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where is a restricted user's home directory for Nexus 7 (2013 - JB 4.3)

Background: I have a rooted Google Nexus 7 (2013 - FLO) tablet, which I love. I have created 2 restricted user accounts for each of my kids. They both love Minecraft, and with restricted user ...
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Cannot turn Nexus 7 on after locking the screen

My Nexus 7 had been performing without any issues, however, I locked the screen by pressing the power button as usual and then tried to turn it on several hours later but it was unresponsive. How can ...
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How did I get my Nexus 7 homescreen into landscape?

I was playing around on my Nexus 7 today and somehow ended up in a landscape version of the homescreen. I haven't downloaded any apps that mess with it like Ultimate Rotation Control, or rooted it or ...
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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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Cannot add users on Nexus 7

I recently purchased the Google Nexus 7 tablet running Android 4.2. This link describes how to manage multiple users on the same device. However the menu item "Users" does not exist on my table under ...
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Any way to boost Wi-Fi on Nexus 7?

My Nexus 7 seems to have poorer Wi-Fi reception than my iPad (1st generation). At home it is always able to reach the router, so not an issue. Occasionally when I am out the iPad will have reception ...
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Is Nexus 7 2013 LTE usable as a phablet?

I've stepped into a B&M the other day, and they had Nexus 7 in stock; I've realised how small it is, and it occurred to me that it might be usable as a phablet. Other than being unable to use ...
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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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Selecting 720p format on Nexus 7

I have rooted, unlocked and modded my Nexus 7 with the 720p camera mod. If I go to system/etc/media_profiles.xml, it shows the 720p format. The only problem is, that when I film with the default ...
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Changing the voice used on Nexus 7 for Google Now search

I have recently bought a Nexus 7 from the Google Play UK store and it seems to be configured as a US tablet in that the voice on the Google Now search is an american woman, whereas on my Nexus S when ...
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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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Google Nexus 7 not recognized via USB

I'm trying to connect my Google Nexus 7 to my PC for Android development but so far I've been unsuccessful. I've tried connecting to my PC using different cables. When I connected the device to my ...
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My Nexus 7 became slower after the update to 4.2. How can I fix it?

After the update to android 4.2 my nexus 7 became slower. Switching applications takes some seconds and even the menu that pop-ups after I push the 'share' button takes a while to appear. Is there ...
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Nexus 7 won't boot after being powered down…unless plugged in

I have powered down my new Nexus on a couple of occasions now, but it will not boot up subsequently UNLESS it is plugged into the charger. Is this by design? I've also had it go into this unresponsive ...
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Using the same apps for a second user in Nexus 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to migrate applications to other user account without downloading the applications again? I've created a second user on my Nexus 7 for my wife. Do I have to ...
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Xbox Smartglass does not install for another user

I installed Xbox Smartglass from Google Play for one user. Afterwards, I tried to install it for another user, but I got this error: you cannot install this app because another user has already ...
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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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Stop Android File Transfer Popping Up

Bit annoying that Android File Transfer pops up whenever I connect my Nexus 7 to the Macbook. Is there any way to keep it active but hidden initially?
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Nexus 7 stuck in a boot loop

I have a two-week-old Google/Asus Nexus 7 tablet, unrooted and otherwise standard. Yesterday it ran out of charge a lot faster than it usually does, and wouldn't seem to recharge. When it finally ran ...
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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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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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How can I put my Nexus 7 back to factory default ?

I have a Nexus 7, that I rooted and upgraded once, but it now seems that something changed it. As it is registered in Google Play, there are way too many applications that I cannot install on it. I ...
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How can I change the user agent string sent by Chrome on my Nexus 7?

Reading the reviews of the BBC Media Player on Google Play, one user said that since Chrome supports HTML5, he had managed to persuade the BBC iPlayer website to play him streams meant for iPad/iPhone ...
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Facebook Messenger incompatibility with Nexus 7

Is it possible to install Facebook Messenger on a Nexus 7? I just tried but it says that the device isn't compatible without explaining to me why. It is hard for me to think of any hardware ...
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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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Getting verification error when attempting to “adb sideload” the OTA update on Nexus 7 (2013)

Notes: Tablet is unlocked and rooted (SuperSU Pro v1.75) I have the following recovery flash in place: TWRP 2.6.3.0, but I am booting stock recovery for the adb sideload invocation The drivers are ...
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Unwanted WiFi proxy issue

I have a Nexus 7 Android tablet. When I connect to my WiFi at home it keeps automatically adding a proxy on localhost:3128 to the connection. When I remove the proxy it works for a few hours and then ...
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Can I rollback the stock system by just installing an older image zip?

