in full screen mode, and when I tried to get out of it the tablet rebooted. And every time you ...
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How to make my android device remember my paired TV in You Tube?

I successfully paired my android device with my TV, but unfortunately after turning down the TV, the association is forgotten. It is a nice feature to have them paired, but it is really annoying to ...
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1answer
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Can I flash Nexus 7 with Odin?

Current status Device issue I have a Asus Nexus 7, I can't flash anything with fastbootbecause all flash procedures I have read need to unlock (using fastboot oem unlock) or mount /cache partition ...
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2answers
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Nexus 7 is not being detected on Mac

Nexus 7 is only charging if it is connected to my mac. It is not being detected in Android Studio nor Android file transfer and there isn't anything popping up or showing a USB symbol on the Nexus. I ...
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Error Loading Newsfeed. Tap to Retry

My wife has 2 tablets - A Dell Venue and a 2012 Nexus 12. Sometimes the Facebook app gives a message "Error Loading Newsfeed". "Tap to Retry". She keeps getting notifications and other stuff while ...
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Nexus 7 2013 is permanently awake

Note: I do not mean screen-on state, but awake state. My Nexus 7 is permanently awake. It is not rooted, so I could not easily check for wakelocks. I did try the method to run wakelock detector on a ...
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Clear Google Play Failed Download Space

I recently tried installing an app that was around 1.8GB to my Nexus 7 (8GB). it's a device with unfortunately small internal storage, so I had about 2GB free before attempting the install. I come ...
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2answers
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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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Nexus 7 debug output before system mount

I'm working on using a custom filesystem for the /system partition in Android 5.1.1 on a Nexus 7 (flo). At the moment, it appears that the system partition isn't mounting: when I power on the device, ...
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Can I stop system upgrade notices on Nexus 7 5.0.2

I have a Nexus 7 2013 WiFi running Android 5.0.2, and I keep getting an update notification for 5.1. When I try the update, I get an error on install, then a reboot, and I'm back to 5.0.2. I'm ...
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1answer
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No /system/build.prop in Nexus 7 (2012 / Wi-Fi) + Android Lollipop 5.1.1 after fresh installation

I've just updated my [old] Nexus 7 (2012 / Wi-Fi) to Android Lollipop 5.1.1 following the "standard" procedure I've alway gone through since I've owned it; Here's what I've done so far: Booted into ...
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Can I downgrade to an earlier version of Android after installing an OTA update?

I installed the KitKat upgrade on my Nexus 7, but I am unhappy with it. Is it possible to roll back to an earlier version of Android (Jelly Bean)?
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Cannot connect Nexus 7 to computer to see internal storage after flashing Cyanogenmod

I've managed to flash Cyanogenmod 12.1 onto my Nexus 7 2012 to give it a new lease on life, but now I can't connect it to my PC to view it as a storage device! The Nexus 7 shows up as a "media ...
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1answer
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How can I maintain stable/smooth performance permanently on a Nexus 7 2012 (wifi) [grouper/nakasi]?

After a day to a few days, the n7's performance will degrade sharply to the point where a reboot is necessary for the device to function properly. I've tried numerous ROMs, a few kernels, tweaking ...
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Can I get rid of Android 5.0? [duplicate]

I just installed Android 5.0 on my Nexus 7 and now it is 5x slower but it doesn't connect to WiFi. I don`t like this update and I wish I hadn't done it. Now I can't even use my tablet. Is there ...
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Can't bluetooth tether between sprint galaxy s6 and nexus 7

On my galaxy s6, I activate the Bluetooth server. I've confirmed that Bluetooth tethering works with my laptop. On My Nexus 7, the s6 shows up in the paired devices list. I click on settings, and ...
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Shutting down 2012 Nexus 7 without touch

My 2012 Nexus 7's touchscreen isn't working. I'll probably take it for repairs next week. Is there a way to shut it down without touch. I can reboot it by keeping power button for a long time, but I ...
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“Red frame” around the screen when starting some apps

