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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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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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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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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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Does Nexus 7 has Bluetooth Smart technology?

I've read here http://www.bluetooth.com/Pages/Bluetooth-Smart-Devices-List.aspx among other pages that it has this technology, but i'm trying to connect to a beacon with it and the app says that ...
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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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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 ...
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Wipe before upgrading from stock nexus to CM?

Since CM is based on stock Android (AOSP), and the Nexus 7 is a stock device, can I just flash the CM zip without first doing a wipe/factory reset? I just wonder if it's possible to avoid the hassle ...
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Connecting Google Nexus 7 to Linux

Has someone been able to connect Google Nexus 7 to Linux. I'm using Linux Ubuntu 12.04? I've already installed mtp-tools and mtpfs but still cannot get it right. Can someone help?
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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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How to pair a symbol CS3070 bluetooth scanner with a nexus 7 (2013) tablet

The pairing code asks me to type on the device which has no keys. Is there a work around?
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Downgrading Nexus 7 Android 4.4.2 to 4.2

I want to downgrade my nexus 7 android 4.4.2 to 4.2. I am already rooted. How can i downgrade? I've got a nandroid backup. If I restore that will it be again running as android 4.4.2? I need help. ...
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Nexus 7 ('13 CM11 Nightly) keeps waking up while charged

The tablet has been plugged into the wall and left alone. Every minute the screen turns on, and I have to press the power button to turn it off. This started last night as the tablet was quite warm ...
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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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How to install the stock Browser app on Nexus 7 (2013)?

I would like to run the stock Android Browser app on a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet to make sure that websites that I develop will work properly in the stock Browser. However, a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet comes ...
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Can I update my Nexus 7 from 4.2.2 to 4.3 and root it without losing data?

Device: Nexus 7 Android: 4.2.2 Can I upgrade my Nexus 7 to 4.3 via OTA, then re-root without losing data? I used a procedure of this sort to root originally, but I don't know if it is generally ...
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Problem restoring my .ab backup file

I know this might be duplicate but I couldn't find any relevant solution myself. Today I tried to be adventurous and install Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7 and it was a failure. As a safety measure I ...
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Nexus 7 32GB - Cannot mount as a drive in Windows but USB cable still charges

I have tried this on multiple machines - my Nexus 7 doesn't actually mount in Windows no matter what I try. The USB cable works as I can see that the device is still charging - I've tried this with ...
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Error Connecting Nexus 7 to Ubuntu 12.10

I have a 32 GB Nexus 7 (idVendor = 18d1, idProduct = 4e41, if that helps...), and my laptop runs Ubuntu 12.10, and have tried connecting using K.K. Patel's answer here, to almost no avail. What ...
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Disabling skype messaging sound on Nexus 7

It seems you can turn off all notifications and alerts, but I like getting text notifications. The spammy sound that comes by default is most certainly annoying, and there doesn't seem to be any ...
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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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Is it possible to extract Nexus 7 serial number through command line (e.g., ADB)?

I'm possibly into a rare situation. I have a Nexus 7 LTE 2013 that suddenly stopped showing anything on the screen. It looks like turned off all the time, even the LED light does not turn on. I tried ...
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Allowing restricted accounts to use gmail/hangouts

I'm pondering deploying a fleet of nexus 7 tablets, but I'm running into a few hiccups on managing the fleet. I would like to do the following: Use multiple restricted accounts on each tablet Allow ...
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What are the Bluetooth profiles supported by the Nexus 7 (KitKat)?

I would think this is a simple question, but I am not finding the answer after searching. What are the Bluetooth profiles supported by KitKat on the Nexus 7?
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Why is a random app being opened when I exit an app with Back button?

On my Nexus 7 G1 (4.4.2 KitKat), sometimes, when I press back button to exit an app, a random app is opened instead of Home Launcher (Nova Prime). Sometimes, this random app is opened temporarily ...
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How to activate car mode with a magnet?

The Google Nexus 7 tablet has lots of reed relays and magnets. Some toggle the screen, others activate the wireless charging dock. I suppose there is a position for activating car mode (never putting ...
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Does Nexus 7 2013 have 3G support?

Nexus 7 2013 has 4G support, but I can't find any information on 3G support. If I get a Nexus 7 4G model, can I use 3G?
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Once you have Ubuntu installed on a Nexus 7, how do you get back to stock Android?

