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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chrome reopens previous tabs even after shutdown

On my Nexus 7 when starting Chrome it reopens the previous tabs. I can understand doing this as I switch from Chrome to another running app and then back to Chrome, but not if I've shut the app down, ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why does selecting the second use on the lock screen crashes OS?

Running 4.2 on a new Nexus 7 with two users setup with individual google profiles. Both have basic setups (a few apps, sign in patterns, no widgets running). Both profiles having been running fine ...
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Nexus 7 boot loop

I'm not certain if this is the same as the other two questions about boot loop on the nexus 7, but I have a nexus 7 that goes into a boot loop. It boots to the point of the unlock screen, then it ...
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Lost all files on /sdcard when transfering files from PC

I just tried to transfer files from my PC (Win7) via USB MTP onto my Nexus7 which seemed to work as usual. When I tried to locate them on the tablet, I noticed that the complete /sdcard folder is ...
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MTP file transfer: request to proceed, because “device can't play this” - how to fix permanent?

I have Nexus 7 and often copy vide to see on it, but every time windows asks for proceed with reason "device can't play this file format". Supported file formats is declared by media device, but when ...
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Jellybean 4.2 update fails in middle of download for nexus 7

I have received the jellybean 4.2 update request 2 times. Both times I have pressed the update button and both times it has failed in the middle of the process. No error messages. After a few ...
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Google Chrome crashes when attempting to access Desktop Bookmarks (Asus Nexus 7)

Steps to reproduce: launch Google Chrome browser and open new tab touch bookmarks option on bottom menu select Desktop Bookmarks This causes Google Chrome to crash, resulting in: "Aw, Snap! ...
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YouTube 3D on Nexus 7 [duplicate]

How can I enable blue/red 3D for yt3d videos in the YouTube android app? I tried watching a yt3d-enabled video on my Nexus 7 but it just plays normally, with seemingly no way to enable 3D.
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How can I drag and drop files to Nexus 7 from a Windows PC?

I have a Nexus 7 tablet and Windows 7 computer. I can see the tablet in the device manager as a Nexus 7. It shows up as nexus 7 when I view it on my PC as a drive. When I drag a photo to the tablet ...
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Accessing windows shares from android device

How can I access Windows shares from a Android device through wireless network? I want to open PDF documents from a windows server 2008, add comments, mark them up and then save the changes back. ...
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Where can I find hidden wallpapers on Nexus 7?

I used to have this picture as Nexus 7's wallpaper, but the desktop restored to a blank wallpaper after I killed the UI process a few weeks ago. I tried to bring back this picture but it was no where ...
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Nexus 7 with AOSP, what is missing from stock?

I would like to install AOSP version of Android OS on the Nexus 7. However, I am wondering what would I miss by doing so. I know that by compiling the AOSP android-4.2.2_r1, I should get Android ...
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After upgrade to 4.2.1 how to get “settings” and “screen lock” back in pull down menu?

After upgrading my Nexus 7 to 4.2.1, which was an adventure in itself, I noticed that in the pull down menu at the top of the screen (notification bar), where you get to see notifications about ...
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Nexus 7 Not Booting; Backlight Turns on while Charging

A friend of mine has a Nexus 7 2012. Although it used to work, it now won't turn on. I would mark this off as a broken battery or screen if it were not for this one oddity: the backlight turns on ...
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How to download via Chrome on Nexus 7 with Jelly Bean 4.2.2

I have a Nexus 7 updated to Jelly Bean 4.2.2, with all apps updated. Chrome is version 28.0.1500.94. I navigated to ...
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Many apps don't work for secondary accounts

I have a Google Nexus 7 that I share with my kids. I am the owner and created a second account for my child. I've found that many games work on my (the owners) account, but will not work on the ...
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Is it Essential to Root a Nexus Device in order to Customize or Personalise it to your liking?

My understanding is that rooting an android smartphone or tablet allows you to add functionality and to flash custom ROMS (amongst other things) like MIUI or CyanogenMOD. A Nexus device offers the ...