Just recently I noticed on my Nexus 7 that when I start some apps - and it's not just those allows to have superuser rights - I can briefly see a "red frame" all around the screen area of the app that ...
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1answer
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5.1 update downloaded to my Nexus 7, incorrect version number

I got a notification today on my Nexus 7 (2013 version) that an Android update has been downloaded. It's currently running Android 5.1, build LMY470. The update screen says: This software will ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) Boot Failure

I have a Nexus 7 (2013), 32GB, WiFi-only, that won't boot. I had been using it daily, until it failed. I had left it running, but on the 1st day after the warranty expired it would not wake up ...
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How can I know if my Asus Nexus 7 is 1st or 2nd gen? [duplicate]

I was given an Asus Nexus 7. How can I tell if it is the 1st or the 2nd gen?
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Nexus 7 tablet (original model) stuck in Safe mode; no way out?

I own a Nexus 7 tablet (the first Wi-Fi + 3G model - only front-facing camera, no support for phone calls). Yesterday, I wanted to take a screenshot on my tablet and tried various key combinations; ...
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1answer
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Screen Mirroring with Chromecast

I have two devices - a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a Nexus 7 (2012 version) - that I'm trying to mirror to a Chromecast. It looks like neither device supports screen mirroring on Chromecast with the default ...
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Share Android cell phone network connection over USB OTG to Wifi Android tablet

How do I share my cell phone's network connection with a Wifi tablet? Specifically I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S6 and a Nexus 7. I bought a USB OTG cable. Which end do I plug the USB into, and which ...
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Nexus 7 says it's charging but it isn't

I have had a Nexus 7 since September and today something strange happened. I plugged it in, as usual, to recharge the battery. It charged up to 36% and now it still says it's charging but it never ...
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What is the best way to root a 2012 Nexus 7 running 5.1.1 Lollipop? [duplicate]

I have had my N7 for about 5 or 6 months now, and I am considering rooting it. I would like to know the best one click rooting methods to use. I've heard of kingoroot, but I don't know if it roots ...
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Using two tablets simultaneously as a dual-screen

I have had a Nexus 7 (2012 version) for quite some time now. Recently I saw an offer for a really cheap refurbished Nexus 7. Since I've been really happy with my tablet, I decided to order an ...
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Can't flash stock recovery Nexus 7 2013

I have a Nexus 7 2013 LTE device and I want to go back from TWRP to stock recovery. I've downloaded the factory-image lmy47o and extracted recovery.img and boot.img but I can't flash them: fastboot ...
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1answer
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Bricked Nexus 7 unable to be recognized by fastboot or adb

After trying to install a custom ROM (Ubuntu Raring) to my 2012 Nexus 7, it incorrectly installed and I am stuck with a devices that boots solely to BusyBox. Specifically a terminal that says: ...
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Allowing app installs from “unknown sources” for Secondary Users on Android 4.4.2

I see that "Unknown Sources" under Settings → Security on Android 4.4.2 is greyed out (I can't enable it) for my Secondary user on my Nexus 7, Is it expected behavior? Is there any way to enable it?
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Modify 30 second incorrect PIN delay

How can I modify/disable the 30 second delay after trying the incorrect PIN 5 times? Device is a nexus 7 rooted running SmoothRom 4.4
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Upgrade of HTC software hid Nexus 7 from adb

adb devices shows my device in its listing up until I installed a new version of the HTC Sync Manager (for my HTC One M7). I've also tried reinstalling the device drivers and even adding a new ...
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Nexus 7 soft bricked, Need to recover data

I don't know if I'm posting this on the right website or not, but I'll try anyway. I recently brought a Google Nexus 7 (non-SIM version). I've used it for around 3 months now and everything was ...
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2answers
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Unable to Install Certificate

I am trying to install this certificate on a Google Nexus 7 tablet. I have copied the certificate file (from Win7x64) onto its internal storage and opened it in a file manager to install it. This ...
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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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No alarm sounds

I messed around with the new volume menu and now my alarms and countdown timers aren't making any sound. Strangely, notifications such as email are still getting through. I currently have ...