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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 device"...
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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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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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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 5.1....
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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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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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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, disable/...
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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 ...
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Tablet idle issue in New Nexus 7 (2013)

Lately my new nexus 7 table's battery has been draining incredibly fast during idle. I noticed that the "tablet idle" item in the battery life menu is the highest out of all of them (sometimes up to ...
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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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Nexus 7 32GB showing 8GB after flash

I had the no command boot loop when trying to enter recovery so I used the nexus root kit to reflash everything which did fix the problem and after a few days of use I noticed that there's only 8GB's ...
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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 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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How can I send service commands from my Nexus 7?

I have a Nexus 7 3G and I often need to send network service commands (e.g., to use top-up codes or to activate/de-activate data-plans), but can't find a way to do it from the tablet. Instead I'm ...
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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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Earbuds disable internal microphone

Whenever I plugin ear buds to my Nexus 7, I cannot use the microphone anymore. Same happens for when I plugin in a head set. How to fix this?
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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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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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My space used and free space doesn't add up

See pic - the numbers don't add up! Screenshot (click for larger variant) This is a 16GB Nexus 7 The listed items only add up to a little over 9GB. So 4GB worth of files are missing. How can I ...
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Reboot Android 5.x with no user apps (Facebook etc.) opened

I have a Google Nexus 7 tablet of the first generation. I just use it occasionally and turn it off, when unused. With Android 4.x I always got a cleanly booted system, without any user app opened (...
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Why doesn't Chrome recognize mobile Blogger templates on the Nexus 7?

I use Chrome on a Nexus S and a Nexus 7, both with Jelly Bean 4.1.1. When I visit Blogger blogs that use mobile-optimized templates provided by Blogger, Chrome on the phone correctly displays the ...
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Smart Lock does not work anymore

Suddenly Smart Lock on my Nexus 7 (flo) unrooted/5.0.2 and on my Samsung GT i9300 rooted/pa 5.0.2 alpha does not work anymore. My solution: I uninstalled the Google-Play-Service Updates.
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Why does my Nexus 7 (1st gen) never let me copy my files to my PC?

I have a 1st gen Nexus 7 and I've been having trouble copying files to and from my Nexus 7. The first problem is that when I plug my N7 into my Windows 7 PC, using the factory cable, the device shows ...
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Nexus 7 + Windows 7 = “A device attached to the system is not functioning.” when transferring files from Nexus to Windows

I connected a Nexus 7 (rooted Android 4.4.2) to my laptop (Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate). I see Nexus 7 in Windows Explorer and can browse the files in the Nexus 7, but when I tried to move files from ...
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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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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 [ 0....
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fastboot system image failed (command write error( unknow))

I updates my nexus 7 2012 from KitKat to Lollipop with WugFresh Nexus Root Toolkit.I found that some my apps doesn't work any more, so I try to go back to KitKat and then, Nexus 7 stuck to the google ...
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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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Bluetooth Headset Profile and the Nexus 7?

I purchased the Nexus 7 3G to install as the radio in my vehicle. I stream all media from the tablet via Bluetooth to my factory head unit. However, I have two main issues to solve before this ...
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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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Rooted Nexus 7 v2: Using Tor and Adblock Plus

I'm having success using both Tor and Adblock Plus, although independently. I'm trying to figure out how to get both to work on the device at the same time. When successfully using Tor, I get ads ...
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Asus nexus 7 (2012) and Cyanogenmod

I've grown confused by the various nexus 7 models as I want to try cyanogenmod on my tablet. So I wonder: Is there any software difference between the asus nexus 7 tablet and the google nexus 7 one, ...
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How can I have my device charge only when battery is below a given percentage?

So I've mounted my Nexus 7 onto a wall and use it as a sort of info screen / home automatisation device. Now this would require the screen to be on all the time which is why I want it to be connected ...
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Nexus 7 stucks at Google logo

I had Nexus 7 2013 Mobile with Android 4.4.2 running. I tried to update it to recent release 5.0.2 from factory image. When I run command "flash-all.sh", it did not continue at "rebooting to ...
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WiFi Connected but no internet access. Cyberoam used

I'm using Nexus 7 tab and htc desire mobile. Both the devices are getting connected to the WiFi network in my hostel. However, I'm not getting the login page that will be opening in the browser which ...
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Nexus 7 2013: Bricked in recovery and no way of transfering data to it

Ok so i kinda messed up while flasing a new rom and now i have a Nexus 7 2013 in recovery without a OS installed. I have tried for mabye 4 hours to fix it. ADB fails to push files to it and ADB ...