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After upgrading my Nexus 7 from Android 4 to 5.1, it is so slow as to be unusuable. What can I do to make it usable again?

I've seen reports here and there online where users have reported similar frustrations. Has anyone had success fixing whatever issue is crippling the tablet after upgrading to Android 5 (Lollipop)?
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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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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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YouTube app bug “Connection to Server Lost”

YouTube app says "Connection to server Lost/ Tap to retry" When a video is played. The same bug presented itself on 3 different devices with the youtube app version(5.7.38) as the only common feature. ...
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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 ...
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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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Confused about Nexus 7 failing system update to 4.2

During the day today, I got the notification about the available system update to 4.2. SO I confirmed it after ensuring that SuperSU was set to "survival mode" and then it looked like it was actually ...
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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 length and breadth of ONLY the screen in the Nexus 7?

I'm not asking the diagonal values, but the length and breadth ones of the Nexus 7. And only of the LCD screen, not the entire hardware.
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N7/4.2 Can't add lock screen widgets?

I was pretty excited to hear Android 4.2 brings lock screen widgets. But after updating my Nexus 7 tablet, I'm not able to do that: I just have a clock widget that I can remove (it reappears after ...
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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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Periodic Nexus 7 touch responsiveness issue

Occasionally my Nexus 7 will exhibit poor touch responsiveness. This manifests as a need to drag my finger for an inch or so before scrolling happens, and a need for a firm touch in order to register ...
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Nexus 7 capacitive buttons and display

So both the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 have dynamic capacitive buttons instead of actual physical buttons. I was actually under the impression that this black bar was a separate capacitive display from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Two identical devices, only one offers system update

I have two identical Nexus 7 (GSM) devices. Both running Android 4.4.4, KTU84P. Now one of them shows that Lollipop 5.0.2 is available as OTA, but the other one says that no updates are available. ...
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Where's exactly the NFC area in the Nexus 7 2013?

I've had a Nexus 7 2012 and in the tiny manual there was an indication on where exactly I should touch my phone on it to get NFC communication - near the "e" in the back. That worked great, as I know ...
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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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fastboot flash bootloader = FAILED (remote: (InvalidState))

I'm trying to flash bootloader on my Nexus 7 (2012) and getting FAILED: mbp:nakasi-lrx21p alexus$ fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-grouper-4.23.img sending 'bootloader' (2100 KB)... OKAY [ ...
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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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What can I do to stop the Lollipop update prompts if I don't want to update my KitKat?

I have some bad experience with my 1st gen Nexus 7, after updating to Lollipop. It made everything so slow, as to be completely useless as a device. I had to factory reset it. My Moto G is less than ...
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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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Stuck at Google logo AND system recovery AND oem locked

Please tell me there's a solution to this..! SHORT version: Normal startup: Stuck at Google screen. Unlock bootloader: Stuck at selection. Recovery mode: Stuck at Google screen. Long version My ...
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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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Music covers aren't shown correctly

I have copied my mp3 files to my new Google Nexus 7 (Android 4.2.1) via USB into the Music folder. It can be played with Google Play Music (version 4.5.910l.560208), but it is always showing one and ...
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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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Automatically power on Nexus 7 when plugged in

Is there any way to power on Nexus 7 2012 automatically when charging started? I want to use Nexus 7 as a car PC, so I need this feature for energy economy. PS - my Nexus 7 is rooted and uses CM 10.1 ...
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Rooting Nexus 7 - SuperSU Binary Update Installation Failed

Can someone please help me find the correct SU binary for this device? I am trying to install the SU binary for SuperSU, and I get an installation failed every time. I have been looking for ...
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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 pull data using Android Debug Bridge on an N7 while soft bricked

I've tried countless fixes for my N7 being softbricked (No idea how it was done). I've resorted to using Android Debug Bridge, however I cannot get access to the device (device not recognized from CMD ...
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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 ...