I currently have a Nexus 7 with the default "out-of-the-box" Android Stock OS (as of this post JB 4.2.2). From what I've read online, Ubuntu has made a mobile version of their OS. Usually, they ...
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Red exclamation mark when trying to update Nexus 7.

Every time I go to update my Google Nexus 7 to Android Jelly Bean 4.2, it fails and shows the Android logo on it's side with red exclamation mark (!) on. Why won't it let me update to Jelly Bean ...
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Increase touchscreen sensitivity on Nexus 7

Is there a way to increase the touchscreen sensitivity on a stock Nexus 7? I ask because I find that there is no stylus that registers movement or even touching quickly and reliably. that means that ...
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Nexus 4 / 7 and Wi-Fi incompatibility

I have a Nexus 4 which works on most Wi-Fi networks, but not with my D-Link router running DD-WRT. It connects, but data transfer is sporadic at best, and essentially useless. Amongst the myriad of ...
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Nexus 7 issues with lagging, boot-loops, NFC greyed out, and depressed CPU states

I have a Nexus 7 16GB which behaved wonderfully for a few months. I used an NFC app once and the tablet began boot-looping, and lagging. I turned off NFC when I could and reset the tablet. It was ...
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WPA/WPA2 with my Nexus 7

I have this weird problem with my Nexus 7: When the WiFi network on the home router (AirTies) is set to WPA/WPA2 it is always stuck in the "login" phase and never actually connects to the network. ...
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How do you log into Dead Trigger after a fresh install? [closed]

So I've wiped my Asus / Google Nexus 7 tablet, and reinstalled Dead Trigger from the Android Market (Google Play Store). How do you log into Dead Trigger with your user account? Do you have to play ...
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File transfer with multiple users

On a rooted Nexus 7 (2013), I have set up a second user. When I plug the usb cable to my mac, I can see all the files for the main user (using the Android File Transfer app from Google). However, ...
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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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Build android from source. Battery power incorrect

I added a kernel module to the msm flo kernel. I built android JB from source for my Nexus 7(flo). I flashed the device with the built OS. My battery power seems to be stuck at 100% remaining. I ...
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How to make my android device remember my paired TV in You Tube?

I successfully pair my android device with my TV, but unfortunately after turning down the TV, the association is forgotten. I is a nice feature to have them paired, but it is really annoying to have ...
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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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Nexus 7 and ethernet connection

In places where there's no wi fi, wired internet connection is sometimes available. But reading around it seems there's a bug in my Nexus 7 (2013) - Android updated to 4.4.2 - that prevents an ...
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Softkey Position for Kit Kat

On my old Tablet which was a Honeycomb on a Toshiba Thrive. The softkeys were on the left hand side when you were in landscape. Which Is convenient. When I use my Nexus 7 2013 I keep having to stretch ...
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OpenVPN TAP Support

The official Android API for OpenVPN has been supporting OpenVPN TUN for years now. However, there is no vanilla support for TAP. Since the backbone of Android is Linux, is there a way to add driver ...
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Why is my Nexus 7 taking up so much memory?

I had 2.2GB free on my Nexus 7's internal storage, then I decided to download a game that took up 1.55GB. Halfway through the download, it tells me that I have have insufficient memory and it stops ...
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Physical placement of specific sensors in Google Nexus 7 (2012)

I am working on a project that requires me to know where specific sensors are physically located inside the device. I can estimate the location of NFC and light sensor (of course) but what about other ...
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Screenshots on Nexus 7 are 0 bytes

I am taking screen shots for testing an app. on Nexus 7. Yesterday I could take the screen shots perfectly. Today when I press Power+Volume Down together it makes the screenshot sound but gives me ...
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Cannot ping Android devices on same wifi network

I have a Nexus 7 running CyanogenMod 10.1. For some reason I cannot reach it from my laptop on the same wifi network. I cannot ping in either direction. In the past i have been only able to ping one ...
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Remote Access/Editing files from Android without rooting on any other remote platform

I have a Nexus 7 Tablet and a Samsung Galaxy Ace Phone. I wish to use WiFi only. The phone does not have a 3G tariff. As the Nexus 7 Tablet does not have an SD card slot of any type, I wish to find a ...
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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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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 ...