I received the 4.2.x updates on my Nexus 7 and the performance has been awful. I tried the Forever Gone hack and it helped but it's still much worse than 4.1.x. I'm not so excited about doing a ...
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Google Now screen is blank (Nexus 7, Android 4.2)

I've got a Nexus 7 upgraded to Android 4.2. When I swipe up from the home button to launch Google Now I just get a blank screen with a search bar at the top. I don't see the "Get Google Now" screen ...
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Unable to connect my Nexus 7 to a PC

I searched a lot over the Internet and tried all the advice I found. I have installed drivers from the ASUS site and changed C:\Windows\inf\wpdmtp.inf so it now contains ; Nexus 7 ...
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My Nexus 7 is dead, any suggestion?

My Nexus 7 died. I didn't see it happening. My son was playing, went to school and left it charging. At night it didn't turn on anymore. The screen is black. I've followed the Asus instructions. This ...
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Is it possible to reinstall stock Android on the Nexus 7

I'm new to rooting my phone, but I was thinking of trying out the KDE tablet interface on my Nexus 7. I'm probably not going to keep using this, since I like the huge app ecosystem on Android, so is ...
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Can a Nexus 7 connect to an Android 2.2 Wi-Fi tethering access point?

I am considering buying a Nexus 7. I would like to occasionally be able to access the internet out and about, but don't want to pay 50% again to get the hspa+ version. I have a Samsung Galaxy Europa ...
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Nexus 7 won't boot up - could it be due to cell phone sitting on top of it?

I've had my Nexus 7 for about 4 months and it's been working well until about a couple days ago. It ran out of battery so I plugged in the charger. It began charging but something weird happened when ...
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transfer files from Mac to nexus 7 via bluetooth?

I forgot the USB cable and I have some files on the Mac that I would like to transfer to my nexus 7. Is it possible to do this via bluetooth? Is there an app that can do this?
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Nexus 7 System error 'show low battery logo'

Today I finally got my Nexus 7 though the post and turned it on; I was just checking charge. I got an 'out of battery' UI message and the tablet then turned itself off. I plugged in the USB charger ...
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Why did the app name “Android OS” suddenly spike in data usage?

I have a couple of questions here. I am using the 2nd generation Nexus 7 tablet (wifi only) that was connected to my personal mobile hot spot. Yesterday, I saw a spike in my data usage that was ...
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Google+ not working with proxy server since last update

Google+ on my device has stopped working since the last update. Every time, I get the message: Can't load data. Check your connection. All apps other than Google+ work absolutely fine. My device ...
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Nexus 7 Kitkat update showing Verification Failed error

When I tried to update Nexus 7 to Kitkat from Settings > About > Update, it downloads the Kitkat update and after that shows "verification failed". I bought Nexus 7 from US and now I am in India.
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Can the administrator on a Nexus 7 unlock a secondary user's password?

I've forgotten my password for the family's shared Nexus 7. We assumed that the primary user would be able to access my settings and reset the p/w for me, but it appears not. I would prefer not to ...
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Nexus7 Stuck in Reboot Following Full Discharge

I am experiencing the same symptoms as described in the following: " Nexus 7 is stuck in reboot loop after full discharge " My Nexus 7 is full discharged. I have it connected to Factory AC-to-USB ...
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Gesture typing on multiple languages?

I recently played with my friend's Nexus 7 and tried the gesture typing. And I'm surprised it only works on user's locale keyboard. It lacks Ukrainian dictionary too :( , but that's another question. ...
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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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Show an app's context menu on Nexus 7

My Galaxy S1 (Gingerbread) has a context menu button below the lower left of the screen which brings up various extra soft-buttons. For example, in the Twitter app, I use this to pop-up an additional ...
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Fast, easy, reliable way to transfer large files between Android devices? (aka. WiFi Direct stories from the field)

I'd like to be able to easily transfer large files wirelessly, fast, between Android devices - preferably without requiring root. As a secondary objetive, it wouldn't hurt if the same solution could ...
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Do you need a special charger for a Nexus 7?

Do you need a special charger for a Nexus 7? I've been trying to use the same charger as I use for my Android phone and it works poorly. If you tilt the tablet upwards it's charging, but otherwise ...
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How much RAM should I allow an app to use, and how much should I always leave free?

I have a chess app on my 2012 Nexus 7 (running stock Android 4.3, with a few small background services) that allows me to set the size of an internal hash table used by the chess engine. Larger hash ...
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Can the Nexus 7 LTE connect to 3G networks?

Is it possible to connect to 3G networks with the Nexus 7 LTE? Is it possible with an unlocked device or only with limited networks or standards? I've tried to Google it but no one seems to have ...
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How do I change the Device Name of my Nexus 7 2013 when connecting to a hotspot?

How do I change the Device Name of my Nexus 7 2013 (not rooted)? On my Samsung Galaxy S4 hotspot, the Nexus 7 shows up as android-xxx, where xxx is some random sequence of characters. How do I change ...
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Android 4.4 (Kitkat) and volume problem on a Nexus 7

I've got a Nexus 7 tablet and it has just got updated to Android 4.4 - Kitkat automatically (I just approved the installation). Having done that, the sound volume of my tablet is acting weird. Once I ...